A Parade of New Home Trends

By Karen Nakamura Posted in: BIA

The 56th annual BIA-Hawaii Parade of Homes is Hawaii’s biggest open house of new homes held statewide. This year’s parade is Oct. 6, 7, 13 and 14. The printed guidebook will be distributed in the Sunday, Sept. 30 Honolulu Star-Advertiser and also will be available online at www.biahawaii.org. The awards gala that announces the Grand Champion, Best in Show Neighbor Islands and the division winners will be held Oct. 2 in Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s Monarch Room.

Since BIA was founded in 1955, the Parade of Homes has been a cornerstone venue to showcase the newest trends in home building. We even hold the record for introducing the first all-electric homes built in the Islands, which featured electric appliances and refrigeration.

We look back to thank our local builders, contractors, suppliers and associates for their continued partnership through sponsorship and participation. This ongoing support is vital as we look forward to the premier event, a tour of new homes that instill the achievable American dream of homeownership.

BIA invites you to contact us and become a partner in presenting the 2012 Parade of Homes. We honor and thank our partners of the 2011 Parade of Homes:

Platinum Sponsor: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Gold Sponsors: Hawaiian Electric Company Inc. and Bonterra Hawaii LLC

Silver Sponsors: The Gas Company, Gentry Homes Ltd. and R.M. Towill Corp.

Bronze Sponsors: Alert Alarm of Hawaii, Ali’i Glass and Metal Inc., Armstrong Builders LLC, Bruce Matson Company Inc., Building Industry Labor Association of Hawaii, Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii Inc., Certified Hawaii, Commercial Sheetmetal Co. Inc., Ferguson Enterprises, GoMokulele Airlines, Hawaiiana Management Co. Ltd., Hi-Bor/Honolulu Wood Treating, Honolulu Board of Realtors, James Hardie Building Products, JDH Construction Ltd., iLevel by Weyerhaeuser, Old Republic Title & Escrow of Hawaii, Pacific Appliance Group/Whirlpool Corp., RSI Roofing & Building Supply/Allied Building, Servco, Stanford Carr Development Inc., Sunrise Construction Inc., Title Guaranty of Hawaii Inc. and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage of Hawaii.

We look forward to working with all of you at the 2012 BIA Parade of Homes: A New Home Revolution!

Karen Nakamura is executive vice president/CEO of BIA-Hawaii.