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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.


“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

$750,001
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.


 

JOIN US ON THE LINKS!

 

The Home Builders Association of Dayton invites you to join us on the links for a day of golf, fun and camaraderie at the Denver Smith Memorial Golf Outing on Monday, August 24 at Walnut Grove Country Club.

Sponsorships are available and reservations for golfers can be made by contacting Kathleen Unger at 937.298.2900 or kunger@hbadayton.com.


Home Builders Association of Dayton Announces Arrival of New Leadership

In December 2014, Walt Hibner announced his impending departure as the Executive Director of the Home Builders Association of Dayton.  Walt has been the Executive Director since May 2007, leading the organization through some of the most challenging times in the history of the home building industry.  Walt will continue his tenure with the association through June 30, ensuring a smooth transition with the new leadership while continuing to strengthen the association through the newly revitalized Homearama Touring Edition.  He will remain in the Dayton area with a community focused organization for the next chapter in his career. 

Late last year, HBA of Dayton Board of Directors assembled a Search Committee seeking applicants for the next Executive Director of the Association.  After an extensive review process of more than 60 applicants, Kathleen Unger was chosen to take the helm of the 73 year old organization, becoming the first woman to lead as Executive Director.

Kathleen joined the Home Builders Association of Dayton as the Executive Director in mid-May. She will lead the association and carry out its mission to strengthen the Dayton region by advocating for and promoting the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Association of Dayton is committed to be THE residential construction expert and resource for industry members, consumers, and civic partners.  The Home Builders Association of Dayton is renowned for its annual Homearama and Parade of Homes events where Home Builders Association of Dayton’s builders and developers showcase the craftsmanship of newly built homes for the public to view.

Ms. Unger previously worked with in professional sports for the Pittsburgh Penguins as Manager of Community Relations. She was a staff member during the Penguins’ 2009 Stanley Cup Championship, has assisted with National Hockey League Winter Classic events and the National Hockey League Draft. In addition to her experience in community outreach and event execution, Kathleen has also worked in the financial industry in marketing and the pharmaceutical industry. She studied Business and Journalism at Indiana University and is a native of Dayton, Ohio.

The HBA Board of Directors and membership welcomes Kathleen back to Dayton and looks forward to her leadership in the home building industry. 


Homearama Touring Edition A Huge Success

The 2015 Homearama Touring Edition presented by Vectren has ended, but the buzz about the show has continued and the HBA of Dayton could not be happier!

Visitors to the homes were overwhelmingly pleased to have an opportunity to see 16 of the region's finest new homes and communities throughout the Miami Valley for the very first time and the builders were delighted to showcase their homes. In a departure from previous Homearama homes which were grouped in one community, this year's event featured a number of communities and homes to suit any budget. The 2015 Homearama Touring Edition presented by Vectren truly did have a little of everything: condominiums, rural treasures, urban living and suburb stunners.

The new, scattered site format of Homearama allowed prospective home builders and guests a chance to experience the craftsmanship of our local home builders, as well as show that there truly is something for every lifestyle and budget.

In addition to the beautiful homes, builders hosted seminars and exhibitions throughout the show. Guests could learn from the pros about energy efficiency, landscaping, interior design and so much more. The ability for guests to experience distinctly different styles of homes and communities, have ample time to absorb and appreciate the details of each home, and many times have an opportunity to speak with the builder on-site, has made the Homearama Touring Edition a great model for the future.

Even days after the conclusion of the show, the Dayton region is still talking and writing about Homearama, show attendees are voting for their favorite Homearama homes in the People's Choice Awards presented 84 Lumber and participating builders are selling their homes and making appointments with numerous leads!

All in all, the 2015 Homearama Touring Edition presented by Vectren was an outstanding success and we hope more HBA builders will participate next year to make the 2016 event even better.


 

NEW MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

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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