On behalf of the Housing and Building Association of Western Colorado, we extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to you at the 2023 Parade of Homes. This remarkable community event holds a special place in our hearts, and we are thrilled to celebrate its 42nd anniversary here in the Grand Valley!


In the face of the myriad challenges that have swept through the housing industry over the past two years, we stand strong and united to bring you this exceptional showcase of homes. The sizzling housing market has led to limited inventory, impacting the entries for this year's Parade. Supply chain disruptions have echoed across every construction phase, and the shortage of skilled labor persists as construction job opportunities reach unprecedented levels. Adding to these hurdles, recent estimates suggest that regulations could contribute as much as $93,000 to the price of an average new home in certain markets. These struggles resonate with the realities faced in Western Colorado, as rising regulations and fees make it a more arduous journey for first-time homebuyers to achieve their dreams of homeownership. The HBA continues to champion against these hindrances, advocating for affordability without compromise.


Nevertheless, the extraordinary members of the HBA have risen above these challenges, presenting to you a collection of exquisite homes that will surely captivate your senses during this year's Parade.


Our diverse membership represents a coalition of exceptional builders, tradespeople, suppliers, architects, designers, and financial advisors who have woven themselves into the fabric of our community. Our commitment is unwavering – to promote, uplift, and enhance the home building industry in our region. We are impassioned stewards of our craft, ensuring that the American dream of homeownership remains not just alive, but accessible to all those who aspire to attain it.


Our association's members, spanning contractors, tradespeople, and associates, are dedicated professionals driven by a commitment to build homes that embody the pinnacle of quality materials and artistry. If you're embarking on the journey of finding your new home, we encourage you to consider the Housing and Building Association of Western Colorado as your guide. By doing so, you'll gain the assurance that you're partnering with a team that upholds the highest standards of professionalism and quality in our industry. Don't forget to peruse our membership directory enclosed within this magazine for your convenience.


Lastly, we wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to those who have poured countless hours into making this Parade the extraordinary event that it has become. From our devoted members and the diligent Parade Committee to our cherished sponsors, and above all, the ingenious home builders and their dedicated teams who have fashioned these remarkable homes, we extend our deepest appreciation. We encourage you to take the time to explore each and every home featured in this year's Parade, as they showcase an array of sizes, styles, and designs that mirror our region's diversity. Take a moment to extend your gratitude to those who have committed their efforts to making this event a reality, and don't hesitate to reach out to them for any of your building and remodeling needs.


Thank you for joining us in this celebration of innovation, craftsmanship, and community. Here's to a remarkable 42nd Annual Parade of Homes!


Warm regards,


2023 Parade of Homes Committee