Welcome to the 2017 Parade of Homes! We invite you to visit these outstanding model homes filled with the latest in new green designs and technologies for energy conservation and sustainability. Located in amazing neighborhoods and developments that showcase Florida’s West Coast living at its best, you will also find quality craftsmanship in the many new creative designs that Manatee and Sarasota have become known for. This year’s Parade continues to showcase the traditional styling of West Coast living in more affordable offerings by our builder members.
The “new” home market in Manatee and Sarasota has shown continued improvement for the last four years and 2017 is already shaping up to follow that trend in order to meet the pent up demand from buyers. The Parade of Homes is the Premier Event of the season to launch another positive year in the NEW HOME HOUSING MARKET.
The Parade kicks off on February 18th and continues through March 5th. You will be able to view and review videos of the beautiful models, developments and several other videos of products and services that can be installed in your new home on this website.
The 2017 Parade of Homes features 129 models and 6 developments throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
Manatee-Sarasota is a community that offers that unique Florida lifestyle to fit your personal needs and desires. The 2017 Parade of Homes is the best opportunity to get a first hand view, touch and feel for your next NEW home.
The Florida life style we all seek is available, along with a high quality of life right here in Manatee and Sarasota. The Building Industry Association and our members all share that vision and are proud to present the 2017 Parade of Homes. The Building Industry Association serves as an advocate for housing issues and partners with local and state government to insure high standards of construction and development are met while incorporating sensitivity to the natural surroundings that reflect our commitment to enhancing our community’s quality of life.
Do NOT miss the opportunity to visit these amazing Model Homes, enjoy, have a great time and Welcome Home!
Bill Smock, President
Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT - Bill Smock, Gator Plumbing
VICE PRESIDENT - David Langhout, Kolter Land Partners
TREASURER - Joe Ernst, D & D Garage Doors
SECRETARY - Michael Neal, Wilmington Land Company
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT - Jimmy Stewart, Stock Development
Gregg Carlson, Lee Wetherington Homes
John Carlson, CORE Construction
Mike Greig, Legacy Builders on the West Coast
Mike Johns, John Cannon Homes
Ed Wilson, Heritage Builders of West Florida
Rob Close, Sherwin Williams
Chris Conley, Conley Buick GMC
Ron Reagan, Dawson Companies
Amiee Rothrock, First International Title
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - Jon Mast
DEPUTY EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT - Beverly Smock
EVENT & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR - Leslie Weed
MEMBERSHIP & COUNCIL DIRECTOR - Lori Hagey