Building Homes for Heroes

Since 2013, Engility has donated more than $175,000 to Building Homes for Heroes’ (BHFH) mission of rebuilding the lives of our nation’s most severely injured veterans. In that time, we have taken a personal interest in the lives and sacrifices of five heroes.

In our sixth year of partnering with Building Homes for Heroes, Engility has been paired with two wounded veterans. These individuals have not yet been told that they are receiving a mortgage-free home, so we cannot yet reveal their names.

2018 – USAF Captain Gabriel Gonzalez

Read more about Captain Gonzalez

2018 – USMC SSgt Lloyd Howard

Read more about Staff Sergeant Howard

2017 - USMC Sergeant Kirstie Ennis

Sergeant Ennis will be gifted a mortgage-free home in Colorado

2016 - USMC GySgt Christopher Claude

Claude and his family were presented with a mortgage-free home in Long Pond, Pennsylvania

2015 - U.S. Army Specialist Hugo Gonzalez

Gonzalez and his family were gifted a mortgage-free home in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

2014 - USAF Master Sergeant Joseph Deslauriers

Deslauriers and his family were gifted a mortgage-free home in Destin, Florida

2013 - U.S. Army Specialist Andrew Toppin

Toppin and his family were gifted a mortgage-free home in Spring, Texas

About Building Homes for Heroes

Building Homes for Heroes was borne out of the heartbreaking terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Deeply affected by the tragic events that day, Andy Pujol, BHFH president and founder, pledged to serve his country by helping those who defend and protect it. Building Homes for Heroes was officially founded in 2006. They build, modify and enhance homes, and gift them, mortgage-free, to injured veterans and their families. Beyond gifting homes, they are helping military veterans and their families whose lives have been affected by severe physical injuries or psychological trauma as a result of their service.

In 2016, BHFH gifted their milestone 100th mortgage-free home. For more information and for ways you can help, visit

Engility and Veterans

Engility Building Homes for Heroes Kirsty Ennis
Sergeant Ennis was able to attend Engility’s 2017 picnic and golf tournament before a group of employees joined her at her home dedication in September.
Engility Building Homes for Heroes Gunny Claude
Gunny Claude was the first Vet that we supported who was able to attend our annual employee picnic fundraiser, and in one short day, he won over the hearts of our thousands of employees, many of whom are now on a first-name basis with the Gunny.
Def Leppard's Rick Allen Gunny Claude Engility
Def Leppard’s Rick Allen heard of Gunny Claude through Engility’s veterans group and donated a signed painting to the wounded Marine.
Engility Veterans and Gunny Claude
A quarter of our workforce has served in uniform.