WINNERS ANNOUNCED OF THE 2014 PARADE OF HOMES ANNOUNCED! PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS AND INDUSTRY AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

September 3, 2014

60year_PH_logoThe Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs announced the winners of the Peoples Choice Awards and the Industry Awards of Excellence for the 2014 Parade of Homes. This year’s featured homes ranged in price from less than $150,000 to more than $2,000,000. 25 builders presented 28 homes dispersed between 17 communities for the 60th Annual Parade of Homes.

Industry professionals from around the state judged the homes on a number of features including: landscape design, floor plan, architectural exterior, and interior decorating. The coveted People’s Choice Awards are voted on each year by Parade of Homes attendees. This year’s parade was attended by more than 14,000 guests – up 16% from 2013. The People’s Choice and Industry Awards of Excellence are both broken out into multiple categories divided by price point. Industry Awards of Excellence are then further divided among the following eight categories: Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Interior Design, Best Exterior, Best Landscape Design, Best Architectural Exterior, Best Craftsmanship and Best Overall Home.

On Friday, August 22, winners of both the People’s Choice and Industry Awards of Excellence were honored by the HBA at the Parade of Homes Awards Banquet held at the Pinery At the Hill with more than 200 in attendance. The sponsor of this year’s banquet was Arlun, Inc. and Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. Luisa Graff Jewelers helped celebrate our diamond anniversary by giving away a diamond necklace to one lucky attendee of the banquet. Congratulations to Melissa Sievers. This was also a fundraiser for our charitable foundation, HBA Cares, raising $1,300.

HBA is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Industry Awards of Excellence and People’s Choice Awards as follows:

 Under $300,000

Reunion Homes – Grays Peak

Best Kitchen

Best Master Suite

Best Interior Design

Best Floor Plan

Best Architectural Exterior

Best Landscaping

Best Craftsmanship

Best Overall Home

 

$395,000 – $460,000

Vanguard Homes – Hillingdon II

Best Master Suite

 

Oakwood Homes – Evergreen

Best Interior Design

Best Floor Plan

Best Craftsmanship

 

CreekStone Homes – A Little Gem

Best Kitchen

Best Architectural Exterior

Best Landscaping

Best Overall Home

 

$461,000 – $500,000

Vantage Homes – The Valencia

Best Master Suite

Best Architectural Exterior

Best Landscaping

 

Classic Homes – The Monarch

Best Floor Plan

 

Hi Point Home Builders – Princeton

Best Kitchen

Best Interior Design

Best Craftsmanship

Best Overall Home

 

$501,000 – $600,000

Vantage – The Nokota

Best Floor Plan

 

Goeztmann Custom Homes – Mayfield

Best Landscaping

 

Vantage – The Monaco

Best Kitchen

Best Master Suite

Best Interior Design

Best Craftsmanship

Best Overall Home

Best Architectural Exterior

 

$650,000 – $800,000

Elevation Homes – The Shavano

Best Master Suite

 

Stauffer & Sons Construction – Black Forest Revival

Best Landscaping

 

All About Home Design – Field of Dreams

Best Kitchen

Best Interior Design

Best Floor Plan

Best Architectural Exterior

Best Craftsmanship

Best Overall Home

 

$801,000 – $999,000

Copperleaf Homes – The Heritage Estate

Best Landscaping

 

Tuscany Homes – Amalfi

Best Kitchen

Best Master Suite

Best Interior Design

Best Floor Plan

Best Architectural Exterior

Best Craftsmanship

Best Overall Home

 

More than $1,000,000

Saddletree Homes – Colorado Concerto

Best Kitchen

Best Master Suite

Best Interior Design

Best Floor Plan

Best Architectural Exterior

Best Landscaping

Best Craftsmanship

Best Overall Home

 

The Parade of Homes also recognized the Main Sites

Flying Horse

Wolf Ranch

 La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries provided a grand prize of a $2,500 shopping spree. Parade goers were able to enter the drawing at any Parade home or online.  This year’s winner is Gil Bolibol of Colorado Springs, CO.   Aspen Kitchens presented a prize of an Apple iPad was offered to attendees who visited 26 Parade homes and either registered their ticket at one of the homes or entered onlineThe winner of this prize is Tim Taylor of Colorado Springs, CO.

HBA would also like to thank the following Parade of Homes Sponsors for their generous support:

Presenting sponsor

The Gazette

Title Sponsors

Freedom Financial Services

La–Z–Boy Furniture Galleries

Mike Shaw Buick – GMC

Official Ticket Outlet

Safeway

Media Sponsors:

Cumulus Media

KOAA

 Click here for pictures from the Awards Banquet

About the Parade of Homes

The Parade of Homes offers the general public a first-hand look at the current trends and greatest innovations in new home design. This 17-day event showcases the latest design trends in affordable living to luxury dream homes complete with every amenity imaginable. The 2015 Parade of Homes will be held August 7 – 23. You can download the Parade App from the HBA Newsstand, free, from either the App Store or Google Play.

 

About the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs

The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs is a non-profit trade association comprised of more than 550 member companies. The local association is affiliated with the Colorado Association of Home Builders with a membership exceeding 3,000 and the National Association of Home Builders which has more than 185,000 member companies nationwide. The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs is committed to promoting policies that allow for the production of safe, decent and affordable housing and to enhancing the environment for the housing and building industry in El Paso County.

 

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28 Homes in the 2014 Parade!

July 14, 2014

60year_PH_logoThe Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs (CSHBA) announced that 25 home builders will feature 28 new homes in the 60th Annual Parade of Homes.

Prepare to be captivated as you enter several of the most exclusive communities in the city to experience some of the most spectacular examples of the latest in construction technology, sustainable living and interior design. What you will see in each of the 2014 Parade homes is the comprehensive ef­fort of thousands of contributing trade partners, which when all of the dust set­tles, create individual homes designed to inspire.

The 28 beautiful new homes and neighborhoods in the Parade of Homes will be open from 10am – 6pm daily starting Friday, August 1 and runs through Sunday, August 17.

Tickets will be on sale at all local Safeway stores beginning July 18 and includes a navigational proximity map. Admission is $10.00 for adults 18 and older. Children 17 and younger are free. One ticket will allow visitors to tour the Parade of Homes at their leisure during these 17 days. You can register for the $2,500 shopping spree at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries at any of the Parade homes anytime throughout the Parade; you can also enter to win an Apple iPad by getting your ticket stamped at 26 of the Parade builders identified on your ticket. You may also purchase tickets and enter online for both prizes at www.cshba.com.

Main sites will be located at Flying Horse and Wolf Ranch. In addition to the main sites, many of this year’s homes are scattered throughout Colorado Springs showcasing some of the finest neighborhoods in El Paso County.

As always, the Parade of Homes is easy to navigate with the comprehensive Plan Book and web site. Free Plan Books are available at any Parade Home and include detailed information about each of the Parade homes and hub site locations. The website will have an electronic copy of the Map and Guidebook as well as a list of the Parade Builders with their contact information. You can also download the free HBA Newsstand and get the Parade App with expanded content from all the builders, developers and select advertisers from the App Store or Google Play.

There will be several educational events throughout the Parade. Whether you are looking for tips on landscaping, planning a custom home, interior design ideas, financing your first home and fire mitigation practices, the Parade builders have information you want to know.

  • Deer Resistant Planting
  • Tiny House Movement
  • Living in a Kid’s World
  • Fire Mitigation
  • Trends in Materials and Design
  • Planning Your Custom Home
  • Financing Your First Home
  • The 7 Layers of Design
  • Inexpensive Ways to Create Big Looks

For a complete list of all educational events, with times and locations, log on to www.cshba.com and click on the Parade of Homes logo.

In April 2014, the CSHBA won Association Excellence Awards (AEA) awards from the National Association of Home Builders for both the 2013 Parade of Homes and the 2013 Parade of Homes magazine and App. The AEA is an annual program designed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of state and local HBAs throughout the country. This followed on the heels of winning “Best of Houzz”, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. TheParade of Homes was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs would like to thank our major supporters of the Parade of Homes: The Gazette, Freedom Financial Services, La–Z–Boy Furniture Galleries and Mike Shaw Buick GMC. Safeway is the official ticket outlet for the Parade of Homes.

 About the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs

Named one of the Best Professional Association by the Colorado Springs Business Journal two years in a row, the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs was formed in 1950 by a group of builders who saw a need to unite to address the many concerns and issues affecting the home building industry. The HBA of Colorado Springs is made up of member companies including, builders, developers, remodelers, trade contractors, suppliers, mortgage lenders, Realtors, title companies, interior designers, architects, and landscapers. These companies all play a vital role in the construction industry in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. Together they contribute to the growth, prosperity and quality of life this exceptional community has come to enjoy.


Parade of Homes Recognizes Industry Award & Peoples Choice Award Recipients

September 2, 2010

The Housing & Building Association (HBA) of Colorado Springs announced the names of the People Choice Awards and the Industry Awards of Excellence from the 2010 Parade of Homes.  This year’s featured homes ranged from $150K to just over $1 million.

These award-winning homes were judged by industry professionals from around the country on a number of features including: landscape design, floor plan, architectural exterior, and interior decorating.   Each year the buying public also has its say when those attending the Parade vote for the coveted People’s Choice Awards. Both The People’s Choice and Industry Awards of Excellence  are given to homes based on price range– Industry Awards of Excellence are further broken down and given to winning homes in the following eight categories: Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Interior Design, Best Exterior, Best Landscape Design, Best Architectural Exterior, Best Innovative Feature, and Best Overall Home.

On Wednesday, September 1st winners of both the People’s Choice and Industry Awards of Excellence were honored by the  the HBA at the Parade of Homes Awards Banquet held at the Olympic Training Complex.  HBA is proud to announce the  winners of the 2010 Industry Awards of Excellence and Peoples Choice Awards as follows:

Industry Awards

JM Weston Homes

Challenger Homes – Rosemont
Best Master Suite, Best Architectural Exterior, Best Landscaping

Ari Homes / Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust – American Dream
Best Innovative, Best Floor Plan

$250,001 – $350,000
Oakwood Homes – The Turner
Best Landscaping

Richmond American Homes – Geneva
Best Master Suite

Classic Homes – The Providence
Best Floor Plan, Best Architectural Exterior

SilverWood Homes – Sausalito
Best Kitchen, Best Interior Design, Best Innovative, Best Overall Home

$350,001 – $400,000
Hammer Homes – Serenity
Best Master Suite, B
est Architectural Exterior

SilverWood Homes

Oakwood Homes – The Kendall
Best Kitchen

$400,001 – $475,000
CreekStone Homes – Chapman
Best Landscaping

Goetzmann Custom Homes – Berkeley
Best Interior Design, Best Architectural Exterior

Vantage Homes – Palomino
Best Floor Plan

Vanguard Homes – Hillingdon
Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Innovative, Best Overall Home

$600,000 – $725,000
Copperleaf Homes – Bristol
Best Landscaping

Saddletree Homes – Monte Vista
Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Architectural Exterior, Best Innovative Best Interior Design, Best Floor Plan, Best Overall Home

Hi Point Homes

$1.0 million & above
Hi-Point Home Builders dba G.J. Gardner Homes – Haven at Red Rock
Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Interior Design, Best Landscaping, Best Floor Plan, Best Architectural Exterior, B
est Innovative, Best Overall Home


People’s Choice Award

This highly coveted Award is determined by the attendees of the Parade.

$150,000 – $250,000
JM Weston Homes – Legacy

Goetzmann Custom Homes

$250,001 – $350,000
SilverWood Homes – Sausalito

$350,001 – $400,000
Hammer Homes – Serenity

$400,001 – $450,000
CreekStone Homes – Chapman

$450,001 – $575,000
Goetzmann Custom Homes – Berkeley

$650,000 – $725,000
Saddletree Homes – Monte Vista

$1.0 Million & Above
Hi-Point Home Builders dba G.J. Gardner Homes – Haven at Red Rock

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries provided a grand prize of a $5,000 shopping spree. Parade goers who visited all 23 homes in the Parade and either registered at one of the homes  or on-line were entered into the grand prize drawing.  This year’s winner was Cris Finn a resident from Monument, CO. a Parade attendee for over 15 years, enjoys seeing the interior decorating and innovative features at the Parade of Homes.

This year the Parade of Homes partnered  with Care and Share’s End Summer Hunger campaign, with each home in the Parade serving as a designated drop off location.   More than a quarter of a ton of food was brought in through the generous donations of Parade attendees, Through these donations HBA and Care and Share were able to provide much needed food to help families in our community.

HBA would also like to thank the following Parade of Homes Sponsors for their generous support

Presenting sponsor

The Gazette

Title sponsors

La – Z – Boy Furniture Galleries

Mike Shaw – Buick – GMC

Wells Fargo

Corporate Sponsors

Colorado Springs Utilities

Champion Windows

Supporting Sponsor

ERA Shields Real Estate

HBA Cares

Care and Share