Congratulations to the 2018 Parade of Homes Award Winners!
Thank you to each of our builders in this year’s Parade:
Alegria Homes, BOA Builders, Copper Creek Builders, G.J. Gardner Homes, GJ Home Builders, Maves Construction (2 Homes), North Peak, Porter Homes (2 Homes), Senergy Builders.
Thank you to the 2018 Board of Directors and Parade of Homes House volunteers for your support during the event!
Michael and Kelly Maves,
Peoples Choice winner, $551K-$1,000,000
HBA Member Award TIE:
Maves Construction – 717 Pacific Drive
Grand Junction Senergy Builders – 466 El Jardin Lane, Clifton CO
People’s Choice Award: GJ Home Builders – 454 Lewis St
Realtor’s Choice Award: GJ Home Builders – 454 Lewis St
Best Landscaping: GJ Home Builders – 454 Lewis St
Best Floor Plan: GJ Home Builders – 454 Lewis St
Best Interior Décor: GJ Home Builders – 454 Lewis St
Best Kitchen: GJ Home Builders – 454 Lewis St
Best Master Suite: GJ Home Builders – 454 Lewis St
Best Use of Creativity & Innovations: GJ Home Builders – 454 Lewis St
Best Craftsmanship:GJ Home Builders – 454 Lewis St
People’s Choice Award: Alegria Homes – 1357 Kiva Dr
Realtor’s Choice Award: Alegria Homes – 1357 Kiva Dr
Best Landscaping: Alegria Homes – 1357 Kiva Dr
Best Floor Plan: Alegria Homes – 1357 Kiva Dr
Best Interior Décor:Alegria Homes – 1357 Kiva Dr
Best Kitchen: Alegria Homes – 1357 Kiva Dr
Best Master Suite: Alegria Homes – 1357 Kiva Dr
Best Use of Creativity & Innovations: Alegria Homes – 1357 Kiva Dr
Best Craftsmanship: Alegria Homes – 1357 Kiva Dr
$551K – $1M
People’s Choice Award: G.J. Gardner Homes – 194 Gunnison Ridge Ct
Realtor’s Choice Award: G.J. Gardner Homes – 194 Gunnison Ridge Ct
Best Landscaping: Porter Homes – 2361 W Ridges Blvd
Best Floor Plan: G.J. Gardner Homes – 194 Gunnison Ridge Ct
Best Interior Décor: G.J. Gardner Homes – 194 Gunnison Ridge Ct
Best Kitchen: G.J. Gardner Homes – 194 Gunnison Ridge Ct
Best Master Suite: G.J. Gardner Homes – 194 Gunnison Ridge Ct
Best Use of Creativity & Innovations: G.J. Gardner Homes – 194 Gunnison Ridge Ct
Best Craftsmanship: Porter Homes – 2361 W Ridges Blvd
People’s Choice Award: Maves Construction – 717 Pacific Dr
Realtor’s Choice Award: Maves Construction – 717 Pacific Dr
Best Landscaping: Maves Construction – 338 Red Ridge Ct
Best Floor Plan: Maves Construction – 338 Red Ridge Ct
Best Interior Décor: Maves Construction – 338 Red Ridge Ct
Best Kitchen: Maves Construction – 338 Red Ridge Ct
Best Master Suite: Maves Construction – 717 Pacific Dr
Best Use of Creativity & Innovations:Maves Construction – 338 Red Ridge Ct
Best Craftsmanship: Maves Construction – 338 Red Ridge Ct
THANK YOU to our attendees for purchasing a ticket to this year’s Parade of Homes! This event is our second largest fundraiser for our association. The HBA of Western Colorado is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help builders, developers, and other associated business in the building industry better serve our communities and support construction on the western slope. Please visit our website for more information about our association as well as a list of our members in our online directory (www.hbaevents.com) or call us at 970-245-0253.
Click here to go to the 2018 Parade of Homes magazine for builder references and ideas for a new home or design ideas for your current home!! This magazine is filled with great articles and valuable information!
The 2018 HBA Parade of Homes is finished, but fortunately for all of the builders in the Parade, they’re still enjoying the results of their hard work.
“We got a lot of leads and we had a constant stream of people,” said Darin Carei with Senergy Builders, who had a home at Harrogate, a new neighborhood off 33 Road in Clifton, in the 2018 Parade. “I don’t think you can get that many people to come into your neighborhood in the course of two weekends without having something like that.”
Senergy Builders isn’t the only builder having multiple follow-up conversations with prospective buyers.
“People were genuinely looking to find a builder,” said Michael Maves with Maves Construction. “We had more live leads than in any other year. Consumer confidence is good.”
Although both Maves homes were pre-sold custom homes, Maves is getting ready to start building homes at Ventana at Redlands Mesa Golf Course, a new neighborhood within the golf course community. His Redlands Mesa Parade home wasn’t in Ventana, but it was similar to the homes he’s planning for that neighborhood, and Maves has already signed a contract on a home in Ventana with a client who loved his Redlands Mesa Home. He has several meetings scheduled with other prospective homeowners within the next few weeks.
Curiosity always brings people to visit homes during the annual Parade, and this year was no different. While some people love to look at the most expensive homes in the Parade knowing they’ll never spend that much money on a home, others want to see homes they could afford or new designs they may want to incorporate into their next home. Others just want to see a new neighborhood or a new type of home, which is why so many people were eager to tour the townhome at the Peaks at Redlands Mesa, a townhome development currently under construction from Kevin Young and North Peak Construction.
“I could have sold this home three or four times,” said Vona Murphy-Milusnic with Murphy and Associates, the listing agent for the townhomes. The townhome will remain a model home for the project. It should be staffed on weekends, so people who are curious about the project can still go see the home even though the Parade is finished.
Builders who were new to the Parade were pleasantly surprised by the experience. Yes, it’s a lot of work to get the home ready for showing on a certain date regardless of subcontractor, supply or weather emergencies, but they were also impressed by the traffic and the response to their homes.
“We got some great feedback from people walking through the house,” said Amber Alegria with Alegria Homes. “Most people loved the easy flow of the floor plan and the contemporary feel of the house.”
The Alegria home started as a spec home but went under contract before the Parade started. That was just fine with Alegria, however, as she estimates that more than 2,000 people came through the home.
“It was fun just meeting people,” she said. Since the Parade, Alegria Homes is getting ready to start a custom home in Adobe Falls that resulted from meeting prospective homeowners during the Parade of Homes. The company has also met with several other prospective clients who liked what Alegria delivered.
The G.J. Gardner home at Spyglass Ridge in Orchard Mesa won multiple judges awards this year, including best floor plan, best kitchen, best master bedroom, best use of space, best interior design and Realtor’s choice.
G.J. Gardner has three more homes under construction in Spyglass Ridge and is getting ready to start on two additional homes in the neighborhood where it has had a home in the Parade for the last several years.
“Every one of them that we’re building came from a previous Parade of Homes,” said Lawrence Balerio with G.J. Gardner.
This was the second year for BOA Builders to enter a home in the Parade, and its home is still available for sale. Although it didn’t sell during the Parade, the exposure that the Parade gave to the company has brought many custom clients to its doors.
Some builders have already begun construction on homes they plan to enter in the 2019 Parade of Homes. For many custom builders, participating in the Parade is both a way to show the public what they can do, and to also support the industry and the community.
“I feel an obligation to the HBA and to the public,” said Nate Porter with Porter Homes. “The building industry is the driving force in the economy.”
As a longtime Parade builder, Porter also enjoys the chance to interact with the public and enjoys being able to get his children involved in the process. Four of his five children were at the Parade, scanning tickets, running errands and interacting with the public.
October 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14, 2018
Friday and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
(October 4th is the Realtor Tour)
Visit 11 beautiful homes throughout the valley built by local builders.
Look for the 2018 Parade of Homes magazine for details on the homes.
Click this link to the online Parade of Homes magazine.
Join the Scavenger Hunt Contest and make sure you vote for your favorites!
Tickets are available starting October 1st online
at www.gjparadeofhomes.com and Safeway stores.
Ticket price is $10 to tour 11 homes (1-visit each).
Same price everywhere. Online. The App. Safeway. Door Sales.
Participating builders are:
GJ Home Builders:
GJ Gardner Homes:
North Peak Construction
OUR SPONSORS FOR 2018:
What is the Housing & Building Association of Western Colorado?
By now you are likely familiar with two of our largest events: The Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo in the spring, and the Parade of Homes in the fall. You may not be familiar with the organization behind them.
The Housing & Building Association of Western Colorado (HBA) is a not-for-profit professional trade-association that was chartered by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in January 1974.
Over the past 44 years, we have been promoting the housing and building industry on the western slope. Our members consist of companies that not only include builders, developers, and remodelers, but also trade contractors, landscapers, suppliers, plumbers, banks, mortgage lenders, title companies, and many more. Together we work to support our local construction industry.
The first image you may have when one mentions the construction industry is the builder wearing a hard hat, tool belt, cutting lumber and hammering nails. Think beyond that image to how this industry affects almost every business. From the architect, real estate professional, lender, materials suppliers (lumber, windows, doors, insulation), the product manufacturers, installers, (plumbers, electricians, flooring), to the landscapers and nurseries supplying the flowers, plants, trees, and let’s not forget the furniture stores supplying that new living room, dining and bedroom set. For every one home built, over THREE full-time jobs are created.
Whether it’s a remodel or new construction, these jobs are vital in our community and those across the country. Which is why we are here.
Affiliated with the National Association of Homebuilders as well as the Colorado Association of Homebuilders, our collective voice is strong and is heard from Denver to Washington D.C.
The State and National Associations watch the regulations and policies affecting those in the industry as well as the homebuyer, such as mortgage, finance, building codes, energy, and the environment.
Our association and our board of directors are committed to protecting the building industry and our community, keeping the American dream of homeownership in reach. To learn more about our association and our upcoming events, visit us at www.hbawesternco.com for an online list of our members.