2014 Parade of Homes
Step inside and prepare...
We welcome you to step over the threshold of 10 of the finest homes Northwest Montana builders have to offer! Feast your eyes on the finest design elements – wondrous perfection from floor to ceiling, countertop to fireplace, and beam to breakfast nook, these homes will take your breath away.
Once again, we want to extend a special thank you to Sliter’s Lumber and Building Supply for their continued support and partnering with the Flathead Building Association to provide Parade-goers with the opportunity to tour 10 homes of the highest caliber in a variety of price ranges from $250,000 to more than $1 million. We would also like to thank the generous folks on the Parade Committee who contribute their time and energy year after year to help us present this wonderful tour of homes for your viewing pleasure.
This year’s Parade homes are located in the heart of the Flathead Valley – Kalispell, Whitefish, and Columbia Falls and offer something for everyone. As always, Parade home builders, along with their contractors and suppliers, represent the finest in quality architecture, interior design, and craftsmanship in the Montana home building industry.
Join us for three days of self-guided tours of these fabulous homes and we think you will agree, whether you are planning to build, remodel, or simply get some fresh ideas, these homes will inspire you and make you smile! The builders, their staff, contractors, and suppliers are eagerly awaiting your visit and are ready for you to ask questions, get answers, stop dreaming and start planning!
Once you visit all the homes, don’t forget to fill out the form on the back of your Tour Passport and drop it in the $1000 Grand Prize box at the last home you visit. One lucky winner will receive a $1000 Shopping Spree with any Flathead Building Association Member!
And YES, you have to wear the booties!
Charles Lapp, Parade of Homes Chair 2014
Renee Ewing, Program Director, Flathead Building Association
Our members will help you love your home!
309 Main St.
Kalispell, MT 59901
What To Know Before You Go.
The Homeowners along with hundreds of industry professionals have taken great care to present this incredible opportunity. Here are some helpful suggestions to ensure we all protect and care for these homes:
STARTING YOUR TOUR: This is a self-guided tour. You can decide which home to start with and the route you would like to take in order to tour each home. Feel free to visit homes more than once, but remember, many of these homes are privately owned and this is the only weekend they will be open to the public.
PARADE OF HOMES MAGAZINE: When you arrive at your first Parade Home, be sure to pick-up a Parade of Homes magazine – the official guide to the Parade of Homes with pages of details about each of the homes and the builders.
PARKING AND NEIGHBORHOODS: Signs will direct you to areas for parking. Consider where and how you park, be sensitive to noise and walk on pavement, sidewalks or designated travel routes.
TO ENTER THE GRAND PRIZE DRAWING: When you arrive at each home, check-in at the ticket table and be sure to get your passport stamped to show that you have toured that home. If you get a stamp at every home, you are eligible to enter the Grand Prize Drawing of a $1,000 Shopping Spree to any Flathead Building Association member. Once you get all the homes stamped on your passport, fill out the information on the back of the passport and drop it in the Grand Prize entry boxes at any of the homes.
ADMISSION: Attendees will be admitted at the official Parade hours with a purchased ticket. The Flathead Building association reserves the right to refuse admission to the Parade or parts of the Parade to any person, or to require a person already admitted to leave.
BOOTIES: Booties will be provided to you at the first home you tour and must be worn over your socks each time you enter a home and removed as you leave. A bag will be provided to carry shoes.
BAGS AND PARCELS: You may be asked by Parade of Homes staff to not take a bag, case or parcel into a home. Inspections of such items may be requested at any time. Representatives reserve the right to deal with any unattended item in such manner as seems to them best, and will accept no liability for damage which may be caused in consequence.
RADIOS, MOBILE PHONES, ETC: No playing of radios, ringtones, phones, etc., within the Parade of Homes. Usage of phones should be limited to driveways and outside the homes.
PHOTOGRAPHS: Each home is owned by someone. Look for signs allowing photos or ask permission before taking pictures.
FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES: For viewing only. Please do not sit on furniture at any time or handle furnishings in the home without expressed approval from the internal staff of the home.
BATHROOMS: Portable toilets have been provided at all homes for your convenience. Bathrooms in the home are not for public use.
CHILDREN: Children are welcome at the Parade of Homes. Please hold their hands in order to ensure the safety of the children and to protect the homeowners’ belongings.
PETS: Please no pets in the homes, neighborhoods or your car.
FOOD AND DRINK: Please no food, drink or gum on the premises of or in the Parade homes.
SECURITY MONITORING: Security monitoring and recording may be in operation at some sites. Homes are being monitored for the safety and security of the home and attendees.
Questions? We’re here to help! Feel free to ask any of the Parade of Homes volunteers for assistance at any time during the tour! Look for a person wearing a nametag – we’re here to help you enjoy the tour.