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Parade of Homes celebrates a decade of design

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By Amber Coulter

Area builders are celebrating 10 years of showing off their prized designs during the 2013 Parade of Homes.

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The event, organized by the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association, allows area builders to feature some of their best work and provides prospective buyers with houses to tour.

This year’s event is from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, as well as Sept. 21-22.

Tickets are $5 and allow entry into all the homes being displayed on every day of the event. Tickets are available for sale at each home, and visitors can begin with whichever house they choose and go in whatever order they want.

Children 12 and younger are admitted free.

The event features 12 homes from seven builders, all of which are registered with the home builders association.

Kimberly Jayne, executive officer of the association, said that is important because Kentucky has no licensing laws for home builders.

“It’s a chance for the public to tour homes built by registered builders so that they can see the quality of work that a good builder, a quality builder has to do,” she said. “It’s a chance for them to get ideas, design or remodeling ideas.”

Builders registered with the association build homes as their primary work, take continuing education classes and file insurance and other important documents to prove they’re reputable and do quality work, Jayne said.

“That’s the biggest purchase you’re going to make in your lifetime,” she said. “You want to make sure you’re trusting in someone who’s professional in the industry and will build you a quality home ... build you a home that they themselves would want to live in.”

Financial institution representatives and vendors for flooring, cabinetry and other aspects of the homes also are on site for visitors to talk with and learn from, Jayne said.

The Parade of Homes promotes the building industry and allows visitors interested in buying or building a home to talk with all the people they need to at one event, she said.

“The design ideas they come away with, it’s very interesting, very inspirational,” she said. “I went home last night, myself, and had all kinds of projects.”

The tour

  • Home No. 1: Butler Homes Inc., 934 Locust Grove Road, Elizabethtown
  • Home No. 2: Will Harris Homes, 523 Michigan Ave., Elizabethtown
  • Home No. 3: Phillips Homes, 729 Timber Lane, Elizabethtown
  • Home No. 4: Smith Family Homes Inc., 207 Deerfield Hills Road, Elizabethtown
  • Home No. 5: Brantingham Builders Inc., 108 Antler Court, Elizabethtown
  • Home No. 6: The Home Place of Kentucky, 103A and 103B Legacy Court, Elizabethtown
  • Home No. 7: Will Harris Homes, 312 Ravenswood Drive, Elizabethtown
  • Home No. 8: Will Harris Homes, 121 Providence Way, Elizabethtown
  • Home No. 9: Brantingham Builders Inc., 428 Earl Wise Lane, Rineyville
  • Home No. 10: The Home No. Place of Kentucky, 291 Chinoe Drive Road, Radcliff
  • Home No. 11: Rocky-K Log Homes & Construction, LLC, 787 Sleepy Hollow Circle, Clarkson
  • Home No. 12: Rocky-K Log Homes & Construction, LLC, 7825 Owensboro Road, Leitchfield

Amber Coulter can be reached at 270-505-1746 or acoulter@thenewsenterprise.com.