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Welcome to the 2023 Parade of Homes! We invite you to visit these outstanding model homes filled with the latest in new designs and technologies for energy conservation and sustainability.IMG 4004

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 is in high demand, with a record number of sales in the last year. 2023 is already shaping up to follow that trend to meet the needs from buyers all over the country. The Parade of Homes is the Premier Event of the season, and we are excited to launch another great Parade showcasing the NEW HOME HOUSING MARKET.

The Parade kicks off on March 4th and continues through March 22nd. 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 by visiting the BRAND NEW Parade of Homes app or our website at www.PARADEOFHOMESINFO.com.

The 2023 Parade of Homes features 72 models and 6 communities/developments throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties. Our local region is a community that offers that unique Florida lifestyle to fit your personal needs and desires. The 2023 Parade of Homes is the best opportunity to get a first hand view, touch and feel for your next NEW home.

The Florida lifestyle 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 2023 Parade of Homes. Our Association serves as an advocate for housing issues and partners with local and state government to ensure 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!

Robert Close, President
Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association

2023 Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association Officers

President          Robert Close, Sherwin Williams

Vice President   John Carlson, Wharton-Smith

Treasurer          Raymond Turner, Turner Real Estate Network

Secretary          Debbie Urban, Stock Development

Immediate Past President          Gregg Carlson, William Ryan Homes


Chief Executive Officer                           Jon Mast

Membership & Gov. Affairs Director       David Ballard

Events & Communications Director        Jessica Rothenbach

Administrative Assistant                         Amber Elsenheimer 

 Builder Directors

Dave Truxton, Lennar

Michael Woolery, Pulte Group

Ryan Lieberman, Barrington Group

Teresa Mast, Davin Group

Tim Martin, John Cannon Homes



Associate Directors

Don Baugh, Vanessa's Fine Jewerly

Don Vichitvonsga, PGT

 Mark Kowalski, Purmort & Martin Insurance

Peter Skokos, Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A.

Scott Spoerl, Graber/Finecraft Cabinetry

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Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association
6650 Professional Parkway West, Ste 102
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240
Phone (941) 907-4133
Fax (941) 907-4134


Mon-Sat 10am-5pm and Sunday Noon-5pm

We encourage you to phone the model before your arrival to be sure. Model phone numbers are listed on the individual model pages on this website. There is no cost for the Parade. It is a self guided tour for you to enjoy at your own pace.

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Please Note: All drawings and floor plans are an artists interpretation. Some Features are optional. Dimensions are approximate. Any reproduction of drawings, floorplans, photos or renderings without the written consent of the respective builders is prohibited. All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to indicate any preference, limitations or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.