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Executive Summary

2016 Parade of Homes Winners


Food for Thought


Upcoming Trainings

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Executive Summary

Parade of Homes Gala: 
Congratulations to the 2016 Parade of Homes Winners!!
Year after year we draw hundreds of individuals to the Durango Parade of Homes. These folks spend their days, driving to the outermost corners of our county to view the spectacular homes built by our members. Here are some fun facts about this year's parade. 
  • There were 1288 attendees at this years Parade of Homes
  • The most visited home this year was Stop #15, Buena VIsta Builders, with 958 scanned visitors.  
  • The busiest hour of the Parade was 1:00 Saturday afternoon. 
  • Stop #1, Kogan Builders had the most "1st stop" visits (158) and sold the most on site tickets. 
  • The total number of ticket scans was 11,551. 
Thank you to all of you that made this great event happen. 

Once again, please join me in congratulating the 2016 Parade of Homes winners featured below. It was such an honor to be a part of recognizing these talented craftsmen at our Parade of Homes Gala last Friday night.  

November Member Meeting:  
Join us on November 10th at the Strater Hotel as we hear from Butch and Dan on County IRC Code updates and Mark and Kevin update us on the City of Durango Housing Program. Special guest Megan Graham will give us a quick overview of the upcoming training for Cityview, La Plata County's Community Development Services' online tool. 

Please review the training opportunities coming up in November. Thanks again to First National Bank for sponsoring our Food for Thought series. 

2017 Budget Planning: 
We are working diligently to complete our 2017 Sponsorship packages to meet your budget planning process. Please contact me if you have any special requests or questions. 

Thank you for your valued membership! 

Katie Middleton, Executive Officer

Parade of Homes Winners 

Please help us congratulate the following Builders:

People's Choice Overall Winner:

JITA Construction

People's Choice 
Best In Class Winners:

Under $750,000 ~ Kogan Builders

$1,000,000 to $1,500,000 
~JITA Contracting

Over $2,000,000 ~Cerwin Homes

Significant Remodel - Residential 
~ Glenn Murray Builder/Architect

Commercial ~Louisa's Electronics

Commercial - Significant Remodel
~First National Bank

Judges Awards

Under $750,000 
Best In Class 
~ Elevation Custom Builders

$1,000,000 to $1,500,000 
Best In Class and Best Kitchen ~JITA Contracting

Over $2,000,000 
Best In Class and Best Sustainability
~Mantell-Hecathorn Builders

Over $2,000,000 
Best Master Suite
  Significant Remodel - Residential 
Best In Class
~ Black Canyon Builders

Best In Class 
~Louisa's Electronics

Commercial - Significant Remodel
Best In Class
~First National Bank

Best Bath
~Edgewood Construction

November Member Meeting

~ Food For Thought ~ Upcoming Classes:

November 2, 9:00 - 4:00
First National Bank of Durango,
Sponsored by Colorado Energy Office, HBASC, 4Core, 
and City of Durango

November 21, 12:00 to 1:00
First National Bank of Durango


Other Training Opportunities:

October 25, 10:00am - 1:30pm 
CDOT Region 5 Maintenance Facility

November  14 & 15, 8:00am - 5:00pm
   Durango Rec Center
Hosted by City of Durango
November  15-16, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Hosted by Belgar d

2017 Sponsorship Packages 
are in process to meet your 2017 budgeting process! 

If you are interested in creating a custom sponsorship package, 
please contact Katie at 970-382-0082 or


Education Topics for our "Food for Thought" Series for 2017!
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