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Greater Tampa builders honor parade winners

By Times Staff Writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 28, 2001

The Builders Association of Greater Tampa honored winners in its 23rd annual Parade of Homes at a banquet this week at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tampa.

The parade is a two-week showcase of new construction that this year attracted 132 models by 59 builders. Judges who work in the construction industry outside this area evaluate the homes on a variety of criteria, including floor plan, curb appeal, quality of workmanship, finishes, innovation and livability.

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The winners:

Under $100,000: Grand award, Premier Design Homes of Florida, Windsor at Meadow Pointe. Merit award, U.S. Home Corp., Danbury at Heather Lakes.

$100,001-$125,000: Grand award, Maronda Homes, Arlington K3 at Villages of Lake St. Charles. Merit award, Freemarr Homes, Kimberly Ann II in Covington.

$125,001-$150,000: Grand award, Lennar Homes, Nutmeg at Meadow Pointe. Merit award, Miller Florida Homes Inc., Concept 2000 at Cypress Creek.

$150,001-$175,000: Grand award, Silver King Homes Inc., Magnolia II at Twin Lakes. Merit award, M/I Homes, Oxford III at Hickory Lakes South.

$175,001-$200,000: Grand award, Lennar Homes, Jacaranda at Tampa Palms. Merit award, Lennar Homes, Montego at Grand Oaks.

$200,001-$224,999: Grand award, M/I Homes, Corsica IV at Saddlebrook Village West. Merit award, David Weekley Homes, the Kelson at Meadow Woods in Valrico.

$225,000-$250,000: Grand award, Nohl Crest Homes, Newcastle at Trinity. Merit award, Mercedes Homes, Hampton Manor at Lake June.

$250,001-$275,000: Grand award, Mercedes Homes, Jacqueline Bay at Camelot Woods. Merit award, Southern Crafted Homes, Islamorada at Covington Estates.

$275,001-$300,000: Grand award, M/I Homes, Riviera II at Arbor Lakes. Merit award, Rottlund Homes, the Bimini at Native Woods.

$300,001-$325,000: Grand award, David Weekley Homes, the Alandale at Arbor Greene. Merit award, U.S. Home Corp., Riviera Heritage '98 at Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club.

$325,001-$350,000: Grand award, MacRiley Homes, Tucker Division, Hampton at Eagle Merit award, David Weekley Homes, Mandell at Sable Ridge.

$350,001-$375,000: Grand award, West Water Group Inc., the Serenity at Eagle Crest. Merit award, Inland Homes, Biltmore II at Arbor Greene.

$375,001-$400,000: Grand award, Rottlund Homes, Windrose II at Cory Lake Isles. Merit award, Westfield Homes of Florida Inc., Palladium II Plus at Lakeshore Estates.

$400,001-$500,000: Grand award, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Calais at Lake Jovita in Dade City. Merit award, Arthur Rutenberg/Lyons Heritage Corp., Nassau V at Arbor Greene.

Over $500,001: Grand award, Hannah-Bartoletta Homes, Bordeaux at Tampa Palms. Merit award, Alvarez Homes, the Spyglass at the Reserve of Old Tampa Bay.

Also presented during the ceremonies were 2001 Energy Excellence Awards sponsored by TECO-Tampa Electric and TECO-Peoples Gas. Winners were:

Under $150,000: American Heritage Homes, Kennedy at Cambridge at Lake St. Charles.

$150,000-$235,000: Inland Homes, Chesapeake at West Park Village at Westchase.

$235,001-$269,000: Westfield Homes, Manchester II at Westwood Lakes.

$269,001-$300,000: Sunrise Homes, Sebring Bonus at Lumsden Pointe.

$300,001-$338,000: Greene Builders, Sanibel at Fox Wood at Trinity.

$338,001-$499,999: M/I Homes, Bordeaux III at Danforth at Highwoods Preserve.

Over $500,000: Hannah-Bartoletta Homes, Cheval Bristol II at Cheval.

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