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  • 2017 Parade of Homes Winners Announced

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    The two most coveted local honors in home building were presented at the Lancaster/Lebanon Parade of Homes Gala Friday evening, held at the Eden Resort & Suites. This annual Gala, attended by nearly 200 people, officially kicks off the Parade of Homes, recognizing all entries and announcing the winning homes.

    Sponsored by Fulton Bank and UGI Utilities, and presented by the Building Industry Association of Lancaster County (BIA), the Lancaster/Lebanon Parade of Homes is a free public event that opens the area's best new homes for touring. This year's Parade features 28 new single-family homes and townhomes/condominiums from 16 different builders, ranging in price from $189,990-$539,900/unpublished. The Parade runs June 17-25 from 5-8 pm (weekdays) and from 12-6 pm (weekends). 

    The 2017 Parade of Homes Fulton Bank Award for Best Single-Family Home was bestowed on Merv Miller Builder for their home at 51 Black Diamond Road, Ephrata (Entry #20). The 2,800 square foot truly custom-built home boasts:

    • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths on 1 1/2 floors
    • First floor master suite
    • Andersen Windows with Andersen tru-exterior trim 
    • Merv Miller Builder signature craftsman custom trim throughout
    • Showplace kitchen and bath cabinetry by Jemson Cabinetry, Inc.
    • Custom library by Beiler's Woodworking
    • CertainTeed Cedar Impressions and Signature Stone facade
    • Ideal Pre-cast concrete basement walls
    • Decorating and flooring by Doris Lefever and Martin's Flooring, Inc.
    • Landscaping by Seasons Image
    • Custom closet shelving by Susquehanna Garage Solutions



    The 2017 Parade of Homes Fulton Bank Award for Best Townhome was presented to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology for their home at 1914 Edington Place, Lancaster (Entry #21). The three bedroom, two and a half bath home is built by Thaddeus Stevens students and offers:

    • Open foyer with hickory stairs and forged iron balusters
    • Custom cherry cabinets, solid surface tops
    • 9’ high first-floor ceilings
    • Solid 3/4' hickory hardwood
    • Upgraded LED lighting package with "smart" controls
    • Master suite walk-in closet, tiled shower, vaulted ceilings
    • Tiled bathrooms/laundry room
    • Exterior stone/brick front, beaded siding
    • Finished basement




    Honorable Mention for the Fulton Bank Awards went to Keystone Custom Homes for their Single Family home at 6194 Bayberry Avenue, Manheim (Entry #15) and Wagman Construction for their Condominium at 41 West Lemon Street, Unit 206, Lancaster (Entry #28).

    The Parade entries were separated into 12 divisions according to the price and type (single family or townhome/condominium). Along with the Fulton Bank Awards, one home in each division earned a “Best in Show” Award, with additional awards for “Best” in: Exterior, Interior Design, Bath, Kitchen, Decorating, and Landscaping. The entries were judged on June 13 and June 14 by industry professionals from outside the area, using a numerical scoring system. 

    “Best of Show” winners in each Division are:

    Single Family Home, Division 1 ($234,990-$239,800: Keystone Custom Homes (Entry #1), 10 Bittendorf Way, Reinholds

    Single Family Home, Division 2 ($265,999-$269,000): Garman Builders (Entry 4), 3924 Archer Lane, Columbia

    Single Family Home, Division 3 ($279,700-$296,950)Grande Construction (Entry 7), 32 Chamberlain Lane, Millersville

    Single Family Home, Division 4 ($324,720-$342,900): Alden Homes (Entry 11), 1037 Alden Way, Lebanon

    Single Family Home, Division 5 ($367,800-$388,990): Garman Builders (Entry 13), 631 South Lancaster Street, Annville

    Single Family Home, Division 6 ($419,900-$437,990): Keystone Custom Homes (Entry 15), 6194 Bayberry Avenue, Manheim

    Single Family Home, Division 7 ($469,900-$499,700): Custom Home Group (Entry 16), 258 Strasburg Pike, Lancaster

    Single Family Home, Division 8 ($518,464-$539,990): Merv Miller Builder (Entry 20), 51 Black Diamond Road, Ephrata

    Townhome, Division 1 ($189,900-$214,960):  Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology (Entry 21), 1914 Edington Place, Lancaster

    Townhome, Division 2 ($258,900-$266,610): Custom Home Group (Entry 24), 24 Midway Farms Lane, Lancaster

    Townhome, Division 3 ($287,900-$319,900): Wagman Construction (Entry 27), 41 South Lancaster Street, Lancaster

    Townhome, Division 4 ($354,537): EG Stoltzfus Homes (Entry 28), 222 Silverleaf Court, Lancaster


    The Parade runs June 17-25 from 5-8 pm (weekdays) and from 12-6 pm (weekends). 

    Detailed information on the Parade and all of the home entries is available at the official Parade of Homes website. Parade of Homes Guidebooks with the same information are available at Fulton Bank locations throughout Lancaster and Lebanon Counties, and at the BIA office at 204 Butler Avenue, Lancaster. The event is free and open to the public.

    Featured trends include:

    • Smart Home/Features
    • First Floor Master Suite
    • Exceptional Outdoor Living
    • Neighborhood Amenities
    • Easy Living Community


    Each of these trends is assigned an icon which appears with the home’s listing in the guidebook and on the website to help the public find the features they are looking for.

    The Parade of Homes offers the opportunity to tour new homes located throughout Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. At no other time are so many beautifully furnished homes available for public viewing, allowing a unique and inspiring experience for all who visit the entries. Attendees will be able to garner ideas for building, remodeling, or decorating their own home and meet with local realtors and builders who can help make owning their dream home a reality. 

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