Guidelines & Policies

Parade of Homes Guidelines & Policies

Mission Statement: The Parade of Homes is dedicated to promoting home ownership and the promotion of local craftsmen, through the use of progressive home design, coupled with the use of innovative products and ideas, resulting in a positive image of home builders the community.

1. The intent of the Builder in showing a house in the Parade of Homes must be to display the best work for the price range of the product entered.
2. House can be built on speculation, a model home, as presold custom home. All houses must be newly constructed within the past year. A builder may enter his personal home if it has been finished in the past 2 years.
3. All homes must be on their own titled lot and must rest on a continuous block, wood or concrete perimeter foundation. They must have a pitched and shingled roof, residential siding, brick or dryvit and have a width of not less than 24 feet upon committee approval.
4. The Parade of Homes Committee reserves the right to review and or limit the total number of houses in the Parade of Homes.
5. Each Builder will be required to pay an entry fee for each house entered. A late fee will be charged for homes registered after the deadline. The entry fee and deadline dates will be determined by the Committee.
6. Once a house is completed it may not be entered more than once in a Parade event.
7. Builder agrees at Builder’s expense to carry and maintain adequate liability insurance and will provide proof of insurance to the Aberdeen Home Builders Association.
8. It is the Builder’s responsibility to have his home open and manned during official Parade hours. In the event the Builder does not have his home open during the scheduled hours, the committee has the right of opening the home for the public display without liability. Builder will be responsible to lock his home at the end of official Parade closing hours. Builders are strongly encouraged to represent their house.
9. Builders are encouraged to have their parade house decorated and furnished in at least the living area. The minimum living area is interpreted to mean the living room, the dining room, one bedroom (preferable master bedroom) and kitchen.
10. The house should be of excellent exterior design appeal.
11. The Builder is encouraged to use new and innovative products.
12. The Builder agrees to remove trash and building debris and thoroughly clean up the entire property prior to the Parade day.
13. Each Participating builder will be required to sign an application and participation agreement for the entry and pay his entry fees on or before the deadline.
14. Homes entered in the Parade shall have shingled roof and windows installed. Builder agrees to the following safety guidelines.
a. Permanent or temporary safety rails will be placed on open sides of stairway, landing, porches and decks.
b. Access will be prevented to areas that may be unsafe or hazardous.
c. All unsafe or hazardous materials will be stored in areas not accessible to the public.
d. All wiring and outlets accessible to the public should be turned off at the panel box or installed properly to eliminate shock hazards.
e. There must be sidewalk or temporary walkway leading to the entry of the house.
f. There will be no construction going on during the Parade hours.
g. Home must be sheet rocked.
h. Permanent heat must be installed.