NEW ORLEANS, LA – Whether you’re in the market for a new home, love touring beautiful houses, or learning about the
latest building techniques, the 2012 Parade of Homes is a must‐attend event for you! The Parade of Homes, presented by
the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater New Orleans, will take place on the weekends of June 2‐3 and June 9‐10
between 1:00 and 5:00PM and is free and open to the public.
Homeowners are beginning to feel more confident about the economy and investing in their current homes as well as
building their dream homes. And with summer kicking into full gear, this also puts renovations and expansions at the top
of many to‐do lists. Builders and contractors are feeling the same and are looking to make this year’s Parade of Homes the
biggest in years. The Parade will feature 19 unique homes spread throughout four surrounding Parishes (Orleans,
Jefferson, Plaquemines, and St. Charles), and will showcase the industry’s hottest building and design trends. It offers
attendees the chance to not only take a glimpse inside breathtaking homes, but to also get remodeling ideas and meet
one‐on‐one with the area’s best builders.
“With 19 homes, this is one of the largest Parades since Hurricane Katrina. As housing is typically the leading indicator, we
view this as a positive sign for the city, the housing industry, and the economy as a whole,” says Jon W. Luther, Executive
Vice President of the HBA of Greater New Orleans. “From demonstrating new home technologies to simply inspiring new
ideas, we’re proud to connect Louisiana’s best builders with those in need of their services. It’s a great time to be building
and renovating and the 2012 Parade of Homes will be the place to showcase that.”
The HBA of Greater New Orleans is also a supporter of this year’s New Orleans St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway which
benefits the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. The Dream Home (3416 Sixth Street, Metairie, LA),
built by Miller Building Company, Inc. and valued at an estimated $600,000, will be a special feature in the Parade as well.
This exquisite home will be given away during the St. Jude television special on WVUE FOX 8 on Sunday, June 17. For more
information on tickets and other details, please visit www.dreamhome.org.
If you’re interested in getting a sneak peek inside some of this year’s Parade Homes, check out our weekly Builder
Spotlights on Facebook (www.facebook.com/hbagno) leading up to the big event, and hear from the builders themselves
about each home’s distinctive and cool features! Also, make sure to follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/hbaofgno)
before and during the Parade to stay up to date on all event happenings. A full list of this year’s Homes and participating
builders can also be found at www.home‐builders.org.
About the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans
The Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans is a professional organization representing the residential housing
industry, serving our members and the community since 1941. Our membership is composed of approximately 1,100 dues
paying home builders, developers, remodelers and associated businesses. The HBA proudly serving the parishes of Orleans,
Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles and St. James.