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C ont en t s Letter from the Editor Jennifer Johnson, NAC FD

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The Economic and Emotional Value of Homeownership

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Keep Your Home and Family Safe and Secure

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2014 Parade of Homes Premiere Home: Heartland Contractors Inc.

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Design Trends for 2014 and Beyond

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40th Annual Parade of Homes Revealed

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The Outstanding Value of Homeownership: By the Numbers

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CVHBA Wins National Award for Backyard Dreamhouse Project

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Checklist for Keeping Your Home Healthy

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The “Not-So-Obvious� Benefits of Buying New

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A Little Work Now For a Beautiful Yard Later

Editor Jennifer Johnson, NAC FD Creative Director Kristen Hartzel Graphic Designer Kristen Hartzel Printer Badgerland Printing

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2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Lance Brunkow, Brunkow Builders, Inc. VICE PRESIDENT Glen Mills, MyNextHome SECRETARY John Schwieters, ShredAway TREASURER Pat Sturz, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP PAST PRESIDENT Billy Bergh, Driftwood Builders of the Chippewa Valley DIRECTORS: Adam Ashley, Ashley Construction Jim Bechly, Bank Mutual* Frank Biermeier, Menards – East* Cody Filipczak, C&M Properties & Construction LLC Jane Gobler, All Title Services, Inc.* Neil Haselwander, Haselwander Bros., Inc.*+ Gregory Haselwander, Haselwander Companies, Inc.+ David Hopkins, Woita & Associates* Tom Kruse, Independent Flooring* Linda Machmeier, Signature Homes Paul Madsen, RainMaster Lawn Systems Mike Marthaler, Mike’s Custom Homes* Barb Oas, Royal Credit Union Dennis Pawlak, Pawlak Construction* Bill Pozarski, Pozarski Enterprises* Roy Rico, Rico Quality Homes, Inc.* Monica Sommerfeldt Lewis, Archer Lion, Inc.*+ Jason Steen, Steen Construction of Osseo, Inc.*+ Randy Tews, R. Tews Construction & Design, Inc.* *Also serves as a Director on the Wisconsin Builders Association Board +Also serves as a Director on the National Association of Home Builders

CVHBA STAFF: Jennifer Johnson NAC FD, Executive Officer Linda Luberda , Accounting Kristen Hartzel, Communications Manager Susie Jennings, Membership Director Jodi Schleusner, Office Administrator David Pierce, Advocacy Intern Brooke Rohde, Special Events Intern

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AProfessional ProfessionalBuilders Builder Builds Build More More Than Than Just Just Good Good Homes. Homes.

Trust. TheyBuild He Builds

A builder’s business live or dies on his professional reputation.

A professional builder helps in more ways than one.

If you build a good, solid house and back it up with professional service, people will come back to you for more. If you don’t, you’re out of business. It’s really that simple. But, as a homebuyer moving into a new neighborhood, you will need all the help you can get to separate the professionals from the amateurs.

They can assist you with mortgage rates and financing options, decorating, landscaping, energy saving ideas and more. A professional builder is there to answer your questions. They are your best friends when it comes time to turn their new house into your new home!

Check first with the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association. Do not guess - start at square one. The people of the CVHBA know the ropes. They can help you find a professional builder, or give you the information you need to make an intelligent choice. The point is - a good, professional builder is more often than not a member of the CVHBA. For one very good reason.

A New Home. It’s the best investment you can make.

A professional wants to look their best in your new home. The Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association keeps a builder in touch with the latest innovations, the latest designs and the latest technology. It’s an important link to the nation’s most important industries. It’s a trading place of new ideas, and this knowledge is passed along to you when you buy a new home.

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This is my favorite time of year – the temperatures are warming and the Parade of Homes is finally here. This year we are proud to celebrate our 40th Parade of Homes event and have launched a new blog to kick things off. The blog takes an unprecedented look behind the scenes of building a Parade home. We are very appreciative of the homeowner, Anne, and her CVHBA Parade Builder, MyNextHome, for allowing us to tag along on this spectacular journey. If you haven’t checked it out, be sure to visit the CVHBA website and click the Parade Blog link on the homepage. One of our largest Parades in a number of years, the 2014 event will feature 18 spectacular single family homes throughout the Chippewa Valley. Each home and the home builder are highlighted in this issue. Thank you to the builders, subcontractors and all of you who continue to support this event year after year. As spring and summertime approach, all those home improvement projects you set aside like painting the exterior of your home or cleaning out the gutters, will start calling out to you soon. If any of the projects on your horizon call for a ladder, it is critical to know the ins and outs of how to use one safely. The following tips can help you and your family members use ladders with care: • Make sure to use the right ladder for the job. The ladder should be high enough for you to reach your work area without using or standing on the highest rung. • The base of the ladder should always be secured. You could ask a family member to sit on the bottom rung to hold it in place. • Check the ladder’s maximum load rating before you use it to make sure that it can support both your weight and the weight of any supplies, tools or materials you are using. •

Never place or use a ladder on an uneven surface.

• Always maintain three points of contact with the ladder, and keep your weight centered between the rails. Leaning away from the ladder to do work can cause it to tilt and tip over. • Check the rung locks and spreader braces on your ladder to make sure they are set firmly in place, and never use a ladder with faulty spreading or locking devices. Ladders with missing rungs and or other damaged parts are also dangerous to use. • Keep ladders away from doors that can be opened; if work must be done in front of a door, make sure that it is locked or guarded. • Not sure if this is a project you should tackle? Call or visit the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association for a list of professional contractors in your area. 8


With any new construction or remodel project doing your homework is the first step towards a successful outcome. Take your time – most problems occur when a homeowner fails to investigate contractors carefully before hiring them. Select a contractor you feel comfortable with – one who understands your tastes and needs and with whom you can communicate easily. Asking for references and to see the contractor’s work are excellent ways to learn more about the contractor’s capabilities and quality of work. Always ask for a certificate of insurance to verify workers’ compensation and general liability insurance and always insist on a written contract and change orders. Incorporate any warranties, guarantees or other promises in your written contract. Be specific about start and end dates but remember some delays are unavoidable and beyond the contractor’s control. Finally, beware of the unusually low bid or low advertised price. If a contractor cannot pay for labor, materials and overhead, you are both in trouble. Ask your contractor if they belong to a professional association like the CVHBA. Your home is the single largest investment you will make in your lifetime. A little work upfront will ensure that it will last you a lifetime.

Jennifer Johnson, NAC FD Executive Officer Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association

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T he e conomic and e moTional V alue of h omeownership In good times or bad, there is

one constant: Homeownership remains the American Dream for millions of American families. And there are many reasons why, both economic and emotional. Most Americans consider homeownership to be their single best long-term investment and a primary source of their Generations of families have counted on and used the equity in their homes for their children’s education, their own retirement and other milestone expenses. Individual household budgets are helped by tax incentives that are designed to make owning a home more affordable. Deductions for mortgage interest and property taxes can result in thousands of dollars of tax savings, especially in the early years of the mortgage when interest makes up most of the payment. Home owners save nearly $100 billion annually on mortgage interest and property deductions alone. And when home owners sell their primary residence, they get an enormous tax break. A couple who owns and lives in their homes for two years and then decides to sell can keep up and a single owner can keep $250,000. 10

A healthy housing industry means more jobs and a stronger U.S. economy. In fact, fully 15 percent of the U.S. economy relies on housing. Most of the products used in home construction and remodeling are manufactured in the United States. Constructing 100 new homes create more than 300 fulltime jobs, $23.1 million in wage and business income and $8.9 million in federal, state and local tax revenue. New home owners spend money on decorations and furnishings, to enhance the landscaping and to become members of the community by patronizing local businesses and service providers. Yet a home is so much more than an investment. In good times and in bad, the opportunity to own a home has been a cherished ideal and a source of pride, accomplishment, social stability and peace of mind. Homeownership strengthens communities as well as families. Home building increases the property tax base that supports local schools and communities. When a family owns their home, it is an asset that has a security and future. People are more likely to take care of things they own so they remain valuable. And a home’s value

is determined by how well it is maintained as well as by the condition of the neighborhood it is located in. So home owners have incentive to spend their time and resources improving their neighborhood, even if it is just to protect the value of their investment. Homeownership builds strong communities, provides a solid foundation for family and personal achievement and improves the quality of life for millions of people. The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission has said that homeownership can “produce powerful economic, serve the individual home owner, the larger community and the nation”. To learn more about homeownership in the Chippewa Valley, contact the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association.


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KEEP YOUR HOME AND FAMILY SAFE AND SECURE Y

our home is likely the largest investment you own, but more importantly, it protects and provides a sanctuary where your family will share experiences and create lifelong memories. The National Association of Home Builders’ MyHome Press has published a handbook for home owners, “Home Maintenance Made Easy,” and below are just some of the many tips provided in the Safety and Security section that can help you keep your home and family out of harm’s way.

General Safety •

Keep a home first aid kit or first aid materials in a convenient location. Buy and keep a booklet on basic first aid with it. If you decide to remodel, finish the basement, or add on to your home, work with trained professionals who will make sure a building permit is obtained, all building department inspections occur and the work complies with applicable codes. Teach children how and why to dial 911.

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Chains or locks will be the most secure if the screws and bolts used to attach them go all the way through the door or frame and cannot be removed from the outside. Locks should be located so they cannot be reached by breaking a small windowpane in or near the door. Locks that require a key to open from the inside are potentially dangerous if any emergency such as a fire occurs. Be sure a spare key is close by to prevent trapping anyone inside the house.

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Have a fire extinguisher and ensure all family members know where it is and how to use it. Fires from combustible solids such as wood, cloth or paper differ from electrical and chemical fires, so make sure your extinguisher is multipurpose. Check annually that the charge is still in the green area of the scale. A qualified and licensed professional at a specialty store can recharge it. Make sure all family members know the escape routes to use in a fire. Conduct regular fire drills to practice. Test your smoke detectors to ensure they function correctly and so everyone will recognize the warning alarm’s sound. If a detector chirps, the battery needs replacement. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for cleaning and servicing your detectors. Store volatile materials (such as paint and gasoline) in appropriate containers and away from flames and heat sources, ideally in a garage or building that is not part of your habitat space. Don’t place flammable objects or materials near the stove or fireplace, and store matches away from heat sources and the reach of children. Also keep flammable objects away from the grill. Make sure all electrical cords are in good repair. Use properly sized fuses and don’t overload electrical outlets.

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CHIPPEWA VALLEY HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION National Association of Home Builders

Need More Space?

Whether you need more or less space to fit your family’s current needs, with today’s low interest rates, competitive prices and great selection of homes on the market, now is a great time to buy a home.

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2014 Parade of Homes Premiere Home:

Heartland Contractors Inc. We

are proud to present Heartland Contractors as this year’s “Premiere” home in the 2014 Chippewa Valley Parade of Homes. The Premier is the kickoff event for the parade of homes and is held at a different location every year. The location is selected by the CVHBA parade of homes committee based on craftsmanship, neighborhood location, and quality of construction. This 5 bedroom, 2-story is one of 2 homes presented by Heartland Contractors in this year’s Parade. Both homes are located within the picturesque setting of the Hillcrest Greens neighborhood.

Heartland

Contractors was founded in 2004 by owners Jim & Jennifer Rooney and Vice President Bill Albright (former CVHBA President). They are recognized throughout the Chippewa Valley and surrounding communities for their craftsmanship and attention to detail. Heartland Contractors’ mission statement reads; “We strive to perform for our customers the highest level of quality construction services at affordable prices. We will ensure the longevity of our company through repeat and referral business achieved by customer satisfaction in all 14 areas including timeliness,


attention to detail and service-minded attitudes culminating in a superior product. We will maintain the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, honesty and fairness in our relationships with our suppliers, subcontractors, professional associates and customers.�

Hillcrest Greens is the newest neighbourhood addition to the Chippewa Valley

and is situated on the former 178 acre Hillcrest Golf & Country Club. This uniquely coved neighbourhood includes pristine home sites, lush expanses of green space, over a mile of otter creek frontage, mature trees, miles of walking trails, ponds, acres of parks, a sport court and much more. Great consideration has been taken to ensure the pedestrian connectivity within the neighbourhood and to surrounding areas.

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The National Association of Home Builders recently

announced the winners of the Best in American Living Awards - a prestigious award program that spotlights design excellence for the entire residential building industry.

single-family homes, courtyards provide private and safe outdoor living areas and are being shifted to side yards.

• Specialty Lighting

Award recipients represent the forefront of innovative design in America, and are lauded as the most creative and inventive builders, remodelers, architects, developers, land planners and interior designers in the nation.

Specialty fixtures are “lighting it up” this year. Regardless of whether it involves a custom or a stock fixture, designers are finding ways to showcase them as pieces of art rather than just a functional element. Lighting is being paired with wood ceiling details to further enhance the room’s design and create a feeling of warmth.

Based on submissions from this year’s crop of winners, some of the newest trends in design that home buyers will see over the next several years include:

• Historic Style with Modern Flair

• White on White

Cabinets, flooring, backsplashes, counters, fixtures and appliances are beginning to lighten up. Layering white on top of white is a new approach in many kitchens and bathrooms that is giving way to a fresh and light feeling. To achieve clean lines and a modern feel, designers and builders are selecting European cabinetry, adding shiny surfaces via appliance, backsplash and counter top choices, and incorporating glass walls.

• Bold Exterior Colors

Bold colors are making their way to the exterior of homes. Whether it’s through paint, a mix of cladding materials, doors, windows, porches, shutters or trim, an extra layer of drama is being adding to the design of elevations, further enhancing curb appeal.

• Interior Courtyards

Interior courtyards are popular in all housing types right now. The primary difference is scale. Within

New or remodeled homes, whether they are Craftsman, Prairie, Mid-Century Modern or another historic architectural style, are adding modern flair to their traditional designs through color, finish, fixture and lighting selection, while continuing to be influenced by the past through the use of reclaimed building materials and classic proportions and detailing.

• Blurring the Lines Between Inside and Out

Lines continue to be blurred between the inside and outside of homes. No longer limited to areas with warmer climates, this is being seen all across the country. More homes now feature movable glass walls, gourmet outdoor kitchens and interior courtyard pools, adding more everyday living space. To find an industry professional, check out the member directory at www.cvhomebuilders.com or call the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association at (715) 835.2526. 17


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Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association

40th Annual

Parade of Homes

June 7-14, 2014 $6 Pass in Advance Age 12 & Under are Free

$8 Pass Week of the Event at the First Home You Visit

Advance Tickets available at Menards East & West, Mega Foods East & West, and the CVHBA Office

For home locations, descriptions and layouts visit cvhomebuilders.com and click on the ‘events’ tab


Pa r a d e o f H o m e s 1

My Next Home W14202 Island Lake Road Weyerhaeuser, WI

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C & M Properties & Construction 2204 Rivers Edge Drive Altoona, WI

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Briggs Brothers Construction 26720 County M Holcombe, WI

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JW Custom Homes 926 Thistle Lane Eau Claire, WI

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Timber Ridge Homes Lot 11, Canyon Road Menomonie, WI

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Signature Homes 16014 93rd Avenue Chippewa Falls, WI

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Steen Construction E16601 County N North Fall Creek, WI

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Hainstock Homes 5140 Star Ridge Road Eau Claire, WI

Category I:

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Storybook Custom Homes 6014 Talmadge Road

Eau Claire, WI

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C & E Wurzer Builders Graceland Court Pleasant Valley, WI

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Heartland Contractors 1570 Southern Hills Court Altoona, WI

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Mike’s Custom Homes W1085 Cedar Road Pleasant Valley, WI

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Heartland Contractors 1320 Cypress Court Altoona, WI

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C & E Wurzer Builders Lot 4, North Pine Creek Road Pleasant Valley, WI

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Bungalow Point Homes 3100 Drier Road Eau Claire, WI

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Peterson Custom Homes 7793 Hillview Road Eau Claire, WI

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Ashley Construction 687 Autumn Drive Altoona, WI

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Wurzer Builders 4426 Echo Valley Road Eau Claire, WI

$225,000 and under

Category IV: $401,000 - $500,000

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Category II: $226,00 - $300,000

Category V: $550,000 - $1.000.000

Category III: $301,000 - $400,000

Category VI: $1,000,000 and above


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1 MyNextHome

Category VI - $1,000,000 and above

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

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W14202 Island Lake Road, Weyerhauser, WI

The 2014 MyNextHome Parade Home is Parade Home Features:

the vision of the home owner and is built in a traditional Northwoods lake cottage design. Walking into the front door, you will look through the great room with 26 foot high vaulted ceilings to the lake beyond through the wall of east facing windows. This 4 bedroom, 4 bath home offers views of Island Lake from every living space and access to both screened and open decks that provide wonderful access to the outdoor spaces. The spacious custom kitchen with a 10 foot island is perfectly designed and leads into a wall of bookshelves with a rolling library ladder. The Geo-Thermal heating system provides warm floors and the MyNextHome team of craftsmen provide custom finishing touches that will surprise and delight you. Don’t miss the chance to view a truly beautiful Lake Home on the West edge of Island Lake.

4 bedroom, 4 bath, 6,800 square foot home

Winding tree-lined drive

East facing lake home

Geo-Thermal heating system

Heated tile floors

26 foot vaulted great room

Art studio

Back-up generator

Stone fireplaces

Outdoor living spaces

Spacious master suite with lake view

Custom kitchen with stone counter tops

Custom built library cabinets with rolling stairs

Colored, stamped concrete

Stone exterior with smart side

Directions: Hwy 53 to Chetek. Hwy D East to south on Plummer Rd to east on Island Lake Rd. Less than 1/2 mile to driveway.


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

Arrow Building Center Fireside Hearth & Home Hometown Insulation Independent Flooring Karl’s TV Audio & Appliance Ken Olson Well Drilling & Pump Service, Inc. Liberty Exteriors, Inc. Premier Plumbing T&J Concrete Foundations, Inc. Water Source Heating & Cooling, Inc. Member

Phone: (715) 894.7477 www.mynexthome.com

MyNextHome Contracting, based in Eau Claire, is a respected builder of custom homes,

commercial buildings, custom cabinetry and furniture. MyNextHome brings together the experience of some of the most talented and experienced builders in the area with combined experience of 110 years. Our craftsmen are committed to the details. From planning to final finish, every detail is handled with care. Our team includes a full office staff to track every detail and provide up to the minute accounting, an on staff architect to help with casting vision and drawing plans and of course our contractor team who manages every detail including site planning, coordinating sub contractors, home construction, design decisions, finish detailing and a commitment to finishing on time and on budget.

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2 Briggs Brothers Construction

Category III - $301,000 - $400,000

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

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26720 Cty M, Holcombe, WI

Located on the south shore of Lake Holcombe, Parade Home Features: this ranch style home offers a panoramic view of the lake from the expansive great room or the master suite. The lower level boasts a large recreation room with bar area, complete enough to serve as a second kitchen. Do not miss this one, it is worth the drive! Directions: Take Hwy 29 east to Cadott. Hwy 27 north from Cadott to Holcome. Turn west on County Hwy M, one mile to home.

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Overlooking beautiful Lake Holcombe 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home, with 3,400 square feet of finished living space 2 car attached garage with excavated storage space underneath Super insulated foam foundation & wall panels Energy Star rated Cyber Space LP smart side siding Metro steel granulated shakes Reclaimed tobacco wood flooring Multi directional vaulted ceiling 2 stone fireplaces 5 zone audio system throughout home Custom Alder cabinets Quartz counter top and stainless steel appliances Dry Bar with beverage center Double vanity in master bath Tiled walk-in shower Walk-in closet with laundry Master bedroom features tray ceiling and access to large 15 x 20 deck Lower level features: wine room, full bar and kitchen area, rec room, in-floor radiant heat

Briggs Brothers Construction has been in business for ten years, with

twenty years of experience. Starting at a young age, being mentored by grandfather Cliff Bushendorf, president of Bushendorf Construction, Briggs Brothers has a reputation for building unique homes with quality craftsmanship. We strive for excellent customer satisfaction. We’re proud of what we build whether it’s a new residential construction, structural insulated panels, twin homes, remodels, additions, garages or gutters. Phone: (715) 828.3341 briggsbrothersmark@hotmail.com


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

Southern Oak Window Fashions ABC Supply Co. US Bank Backyard Stone.com Chippewa Valley Electrical Contractors, Inc. Eau Claire Insulation LLC Gerhards First Supply Gibson’s Watercare Service Harm’s Concrete, Inc. Erv Smith Services, Inc./The Hearth Shoppe Hometech Innovations LLC Johnson Roll-off Service Karl’s TV Audio & Appliance Kelly Heating & Electric LLC Kitchen Koncepts Lydia’s Pro-Build of Eau Claire

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3 Timber Ridge Homes

Category II - $226,000 - $300,000

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

Lot 11 Canyon Drive, Menomonie, WI

Welcome to our 2014 Parade of Homes entry.

This 1,798 square foot home has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths and is one of our most popular floor plans. Our home is sitting on a beautiful 1.5 acre lot in our new subdivision, Timber Canyon. Take the short ride to Menomonie to see why we are so proud of the homes we build.

Directions: I-94 west toward Menomonie. Take exit 41 (Hwy 25). Go south on Hwy 25 for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Meadow Hill Drive. Go over the bridge and up the hill (1.3 miles) to Canyon Drive. The house is the second on the right.

Parade Home Features: •

Granite counter tops

Two tray ceilings

Stone fireplace

Hand scraped hardwood floors

Walk-in tile shower

3 panel Poplar doors

Sliding barn door

Large front porch

Maple cabinets

Timber Ridge Homes is a family owned business owned by two brothers,

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Tim and Jamie Winsand. Jamie and Tim have built homes in almost every community in the Chippewa Valley. We are currently celebrating our 10th year in business. Please take the short drive to Menomonie to see why we are so proud of the homes we build.

Phone: (715) 505.0782 www.timberridgecustomhomes.com


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

Charter Media Eau Claire Insulation LLC Fireside Hearth & Home Indoor Comfort, Inc. Korger’s Furniture & Decorating Lyman Lumber Company Menards Ouim Asphalt, Paving & Well Drilling Swim’s Concrete Construction LLC United Bank Xcel Energy

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4 Signature Homes

Category IV - $401,000 - $500,000

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

16014 93rd Avenue, Chippewa Falls, WI

This scenic lot overlooking Lake Wissota

presented design challenges at first glance. But Signature Homes saw only opportunity for a unique design made specifically for this site. The open concept plan includes a great room which cantilevers over a wooded ravine. Clean lines create a transitional design which embraces both prairie and softer contemporary elements. Carefully planned windowscaping creates views of water, woods, golf course, and bridges. This story and half design features 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. Signature Homes is known for their one of a kind designs and attention to unique details as a key component of every home we build.

Parade Home Features: •

Bosch appliances

Custom cherry cabinetry

Trend stone surfaces, granite & hanstone counter tops

Buffed concrete floors

Open stair & loft with stainless cable rail

Mixed media exterior featuring smart side, natural cedar & natural stone veneer

Toto & Blanco fixtures

Crossville tile floors

Tile walk-in shower

Tile fireplace

Ruud & Rheem high efficiency HVAC

Central vac

AV wiring & sound system

Naturalized landscaping

Directions: Hwy 53 N. To Hwy S (east). Follow Hwy S to 93rd Ave. Left on 93rd to 16014 93rd Ave. 30


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

Arrow Building Center Accent Finishing LLC All Season Landscaping All Title Services, Inc. Amundson’s Appliance Andy Central-Vac Charter Bank County Materials Corporation Dziekan Heating & Cooling Eau Claire Insulation LLC Erv Smith Services, Inc./The Hearth Shoppe Harms Concrete, Inc. Independent Flooring Johnson Roll-off Service Ken Olson Well Drilling & Pump Service, Inc.

Kjelstad Plumbing Liberty Exteriors, Inc. Not Just Closets LLC Overhead Door Co. of the Chippewa Valley Pahl’s Kitchen & Bath Collection RainMaster Lawn Systems R&L Tile Co. Sound Installations, Inc. Southern Oak Window Fashions Thorcraft Customs Kitchens LLC T&J Concrete Foundations, Inc.

Member

Phone: (715) 579.6916 www.signaturehomescv.com

Linda Machmeier, owner of Signature Homes, has been building homes, remodeling, doing design consultation, and light commercial construction since 1999. Signature homes has presented nine Parade Homes and two Remodelers Showcase Homes during the past 15 years. We hope you enjoy this year’s home! 31


5 Steen Construction

Category VI - $1,000,000 and above

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

E16601 Cty N North, Fall Creek, WI

Steen Construction of Osseo, Inc. is pleased to show its parade entry for 2014. This home

Parade Home Features:

was designed by Lien & Peterson architects

5,150 square feet finished

with the owner’s needs in mind from the front

4 bedroom, 5 bath, and 3 car garage

entry to the outdoor living spaces, it was very

10’ ceilings

well thought out. Please join us for a tour of

Custom cabinetry and tops

this home!

Custom beam work

Stone work

Stucco exterior

Painted woodwork

Beautiful flooring

Outdoor living areas

Outdoor fire pit & entertainment area

Outdoor kitchen

3 fireplaces

Four season room

Directions: From Hwy 12, go east to Hwy D north, take a left on to Hwy D to County Road N, home is on the right 32


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

Andy Central-Vac BME, Inc. Classics Furniture County Materials Corporation Eau Claire Insulation LLC Fireside Hearth & Home Gerhards First Supply Gibson’s Watercare Service Granite Tops by Johnson Monument LLC Independent Flooring Johnson Roll-off Service JP Mechanical LLC Ken Olson Well Drilling & Pump Service, Inc Kramer Land Design Studio Larson’s Custom Cabinets

Lyman Lumber Company Lien & Peterson Architects, Inc. Overhead Door Co. of the Chippewa Valley RainMaster Lawn Systems Sherwin Williams Sound Installation, Inc. Special T Siding & Construction T&J Concrete Foundations, Inc.

Member

Phone: (715) 597.3120 www.steenconstruction.com

Steen Construction of Osseo, Inc. has been in business since 1993 building homes in the Chippewa Valley with prices ranging from $200,000 to well over $1,000,000. All homes are designed and completed with the attention to detail that Steen Construction is known for.

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6 Hainstock Homes

Category I - $225,000 and under

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

5140 Star Ridge Road, Eau Claire, WI

Hainstock

Homes welcomes you to this affordably rich 1,560 square foot 3 bedroom, 2 bath craftsman style home located in West View Acres. The kitchen features beautiful custom Alder cabinetry, a large center island, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and laminate flooring. The master bathroom is complete with ceramic tile floor, built up tile shower and walk-in closet. Come and check out what Hainstock Homes has to offer for your future building needs. Directions: From Clairemont - west on Cameron, left of West North Star Lane. Right on Star Ridge Road to 4150 Star Ridge Road. From 94 - east on US12/Bypass 312 to North Town Hall Road. Right on North Town Hall Road to Cameron. Left on Cameron to West North Star Lane. Right on West North Star Lane to Star Ridge Road. Right on Star Ridge Road to 4150 Star Ridge Road.

Parade Home Features: •

Custom Amish cabinets

Painted and stained Craftsman style trim

Open floor concept

Oversized three car garage

Spacious covered front porch

Granite counter tops

Built up tile shower

Stainless steel appliances

Energy efficient appliances

Over the past 14 years, Hainstock Homes has positioned itself as

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one of the area’s leading home builders; specializing in residential new construction, remodels and additions. We take great pride in our craftsmanship, attention to detail, and open communication with clients. Give us a call on your next project and let us turn your dreams into reality!

Phone: (715) 556.0627 www.hainstockhomes.com


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

Classics Furniture Cedar Falls Heating & AC, Inc. Gerhards First Supply Haas Sons, Inc. Independent Flooring Menards Xcel Energy

Member

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7 C & M Home Builders & Real Estate

Category III - $301,000 - $400,000

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

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2204 Rivers Edge Drive, Altoona, WI

Located

in the popular River’s Edge neighborhood, this 5 bedroom 3 bath home is 3,895 square feet of beautiful living space. Must see features include a two story foyer, coffered living room ceiling and impressive custom designed columns in both the entry and dining area. The warm and inviting kitchen is the centerpiece of this home with “Vanilla” painted and distressed cabinets, a farmhouse sink and elegant granite counter tops. You’ll also love the layout and functional design of our 2014 Parade home with a first floor office, spacious laundry room, mudroom and master bedroom suite all the main floor. The lower level features a Family Room ready for a little fun or relaxation with a full kitchenette, 2 additional bedrooms, an exercise room, and full bath. You won’t want to miss this home!

Parade Home Features: •

Fully finished lower level

Custom built cabinetry throughout in painted and stained finishes

Granite

kitchen

counter

tops

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Walk-in pantry

Hand-scraped “Hickory chocolate” floors

Coffered and tray ceilings

White painted trim with stained accent columns and buffet area

Beautiful outdoor covered deck and concrete patio

Focus on Energy certified

Directions: Take the River Prairie Exit east off of Interstate 53. Take a left at the stop sign on to Rivers Edge Dr. House is last one in subdivision on the left side. 2204 Rivers Edge Drive.


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

ABC Supply Co. Accent Finishing LLC Aerus Electrolux BME, Inc. Buesser Concrete LLC Chippewa Valley Door Co. LLC County Materials Corporation Denny’s Appliance Down to Earth Express Disposal, Inc. Hometech Innovations LLC Hometown Insulation Kinderman Plumbing LLC

Liberty Exteriors, Inc. Jacob Maas Builders LLC Pahl’s Kitchen & Bath Collection Pro-Build of Eau Claire Redwing Custom Cabinets & Flooring LLC T&J Concrete Foundations, Inc. Tru-Lock & Security, Inc. United Bank Vinopal Title and Abstract

Member

C & M Home Builders and Real Estate, is a locally owned and family run business in Eau Claire, WI, owned

and operated by Cody and Molly Filipczak. With our exemplary employees and long standing relationships with the subcontractors we’ve been using for years, our building process is both very efficient and as cost effective as ever. Customer’s love our in-house real estate services, drafting and design, and the individual attention provided by Cody and Molly throughout the building process. We strive to make sure each and every customer’s building experience as exciting and stress-free as it always should be. Contact us today and see why we will never have a dissatisfied customer!

Phone: (715) 874.4225 wwww.candmhomebuilders.com

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8 JW Custom Homes, Inc.

Category IV - $401,000 - $500,000

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

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926 Thistle Lane, Eau Claire, WI

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estled in the country, JW Custom Homes, Inc. welcomes you to this beautifully custom designed 4,200 sq. ft. home. Designed with everyday living and entertainment in mind, this 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home has all the amenities needed. Upon entering, you are graciously welcomed by an 18-foot open foyer that leads you into a spectacular open concept great room, kitchen and dining area. A large island and walk in pantry boasts this well designed kitchen for everyday use. The elegant master suite has tray ceilings, attached master bathroom suite with custom tile shower, and walk in closet. A beautiful open staircase leads you to the second level that offers fantastic views of the great room. Three large bedrooms and a full bath complete this level. The lower level provides a modern media room, bar/entertainment area and an additional guest bedroom and bathroom.

Parade Home Features: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Hand-scraped Hickory wood floors Custom Maple cabinets Tray ceilings and custom built-ins throughout Quartz counter tops Marvin Integrity casement windows Custom bar and entertainment area Relaxing master bathroom with custom tile shower and cabinets Covered entertainment and patio area Stamped and colored concrete Sound proof insulated interior walls 9’ basement walls with heated basement & garage floors Focus on Energy Certified

JW Custom Homes, Inc. specializes in custom designed homes of every size and budget, we recognize that each home is as unique as its owner. Your dream, your style, our expertise.

Directions: Hwy 53 Bypass, exit on Hwy 312/North Crossing. Take first right on to Black Avenue, go 1/2 mile to Tower Drive. Go left on to Tower Drive, follow 2 miles to Thistle Lane. Go right on Thistle Lane, home is on right.


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s

A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

1st Call Mechanical Accent Finishing LLC All Title Services, Inc. American Express Transportation LLC Amundson’s Appliance Buesser Concrete LLC Classics Furniture County Materials Corporation Eau Claire Energy Cooperative/Focus on Energy Express Disposal, Inc. Fireside Hearth & Home Greener Grass Systems Green Oasis Gardens Hanson Energy Services Hometown Insulation Independent Flooring Lyman Lumber Company

Menards Natural Touch Landscaping Royal Credit Union Xcel Energy

Member

JW Custom Homes, Inc. has over 18 years experience in the construction industry.

We are passionate about designing and building a home that you will love to live in for many years. We take pride in every home we build and want your home to be unique to your style, at a price that you desire, and that exceeds your expectations.

Phone: (715) 577.6834 www.jwcustomhomes.com 39


9 Ashley Construction

Category I - $225,000 and under

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

687 Autumn Drive, Altoona, WI

Ashley Construction welcomes you to its 2014

Parade Home. The covered front porch invites you into this 1,635 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. From the tray ceiling in the living room to the custom cabinetry, you’ll find this home to be filled with beautiful finishes. Join us in this custom built 2014 Parade Home located in Altoona’s newest subdivision. Directions: US 53 to exit 87 to east on US-12 E/ Clairemont Avenue E, to left on 10th Street, to left on Bartlett Avenue, to end of Bartlett, to left on Autumn Drive, house on cul de sac

Ashley

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Parade Home Features: •

Box tray vault in living room

Box tray vault in master bedroom

Custom cabinets by Redwing

Gas fireplace

Marvin Integrity French Door

Covered screen porch

Full finished garage

Heated garage

Walk-in shower

Textured concrete paths by Cloverbelt

Altoona’s newest subdivision

Construction is committed to making your custom home building experience positive and stress-free. Owner Adam Ashley, values integrity, quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and offers project management from start to finish. Phone: (715) 271.6504 adam@ashleyconstruction.co www.ashleyconstruction.co


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

Accent Finishing LLC Amundson’s Appliance Chippewa Valley Electrical Contractors, Inc. Cloverbelt Construction LLC Fireside Hearth & Home Hometown Insulation Lyman Lumber Company Northwestern Bank Pahl’s Kitchen & Bath Collection Redwing Custom Cabinets & Flooring LLC Vinopal Title and Abstract Member

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10 Heartland Contractors

Category III - $301,000 - $400,000

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

1570 Southern Hills Court, Altoona, WI

Wake

up to nature right in the city! Located in one of Wisconsin’s premier housing communities, this home sits on the southern hills of Hillcrest Greens. Overlooking Otter Creek, this two-story home is sure to capture your attention. Boasting over 3,500 sq ft of finished living, there is ample room for the whole family. A large master suite and gorgeous tile shower, custom cabinetry, quartz tops and a fully finished rec room all add to the beauty of this new home. If that’s not enough, enjoy convenient access to over 3 miles of hiking and biking trails throughout the 65 acre park which includes basketball and pickleball courts, and a playground and pavilion for family gatherings. Directions: From intersection of Hwy. 53 and State Hwy 12, go east on Hwy 12 1/2 mile to right on St. Andrews Drive to right on Southern Hills Court

Parade Home Features: •

5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath

Master suite with tiled shower and walk-in closet

Custom cabinetry and quartz tops

Beautiful wood floors

Gourmet kitchen

9’ basement and main floor wall heights

Fully finished basement with rec room

LP smart siding and trim

Composite decking and aluminum hand rail

Energy star rated

Home buyers trust Heartland Contractors as a new home

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Phone: (715) 830.7830 www.heartlandwi.com

builder for truly liveable designs, great neighborhoods, and outstanding quality, all at an affordable price. At Heartland, we work together as a team to ensure each home is unique and offers the latest in style and design. Professional construction services with integrity, honesty, and dedication.


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

ABC Supply Co. Arrow Building Center Circle M Nursery, Inc. Dziekan Heating and Cooling Fireside Hearth & Home Hometown Insulation Johnson Roll-off Service Kitchen Koncepts Lyman Lumber Company Menards Nationwide Floor & Window Coverings Probuild of Eau Claire Senn Blacktop

Special T Siding & Construction Swim’s Concrete Construction LLC T&J Concrete Foundations, Inc. United Products Corporation

Member

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11 Heartland Contractors

Category II - $226,000 - $300,000

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

1320 Cypress Court, Altoona, WI

Let someone else mow the grass!

This Craftsman style Bayhome located in Hillcrest Greens is carefree living at its best. A single family home, with a condominium setting, has the luxury of maintenance free living which includes lawn care and snow removal. Spend your time walking on over 3 miles of trails throughout the 65 acre park or playing pickleball. Relax on your maintenance free deck and enjoy beautiful sunsets or entertain your friends around the wet bar. Each bayhome is specially designed with it’s own individual characteristics, truly making it your home. Directions: From intersection of Hwy. 53 and State Hwy 12, go east on Hwy 12 one mile to right on McCann Drive, to left on St. Andrews Drive, to left on Cypress Court

Parade Home Features: •

3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath

9’ basement and main floor heights

Tiled master shower

Custom cabinetry and quartz counter tops

Beautiful gas fireplace with stone surround

Covered deck with composite decking

LP smart siding and trim

Zero step entry design

Energy star rated

Spacious rec room with wet bar

Home buyers trust Heartland Contractors as a new home

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Phone: (715) 830.7830 www.heartlandwi.com

builder for truly livable designs, great neighborhoods, and outstanding quality, all at an affordable price. At Heartland, we work together as a team to ensure each home is unique and offers the latest in style and design. Professional construction services with integrity, honesty, and dedication.


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

ABC Supply Co. Arrow Building Center Circle M Nursery, Inc. Dziekan Heating and Cooling Fireside Hearth & Home Hometown Insulation Johnson Roll-off Service Kitchen Koncepts Lyman Lumber company Menards Nationwide Floor & Window Coverings Probuild of Eau Claire

Senn Blacktop Special T Siding & Construction Swim’s Concrete Construction LLC T&J Concrete Foundations, Inc. United Products Corporation

Member

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12 Bungalow Point Homes

Category II - $226,000 - $300,000

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

3100 Drier Road, Eau Claire, WI

This year’s parade home was designed to

combine the character of classic neighborhoods with the practicality of every day living. The large front porch calls you home and invites guests to stay, while the private rear garage, patio, and fire ring offer a retreat from everyday life. Intelligent design inside the home offers 2986 finished square feet – plenty of room for families of today. A large rear entry with built in cabinetry provide a place to leave life at the back door, and an open kitchen, dining, and living area ask you to re-connect with your family while you’re home. The master bedroom is separated but not disconnected. Painted wood feature walls warm the space and tie together the interior and exterior finishes. The large lower level family room and kitchenette provide another escape for family movie night, and also functions as a private space for guests while they visit. We hope you enjoy our design and feel right at home.

Parade Home Features: • • • • • • • •

Custom cabinetry throughout the home Quarter and rift sawn White Oak hardwood floors Granite counter tops Tile walk-in master shower Smart side Exposed aggregate concrete Reclaimed brick fireplace and exterior columns Focus on Energy Certified

Directions: East Hamilton Avenue to north on Drier Rd. (Approx 2 blocks East of Robbins Elementary School)

Bungalow Point Homes was established in March 2013 by Joel Swanson

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and Paul Holzinger, combining Joel’s 20 years experience in new home construction and real estate sales with Paul’s 15 years experience in building material sales and home design. Together, Bungalow Point Homes offers a new showroom, (located at 803 Fairfax St, Altoona, behind McDonald’s on Hastings Way), where families can feel comfortable while communicating their dreams. With design service, real estate listing services, cabinetry, flooring, and project management all under one roof, Bungalow Point Homes offers an excellent value to anyone interested in new construction or remodeling.


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

Charter Bank Eau Claire Energy Cooperative/Focus on Energy Erv Smith Services, Inc./The Hearth Shoppe Hometown Insulation Karl’s TV Audio & Appliance Kinderman Plumbing LLC Lyman Lumber Company Pahl’s Kitchen & Bath Collection R & L Tile Co. Sherwin Williams Member

Phone: (715) 225.8473

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13 Wurzer Builders, Inc.

Category III - $301,000 - $400,000

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

4426 Echo Valley Road, Eau Claire, WI

T his year’s Wurzer Builders, Inc. home is truly an amazing blend of quality, design and detail

throughout the entire home. Come enjoy this five bedroom, three bath masterpiece with a special blend of craftsman, country and mission styles with a coastal flair throughout this 4,000 square foot home. As you drive up to the home you will immediately notice the fantastic “curb appeal”. Then, step through the grand entry with its castle door into something truly unique and spectacular. It’s hard to miss the large display of windows with a view for miles and the stunning fireplace. Turn and see the executive kitchen which is a stunning display of tile, stone, cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Off the kitchen is a cozy den with more built-ins and another massive stone fireplace. Next, the master bedroom shows off more views and tray ceilings with lots of details. You will love the master bath with a state of the art shower and bathtub. Also notice the perfect blend of tile, stone and custom detail. We are just getting started... This home has so much to see, you may want to come back again and again...

Parade Home Features: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

5 bedroom, 3 bath Smart side shakes Copper roof Stamped concrete Zero Entry Stunning tapered stone columns Cambria counter tops Knotty Alder doors with transoms Oversized trim package Engineered Oak Graphite hardwood floors Adura luxury vinyl tile Executive chef stainless steel appliance package State of the art electronic rain luxury shower Bain spa therapy tub Two custom stone fireplaces Media room with built-ins and stone arch Impressive wet bar with wine storage Custom locker built-ins Coffered ceiling/beams in multiple rooms

Energy Star home

Directions: Golf Road to south on Oakwood Hills Parkway, to right on Echo Valley Road. 48


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

Sherwin Williams All Title Services, Inc. Special T Siding & Construction Amundson’s Appliance Arrow Building Center Xcel Energy Bohl & Proulx Plumbing, Inc. Brovold Construction, Inc. County Materials Corporation Eau Claire Insulation LLC Express Disposal, Inc. Gerhards First Supply Erv Smith Services, Inc./The Hearth Shoppe Kelly Heating & Electric LLC Lake Hallie Cabinets & Design Lyman Lumber Company Premier Drywall LLC

Member

Established 25 years ago, Wurzer Builders, Inc. has the knowledge, experience

and reputation for delivering new homes of the highest standards exceeding our customers expectations. We are committed to a strong foundation of quality, service and integrity. Wurzer Builders, Inc. prides itself in using energy efficient and green building practices. One step in the door and you will see the difference. Come experience the unmatched value of our homes.

Steve Wurzer: (715) 828.3430 Steve Wiggins: (715) 577.0092

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14 Storybook Custom Homes

Category V - $550,000 - $1,000,000

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

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6014 Talmadge Street, Eau claire, WI

SClaire, et on a beautiful hilltop site just south of Eau our 2014 Parade Home is completely

custom designed from the ground up. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, and an office, almost 6,000 square feet of living space, our home was built to the customer’s specifications. Based loosely on themes from days gone by, the home also features the occasional modern flair all constructed with state of the art materials and methods. As you approach the exterior of the home, take in the large farmhouse style front porch complete with built in gazebo. Upon entering through the mahogany double front door, the home opens up to a great room with an old fashioned brick fireplace and floor to ceiling windows. While you are touring, be sure to note the extensive custom cabinetry which includes a painted and glazed kitchen with a curved island. Another “don’t miss” is the classic white master bathroom complete with oversized tile shower, and a claw foot bathtub with period fixtures! Some of the other must see items include a lower level classic rustic Cherry bar, a bonus room over the garage, a young woman’s dream suite, and whole house smart-phone controlled HVAC & audio system. As always, we look forward to hosting you as you explore another Storybook Home!

Parade Home Features: • • • • •

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Hilltop setting with southern exposure Painted and glazed kitchen Unique island with curved back wall Painted wood siding package Two story great room with barn door fireplace Composite deck with aluminum railing Basement lounge with weathered wood wall Laundry with built in pet spaces Basement cat room Large master suite Distressed Hickory floors Curved walls Transoms Barrel vault Wooden tray ceiling Arches Built-in window seats Toe kick indirect lighting

Cambria counters

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Directions: Take Hwy 93 south out of Eau Claire to the intersection of II (by the Corner Store gas station). Take II east 1/4 mile to a left on Talmadge Road. House is on the left.


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

Advanced Disposal All Title Services, Inc. Backyard Stone.com Buesser Concrete LLC County Materials Corporation Erv Smith Services, Inc./The Hearth Shoppe Fireside Hearth & Home GulfEagle Supply Haugen Stone & Concrete Hometown Insulation Karl’s TV Audio & Appliance Kramer Land Design Studio Ken Olson Well Drilling & Pump Service, Inc. Lydia’s Nationwide Floor & Window Coverings

Overhead Door Co. of the Chippewa Valley Pahl’s Kitchen & Bath Collection Pella Windows & Doors Royal Credit Union S & K Landscaping Special T Siding & Construction Thorcraft Custom Kitchens LLC

Member

At

Storybook Custom Homes, LLC we are committed to building not just houses, but homes. Homes that are synonymous with words like character, individuality, and charm. Homes that are reminiscent of a time when each house had its own unique appeal and qualities. A place of welcome where you can live, laugh and make memories with friends and loved ones.

Phone: (715) 456.3670 www.StorybookCustomHomes.com 51


15 C & E Wurzer Builders

Category III - $301,000 - $400,000

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

Graceland Court, Eau Claire, WI

A mix of stone, siding, shakes, board and batten, Parade Home Features:

create a Craftsman look to the exterior in this custom built home. The 6 bedroom, 3 bathroom home features over 4,000 square feet of finished space. The floor plan lays out perfectly for a family looking to expand, from the oversized 3 car garage, storage lockers, oversized pantry, to plenty of unfinished storage in the basement. The interior has a modern appeal with a mixture of stained wood and white trim with painted, washed and alder custom cabinets and Cambria counter tops throughout.

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Tray ceiling in the master bedroom Barrel vault in the master bathroom with wood accents Huge cedar screen porch Hand scraped Hickory hardwood floors throughout Custom shaker style cabinets in the kitchen Cambria quartz counter tops throughout Five panel Poplar doors Custom tile work in the master bathroom Vaulted great room with a custom beam

DIRECTIONS: Hwy 93 to right on II, to left on Cty Road F, to left on Maple Road , to right on Graceland Court 52


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

1st Call Mechanical Amundson’s Appliance Bed, Bath & Drapery Shop Brovold Construction, Inc. Higley Plumbing Lake Hallie Cabinets & Design Lyman Lumber Company Pahl’s Kitchen & Bath Collection SDR Painting LLC Senn Blacktop United Bank Vinopal Title and Abstract

Member

Phone: (715) 839.8806 www.cewurzerbuilders.com

At C&E Wurzer Builders we strive for innovation, constant change with technology, and most importantly

customer satisfaction, when we design your “custom home”. We help with the design process as step one, as we get to truly build a relationship with the customer and get an honest and realistic sense of what each family’s dreams and needs are right from the beginning. We take you through our showroom at our sister company, Lake Hallie Cabinets & Design, to show you what your budget will get you up front, so you know what you are getting before you sign a contract with us to ensure that we keep you on budget during construction and that you are comfortable with every detail from the beginning. We strive for excellence and forming true customer bonds and long lasting relationships that help us grow year after year. We thank you for taking the time to come through our Parade homes this year. Jump onto our website today and visit our “Get Started” tab to let us know what you would like in your brand new custom home, and we will set an appointment to sit down with you to begin the process.

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16 Mike’s Custom Homes

Category V - $550,000 - $1,000,000

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

W1085 Cedar Road, Eau Claire, WI

Mike’s Custom Homes would like to extend a

Parade Home Features:

warm welcome as you visit our 2014 Parade Home. This beautiful log home is nestled in the woods where you can relax and enjoy the outdoors and wildlife around you. This homeowner inspired design captures a perfect blend of beauty and function that works well for any active family. Enjoy the many special features and the quality craftsmanship and see why Mike’s motto is “Character Built Into Every Home”.

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Directions: From the Hwy 93 and I-94 intersection, take Hwy 93 south 1.6 miles to a right on County Road II. Follow II for 2.9 miles and turn left on County Road F. Take County Road F 2.3 miles and turn left on to Cedar Road. Follow Cedar Road .3 miles to home on right.

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Coulee Region logs with timber accents Stone and timber entryway with cedar soffit Large private backyard deck Geothermal heating and cooling system, vertical loop Marvin Ultimate windows with divided lites Wood burning fireplace with stone chimney Custom Cherry cabinets with granite tops Custom Birch cabinets in walk in closets 4 upstairs bedrooms with view into the woods Custom built-in lockers and Murphy bed by Mike’s Custom Homes Certified energy efficient home with white face foam to brighten basement Solid Birch three panel doors with trims Birch flooring and ceramic tiles

true custom home blends the vision and needs of the homeowner with the expertise and craftsmanship of the builder. Mike’s Custom Homes has the knowledge and experience to answer any questions you may have about the home building process. As Mike designs your home, the focus is Phone: (715) 839.8858 to incorporate your ideas, factor in best building www.mikescustomhomes.com practices and to keep your project within budget.


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s

A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

All Title Services, Inc. American Express Transportation LLC Backyard Stone.com Bauman Associates Ltd. Buesser Concrete LLC Charter Media Chippewa Valley Door Company LLC Circle M Nursery, Inc. County Materials Corporation Denny’s Appliance Eau Claire Energy Cooperative/Focus on Energy Express Disposal, Inc. Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery Fireside Hearth & Home Granite Tops by Johnson Monument LLC Hanson Energy Services Haugen Stone & Concrete

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Independent Flooring Indianhead Insurance Agency Kjelstad Plumbing Larson’ s Custom Cabinets Liberty Exteriors, Inc. Lyman Lumber Company Menards PJ Painting Pro-Build of Eau Claire Royal Credit Union Senn Blacktop Sherwin Williams Water Source Heating & Cooling, Inc.

Member

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We Pride Ourselves On Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Quick Turnaround 800-236-5576 715-723-5576 55 www.johnsonmonument.com


17 C & E Wurzer Builders

Category III - $301,000 - $400,000

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

N Pine Creek Road, Eau Claire, WI

Privacy and amenities are the two special features Parade Home Features:

of this home. A blend of LP siding, shakes, and custom stone and cedar columns on the exterior of the home provides a country/craftsman feel to this 4,200 square foot home. Hand crafted custom touches everywhere you turn! The gourmet kitchen features a mix of stained and white cabinetry with granite counter tops that opens to the dining room and great room. The master suite and dining room are both accessible from the cedar screen porch located on the rear of the home. This home can still be purchased - ask us more for details!!

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Barrel vault in the foyer Cedar coffered ceilings in the great room 10’ ceilings in the dining room and kitchen 12’ ceilings in the great room Custom built fireplace with a natural stone and wood finish Beams through the vault in the master bedroom Glass mosaic wall in the master bathroom Hand scraped hardwood floors throughout Glass mosaic kitchen backsplash Custom tile work in the master bathroom and shower Cedar screen porch Custom bar featuring a mix of barn board and Alder finishes Beautiful custom cabinet mix of woods and granite tops Custom concrete top with custom sinks and infinity drain providing a sleek modern look

DIRECTIONS: Hwy 93 to right on Aspen, to right on to North Pine Creek Road 56


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

1st Call Mechanical All Title Services, Inc. Amundson’s Appliance Brovold Construction, Inc. Erv Smith Services, Inc./The Hearth Shoppe Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery Higley Plumbing Lake Hallie Cabinets & Design Lyman Lumber Company SDR Painting LLC Senn Blacktop United Bank

Member

Phone: (715) 839.8806 www.cewurzerbuilders.com

At C&E Wurzer Builders we strive for innovation, constant change with technology, and most importantly

customer satisfaction, when we design your “custom home”. We help with the design process as step one, as we get to truly build a relationship with the customer and get an honest and realistic sense of what each family’s dreams and needs are right from the beginning. We take you through our showroom at our sister company, Lake Hallie Cabinets & Design, to show you what your budget will get you up front, so you know what you are getting before you sign a contract with us to ensure that we keep you on budget during construction and that you are comfortable with every detail from the beginning. We strive for excellence and forming true customer bonds and long lasting relationships that help us grow year after year. We thank you for taking the time to come through our Parade homes this year. Jump onto our website today and visit our “Get Started” tab to let us know what you would like in your brand new custom home, and we will set an appointment to sit down with you to begin the process.

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18 Peterson Custom Homes

Category IV - $401,000 - $500,000

excludes lot, well, septic, landscaping and driveway

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7793 Hillview Road, Eau Claire, WI

One step in this Parade home and you will

immediately be impressed with its quality craftsmanship and exceptional design. Not to be missed, this home is spacious and full of custom features. Enjoy the 20 foot great room ceiling with its 14 foot tall windows overlooking the valley and the comfort of heated floors in the garage, basement and master bath. This home also features hardwood floors, granite counter tops and stamped concrete. All custom trim, cabinets, stair treads, handrails, newels and garage doors were crafted by Peterson Custom Homes’ own woodworking shop.

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6,000 square feet 5 bedroom, 4 bath home on 39 acre lot Office, bonus room above garage 9’ ceilings on basement and main level 20’ great room ceiling with 14’ tall windows overlooking the valley Custom made Poplar trim made by Peterson Custom Homes Custom made Cherry and Maple cabinets made by Peterson Custom Homes Custom made treads, handrails, and newel posts by Peterson Custom Homes Custom made Cedar arched garage doors by Peterson Custom Homes Hickory Floors Heated floors in garage, basement, bonus room and master bath Granite Tops counter tops Geothermal heating and cooling L/P smartside siding Stamped concrete

Directions: From 53 Bypass to south on Golf Road through roundabout by Gander Mountain, stay south on 53 to County I (Hillview) right on Hillview. As soon as you cross Walnut Road, house is on left. From Hwy 93 go south on 93 to Walnut road. Left on Walnut. Right on Hillview. House is on left.


S u p p l i e r s & S ub c o nt ra c t o r s A special thank you to the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association members who contributed to this home:

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Peterson custom homes has been serving the Chippewa valley for over 17 years.

We build a truly custom home by handcrafting in our shop all the cabinets, cabinet doors, molding, millwork, stair parts and wood garage doors for every new home and remodel we do. We also specialize in arched trim and curved stairways. All our wood products we make come with a lifetime warranty.

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The Out$tanding Va l u e o f Homeowner$hip: By the Number$ Homeownership

is by far the single largest creator of wealth for Americans, and consumers who take advantage of today’s excellent buying climate to purchase a home will find that it is the best investment they ever made. Here are a few examples why, dollar for dollar, homeownership is a solid stepping stone to a future of financial security.

would increase in $10,000 during the first year. Earning $10,000 on an investment of $20,000 is an extraordinary 50 percent annual return. In contrast, putting a $20,000 down payment into the stock market and getting a 5 percent gain would only yield a $1,000 profit.

Over the long term real estate has consistently appreciated, even through periodic adjustments in local markets in response to economic conditions. On a national level, home appreciation has historically increased 5-6 percent annually.

Looking at it another way, over a longer period of time, if someone put $10,000 into the stock market in 1996, the average annual S&P return would make that investment work $21,500 today - an increase of $11,500. The median home price in 1996 was $140,000. Today, that same home would have gained nearly $100,000 in value.

Five percent may not seem much at first, but here’s an example that will put it into perspective. Say you put 10 percent down on a $200,000 house, for an investment of $20,000. At a 5 percent appreciation rate, that $200,000 home

Homeownership is also a more stable investment. Home values tend to increase at a steady pace while alternatives can be extremely volatile. For example, during the stock market decline of 20012002, households lost more than $1 trillion in

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stock value, while their housing equity continued to climb. Don’t forget there are also fantastic tax incentives designed to make owning a home more affordable. Home owners save nearly $100 billion annually on mortgage interest and property deductions alone. In most instances, all of the interest and property taxes you pay can be fully deducted from your gross income to reduce your taxable income. These deductions can result in thousands of dollars of tax savings, especially in the early years of the mortgage when interest makes up most of the payment. Plus, the best tax break available to homeowners is when they sell their primary residence. A couple who own and live in their home for two years and then decide to sell can keep up to

$500,000 of the profit tax-free, and a single owner can keep $250,000. If the homeowner uses these gains to buy and live in a bigger home for at least two years, the same benefits apply when they go to sell that home. Buying a home is the largest, and smartest, investment most families will ever make. And with the long-term financial benefits, variety of homes for sale in all price ranges, and historically low interest rates, the timing couldn’t be better.

For more information on homeownership, contact the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association at (715) 835.2526 or visit www.cvhomebuilders.com

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CheCklist for keeping Your home healthY A home is often the biggest investment you will make in your lifetime. It is also the place where families will raise children and spend many hours making lifelong memories. So it’s important to maintain your home in good condition and make sure it offers a clean, comfortable and safe environment for many years to come.

Inspect the attic insulation. Make sure the entire ceiling area is covered. Check that the insulation has not blocked vents in the eaves to prevent buildup of condensation and to allow proper air circulation. Insulation should also not be touching the underside of the roof sheathing.

Oil motors of appliances as directed in instruction manuals.

Periodically check storage areas, closets, and the basement to make sure no oily rags, gas

This checklist contains tasks you should complete at least on an annual basis to keep your home Anytime during the year:

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Check all connections to your electrical system for possible hazards. Check cords and plugs of all electrical appliances for fraying or signs of wear. Repair or replace as necessary. Do not overload extension cords Test your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detector and radon detector for proper operation. Clean the units with a vacuum or cotton swab and replace batteries and light bulbs if needed.

be discarded. •

Check that the alarm and circuits of your security system are in working order, inspect the sensors one by one, and check primary and backup batteries monthly.

Inspect your stairs, steps and ladders for damage or broken pieces that could cause someone to fall. Make sure handrails and railings are sturdy and securely attached.

Have your heating and air conditioning system(s) inspected and cleaned. If your system(s) has a

In the spring: •

Check the condition of glazing compound, caulking and exterior paint. Replace or paint as needed.

Exchange glass and screens in storm doors and/ or windows (also in autumn).

Inspect the roof for snow damage.

Check for evidence of termites such as sagging

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Seed and feed the lawn and plant annuals, cut back perennials that need pre-growth pruning.

In the autumn: •

Mulch perennials that need protection from winter weather and prune those that should be cut back in the fall.

Rake and compost leaves.

Remove hose connections and store hoses to avoid freezing.

There are many more tasks that you can complete throughout the year to keep your home in good working order. For more home building and home care tips, visit www.cvhomebuilders.com.

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T h e “ N o t - S o - O b v i o u s” B e n e f it s o f Buy i ng Ne w

Prospective home buyers have the choice of two types of houses on the market: resale or new.

Home buyers planning to buy a brand-new house or condominium often cite energy-efficiency, open layout, a warranty, and being able to select appliances, flooring, paint colors and other design elements as factors driving their choice. But builders say that buyers can be drawn to a new house for reasons that aren’t so obvious. Below are a few more benefits of a brand-new home that you may not see in the sales brochure. Building a Community Together A brand-new community is one of the built-in benefits of many new homes. When families move in to a subdivision at the same time, often lasting bonds of friendship and neighborliness are formed right away. Nobody is the “new kid on the block,” and many home builders host community block parties in new developments to help owners meet and connect. Popular amenities like pools, walking trails and courts for tennis and basketball offer additional opportunities for interaction among neighbors of all ages. Often new communities are comprised of home owners in the same stage of life, such as young families or active retirees, so neighbors can get to know each other through carpools, PTA meetings, tennis matches or golf games. Entertaining Throwing a party in an older home can be a challenge because smaller, distinct rooms make it difficult to entertain guests in one large space. Builders are responding to today’s home buyer preferences with layouts featuring more open spaces and rooms that flow into each other more easily, like the popular great room. While you are in the kitchen preparing dinner, you can still interact with guests enjoying conversation in the family room without feeling closed off. The feeling of spaciousness in today’s new home layouts often is enhanced the higher ceilings and additional windows that bring in more light than you would find in an older home. A Clean Slate For some buyers, parking the car in a sparkling-clean garage or being the first to cook a dinner in a brand-new kitchen is part of the appeal of new construction. In addition, you won’t have to spend time stripping dated wallpaper or repainting to suit your own sense of style. You can create your own home décor from the get-go! The advantages of being the first owner of a home extend to the outdoors. Instead of inheriting inconveniently or precariously placed trees, or having to tear up overgrown shrubs, you can design and plant the lawn and garden you want. 70


Outlets, Outlets Everywhere! Homes built in the 1960’s and earlier were wired much differently than houses today. Builders had no way of anticipating the invention of high-definition televisions, DVRs and computers that we enjoy today — and the very different electrical requirements they would introduce. New homes can accommodate advanced technologies like structured wiring, security systems and sophisticated lighting plans, and can be tailored to meet the individual home owner’s needs. Anyone who has ever lived in an older home can also attest to the fact that there are never enough outlets, inside or out! New-home builders plan for the increased number and type of electronics and appliances used by today’s families, so you can safely operate a wine cooler, Christmas lights or your computer.

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If you have fruit trees, apply the first dormant oil spray before the leaves appear. The application will eradicate insect bores that may have taken up winter residence. Once all raking, soil preparation and pruning chores are done, choose a well-balanced fertilizer program for your yard. Your local nursery can identify a good program for your soil type. A 1010-10 fertilizer, which has nitrogen, phosphorus and potash, is a good all-around mixture for most lawns. Apply all fertilizers evenly to avoid striping later. Follow watering directions for the fertilizer carefully, or you may damage your lawn. You’re now ready to put out your ornamental plants in the beds and borders and enjoy the results of your work!

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