On April 14, 2016 the winning builders and model homes were announced for the 2016 Tampa Bay Parade of Homes. This year the Tampa Bay Builders Association (TBBA) hosted one of the largest Parade of Homes in Florida presented by Frontier Communications. With 139 model homes from 37 builders and 2 remodelers throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Hernando, the 2016 Tampa Bay Parade of Homes was held March 5 - 13.
The model homes were judged by a panel of building-industry professionals from across the country who considered site plan, curb appeal, design, materials, outdoor living spaces, architectural detailing and workmanship. Awards were given to the top scoring models within their price categories along with the top scoring models within the 5 judging categories. The most coveted prize is the Grand Diamond Award which is presented to the model home receiving the highest overall cumulative score.
During the celebratory award ceremony at the Floridan Hotel, David Weekely’s Edencrest at FishHawk Ranch took home the Grand Diamond Award along with Best in Class Curb Appeal and Best in Class Architectural Details. Notably, Arthur Rutenburg/Lyons Heritage’s Amalfi 1342 at Champions Club, was not far behind winning Best in Class for both best Kitchen and Floor Plan. A full list of winners can be found at www.tampabayparadeofhomes.com.
The Tampa Bay Builders Association (TBBA), which boasts more than 800 members from the local building industry. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., the TBBA is a professional organization serving Tampa Bay-area construction-related businesses in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. These include builders, developers, suppliers, subcontractors, lending institutions, architectural and engineering firms, as well as other related businesses.
The TBBA promotes professionalism and continuing education within the tri-county building-and-development industry, while encouraging industry participation in the community at large.
For further information about TBBA, call (813) 571-TBBA, or visit www.tbba.net.