Construction, Design Awards Recognize Outstanding New-Home Building
The top local home builders took the spotlight Wednesday evening with the presentation of the 2012 Pick of the Parade and Distinctive Plan & Design awards. Nearly 200 people attended the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA) Fall Awards Ceremony at The Gallery in the Power & Light District, October 3, as the awards winners were announced.Each fall local home builders compete for top honors in the awards competitions held in conjunction with the HBA’s Parade of Homes. The annual Parade is providing consumers the opportunity to visit 242 new homes throughout metropolitan Kansas City during the 16-day, three-weekend event that opened September 29 and continues through October 14.
The Pick of the Parade Awards showcase winners based on criteria such as outstanding construction techniques, selection of materials and craftsmanship with judges examining everything from exterior siding to interior framing. The Distinctive Plan & Design Awards focus on interior design and architecture. Winners are determined based on furnishings, accessories, functionality and curb appeal of the homes.
Teams comprising more than 20 industry professionals consisting of home builders, architects, interior designers and other construction trades from outside the Kansas City metro area canvassed the region September 29-30 to evaluate the entries. Homes competed in categories based on price range. Sixteen Grand Award winners and sixteen Runner Up honors were awarded for the Pick of the Parade. The Distinctive Plan & Design Awards competition had twelve first place winners and fifteen second place winners.
Homes are located throughout Greater Kansas City and cover price ranges from under $145,000 up to $1,250,000 for single family and maintenance provided homes. Entries on the Parade of Homes are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Free Parade Guides are available at the HBA (I-435 & Holmes) and at the Parade homes. Homes are also on line at www.kcparadeofhomes.com.