About the Tour of Homes
The Pride of Ownership
WELCOME to the 27th Annual Tour of Homes.The Home Builders Association of Lane County is proud to produce this popular civic event and we are delighted that you have taken this opportunity to join us!
Today’s market offers unprecedented opportunities for those wishing to take advantage of building or purchasing a new home. Even though the recession is in retreat and housing is on the mend, it is still a buyer’s market with affordable prices, low mortgage rates, and great new energy efficient homes. But, market conditions can change and these opportunities may not be around for long.
One of the many advantages to new home ownership that we are proud to showcase is the innovation and new construction techniques that make today’s new homes more efficient than ever. And, while they can be more affordable to operate, these new homes also are significantly more resource-efficient and environmentally friendly. In addition, these new homes are designed to accommodate today’s busy lifestyles with open floor-plans, flexible spaces, improved safety features, and low-maintenance materials.
The 2012 Tour of Homes provides you the opportunity to visit with nine professional builders proudly showcasing eleven homes.
The event is free to the public, however we do ask that you join us in supporting the Veterans Housing Program as you visit the Tour homes. Within every Tour home you will find a small house shaped piggy bank with the Veterans Housing Program logo on it. Help us say “Welcome Home Veterans” and deposit money, or a check, in the banks. Your donations will be used to renovate homes for our Veterans returning from deployment. You can learn more about the Veterans Housing Project on page 7 in the Tour magazine.
As you tour the homes please take photos, ask questions, make notes, and talk to the builders. All we ask in return is to respect the new homes and wear the provided booties over your shoes (no bare feet allowed). And, be sure to visit some of the interesting displays in garages that will introduce new trends and innovative products enhancing the homeowner’s quality of life and preserving the earth’s resources. You’ll discover several ideas among the many choices as you explore homes displaying the latest trends and technologies.
As you enjoy the Tour of Homes, please realize that it is the result of a large volunteer team investing enormous amounts of time and energy to ensure the tour’s success. We’d like to thank each and every one, as well as the builders, for making it all possible.
Come See Our Homes
July 21-29, 2012
Sat & Sun: Noon - 6:00 PM
Weeknights: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
2012 Tour Committee
Sheryl Little,Umpqua Bank
Howard Galvin, BiCoastal Media
Jeffrey Bennett,Cypress Design Center
Shallum Bivens, Nordic Homes & Construction LLC
Dan Cooper, DC Fine Homes Inc.
Judy Gould, Siuslaw Mortgage
Jordan Iverson, Jordan Iverson Signature Homes
Alan Ludvickson, Overhead Door Co.
Mica McOmber, Mica McOmber Construction Inc.
Steve Morgan, Velux Skylights
Beckie Page, Windermere Real Estate/Lane County
Ron Smith, Precision Funding
Eli Volem, EWEB
Katrina Wester, Katrina Wester Builder
Home Builders Association of Lane County 2012 Officers
Shallum Bivens, President
Dane Butler, Vice President
Matt Powell, Associate Vice President
Lloyd Tolbert, Secretary
Howard Galvin, Treasurer
Dan Cooper, Past President
2012 Board of Directors
Ed McMahon, Executive Vice President
Linda Carlson, Office Manager