2013 Parade Entries

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Asheville Parade of Homes

The Asheville Home Builders Association is excited for the 2013 Parade of Homes! For two weekends in October, area homes will be open for self-guided tours where the public can meet the builders, view design trends and much more! While the Parade is still several months away, we are excited to have 15 entries already for this years Parade. Check out the list of participating companies below.

Blue Ridge Energy Systems – Blue Ridge Energy Systems was founded in 1977 by Robin Woodward to address the emerging need for energy conservation in residential construction. Through hard work, attention to detail, and a focus on energy usage and systems development, Blue Ridge Energy Systems was building “green” before “green” was cool. We take an economic approach to green building – we keep our building costs comparable to conventional building, keep our homes’ energy costs to a minimum (about $150 per year for heating and cooling a 2,400 sf house), and we use the most durable materials available so our homes are both environmentally and financially sustainable.

Brookstone Builders, Inc. – Brookstone Builders is a Black Mountain and Asheville area builder with a reputation for creative and quality craftsmanship.  We have been passionate about building other people’s dreams since 2003.

CBG Construction – Sayler Development/ CBG construction, although a relatively young company, has been in the building industry in WNC for over 23 years.  We have a very conservative approach to building which gives us great strength to offer high quality and options not found every where these days.  our unique style and quality of craftsmanship has help us continue to grow , even in the last few years.  I hope you enjoy viewing one of our pleasant homes.

Distinctive Building & Design – Tom Hines of Distinctive Building & Design in Waynesville, North Carolina, has been creating fine mountain homes on exclusive Western North Carolina real estate since 1997. Our business has thrived here because our clients don’t hesitate to tell others of their absolute satisfaction with their Distinctive homes high in the Southern Appalachians. Today we design, build and sell just a few homes per year in communities that match our penchant for the finer things in life. We offer complete customer service beginning with our real estate division, continuing with construction and finishing with complete turn-key interiors.

HomeSource Real Estate & Construction Inc.  (3 Entries)- HomeSource Builders is an Asheville NC custom home builder and remodeling contractor that is fully licensed and insured, providing you expertise and commitment in home construction.

JAG & Associates – JAG construction was established in 2003 completing countless rehab and renovation projects in the City of Asheville. Since then the mission of JAG construction has been refined to a focus on new construction of efficient green-built residential structures in the city of Asheville and the surrounding area. As a custom builder we take pride in a clear, transparent, and relaxing building process that puts the customer first.  JAG Construction is currently finishing Asheville’s first “low-impact” residential development, Davenport Park.  With over 40 HealthyBuilt homes built to date, we are the areas leader in single family green built homes. 

Lifestyle Homes of Distinction, Inc. (3 Entries)- Bruce Alexander and the Lifestyle Homes team have been building and developing lifestyle rich, maintenance free communities in Western North Carolina since 1996. His team has built over 500 homes within these communities and has earned the reputation of building high quality, energy efficient homes for an affordable price. Bradley Branch, the newest of Lifestyle Homes’ catalogue, is conveniently located minutes from both Asheville or Hendersonville, and boasts an affordable, maintenance-free lifestyle, perfect for families and retirees alike

Longview Builders Inc.  – Longview Builders, Inc. is a boutique home building company established by Kevin Hackett to build high quality, environmentally conscious home in the Asheville area. Attention to detail in our homes is second to none. Specializing in homes that exceed Energy Star standards and are Green Built NC Certified, we succeed in bringing ‘green’ building to every budget. Our commitment to the client shines through our hand crafted details, rock solid construction, and healthy living interiors.

Meinch Construction, Inc. – Meinch Construction, Inc. is owned by Aaron and Jesse Meinch.  Meinch Construction has been building homes in Asheville for 12 years.  Aaron studied buseinss at Montreat College.  He started working on an interior trim & finish carpentry crew, while in college in the mid 90’s, and fell in love with the building industry.  Jesse knew he was destined to be a great general contractor, he began working on a framing crew for Bob Spear and Paul Sullivan, two past presidents of the Asheville HBA, in 1999.  He hot his contractors license in 2003.  Meinch Construction has built homes all over the Asheville area from $150,000 up to $1 million dollars.

Mountain Sun Building & Design – Emily Boyd graduated from ASU in 2000 with a degree in Appropriate Technology (green building). She has been a licensed General Contractor in NC since 2005 and is a Building Performance Institute certified Building Analyst and Building Envelope Professional. After working in the construction industry in many roles, Emily started Mountain Sun Building & Design in 2010. Her first new construction project was LEED for Homes Platinum certified and net zero. Emily’s passion is creating beautiful, comfortable, light filled spaces that are a pleasure to live and work in and are energy efficient, on time and on budget.

Steve Williams, Builder – Steve and Suzanne Williams began Steve Williams, Builder in Florida in 1982. Re-locating to Asheville in 1992, we have constructed over 30 custom and spec homes in addition to both large and small remodeling projects. As hands-on builders, we limit our projects to 1-3 homes a year in order to maintain a high degree of quality and allow Steve to concentrate on interior trim and built-in features in almost every home. Energy efficiency and reduced waste and recycling along with “healthy-built” guidelines help keep each project as low–impact as possible. Member of the Green Building Council and Better Business Bureau.


Want to learn more about the 32nd Annual Parade of Homes? Be sure to check out the official Parade of Homes website were you can learn more about the Parade Builders, browse last years Parade Publication and even download the MyHomeFound App, a tour of the 2012 Parade straight from your smart phone.


Is your company interested in getting involved with the 2013 Parade? Contact the Asheville HBA office at 828-299-7001 to learn more about the valuable ways you can get involved in this years Parade!

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