2016 Parade of Homes Recap

On behalf of P&D Builders, LTD. We want to thank everyone who came out to this year’s Parade of Homes. There were 16 homes in this year’s parade so we want to especially thank those who stopped by our house, we know it was easy to get tired looking at all those beautiful homes!

For those of you that did not have a chance to make it out this year, we are going to give you a quick recap! Our complete photo gallery can be found here.

Complete details of the home:

5,294 sq. ft.
5 Bedrooms
6 Full & 1 Half Baths
3 Car Garage

Our must see feature:

Glass floor with a spectacular view into the custom-finished wine cellar below.

Some of our outstanding features include:

  • Strong corporate commitment to our award-winning “Certified” Energy Star Program
  • Home design resulting from a partnership between the build team and the client’s vision
  • Open-air, two-story, totally-enclosed garden courtyard entry
  • Extraordinary custom wine cellar with glass ceiling above
  • Sensational upper foyer with Juliet balconies overlooking garden courtyard entry

Each year, the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio hosts the Parade of Homes. This year’s parade was the largest since 2005 and features 16 luxury homes ranging from $799,000 to $1.3 million. The entries were judged on 15 different categories this year. A couple examples of some of the categories are: curb appeal, special features, best kitchen and many more.

We are pleased to announce that we took home two different awards! We got the gold in the First Interior Impression category and the silver in the Exterior Architecture category. You can read about all the categories and award winners in the full article found here.

Once again we just want to thank all those companies that played a part in the design and decoration of this year’s home and thank all of those that came out to the parade!

Contact Information

Home Design
P&D Builders Design Team 
(740) 201-8079

Interior Design
Nth Degree
(614) 855-8533

Landscape Design
Simes Landscape, Inc.
(614) 332-0335

Sales Contacts
Dan Dillon
(614) 207-3490
Ed Snodgrass
(614) 565-5705
Jason Cordle
(614) 207-3506

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2016 Parade of Homes Preview Party

The 2016 BIA Parade of Homes will be hosting their annual Preview Party again this year. This offers guests an exclusive look at all the Parade has to offer and allows guests to tour the event’s 16 high-end, luxurious homes before the parade is open to the public. The Preview Party features a progressive dinner, along with beverage pairings by Cameron Mitch Catering Company.

The event will be taking place Thursday, September 1st from 6-10 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the BIA Foundation and Habitat for Humanity Mid-Ohio charities. Tickets are $85 a person, then raise to $95 a person after August 24th.

For a chance to win 2 FREE tickets to the Preview Party from P&D Builders, enter HERE.

The winner will be announced Friday, August 26.

Purchase tickets for the event here. The Preview Party can be your exclusive first look at all 16 of the entries in this year’s parade along with enjoying tons of good food and drinks. We hope to see you there!

2016 Parade of Homes Entry


Verona developed by Vince Romaneilli

Find directions to the event!

Verona is located just east of the Columbus Zoo on Powell Road (SR 750). From I-270, take the Sawmill Road exit and travel North approx. 4 miles on Sawmill Road (which will turn into Sawmill Parkway). Turn left (West) on to Powell Road (SR 750) and travel approx. 0.7 miles. The entrance to Verona will be on your right (watch for signs).

September 3 – 18, 2016 (rain or shine)
12pm – 8pm Monday – Saturday
12pm – 6pm Sunday

no entry one hour to close

At 5,294 sq. ft., the home has 5 bedrooms, 6 full & 1 half baths and a 3-car garage. Features include:

  • Strong corporate commitment to our award-winning “Certified” Energy Star Program
  • Home design resulting from a partnership between the build team and the client’s vision
  • Open-air, two-story, totally enclosed garden courtyard entry
  • Extraordinary custom wine cellar with glass ceiling above
  • Sensation upper foyer with Juliet balconies overlooking garden courtyard entry

You can purchase your tickets for the event online, and save $2, or purchase them at the door! This is a year you definitely do not want to miss! 

AEP Ohio’s Energy Efficient Program

Here is a short video on the AEP Ohio Energy Efficient program and what prompted us to participate in this program. We believe in building energy efficient homes as a way to benefit our clients as well as the building practices here at P & D.

How to Choose the Right Moving Company

moving company You have built your dream home and the move-in date is quickly approaching. Now it is time to pack up your current home, gather your stuff out of storage, and prepare to move into your new home. For many people moving can be a bit of a headache and that is why many end up hiring a moving company to do it for them. It is very important to do your research when searching for a reputable moving company to hire. Your belongings are very important and you want to make sure they are treated with the utmost care and respect. Here are a few things to consider when you are searching for a moving company.

Are they Licensed? 

This is one of the first, and most important, things to verify when searching for a moving company. You want to look into the company’s legal status. Most companies say they are licensed and insured but it is important that you do the research yourself for verification.

In-State moves: Many states have implemented rules and regulations to monitor moving companies at a local level. The Department of Transportation or the Public Utilities Commission are the authorities responsible for the oversight of these companies. If you are looking for more information it is best to contact them for more details or questions.

Out-of-State moves: If you are moving out of state and want more information or details on a moving company, check with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This agency grants permits to all moving companies engaged in interstate transportaion of household goods. They regulate the safety, economic and legal compliance audits to protect consumers. This data is available as a public record and you can check to see if the mover you choose is licensed and insured.

Are they Reputable? 

Now that you have done your research into their validity, look at their reputation. This does not mean choose a company with the best ad campaigns or the catchiest slogans. Read reviews, get input from others who have used the company. Moving can be stressful so it is likely that you will get honest opinions from those who have used the company in the past. If they took care of them during that stressful time and made it a little easier, most likely you will get some honest feedback.  Another thing to notice is how the company responded to the reviews and feedback online. Was their presence made known both on their website and their social media accounts? Did it seem that they genuinely cared for their company reputation if they did receive a negative feedback? This is likely to show how much they care for their customers and their business.

 Do They Bring an Added Value? 

By now you have narrowed down your search. You have found a reputable, trustworthy company to hire, but don’t stop there. You want to ask them questions about how they go about disassembling furniture and electronics, the types of equipment they use for large or unique furniture? What types of packing materials do they use to keep your valuables safe from damage? Do they offer any other added benefits such as a cleaning service after the move is over? Do they offer storage (if needed)? These are all great things to consider because you might discover you need additional services as your moving day approaches.

The Red Flags

We cannot give you this list without advising you on what “Red Flags” to watch out for. If you are searching a moving company and they do not have a listed physical address, scratch them off of your list. If they do not give you a written estimate when doing a walk-through of your home also scratch them off of your list. Other things to watch out for are requiring a large deposit down before a move, estimating an extremely high or low price for the move, not giving you the FMCSA booklet “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move”, or asking you to sign blank or incomplete documents.

We know that this process is both exciting and sometimes stressful so we hope that you can use this as a guide when choosing a moving company to help you on your big moving day. If you would like more information on some moving companies in the area that we recommend contact P&D Builders.