BOARD MEMBERS


Dale Beatty- Co-Founder

Dale Beatty served in all positions of a Field Artillery Unit until 2003 when he was selected to become the full time National Guard Readiness NCO for the Statesville Unit. In 2004, SSG Beatty was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where his unit was attached directly to the 1st Infantry Division near Bayji, Iraq. On November 15, 2004 while on a patrol route that was littered with highly active insurgent operations, the vehicle Beatty was riding in was ripped apart by anti tank mines. The explosion was so severe that it left Beatty a double amputee below the knees. Thanks to support from the Iredell Homes Builders Association and many members from the community from Statesville, NC as well as surrounding areas, a specially adapted barrier free home was built for Beatty and his family. Beatty served as the general contractor as the home was being constructed.  Dale, his wife Belinda, and their two children, Dustin and Lucas enjoy a close family life. In addition, Dale Beatty enjoys playing the drums in a band called ‘Southern Fried,’ where weekend gigs fulfill his love and passion for music.

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George Campbell- Board Member

George is a veteran with 2 tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom with 1st Battalion, 113th Field Artillery, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team. He has served 26 years with the NC Army National Guard and has been on active duty since August 2002, currently assigned as the Master Gunner for the Battalion. He is married and has 4 children, and currently resides in Statesville, NC.>

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G. Garrett Garland- Board Member

U.S. Army veteran with a service connected disability. He served from 1967-1971 in the Army Security Agency as a Cambodian linguist assigned to highly classified clandestine missions. Garrett has run successful sales and marketing operations for several national companies. He is currently the President and CEO of TPS Investments Inc., a company which owns and operates one of the southeast’s largest commercial window treatment companies. He was presented the National Businessman of the Year Award in 2006 by President George W. Bush. He currently serves on the Subcontractor Advisory Council for the Carolina’s Association on General Contractors. Garrett resides in Huntersville, NC with his wife Debra and sons Brandon and Blake and serves as Chairman of the Advisory Council to Purple Heart Homes.

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Paul Cockerham- Board Member

Paul Cockerham is a United States Marine Corps veteran and served in Operation Desert Storm as a TOW Missile gunner. Upon completion of active service and returning to his native North Carolina, Paul attended Appalachian State University and graduated with a degree in finance. He then moved to Northern Virginia to pursue a career in financial services. In 2003, Paul again returned to North Carolina and founded North Pointe Turf and Landscape where he continues to operate this business today. Paul and his wife Mandy presently reside in Statesville, North Carolina.



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Steven Houser- Board Member

Steven Houser (age 30) began his management career with Autobell Car Wash Inc at 19 years old. Throughout his tenure with Autobell, he has managed 4 different locations across the Charlotte Metro area and continues today as a veteran with the company. Steven began his National Guard career at 18 years old in 1999.  He deployed to Iraq in January of 2004 with Purple Heart founders Dale Beatty and John Gallina where they served at F.O.B. Summerall together. After the deployment, Steven went back to his career with Autobell and the National Guard. Steven began working with Purple Heart Homes to help out his friends, but has developed a passion for helping veterans in need. Steven left the National Guard for 3 years, but felt his mission incomplete and reenlisted in April of 2011. Steven spends most free time with his wife Gina and their 3 children Alexis, Addison, and Anderson. They spend time on the lake and in the pool whenever they can.

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