Two things you can always count on during a January groundbreaking ceremony – rain and a fantastic turn out of people. Yes, the 2018 NW Natural Parade of Homes had its official construction kick-off on January 24th and yes, it was raining as usual, and yes, we had a wonderful turnout from BIA members, participating builders and our sponsors. The turn out was so good, that the tent was at capacity!
There is a buzz already forming around this year’s event presented by DeWils and HomeStreet Bank and it’s not hard to see why. We now have 11 homes slated to be built in this year’s show, making it one of the largest in the 41-year history of the show. We are excited to have NW Natural back as our title sponsor, and their team was on hand to see the kick-off and meet the participating builders.
Speaking of builders, let’s make formal introductions! This year we have Axiom Luxury Homes, Cascade West Development, Doriot Construction, Gecho Construction, Generation Homes Northwest, Soaring Eagle Homes and Vilhauer Construction. And as the executive director of the BIA mentioned at the groundbreaking, “We are excited to showcase one of our biggest shows in the past 10 years! You’ll fine craftsmanship, innovative design and fresh décor ideas by some of the Building Industry Association’s top builders. We know this setting in Camas will make for a beautiful show for the public to experience,” said Avaly Scarpelli.
Also on hand during the ground breaking ceremony – the Vice President of the BIA and Parade of Homes Chair, Tony Curtis, will be overseeing the event and being a liaison between builders and the board of directors. “I picked a great year to be chair! This might be one of the best shows in the history of the event, and one everyone should come out and see.”
Here’s a quick rundown of the speakers who made remarks – John Frankel, Senior Manager with NW Natural, Jason Hill, Vice President with HomeStreet Bank, Kevin DeFord, one of the developers of the site, and even Camas Mayor Scott Higgins!
Lastly, we want to highlight the other sponsors, along with NW Natural, DeWils and HomeStreet Bank, who have signed up to be part of the 2018 festivities: Banner Bank, Biggs Insurance, Camas Meadows, Cascade Sotheby’s, International Realty, Chicago Title & Fidelity, National Title, Current Home Technologies, Dick Hannah, Ferguson Enterprises, First American Title Company, Jordan Ramis, PC, Parr Lumber, Peak Mortgage, Peterson Cat, Skyline Window Coverings, Stewart Title, Umpqua Bank, US Bank, WFG Title, Perkins & Co., Sunbridge Solar, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NW, and LoanDepot.
Thank you to everyone who is helping support this year’s show!