The Rio Grande Valley’s annual Parade of Homes is just around the corner. Scheduled for June 4-5 & 11-12, the 2021 RGVBA Parade of Homes will showcase some of the most stunning homes in the Rio Grande Valley. The homes will be open, with no admission fees, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the Parade dates.
This issue of the New Home Guide features an elite group of home builders who have stepped up to a leadership role in the construction of high-performance, energy efficient homes in the Rio Grande Valley.
Affordable Homes of South Texas (AHSTI), a 501c3 non-profit Corporation, is dedicated to providing homeownership opportunities, including bi-lingual homeownership counseling and education, for low income residents in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas
Divine Custom Homes has a distinguished history of being committed to energy efficient construction. The company’s founder, Olga Treviño, embraced the building science of energy efficient construction from the start and has never wavered. Olga is one of a few “hands-on” builders who not only personally supervises the work on the job site, but who has the knowledge and skills to actually work alongside her contractors.
In 2003, Felix Hernandez established Treasure Builders. The company is a family-owned business that has a reliable reputation for quality homes built by people who are deeply rooted in the traditional family values of honesty, truth, and faith.
Since 2004, Waldo Homes has earned an outstanding reputation for building exceptional luxury custom homes in the Rio Grande Valley. This family-owned and managed company has been consistently recognized with awards for excellence in construction in Parade of Homes competitions—and there have been many over the years, including winning most of the awards in two back-to-back Parade of Homes competitions.
Founded in 2013 by Emigdio Villanueva, Jr. and his sons Emigdio Villanueva, III and David Villanueva, Villa Homes has quickly distinguished itself as a company that constructs fine quality homes with features and details that other companies consider as upgrades.
MVEC strives to improve the quality of life for residents of the Rio Grande Valley by providing incentives & marketing assistance to builders and developers selling homes or lots in MVEC new home communities.
Villa Homes, Treviño Construction, and Waldo Homes have each generously opened their new homes and stunning kitchens to help showcase décor and foods for this Holiday season. The festive decorations and luscious foods are all from local merchants, small businesses here in the Rio Grande Valley that create personal and customized accessories and edibles. Nothing
Villa Homes brings the country farmhouse style into the 21st century with this inviting kitchen. Soothing colors of whites and soft tans add calm. A creamy white shiplap ceiling, recessed lighting, glass-front cabinetry, and glossy white terra cotta tile backsplashes are a sparkling framework for the warmth of the blonde wood-look ceramic plank tile flooring and wood base of the kitchen island.
Treviño Construction’s kitchen is a mastery of design in monochromatic colors of stark black, crisp white, and silvery gray. From the ceiling with its black beams, to the immense black range hood, the ultra-modern chrome chandeliers, glossy white cupboards, black granite and white quartz countertops, gray tile backsplash, and marbled white porcelain flooring, this kitchen is a sensational beauty.
This Waldo Homes kitchen bespeaks elegance with its color scheme of glistening white, silver, and gold. A multi-layered tray ceiling creates dramatic height and is a perfect backdrop for the contemporary gold chandelier over the immense marbled granite island. The backsplash and countertops continue the marbled theme, and along with the chrome appliances and gold accessories, complete the look of luxury and sophistication.
To keep up with a growing market, Materiales El Valle is constantly expanding store space. Its mid-Valley store in Donna, Texas, a 5-acre location with over 20,000 square feet of warehouse space, has recently completed a new showroom addition.
The RGVBA has released the dates for its much anticipated yearly Parade of Homes: Saturday & Sunday, June 4-5 & June 11-12, 2022. As usual, the event will feature homes in a variety of locations, styles & budgets from some of the Valley’s finest builders.
Utilizing earthy colors combined with a contemporary aesthetic, Pinpoint Construction created a 2 story Tuscan style home that was awarded “Best Home: $501K-550K,” “Best Kitchen,” and “Best Master Bed & Bath” in the 2021 RGVBA Parade of Homes.
With a history of building homes as early as the 1980’s, LTR Construction is by no means a new company. However, this was the first time that the company submitted an entry into the Rio Grande Valley Builders Association’s annual Parade of Homes…and won the competition’s two top awards: “Best of Show” and “People’s Choice”!
Waldo Homes, for many years, has consistently won awards in the annual RGV Parade of Homes, and this year is no different. Two Waldo Homes entries secured three top honors: “Best Home: $251K-300K”; “Best Home: $451K-500K”; and “Most Energy Efficient Home.”
State-of-the-art in both design and quality, a 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath new home entry by Homes by Innovative secured the “Best Home Over $900K” award in the 2021 Parade of Homes. The two-story Transitional exterior design with its gray tile roof, white stone and stucco, expansive windows, and custom arched iron and glass entry door, is a masterpiece of beauty.
Want to know what an award-winning “Best Home: $301K-350K” looks like? EB Luxury Homes designed and built a distinctive 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home that earned them this award in the 2021 Parade of Homes.
Carolina Homes garnered the award for “Best Home $201K-250K” category for its sleek, contemporary Mediterranean-themed home. The exterior—pristine white with warm river rock, linear windows, and squared turret—is minimalist in design and maximal in crisp, clean beauty.