Philip Wood/The Telegraph Trina Bender, right, talks with her husband, Douglas,who is stationed in Iraq during the grand opening of their franchise G.J. Gardner Homes in Folsom Thursday night.
Philip Wood/The Telegraph Greg Dettwiler, right, franchise sales director of G.J. Gardner Homes, congratulates Douglas Bender on the opening of his franchise in Folsom Thursday night.
Philip Wood/The Telegraph Tricia Bender, right, talks with her husband Douglas, who is stationed in Iraq with the Air Force Thursday night during the couple's grand opening of their home building franchise in Folsom. Bender is scheduled to come back to the U.S. in October.
Philip Wood/The Telegraph Air Force Reservist Douglas Bender, left on screen, talks with his children, Jordan, 6, center, and and Kylie, 8, over the Internet Thursday night. Bender is stationed in Iraq.
Philip Wood/The Telegraph Chris Hewell, right, talks with Air Force Reservist Douglas Bender who is serving in Iraq over the Internet Thursday night the grand opening of Bender's franchise of G.J. Gardner Homes in Folsom. Hewell will open his home building franchise in Auburn soon.