One of the most prominent business leaders in Texas is using his status to take a stand for disadvantaged children. Marcus Hiles, Western Rim Property Services’ CEO, strongly advocates for every student to receive the highest quality education, regardless of the family’s socioeconomic status. Putting his words into action, Hiles purchased over 3,000 backpacks, complete with binders, pencils, note cards and other school supplies, which he personally donated to kids in need throughout the Dallas/Forth Worth area.
“We have seen firsthand the impact our efforts have had, both aesthetically and environmentally,” Hiles says, noting that his team has successfully planted a total of 30,000 trees in the last 10 years. “These initiatives are just the beginning. We purposely plant and donate parklands beyond any government development regulation because we know that our labor today will benefit the ecosystem for future decades. My goal is to continue increasing the tree canopy in all of our neighborhoods as well as create municipal parks, jogging trails, and reserves. Our commitment to proven ecological solutions grants our renters the optimal quality of life in a thriving community.” The annual planting goal of 2,500 new trees is part of Western Rim’s long-term objectives.