2015 BIA Parade of Homes award winners announced

IMG_8421COLUMBUS, OH – The 2015 BIA Parade of Homes today announced the award winners for this year’s Parade.  This year, 15 different awards were presented, including:  Landscaping front entry garden and rear garden, interior design and décor, floor plan design, first interior impression, dining room, library/study, great room/family room, lower level, kitchen, owner’s suite, exterior architecture, outdoor living area, best special feature and cutting edge convenience.  Each category has Gold, Silver and Bronze awards, with an exception for the last one which only offered Gold.  The winners are as follows:

Landscaping Front Entry Garden:

Gold Award: Greenscapes, Weaver Custom Homes

Silver Award: Blendon Gardens, Inc., M/I Homes, Inc.

Bronze Award: Wilson’s Landscape, Coppertree Homes

Landscaping Rear Garden:

Gold Award: Greenscapes, Weaver Custom Homes

Silver Award: Blendon Gardens, Inc., M/I Homes

Bronze Award: Wilson’s Landscape, Fischer Homes

Interior Design & Décor:

Gold Award: Mary Cook & Associates, M/I Homes, Inc.

Silver Award: Sherri Sams, Visual Designs, Rockford Homes

Bronze Award: Joy Perkins, Design with Us Furniture & Accents, Fischer Homes

Floor Plan Design:

Gold Award: Coppertree Homes

Silver Award: Weaver Custom Homes

Bronze Award: Rockford Homes

First Interior Impression:

Gold Award: P&D Builders, Ltd.

Silver Award: Coppertree Homes

Bronze Award: Weaver Custom Homes

Dining Room:

Gold Award: Fischer Homes

Silver Award: Coppertree Homes

Bronze Award: M/I Homes

Library/Study:

Gold Award: M/I Homes

Silver Award: Weaver Custom Homes

Bronze Award: Coppertree Homes

Great Room/Family Room:

Gold Award: Fischer Homes

Silver Award: Coppertree Homes

Bronze Award: Rockford Homes

Lower Level:

Gold Award: Fischer Homes

Silver Award: Coppertree Homes

Bronze Award: Weaver Custom Homes

Kitchen:

Gold Award: Coppertree Homes

Silver Award: Weaver Custom Homes

Bronze Award: Fischer Homes

Owners Suite:

Gold Award: Coppertree Homes

Silver Award: Weaver Custom Homes

Bronze Award: Fischer Homes

Exterior Architecture

Gold Award: Scott Baker Architectural Design Studios, Coppertree Homes

Silver Award: Fischer Homes Design Team, Fischer Homes

Bronze Award: P& D Builders Design Team, P&D Builders, Ltd.

Outdoor Living Area:

Gold Award: Fischer Homes

Silver Award: P&D Builders, Ltd.

Bronze Award: M/I Homes, Inc.

Best Special Feature:

Gold Award: Epoxy resin basement floor, Weaver Custom Homes

Silver Award: “At the beach year round” lower level, Coppertree Homes

Bronze Award: Screened-in porch with hanging day bed swing, M/I Homes, Inc.

Cutting Edge Convenience:

Gold Award: Pantry grocery door direct from garage, P&D Builders, Inc.

The 2015 BIA Parade of Homes takes place Saturday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 4 at the Northstar Community in Delaware County. Parade hours are Monday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door, and advance discount tickets are available online for $12. Children 12 and under are free and parking is $5 per car.  The Parade is sponsored by First Federal Lending, America’s Floor Source and Royal Building Products. Additional information, including a complete event schedule, is available at BIAparade.com.

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Contact Amy Weirick, M: (614) 296-8513, O:  (614) 848-8380 or amy@WeirickCommunications.com.

Weaver Custom Homes named as 2015 Parade Foundation Home

WeaverCOLUMBUS, OH — The Building Industry Association of central Ohio announced today that this year’s BIA Parade of Homes Foundation Home is built by Weaver Custom Homes. The 2015 Parade is slated for Sept. 19-Oct. 4, and will take place in one of central Ohio’s newest and most beautiful golf course community, Northstar Community in Delaware County. This year’s parade will feature a six homes crafted by the region’s premier home builders.

The 2015 Foundation House not only gives Parade guests brilliant ideas for their own homes, but it also gives back to the community. The sale of the Foundation Home benefits Habitat for Humanity, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, BIA Scholarships and other charities through the BIA Foundation. Suppliers, trades and other generous industry professionals donate or deeply discount services, tools and materials in order to lower the cost of building the home. That means that the lucky Parade guest who purchases this home will end up with many added features, upgrades and built-in extras. In addition, more money from the sale of this incredible four-bedroom house goes directly to local charities via the BIA Foundation.

The 3,800-square-foot Foundation Home features a rich first-floor master retreat with its luxurious spa master bath; a large finished basement, well-appointed gourmet kitchen, unique stone and plank walls and expansive windows that flood the great room with natural light. Impressive  10-foot walls give the feel of much loftier ceilings, without the added expense of heating unused multi-level vaulted ceilings. The magnificent home also boasts beautiful reclaimed barn wood  underfoot on the main level and a gleaming warm-toned epoxy resin floor in the finished basement where a huge projector screen home theater, a wet bar and plenty of room for comfortable couches and recliners create the ideal entertaining space.

Located just north of I-270 off of I-71 in Delaware County and just minutes from Polaris, the 2015 Parade of Homes site is accessible to one of Central Ohio’s major job centers. Northstar Community offers homeowners stunning new homes and the area’s most desirable amenities within the award-winning Big Walnut Local School District. Developed by Nationwide Realty Investors and Robert Weiler Companies Northstar Community  is a 1,700-acre mixed-use development that when completed will feature more than 1,300 single-family homes, as well as 300 acres of commercial sites and locations for elementary and middle schools. The Parade site is located between the 9th, 10th and 12th holes on the 7,500-yard, 18-hole John Cook-designed NorthStar Golf Course, with home sites offering pastoral and scenic views of the course.

The 2015 BIA Parade of Homes takes place Saturday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 4 at the Northstar Community in Delaware County. Parade hours are Monday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door, and advance discount tickets are available online for $12. Children 12 and under are free and parking is $5 per car.  The Parade is sponsored by First Federal Lending, America’s Floor Source and Royal Building Products. Additional information, including a complete event schedule, is available at BIAparade.com.

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Contact Amy Weirick at amy@WeirickCommunications.com, (614) 848-8380 or (614) 296-8513.