Even if you don’t think you’re in the market for a new home, you may want to mark your calendars for the 2011 Parade of Homes Sept. 10- 25.
It’s always fun to see the latest in home design or get an opportunity to tour homes that may not fit in your current budget. Although having a home in the Parade of Homes involves a big commitment, the exposure is worth the effort.
“People love the Parade of Homes,” said Terri Arnold of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties, who represents Pigliavento Builders along with Gail Shafer. Pigliavento has an Energy Star home called The Winterberry in this year's parade.
Jack Scalice, project manager for Pigliavento Builders wanted to show off his hands on approach to building and make sure Central New York was aware of his quality building company. This was Pigliavento's inaugural year of the Parade and the whole Scalice Family became involved with the project.
Lisa Scalice worked closely with the decorator, Taylor Regal, of Smart Move Design, to make sure every detail was chosen carefully. They collaborated on the theme, the choice of colors, furniture, lighting & even the landscaping. Even the Scalice children pitched in to help.
The variety of homes in the Parade of Homes makes them worth a visit. Each home represents thousands of hours of work by multiple companies and individuals in the local building trade. “We had so many good subs, people who came here and did their best,” said Jack Scalice with Pigliavento Builders.
“It really showed the local building talent that we have here. People were able to shine.” Building a home for the Parade of Homes isn’t just a job for the builder.
When a builder builds a home, he hires engineers, excavators, designers, energy consultants, framers, plumbers, electricians, stonemasons, carpenters, painters and dozens of other professionals who see to every detail of construction. Supplies are purchased from lumber companies, flooring contractors, appliance dealers, window companies and door companies, among others.
Each home is also landscaped and professionally decorated.
The Parade of Homes is a fun way to dream about your dream home and a positive way to support the local professionals in the building community who have endured tough economic times.