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WINNERS ANNOUNCED OF THE 2013 PARADE OF HOMES ANNOUNCED!

People's Choice Award and Industry Awards of Excellence

 The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs announced the winners of the Peoples Choice Awards and the Industry Awards of Excellence for the 2013 Parade of Homes.  This year’s featured homes ranged in price from the mid $200,000’s to more than $1,400,000.  31 builders presented 35 homes dispersed between 18 communities for the 59th Annual Parade of Homes.

Industry professionals from around the country 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 10,000 guests. 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 Thursday, September 12, 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 Fine Arts Center with more than 200 in attendance. The sponsor of this year’s banquet was Colorado Western Title. 

HBA is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Industry Awards of Excellence and People’s Choice Awards as follows:

Under $300,000
$300,000 - $350,000 $351,000 - $400,000
Windsor Ridge Homes - Chesapeake
  • Best Floor Plan
Oakwood Homes - Laramie
  • Best Architectural Exterior
  • Best Craftsmanship
  • Best Interior Design
  • Best Kitchen
  • Best Landscaping
  • Best Master Suite
  • Best Overall Home

JM Weston Homes - The Penrose
  • Best Landscaping
Reunion Homes – Pikes Peak
  • Best Architectural Exterior
  • Best Craftsmanship
  • Best Floor Plan
  • Best Interior Design
  • Best Kitchen
  • Best Master Suite
  • Best Overall Home

Oakwood Homes - Vail
  • Best Master Suite
Vanguard Homes - Kingsbridge
  • Best Architectural Exterior
  • Best Craftsmanship
  • Best Floor Plan
  • Best Interior Design
  • Best Kitchen
  • Best Landscaping
  • Best Overall Home

$401,000 - $500,000 $501,000 - $600,000
$601,000 - $750,000
CreekStone Homes - The Estrella
  • Best Architectural Exterior
D.R. Horton - Prairie
  • Best Landscaping
Hi Point Home Builders - The Everest
  • Best Craftsmanship
  • Best Floor Plan
  • Best Interior Design
  • Best Kitchen
  • Best Master Suite
  • Best Overall Home
  GJ Gardner Homes - Adelaide
  • Best Craftsmanship
  • Best Master Suite
Campbell Homes - Carnegie
  • Best Architectural Exterior
  • Best Floor Plan
  • Best Interior Design
  • Best Kitchen
  • Best Landscaping
  • Best Overall Home



  Century Communities - The Residence 5530
  • Best Kitchen
Elevation Homes - The Crestone
  • Best Landscaping
Saddletree Homes - Palisade
  • Best Architectural Exterior
  • Best Craftsmanship
  • Best Floor Plan
  • Best Interior Design
  • Best Master Suite
  • Best Overall Home

$751,000 - $850,000
$851,000 - $1,000,000
More than $1,000,000
Alliance Builders - The Westhaven
  • Best Architectural Exterior
  • Best Landscaping
Tiffany Homes - Colorado Serenity
  • Best Craftsmanship
  • Best Floor Plan
  • Best Interior Design
  • Best Kitchen
  • Best Master Suite
  • Best Overall Home

Tuscany Homes - Solerno
  • Best Landscaping
Tuscany Homes - Collina
  • Best Kitchen
  • Best Master Suite
  • Best Interior Design
  • Best Floor Plan
  • Best Architectural Exterior
  • Best Craftsmanship
  • Best Overall Home

Copperleaf Homes - The Mountain Estate
  • Best Architectural Exterior
  • Best Floor Plan
  • Best Interior Design
Pioneer West Homes - Our Odyssey
  • Best Craftsmanship
  • Best Kitchen
  • Best Landscaping
  • Best Master Suite
  • Best Overall Home

People’s Choice Award

Under $300,000
  • Windsor Ridge Homes - Chesepeake
$300,000 - $350,000       
  • Reunion Homes - The Pikes Peak
$351,000 - $400,000       
  • Vanguard Homes - Kingsbridge
$401,000 - $500,000       
  • Hi Point Home Builders - The Everest
$501,000 - $600,000       
  • GJ Gardner Homes - Adelaide
$601,000 - $750,000       
  • Saddletree Homes - Palisade
$751,000 - $850,000       
  • Alliance Builders - The Westhaven
$851,000 - $1,000,000   
  • Clancy Building & Design - The Phoenix Rising
More than $1,000,000   
  • Copperleaf Homes - The Mountain Estate

The Parade of Homes also recognized the 4 Main Sites

  • Banning Lewis Ranch
  • Cordera
  • Flying Horse
  • Gold Hill Mesa
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 Kara Patterson of Colorado Springs.  Another prize of an Apple iPad was offered to attendees who visited 33 builders and either registered at one of the homes or online.  The winner of this prize is Debra Flonard 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

Corporate Sponsors
BlindSource

Official Ticket Outlet
Safeway

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.  This year’s Parade of Homes was moved back two weeks due to the Black Forest fire.

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 475 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.