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The Home Builders Association of Dayton is the voice of the residential building industry in our region and one of its most respected membership organizations.

The HBA is comprised of nearly 400 residential building professional firms and friends of the industry, each of which is dedicated to the proposition that home ownership should be within the reach of every American family.

The HBA is a very active organization which promotes and enhances the professionalism of home building and associated businesses in Montgomery, Greene, Preble, Butler, Warren and Darke Counties. 


On Wednesday, September 16, our friends at Grandma's Gardens will host a Mid-Week Meet Up for the association to gather and enjoy great friendship, food and beverages.

Founded by Doug and Paulette Rhinehart in 1979, Grandma's Gardens is a full-service, 14-acre wooded garden center in a peaceful park-like setting with paved paths throughout. Doug is not only the founder but the designer of some of the finest landscapes in the Dayton area.

To RSVP, please contact Jon Schindler at jschindler@hbadayton.com or 937-298-2900 ext. 1 by Monday, September 7.

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“Home Builders Association of Dayton honors winners of 2015 Homearama Touring Edition People’s Choice Awards”

The Home Builders Association of Dayton recently bestowed their first ever People’s Choice Awards presented by 84 Lumber on the association’s Homearama Touring Edition presented by Vectren builders. The 2015 Homearama event showcased 16 newly constructed homes located in five communities throughout the Miami Valley. The participating Home Builders Association of Dayton builders included: Artisan Estate Homes, Charles Simms Development, Daniel DeVol Custom Builder, Design Homes & Development, Ellis Custom Homes, G.A. White Homes for their two homes, Generations Construction, HBS Development, M/M Construction, Radian Custom Builders, R.M. Clemens Company, South Dayton Builders & Remodelers, TesCon, Inc. for their two homes and Zengel Construction Company.

The scattered site tour of homes featured houses to fit any budget and any lifestyle. House prices ranged from $120,000 to over $1.5 million and the best of urban, suburban, rural, small town and estate living were displayed. The Homearama homes had never been seen by the public before and most of the houses were sold before the event started, so the 2015 Homearama Touring Edition was the public’s only opportunity to view the interiors. The new Homearama format allowed prospective home owners and visitors a chance to experience the craftsmanship and talent of local Home Builders Association of Dayton builders.

In addition to the beautiful homes, the builder-participants hosted numerous seminars and exhibitions throughout the show. Guests could learn from the professionals about energy efficiency, landscaping, interior design and so much more. The Homearama builders strived to give each guest a true “home” experience to not only to showcase their industry and passion for creating great houses, but also to teach what could make that house a home.

Attendees of the Homearama Touring Edition could also use their Homearama tickets to tour the historic Hook Estate and enter Dayton Dwell: A Celebration of Home the weekend of June 19. Dayton Dwell was held on the grounds of the Hook Estate and featured Heritage Ohio’s Old House Fair and the Tiny House Jamboree. During the three day event, Dayton Dwell hosted live demonstrations, tours and home preservation seminars. A number of vendors were also present to display their products and services. The Tiny House Jamboree featured professional Tiny House builders who camped their homes on the grounds of the Hook Estate, opened their doors for tiny tours and spoke with visitors throughout the weekend about the ins and outs of living small.

Guests that visited 10 or more Homearama houses had the opportunity to vote for their favorite homes by registering on the DaytonHomearama.com website or Dayton Homearama Touring Edition mobile app. More than 1,600 votes were cast for the 2015 People’s Choice Awards presented by 84 Lumber and two randomly selected voters received a large flat screen television provided by Audio Etc… or a gift card for furniture provided by Morris Home Furnishings. Voters could select one home per price tier – homes $450,000 and below, homes $450,001 - $750,000 and $750,001 and above. Voting categories included: Best Exterior and Landscaping, Best Interior Design, Best Kitchen, Best Owner’s Suite, Best Overall Home and Most Innovative Home.

The winners of the 2015 Homearama People’s Choice Awards presented by 84 Lumber were:

Best Exterior and Landscaping

Under $450,000                    Zengel Construction Company

$450,001 - $750,000             Daniel DeVol Custom Builder

Over $750,001                      R.M. Clemens Company

Best Interior Design

Under $450,000                    Zengel Construction Company

$450,001 - $750,000             Daniel DeVol Custom Builder

Over $750,001                      R.M. Clemens Company

Best Kitchen

Under $450,000                    Zengel Construction Company

$450,001 - $750,000             Daniel DeVol Custom Builder

Over $750,001                      G.A. White Homes

Best Owner’s Suite

Under $450,000                    Zengel Construction Company

$450,001 - $750,000             Daniel DeVol Custom Builder

Over $750,001                      R.M. Clemens Company

Best Overall Home

Under $450,000                    Generations Construction

$450,001 - $750,000             Daniel DeVol Custom Builder

Over $750,001                      R.M. Clemens Company 

Most Innovative Home

Under $450,000                    Charles Simms Development

$450,001 - $750,000             Daniel DeVol Custom Builder

Over $750,001                       HBS Development

Congratulations to all of our 2015 Homearama Touring Edition builders for all your hard work and effort, your participation made the first scattered site Homearama an overwhelming success!

2015 Homearama Touring Edition builders and Todd
Casey of 84 Lumber at the 2015 People's Choice Awards
presented by 84 Lumber.

Todd Casey from 84 Lumber presents Bronwyn Graham-Duteil from Charles Simms Development with the Most Innovative Home award for a house under $450,000 at the 2015 People's Choice Awards presented by 84 Lumber                           
Todd Casey of 84 Lumber honors Bronwyn   
Graham-Duteil of Charles Simms Development
with Most Innovative Home for a house under
$450,000 at the 2015 People's Choice
Awards presented by 84 Lumber.

Mike Simms of HBS Development accepts the
Most Innovative Home award for a house over

from Todd Casey of 84 Lumber.

Angela Clark of Design Homes & Development
is all smiles at the 2015 Homearama People's
Choice Awards presented by 84 Lumber.



BRENTWOOD BUILDERS, INC. is a full service building company, providing both renovation and new construction. We are primarily involved in construction management and design/build. With either approach, our function is the same, working with our clients as a team member to provide organization and site supervision for the complete project. Our specific goal on each project is three fold: to complete the project on time, on budget, and according to specifications.

The company was established in 1979 and incorporated in April, 1990. Early in the 1980s, president and founder. M. Joseph Harkleroad, became increasingly convinced that a construction management format would be more beneficial to clients, and was more consistent with his vision of serving them. As a natural outgrowth of the type of projects in which we are involved, we have established and are actively developing three divisions within the company: commercial, residential and remodeling. Each division has project managers knowledgeable of the particular requirements of that division.

Over the years, Brentwood has grown from the vision of one individual to include a team of skilled, knowledgeable, experienced personnel who can manage a wide diversity of construction projects. What hasn't changed over the quarter century of its existence is Brentwood's commitment to ensuring its clients receive a top quality product for the best value, and the commitment to delighting the client with the process as well as the product.

Brentwood has become known for our ability to deliver projects that are both diverse and complex in nature. Since 1979, we have assisted clients with a wide range of projects including commercial, residential and institutional, as well as campus development.

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