In the short period of time since its start in 2013, Villa Homes has earned a reputation for building some of the most outstanding luxury homes in the Rio Grande Valley. In 2018, the company was recognized for excellence in construction on their first entry into the Rio Grande Valley’s Parade of Homes competition and
The first Texas Home and Outdoor Expo will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 25 to 27, at the McAllen Convention Center in McAllen, Texas. This inaugural Expo will feature hundreds of exhibitors in a variety of industries offering products and services such as building materials, swimming pools, spas, all-terrain vehicles, boats, landscaping,
For years, homebuyers have been told about the advantages of building an energy efficient home to save money, and about “green building” to save the earth’s natural resources. Yet while a growing number of people (and builders) have taken the leap and made energy efficiency and renewable energy a priority in their home buying/home building
The stunning tile products featured here are so new to the market that most have yet to be used by builders in their Parade of Homes models and represent only a fraction of what is available from Materiales El Valle in the Rio Grande Valley.
Morrison Supply Company recently announced the launching of its new line of Monogram appliances. The announcement was made in June at the company’s McAllen, Texas, showroom during an evening gathering where guests were treated to food prepared by skilled chefs demonstrating the ease of using Monogram appliances. One lucky guest, Zenia Garza, won a fabulous
On Thursday, August 22, 2019, Purple Heart recipient Corporal Miguel Angel Simental and his family received a home from Operation FINALLY HOME, a nationally recognized non-profit organization with a mission of providing mortgage-free custom homes to wounded veterans and their families. The dedication took place at Las Villas Del Rio at The Groves on Shary
The Rio Grande Valley Builders Association (RGVBA) in partnership with BUILT TO SAVE™ will host a seminar for builders and building industry professionals on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Radisson Hotel McAllen Airport—2721 South 10th Street in McAllen, Texas. The Agenda for the seminar will include a presentation from the Texas Association of Builders
Villa Homes will be moving early in January 2020 to a new location on U.S. Business 83 and Bryan Road in Mission. The company is building a new and larger office to accommodate its growing business and to better serve customers. The new facility will feature state-of-the art technology and large screens in the conference
The Rio Grande Valley Builders Association hosted its annual Fishing Tournament on South Padre Island on Saturday, June 22nd. The weather provided an excellent day for fun and fishing. Builder and Associate members enjoyed this entertaining fishing competition with friends and family at Jim’s Pier on South Padre Island, and attendees won many door prizes
Touring around on a beautiful day to check out local neighborhoods can be a lot of fun, especially if you are considering building or buying a new home. The Texas Coastal Bend has dozens of neighborhoods to choose from, each offering houses of different styles and sizes and with many great amenities. Whether you are
It’s well known that buying a home is most likely the largest single investment we will make in our lifetime. That said, it makes sense that we should have a well thought-out plan to make sure we make the best decision that’s right for us. Here are some important points to remember.
Red Rock Development, an established and respected land development company co-founded by Manuel Cantu and Cruz Cantu III, has been helping to improve the quality of life for residents in the Rio Grande Valley for many years by developing beautiful and affordable new home communities—giving many the opportunity to own a home. The company’s newest
On April 4, 2019, Valley Land Title Company celebrated a milestone that few companies reach—its 100th Year Anniversary! The 100th Birthday Bash Fiesta, as it was called, took place at the beautiful venue of Rancho Guadalupe in Edinburg, Texas, with its sweeping and picturesque lakefront views as a backdrop. Over 600 guests joined the staff
Operation FINALLY HOME, in partnership with H-E-B, Verturo Interests, and the City of McAllen, hosted an event called “Notes of Love” for U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Miguel Simental and his family on Thursday, May 30th at the job site of the mortgage-free home being built for them. Operation Finally Home is a nationally recognized non-profit
Visitors to the Parade could gain an entry by registering at each participating builder’s home and giving feedback on the RGVBA’s Parade app.
(L to R:) Victor Ibarra (Builder-Levian Homes), Corpus Christi, Texas; Mike Duffey (2019 Parade of Homes Committee Co-Chair); Marcy Alamia (RGVBA Executive V.P); Anna Sanchez and Dolores Sanchez (Builders-Dolores Sanchez Custom Homes); Leslie Schey / 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (Parade of Homes Committee member); Dave Yelovich (Compliance Officer-Tilson Homes), Houston, Texas; Oscar Perez (Builder-Sky Limited
The Rio Grande Valley Builders Association will again host its annual Fishing Tournament on South Padre Island, Saturday, June 22, for members.
Matt’s Building Materials, the oldest lumberyard in the Rio Grande Valley, turned 50 this year. To celebrate, the owners put together a fantastic outdoor festival to thank their customers, vendors, employees, and community. On Saturday, May 4th, the lumberyard at Matt’s Pharr location was transformed into a festival ground in the true DIY spirit—complete with
Some of the area’s finest builders presented 31 homes in a variety of sizes and architectural styles throughout the upper #RGV. These were the top winners of the 2019 #ParadeOfHomes competition.
Trevino Construction is a team of leading-edge designers and visionaries in the field of new home construction. As soon as you walk into a Trevino Construction home, you’ll know you are seeing a one-of-a-kind creation—a unique vision of luxury, beauty, and quality craftsmanship that makes other homes pale by comparison. And more lasting than the
The BUILT TO SAVE™ program is one available to builders that provides homebuyers the proof they need to know that their home was quality-built and is guaranteed to be more energy efficient than a similar home built only to current national code.
This company has found the perfect combination of beauty and energy efficiency in their winning entry for Most Energy Efficient Home. To date, Villanueva Construction is the Valley’s leading energy efficient builder. They’ve certified the highest number of homes in the BUILT TO SAVE™ program in 2017 and 2018—and are on track to receive the award again at the end of 2019.
A Waldo Home is truly a masterpiece of style, design, elegance, and comfort. The most common first expression from visitors touring a Waldo model home is “Wow.” It’s called the “Waldo Wow Factor,” and it is the reflex reaction that comes from that overwhelming feeling you get when you are seeing something that impresses your
With six top awards including the 2019 Best of Show, this Waldo Homes Mediterranean-style home is truly outstanding. A spectacular two-story high entry, an open marble staircase with custom hand wrought iron, and glistening porcelain flooring first greet the eye. Throughout the home, custom designer touches abound, making this house a real showstopper.
Awash with stunning bursts of design, this Villanueva Construction home took the honors of Best Home in its category. Hard to imagine such a wonderfully attainable price could have such exceptional and sophisticated details. Especially noticeable: the open floorplan living area with its eye-popping coffered tray ceiling, decorator niches, and custom kitchen island.