The following article was originally published by Craig Kamman of Edina Realty. It is reprinted with permission.
The Fall Parade of Homes has finished a successful year. Many areas have reported great traffic at their model homes showing positive signs that we have rounded the corner on the market. With the close of the Parade of Homes comes the announcement of the winners of the Reggie Awards.
From the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC):
For more than 40 years, local builders have coveted the Reggie Award statue more than any other. And for 20 years Associates and Builders have entered the Trillium Awards together to showcase their successful partnerships. Winners are selected by judging teams of builders, associates and consumers who visit homes within their category and meet together to select the best example of excellence in design, construction quality and value. Reggie Awards are given to the Builder.
The Trillium Awards were established to honor our associates for their partnership with builders. As Reggie winning homes are judged the very best, so now the Trillium Awards will be given to all entered participating associates in a Reggie-winning home. The winners of this Falls Parade of Homes wereannounced.
I wanted to focus on one builder in particular, Homes By Tradition. The reason I want to focus on them is because they won not just one Reggie Award but they won 2 Reggie Awards in this Fall Parade of Homes. In my opinion, they design and build some of the nicest new homes in the Twin Cities.
Homes By Traditions second Reggie Award was also at Spirit of Brandtjen Farms in Lakeville for their model home at 5075 167th Street Lakeville, MN. This home won the Reggie Award for the $575,000 – $749,999 class.
The Trillium Winners for this home were Aspen Electric Inc., Glowing Hearth & Home, and JJ Vanderson & Co.
This home was a featured model in the Parade for being one of the first to earn the Minnesota Green Path Certification . Another reason I believe Homes by Tradition is a market leader.
How does one win a Reggie Award? It is quite simple, but not very easy. To win a Trillium Award a Home Builder needs to stand out of the crowd in excellence. This is done by superior design, attention to detail and value. The Reggie Award winners are the home builders that are leading the trends and stand out from the rest.
What I think sets Homes By Tradition apart from the crowd is their ability to create warm feeling home designs reminiscent of the traditional homes we all know and love while incorporating all of today’s lifestyle needs and technology creating a New Traditional home. They are able to implement this feeling effectively as they also design and create neighborhood communities with this same feeling of Home.
Spirit of Brandtjen Farms in Lakeville, MN is a perfect example of the community neighborhood they are able to create and design. Spirit of Brandtjen Farms is in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District #196.
Check out Spirit of Brandtjen Farms website.
They offer these great neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities ; Hampton Hills in Plymouth, Dancing Waters in Woodbury, Heritage Landing in Prior Lake, Cobbelstone Lake in Prior Lake, Argenta Hills in Inver Grove Heights, and Territory in Credit River.
If you have not seen Homes By Tradition homes or neighborhoods, I encourage you to go check at their great designs and home at their models from 12:00 – 5:00 daily.
One of their new neighborhoods that I think is really exciting is Hampton Hills in Plymouth, MN. They are currently under construction on a second model home, but you can still see their first model home. I believe we might see the next Reggie Award come from this new neighborhood. They have a great model there open daily from 12:00-5:00.
Congratulations to everyone at Homes By Tradition. You earned these awards.
- 2011 Trillium Award Winner (brushmasters.wordpress.com)
- 2011 Builders Association of the Twin Cities Awards of Excellence (brushmasters.wordpress.com)