First Centennial Mortgage and Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity Complete Home Build Project

Aurora, IL – November 23, 2021

First Centennial Mortgage and Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity have completed the first ever Habitat home in Batavia, IL. First Centennial Mortgage donated $175,000 to fund the building which will now house the Owinos, a family from Kenya.

“It’s been over a year since we broke ground on this project. We are so thrilled to turn over the keys and finally welcome the Owino family into their new home,” said Steven McCormick, president, First Centennial Mortgage.

First Centennial Mortgage started this project in 2020 when it celebrated its 25th anniversary of being in business. Said McCormick, “We wanted to do something special to thank our communities for supporting us all these years. We were thrilled when Habitat offered us this opportunity.” Steven McCormick currently serves as the Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity Board Chairman.

On November 20, 2021 the house was officially completed and dedicated in a ceremony co-hosted by Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity, and Steven and David McCormick of First Centennial Mortgage. Community partners along with Batavia’s Mayor Jeffery Schielke also attended. The Owinos will move into the new home before the end of the year.

Completed Home Photos

About First Centennial Mortgage

First Centennial Mortgage is a residential mortgage lender headquartered in Illinois, founded by brothers Steven and David McCormick. Family-owned, the company strives to deliver an extraordinary experience to the communities it serves through an extensive portfolio of mortgage products and services.

The company has been named one of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies by Mortgage Executive Magazine, a Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces, and one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine. For more information, visit

About Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up, partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit


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