Parade of Homes a Success

The 2016 Parade of Homes that was held on the weekends of June 3, 4, 5 and June 10, 11, 12, was a huge success according to Michael Grassi, vice president of the North Texas Home Builders Association and chairman of this year’s Parade.

“This was the first year that we have held the Parade on two consecutive weekends instead of running it for 10 consecutive days. While this was different from past years, we think the new format was a big success and very popular with both viewers and with the volunteers who manned the homes.”

He added, “We had 1394 people purchase tickets and tour the 10 homes in this year’s Parade. Attendance was up almost 100 from last year.” The builders were very pleased with the turn out and are looking forward to the 65th Annual parade in 2017.

Grassi and association President Eddie Holcomb thanked the more than 200 volunteers from Habitat For Humanity who participated at the various homes by selling tickets.

He noted that Habitat For Humanity benefits along with the North Texas Home Builders Association from the ticket sales.

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Parade of Homes Chairman Michael Grassi present check to Habitat for Humanity, Marketing Director Carla Dowlen for Habitat Humanities proceeds from ticket sales.

Attendees were able to see the latest trends in design, color and decor. The houses entered in this year’s Parade ranged in price from the $220,000s to $550,000s.

More than 550 tickets were turned in from those who toured the Parade houses for the prize drawing of $250. To enter, participants had to answer the question: How did you hear about the Parade of Homes.

Michael reaching in to draw ticket out

Michael Grassi draws for winning ticket of Parade of Homes drawing.

Michael annuoncing winner

Parade of Homes Chairman announces Derek Brown as winner of $250.00 for Parade of Homes drawing.












Parade of Homes Prize Winner – Derek Brown.

Derick said he and his wife have attended the Parade of Homes for the past couple of years and normally don’t sign up for the drawing. This year he told his wife, why not, let’s fill it out.

President Eddie Holcomb and Derek Brown POH Drawing Prize Winner

Sponsors for this year’s Parade of Homes were Builders Lumber, while the Patterson Family of Dealerships was the co-sponsor and Landmark Title sponsored the Parade Kickoff Luncheon.


The NTHBA would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s parade: 

Parade Sponsor: Builders Lumber

Parade Co-Sponsor: Patterson Family of Dealerships

Kick-Off Lunch Sponsor: Landmark Title

Builders:  Bates Building Company, Classic Builder, David Bedingfield Homes, Dennis Company, Douglas Custom Homes, Harmon & Holcomb Homes, Klasse Homes, R.J. Wachsman Homes

Advertisers: ABC Supply, Acme Brick, American National Bank, Archer Title of Texas, Atmos Energy, Bishop Realtor Group, Breegle Abbey Carpet & Floor, Builders Lumber, Builders Wholesale, Cornerstone Custom Homes, Decorator Outlet, Donna Adams Insurance, Dutch Watson Cabinets, Ferguson Enterprise, Inc., Ferguson-Veresh, Fidelity Bank, First Bank, First National Bank, Guarantee Title Company, Hamilton Bryan Furniture & Appliances, Jacksboro, National Bank, Kelly Moore Paints, Landmark Title Company, Lantern House, Lonestar Wastewater, Lowe’s, Morrison Supply Company, OK Concrete, Overhead Door Company of Wichita Falls, Patterson Family of Dealerships, S&H Granite, Shoops Texas Termite, Skyline Developers, Stewart Title Company, Texas Carpet Outlet, The Ember Shop, Waggoner Carpet One, Woodco Supply Company.

HOMEPAC Silent Auction Item Donors:  ABC Supply, American National Bank, Atmos Energy, Fidelity Bank, First Bank, First National Bank, Guarantee Title Company, Landmark Title Company, Lowe’s, Sawyer Printing & Promo and Woodco Supply


HOMEPAC TV Donor: Harmon & Holcomb Homes


Parade of Homes Prize Drawing Money Donors: American National Bank, Archer Title of Texas and Union Square Credit Union


Parade of Homes CommitteeChairman Michael Grassi, Co-Chair Jake Munholland, Doug McCulloch, Steven Hinson, Justin Holcomb, Jeff Boyd, Sean Snyder, Scott Hollars, Jean Taylor and Felix Castillo


Habitat for Humanity – Carl Dowlen for all her organizing and coordinating volunteers for the ticket sales that many do not realize how many hours go into.  The counting out all the tickets, getting money bags together, along with tables and chairs, briefing volunteers on what to do, filling in for shifts that volunteers do not show up for, reconciling the money and tickets each evening, the countless phone calls to find volunteers and so on and so on.  Great job again this year Carla!


Last but not least: The volunteers who sold tickets for Habitat and those who bought tickets to tour the homes.




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