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All Builders Claim They Build Energy Efficient Homes. Find Out Which Builders Actually Do– In Our Next Issue. The 2019 Leading Energy Efficient Builders Feature will focus on a special breed of builders–those with the confidence in their work to have their homes inspected and tested by an independent third-party RESNET licensed Rater who guarantees their homes’ energy efficiency performance as “above code.” These builders invest MORE TIME AND MONEY, not less, on their homes so you can enjoy lower utility bills, more comfort, better indoor air quality, less maintenance, and a higher resale value.

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR Laura Soria GRAPHIC DESIGNER Karla Garza IT SPECIALIST Nadine Sabe STAFF ACCOUNTANT Celina Herrera ADVERTISING SALES Johnny Vasquez

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Where’s the Proof of Energy Efficiency?

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EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising in this magazine is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the Amendments Act of 1988 which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” This magazine will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this magazine are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD tollfree at 1-800-669-9777 or contact HUD’s regional office in Ft. Worth, Texas at (817) 885-5521. The telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

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WHERE IS THE PROOF? GET THE GUARANTEE THAT YOUR NEW HOME IS BUILT TO SAVE™

It is human nature to make assumptions that are often based on our knowledge, perceptions, and past experiences. When it comes to building or buying a new home, for example, most of us assume that there are many people, from manufacturers, to suppliers, to building professionals, to government officials, who will ensure that we are buying a quality, energy efficient home that is guaranteed to last a long time. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. The reality is that as consumers, we should not take anyone’s word that what we are buying is what it is represented to be—especially if it’s a new home. ASK FOR PROOF.

IF CARS WERE BUILT LIKE HOUSES

As we have all heard before, buying a new home is surely the single, largest purchase we will make in our lifetime. Yet, the current building and buying process for a new home can seem ridiculous when, for example, one compares it to building or buying a new car. Check out this short video, “If Cars Were Built Like Houses*,” on YouTube, which illustrates the point beautifully. You may laugh out loud when you see this video because it is funny—but it’s no joke. The bad news is that the video depicts what, unfortunately, is reality for many who are building or buying a house today. The good news is that by the time you finish this article, you will have all you need to know in order to change that reality for you. If you saw the video referenced above, you know that the only way to make sure you are getting a quality built and energy efficient home is to ask for proof. Look for homes that have been performance tested, inspected, and have been verified by thirdparty inspectors who guarantee that the home complies with the required qualitycontrolled checklists of a high-performance home certification.

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BUILT TO SAVE™ PROGRAM CERTIFICATION

The BUILT TO SAVE™ program is one of several high-performance home programs available to builders that provides homebuyers the proof they need to know that their home was quality-built and is guaranteed to be more energy efficient than a similar home built only to current national code. The attractiveness of the BUILT TO SAVE™ program is that unlike other programs, it doesn’t require the builder to jump through hoops to meet extensive construction requirements or focus on non-energy saving items that would be more appropriate for building “green.” The program also provides generous incentives from Magic Valley Electric Coop (MVEC) to the builders for homes in MVEC territory that can be used to offset the cost of inspections. The BUILT TO SAVE™ program is really designed to compete with homes built only to code—the bare minimum standards in quality and efficiency that a home must legally meet. The program fills the gap between the more comprehensive ENERGY STAR® certification, which is more expensive and difficult to obtain, and building homes to minimum code. BUILT TO SAVE™ offers homebuyers (and builders) a more accessible method to obtain “proof” that the home has been built “above code” and certified as a high-performance home. A home that has earned the BUILT TO SAVE™ certification means the home has met construction requirements designed to save homeowners money on utilities with tighter construction and better efficiency than a home built to simply comply with minimum building codes. Every contractor will say that they build an energy efficient home. Not one of them will say otherwise. And you the homebuyer won’t really know just how


energy efficient the home is until you move in and get your first electric bill. With a BUILT TO SAVE™ certified home, it’s not the builder but rather an independent third-party home energy rater who gives you a guarantee that the home is more energy efficient than a similar home built to code. The home energy rater also performs inspections before the walls are put in and uses specialized equipment and software to test the leakiness of the home’s envelope (roof, walls, windows, doors) and ductwork after the home is completed. These final tests predict the home’s energy consumption and ensure that its uility bills will be less than a similar home built only to code--saving homeowners money on utilities every month for the life of the home.

IT’ NOT JUST ABOUT THE MONEY SAVED

While saving money is great, the other more important benefits of a BUILT TO SAVE™ certified home have a more appreciated impact on daily life. Because a BUILT TO SAVE™ home is built to meet higher standards, the homes will provide tighter construction, air tight and efficiently-designed ductwork, with a heating, ventilation, and cooling system (HVAC) that is sized right to the living areas and needs of the home. What this means is that homeowners will enjoy even temperatures across every room in the home, better indoor air quality, protection from pests, less maintenance, and less air infiltration. In short, homebuyers of BUILT TO SAVE™ homes will save money and enjoy more comfort in their homes!

LET’S TALK ABOUT CODE REQUIREMENTS You will be glad to know that the State of Texas adopted the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, and its mandates went into effect on September 1, 2016. The new energy code introduced stricter energy efficiency requirements for all new homes built after September 1, 2016, and means improved energy efficiency construction and savings for homebuyers in the State of Texas. The downside is that not all municipalities are enforcing the new code, and many builders mistakenly believe their homes are complying with the new law since their homes are passing their city’s requirements. What these builders fail to understand is that THEY--not the city code officials--are ultimately responsible for following Texas building code laws. Perhaps the biggest legal advantage of the BUILT TO SAVE™ program for builders (and homebuyers) is that homes certified in the program comply 100% with the State’s 2015 IECC requirements, making the home compliant with Texas law regardless of whether the municipality is enforcing the new law or not.

WHY AREN’T ALL HOMES BUILT TO SAVE™?

You would think that all builders would have their houses certified by the BUILT TO SAVE™ program for the benefit and peace of mind of the consumer, yet they don’t all do. And the reason they don’t may surprise you, but it makes a lot of sense— to them and their business model anyway. The most common reason we hear builders say they don’t certify their homes as a BUILT TO SAVE™ home is, “Homebuyers don’t ask for them, so I’m not going spend more on something no one is asking for.” Sadly, they are correct. The only people that can change the attitude of these builders and others who say, “I’m already building a quality and energy efficient home; I don’t need a piece of paper telling me what I already know,” are you, the homebuyers. What these builders fail to see is that the piece of paper or “proof” represents a) the confidence they have in their work to agree to a third party professional inspecting the home for quality assurance; and b) a commitment to improve their product, even if it means spending more time and money, to give their homebuyer a better, more energy efficient home. Remember: ask for proof, and not just a certificate of occupancy that the home passed the city’s code inspection to comply with minimum code laws. Ask to see a high-performance certificate issued by the BUILT TO SAVE™ program. Visit www.BuiltToSave.org to learn more about the benefits of the program and to find a builder who is building BUILT TO SAVE™ certified homes. You can also turn to page 14 to see a list of builders who have certified homes in the BUILT TO SAVE™ program or are in the process of building one.

WHO ARE BUILT TO SAVE™ BUILDERS AND WHERE CAN I FIND ONE? BUILT TO SAVE™ builders are leaders in the conservation of energy and make an extra effort and investment in building energy efficient homes that will provide lasting savings and benefits long after they hand over the keys to homebuyers. BUILT TO SAVE™ builders are building professionals who understand the difference between short-run profits and the long-term benefits of establishing a reputation for building high-performance homes that exceed the requirements of minimum code. Builders who certify their homes as BUILT TO SAVE™ choose to spend MORE, not less, on their homes to differentiate their company from others building to minimum standards, not just because it gives them a competitive advantage, but because it is the right thing to do if they want to be proud of their work. Visit www.BuiltToSave.org for a list of these conscientious builders.

*Video produced by Illinois Association of Energy Raters and home performance professionals and adapted from the book “Measured Home Performance” by Rick Chitwood and Lew Harriman.

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Don’t Buy A Home Before Checking Out These 7 Important Points It’s well known that buying a home is most likely the largest single investment we will make in our lifetime. That said, it makes sense that we should have a well thought-out plan to make sure we make the best decision that’s right for us. Here are some important points to remember.

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You wouldn’t go shopping for a car without knowing if you could afford the car payments. So why would you go shopping for a home without an idea of how much home you can afford. Sure, it’s fun to dream, but if you’re serious about buying a home, it makes sense to make the most of your time spent shopping and avoid being disappointed by falling in love with a home you cannot afford. There are plenty of lenders who offer a free prequalification service. A word of caution: do not use the amount

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Take advantage of all the “Do and Don’t Do” advice available online for homebuyers—especially if you are a first-time buyer. One valuable source for homebuyers is a home loan toolkit available from the Consumer Financial Protection


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It’s important to know that buying a newly constructed home is different from buying an existing home. While each follows a similar lending process, you should consider the advantages and disadvantages of each. New homes will offer homebuyers the newest in construction materials and are generally more energy efficient than older homes. There are also more opportunities to customize a new construction home to your individual needs. The downside to new homes when compared to existing homes is that the cost will be a little higher because you are getting a newer product.

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If you’ve decided that a newly constructed home or building a custom home is best for you, the most important advice is to find out as much as you can about the builder. Ask previous customers and research the company’s reputation. Check with your local Better Business Bureau to see if the company has any outstanding complaints. Here are a few tips: (1) you can tell a lot about a company by the way it treats its vendors. If the company has a great reputation with its vendors—the ones the company pays—you can probably guess that it will treat its customers equally as well. (2) If the company does not return your calls in a timely manner or not at all before you do business with them, you can expect more of the same after you start doing business with them. Lastly, (3) if the builder does not visit the job site on a regular basis during construction, chances are contractors are not being supervised properly. This could pose problems later.

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Is the new home you are having built compliant with the State or Texas’ new IECC regulations? The State of Texas adopted the International Energy Conservation Code as of September 1, 2016. What this means is that every new home sold after that date must meet the new code’s strict requirements for energy efficiency. While the 2015 code is not being enforced by all municipalities, it is important to know

that the responsibility for compliance is with the builder—not the city building code officials. But there are safety nets for you: initiatives like the BUILT TO SAVE™ program here in South Texas offer high-performance home certifications for new homes that comply with the 2015 IECC. See if the builder you choose is in the BUILT TO SAVE™ program.

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When you buy or build a new home that has or will be constructed to minimum code, you are getting a home built to the basic minimums required by law. Homes built to these minimum standards are generally less efficient and more costly to maintain. You also run the risk, for example, of not having an air unit that is properly sized to the home, which can present a whole host of problems for you down the road. If instead you make sure to buy or build your new home with a builder who utilizes a program like BUILT TO SAVE™, then your new home will be certified to above-code standards and inspected and tested by a licensed, independent energy rater who ensures that your home will be more energy efficient and offer more comfort, better indoor air quality, and less maintenance. Builders in the BUILT TO SAVE™ program invest more of their money to make sure their homes are built to standards superior to minimum code requirements.

Hiring an independent, professional home inspector has saved many people from moving into a home with substandard workmanship or with serious issues not readily visible to the untrained eye. Find an experienced inspector who has your best interests at heart to evaluate the home you are looking at buying before you sign the contract. Once you sign, any existing issues will be your responsibility to fix. A home certified as BUILT TO SAVE™, for example, has the advantageof being inspected during construction before the walls are put in place, giving homeowners the peace of mind of knowing that what’s behind the walls complies with high-performance standards.

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What value would you put on the quality of air your family breathes? Did you know that levels of air pollution inside the home are often 200% to 500% higher than the outside air?* And it is a well-known fact that poor indoor air quality is responsible for a variety of health problems like allergies, headaches, and a host of respiratory problems such as asthma. A BUILT TO SAVE™ certified home not only improves indoor air quality with construction processes that reduce dust, pollen, and excessive humidity, but also allows homeowners to enjoy long-term savings on utilities while enjoying the peace of mind that their family is breathing healthier air. *

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Smart shoppers know there is more to a new home than pretty granite countertops, impressive flooring, and designer lighting fixtures. These can easily be mistaken for quality construction. Look for the BUILT TO SAVE™ certification—the “High Performance and High Quality” seal of approval from third-party inspectors. You’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing the home will save you money on utilities, improve indoor air quality, and be healthier, more comfortable, and more durable—with a higher resale value—than a home that has only been built to code.

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2019 RGVBA Parade Winners The Rio Grande Valley Builders Association is proud to present its 2019 Parade of Homes Award Winners.

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Best Model Home ($151,000 - $200,000) MV Homes by Villa Del Sol Construction

Best Model Home ($201,000 - $250,000) Framework Homes

FB.com/VillaDelSolConstruction | (956) 739-0262

www.frameworktx.com | (956) 616-2605

Best Model Home ($251,000 - $300,000) Rich Heritage Construction

Best Model Home ($301,000 - $350,000) DH Construction

www.richheritagetx.com | (956) 460-8035

www.dhconstructionrgv.com | (956) 778-0212

Best Model Home ($351,000 - $400,000) Innovative Construction

2019 Most Energy Efficient Home Villanueva Construction

www.jjinnovativeconstruction.com | (956) 929-6198

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Best Home ($100,000 - $150,000) Villanueva Construction

Best Home ($151,000 - $200,000) Dynasty Custom Homes

Best Home ($201,000 - $250,000) Dynasty Custom Homes

Best Home ($251,000 - $300,000) TreviĂąo Construction

www.villanuevahomes.com | (956) 212-4132

www.dynastycustomhomes.com | (956) 424-5571

www.dynastycustomhomes.com | (956) 424-5571

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Best Home ($301,000 - $350,000) Infinity Homes

www.infinityhomesrgv.com | (956) 460-3290

Best Home (Over $400,000) Chris Ryan Homes & Inv.

www.chrisryanhomes.com | (956) 929-1212

Thank you everyone for a successful Parade!

(L-R): Frank Gonzalez, Classic Homes; Rick Villarreal, Dynasty Custom Homes; Jonathan Vargas, Innovative Construction; Luis Waldo, Waldo Homes; Ivan Guajardo, Dynasty Custom Homes; Darrel Duffy, Framework Homes; Hidalgo County Judge, Richard F. Cortez (Master of Ceremonies); Emigdio Villanueva Jr., Villa Homes; Martin Villanueva Jr., MV Homes by Villa Del Sol Construction; Marisol Villanueva de Treviño, Treviño Construction; Mario Treviño, Treviño Construction; Marcy Alamia, RGVBA Executive VP; Martin Villanueva, Villanueva Construction; Olga Treviño, Divine Custom Homes; Mark Lucio, PinPoint Construction; Raul Perez, Caltia Construction; Peter Vargas, Innovative Homes; Gilberto Vera, Key West Construction; Eddie Garza, Infinity Homes; Mario Peña, Infinity Homes.

2019 RGVBA Parade of Homes Sponsors The Rio Grande Valley Builders Association would like to thank all of the 2019 Parade of Homes sponsors for their continued support!

Magic Valley Electric Coop Noel Perez

Bank of South Texas

Back Row (L-R): Ricardo Espinoza, Margaret Macias, Diana Martinez, Mike Trippel. Front Row (L-R): Teresa Teniente, Mary de Leon, Patty Garcia.

2019 R GVBA PARADE GO LD S PO NS O RS :

2019 R GVBA PARADE S I LVER S PO NS O RS : Texas Gas Service • Matt’s Building Materials • Lone Star National Bank AEP Texas • Valley Land Title Company

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Chris Ryan Homes & Inv. Best Home (Over $400,000)

DH Construction Best Model ($301,000-$350,000)

Dynasty Custom Homes Best Home ($151,000-$200,000)

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Framework Homes Best Model ($201,000-$250,000)

Infinity Homes Best Home ($301,000-$350,000)

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Innovative Construction Best Model ($351,000-$400,000)

MV Homes by Villa Del Sol Construction Best Model ($151,000-$200,000)

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Waldo Homes 2019 Best of Show Best Model (Over $400,000) Best Architectural Design Best Kitchen Best Master & Bath Best Curb Appeal


RGVBA Parade Winners See page 16 and 26

Once again, Materiales El Valle is proud to congratulate its customers for their awards of excellence in construction in the Rio Grande Valley’s annual Parade of Homes. For years, Materiales El Valle has been helping building professionals compete in these reputable Parade competitions and giving its customers a competitive advantage by providing them with the newest and most innovative building materials on the market today. Materiales El Valle, founded by Rosalio Espinoza in 1986, has earned a reputation as the leading supplier of materials for the Rio Grande Valley’s building professionals in the residential and commercial construction industry. The company operates three stores in the upper Valley in Mission, Edinburg, and Donna, Texas. The company’s stores are fully stocked, each with millions of square feet of inventory that is unsurpassed in the Valley. Every store has thousands of square feet of showroom space with artistic full-size displays and exhibits to inspire customers with ideas and examples of how to combine their products’ textures and colors for that “awardwinning” look. Materiales El Valle is known for being the first in the market to introduce new and trending products, including ceramic tile, glass mosaic tile, handmade Saltillo tile, roof tile, porcelain, marble, Travertine, Cantera, wood flooring, and brick. You’ll find a host of accessories, including such items as Cantera columns, unique decorative accents, natural stone bowls, designer kitchen and bath faucets, and distinctive showerheads. As for granite countertops, Materiales El Valle is the go-to place if you’re looking for everything you need under one roof. You’ll find skilled in-house craftsmen who will manufacture countertops to your exact specifications and an experienced team who will provide turnkey professional installation. The best news for customers is that with Materiales El Valle’s longstanding relationship and high-volume business with name-brand vendors, the company is able to offer the most affordable rates in the area. Whether you are looking to impress Parade of Homes judges, or just your friends and family, the place to go to for advice and ideas from an experienced and knowledgeable staff is Materiales El Valle.

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ON THE COVER: WALDO HOMES

WALDO HOMES– Award-Winning Custom Homes That Impress The Soul

A Waldo Home is truly a masterpiece of style, design, elegance, and comfort. The most common first expression from visitors touring a Waldo model home is “Wow.” It’s called the “Waldo Wow Factor,” and it is the reflex reaction that comes from that overwhelming feeling you get when you are seeing something that impresses your soul. The talented Waldo Homes team includes founder Luis Waldo, his wife Teresa, their daughter Karen, and their son Danny and his wife, Allison. (L-R): Danny Waldo, Karen Waldo, Allison Waldo, Luis Waldo, and Teresa Waldo.

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he Waldo Homes team is not big, but they have one BIG thing in common—they share an amazing passion for building uniquely designed custom homes, from striking exteriors to richly detailed interiors. They create homes that are not only outstanding, but also truly stand out. And the company’s newest model home at Canton Village in Edinburg, Texas, did exactly that during the recent Parade of Homes competition. Waldo Homes was proud to have won not one, not two, but six awards for its model home, including: Best Model Home Over $400,000; Best Architectural Design; Best Kitchen; Best Master and Bath; Best Curb Appeal; and the grand prize—BEST OF SHOW!

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The exterior of this two-story award winning home, with turrets, stucco walls, and Cantera and filigreed wrought iron accents, is strikingly Mediterranean. A massive custom-created wrought iron and glass double front door welcomes guests and opens to an interior that follows through on the appealing Mediterranean theme. Directly inside the front door, the eye is first drawn upward to a majestic two-story interior cupola with a stunning crystal chandelier and clerestory windows that bring natural light in. The light is reflected downward onto sparkling cream colored porcelain tile flooring that extends throughout the home. Past the open foyer and straight ahead into the main area of the home, a magnificent curved marble stairway is front and center. It ascends gracefully to an upper level wrought iron open balconied walkway. The stairway itself has an intricate custom-designed wrought iron balustrade topped with handcrafted engineered wood. Beyond the stairway is a soaring two-story living area. A fireplace surrounded by Cantera stone takes center stage as it rises up to the ceiling, and the ceiling is a unique octagonal coffered and tray design with an immense chandelier as a showpiece. The entire living area is awash in light from clerestory windows above, as well as generous eight foot sliding doors on the main floor that lead out to a private covered patio. An overall feeling of openness and airiness encompasses the entire living area. The kitchen in this Waldo home is a chef’s dream. It is spacious, with state-of-the-art appliances to facilitate the cook—and the family. There are double ovens, an immense side-by-side refrigerator, a gourmet gas burner stove with a pot filler on the back wall, a deep farmhouse sink, and a large center island with a separate sink for drinking water, as well as for hand washing and produce cleaning. There is even a large walk-in Butler’s pantry with glass cupboards and open shelves. Any and all conveniences have been thoughtfully considered. Then, on top of all of these modern features, Waldo Homes adds beauty and elegance: dramatic exotic granite backsplashes and countertops, special rectified double layer porcelain flooring, and splashes of Cantera stone. Even the ceiling is a showstopper with a magnificent modern brass chandelier hanging from the center of a coffered and tray design rotunda. June / July / August

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ON THE COVER: WALDO HOMES The Master Suite is on the main level of this lovely Waldo home and is a delightful private retreat. First noticed is the elaborate decorative ceiling, a Waldo trademark with a coffered and tray design and rotunda shape. The windows are covered in creamy white Plantation shutters; the flooring is a continuation of the sparkling porcelain tile. One of the extra special designs in this Master Suite, however, has to be the reading nook with a tall surprise: a two-story cupola with clerestory windows and a resplendent modern hanging glass globe. Equally delightful in this Master area: a walk-in closet the size of a small bedroom, containing a multitude of open shelves and glass cupboards—along with yet one more Wow feature: another two-story cupola with clerestory windows and a gorgeous crystal waterfall chandelier! The Master Bath itself is elegant and beautifully dramatic. An oval jetted tub sits front and center, and is surrounded by exotic granite and topped with a crystal chandelier; the bathroom also has an oversized hexagonal glassed-in shower with rainfall showerhead, His and Hers sinks, and a separate dressing table. This is a spa retreat of dreams that has been realized by Waldo Homes. Not to be outdone, the second floor of this magnificent home is equally impressive. There are three bedrooms, each is oversized and each has their own walk-in closet with built-ins. One bedroom, to reach it, even has its own mini stairway—perfect for a semblance of privacy for the little prince or princess of the house! Finally, what more is needed in a house of dreams? How about a theater room? Well, the second floor of this Waldo home also has a theater room, complete with darkened walls, elevated flooring, and a bar area perfect for serving drinks and snacks while watching that newly released movie.

IN CONCLUSION

In the short time since its start in 2004, Waldo Homes has earned a reputation for building some of the finest custom homes in the Rio Grande Valley. And yes, over the years, the company has won many awards for excellence in construction—especially this year—but what the company’s is proudest of is winning the hearts of its homebuyers. The Waldo team welcomes any inquiries and invites you to give them a call to discuss your new home dream. Waldo Homes builds homes in the ranges of $150,000 and up, and will build on their lot or on yours—anywhere in the Valley.

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Visit www.WaldoHomesRGV.com or call (956) 466-8590 for more information, and make an appointment to tour the Waldo Homes model in person. And fair warning: if you do, get ready to experience the “Waldo Wow Factor”!

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5 FRAMEWORK HOMES 2019 Best Model in the $201-$250K Category

5 DYNASTY CUSTOM HOMES 2019 Best Home in the $201-$250K Category

Framework Homes puts the ‘model’ in model homes with their entry that captured the Best Model award in its category. It exudes that South Texas hospitality with its open concept living and large family dining area. The dark wood-look plank flooring and warm honey granite countertops throughout add to the cozy home feeling.

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Dynasty Custom Homes has certainly put the Pizzazz in their winning entry for the 2019 Parade of Homes. Throughout the home, Dynasty utilizes beautiful white marble porcelain, high ceilings that have elegant tray designs with recessed lighting, lavish picture windows to bring the outdoors in, and a convivial open floorplan.

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5 INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION 2019 Best Model in the $351-$400K Category

5 DYNASTY CUSTOM HOMES 2019 Best Home in the $151-$200K Category Dynasty Custom Homes packs a powerful punch in this award-winning home. It reflects open concept living at its finest with a delightfully affordable price. Designer touches abound with creamy porcelain floors, quartz countertops, stainless appliances, clerestory windows, and decorative tray ceilings.

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Light, airy, and totally impressive, this Innovative Construction home received a well-deserved Best Model award. The open concept living/ dining/kitchen area is original and, well, totally innovative. The clean lines of the contemporary exterior and the family-oriented backyard, as well as the luxurious touches throughout, add to the perfection of this home. A (956) 929-6198 | i www.JJinnovativeConstruction.com

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5 RICH HERITAGE CONSTRUCTION 2019 Best Model in the $251-$300K Category Throughout this incredible home, there are soaring designer ceilings, ornamental niches and stonework, and wrought iron accents. Dark powerful colors of woodwork and ironwork are a stunning contrast to the sparkling flooring, and both come together to highlight this Spanish-style home—pure opulence worthy of the award for Best Model they recently received.

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5 VILLANUEVA CONSTRUCTION 2019 Most Energy Efficient Home in the RGVBA Parade of Homes This company has found the perfect combination of beauty and energy efficiency in their winning entry for Most Energy Efficient Home. To date, Villanueva Construction is the Valley’s leading energy efficient builder. They’ve certified the highest number of homes in the BUILT TO SAVE™ program in 2017 and 2018—and are on track to receive the award again at the end of 2019. A (956) 212-4132 | i www.VillanuevaHomes.com

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A (956) 534-6305 | i www.TrevinoLuxury.com 5 WALDO HOMES 2019 Best of Show / Best Model Over $400K / Best Architectural Design / Best Master & Bath / Best Kitchen / Best Curb Appeal With six top awards including the 2019 Best of Show, this Waldo Homes Mediterranean-style home is truly outstanding. A spectacular two-story high entry, an open marble staircase with custom hand wrought iron, and glistening porcelain flooring first greet the eye. Throughout the home, custom designer touches abound, making this house a real showstopper.

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5 VILLANUEVA CONSTRUCTION 2019 Best Home in the $100-$150K Category Awash with stunning bursts of design, this Villanueva Construction home took the honors of Best Home in its category. Hard to imagine such a wonderfully attainable price could have such exceptional and sophisticated details. Especially noticeable: the open floorplan living area with its eyepopping coffered tray ceiling, decorator niches, and custom kitchen island. A (956) 212-4132 | i www.VillanuevaHomes.com

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REAL ESTATE NEWS Matt’s Building Materials Celebrates 50 Years in Business Story by Nathan Cain Matt’s Building Materials, the oldest lumberyard in the Rio Grande Valley, turned 50 this year. To celebrate, the owners put together a fantastic outdoor festival to thank their customers, vendors, employees, and community. On Saturday, May 4th, the lumberyard at Matt’s Pharr location was transformed into a festival ground in the true DIY spirit—complete with live music, food, and games. Nearly 550 people attended the evening’s Celebration event. Builders from across the Valley were there, and a few of Matt’s Building Materials’ vendors came in from around Texas and neighboring states. Since this was a celebration of a local business beating the odds and surviving for 50 years amidst the rise of big box stores, Matt’s wanted to make sure to include the hard work of other excellent local businesses. Ribs & pulled pork sandwiches were provided by local BBQ competitive teams “Tom’s BBQ” and “A Ver Que Sale Cooking Crew”; tacos were made on site by a local restaurant “On

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THE SMITH FAMILY. Front Row (L to R): Rebecca, Diana, Chelsey, and Anna Beth. Back Row (L to R): Ben, Jeremy, Danny, and Isaac.

The Grill”; beer was supplied by the local craft brewery “Big River”; and crawfish was provided by local crawfish enthusiast (and Matt’s co-owner) Jeremy Smith. The guest of honor was none other than Matt’s CEO Danny Smith. Danny started working under Ira Matt straight after college in 1972. Danny had some experience working in lumberyards, but helping to start a new business was a challenge. As store manager, Danny learned everything he could about the industry, and by 1975 he was responsible for almost every aspect of the company. When Ira Matt retired in 2001, he sold the business to Danny & his wife Diana. Upon taking ownership, Danny changed the corporate structure and gave two of his longtime managers & friends, Oscar Sandoval and Luis Mancillas, a stake in the business. He also gave some of his own share of the business to his 3 sons: Jeremy, Isaac, and Ben. When asked about how Matt’s Building Materials

has survived and prospered all these years, Danny smiled and said, “I tell my boys that it’s about responsibility: responsibility to your employees, to your customers, and to your creditors. If you are responsible, do things right, and make sure that your customers know you value their business and that they are the reason you are successful, only then can the business give back to you.” With 50 years in business, Matt’s Building Materials looks to the future optimistically. Isaac Smith stated, “We want to continue to grow, to do better every single day. And, as always, we want to work on even more improvements that will result in a better experience for our customers.” In the past 50 years, Matt’s has adapted to many changes, and the company is confident that if they continue to work hard for their customers, their customers will keep coming back for another 50 years.


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The Rio Grande Valley Builders Association Hosts Its Annual Fishing Tournament on South Padre Island The Rio Grande Valley Builders Association will again host its annual Fishing Tournament on South Padre Island, Saturday, June 22, for members. Deadline to enter the tournament is Friday, June 14, and any changes to the roster of teams already registered will be Thursday, June 20th. Don’t miss this great opportunity to relax and enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. What can be better than a friendly fishing competition to win many door prizes and lots of cash prizes! Boats—up to 4 people per boat—will be competing for first and second place cash prizes in various fishing categories, such as the largest and heaviest redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. Additional cash prizes will be awarded to the redfish with the most spots and to the Grand Slam winner. The Grand Slam contest will require each team to enter one redfish, one flounder, and one speckled trout. Each species of fish must be within its legal size limit, and trout above 25” will not be accepted. The team with the largest combined weight will win the Grand Slam prize. Note that this is an RGVBA members only event, and no fishing guides are allowed. Fishing Tournament Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019 Place: Jim’s Pier, South Padre Island Fishing Hours: 6pm Friday, June 21 to 4pm Saturday, June 22 Weigh In: Saturday, June 22, 2pm to 4pm (Jim’s Pier) Go to www.RGVBA.org to register for the 2019 fishing tournament ($400 per boat – 4 people per boat) or call Marcy Alamia at (956) 686-2932 or Paco Vielma at (956) 491-7919. Find out how you can be a sponsor or volunteer to help with this fundraising event.

(L to R:) Victor Ibarra (Builder-Levian Homes), Corpus Christi, Texas; Mike Duffey (2019 Parade of Homes Committee Co-Chair); Marcy Alamia (RGVBA Executive V.P); Anna Sanchez and Dolores Sanchez (Builders-Dolores Sanchez Custom Homes); Leslie Schey / 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (Parade of Homes Committee member); Dave Yelovich (Compliance Officer-Tilson Homes), Houston, Texas; Oscar Perez (Builder-Sky Limited Construction) and son, Oscar Jr., Laredo, Texas.

Building Professionals Judge the RGVBA 2019 Parade of Homes The Rio Grande Valley Builders Association invited building professionals in the construction industry from surrounding markets to serve as judges for its annual Parade of Homes competition. The event, which took place during the last week of April and first weekend of May in communities throughout the upper Rio Grande Valley, included 31 homes by Valley builders. The Judges, who traveled from Corpus Christi, Houston, and Laredo, Texas, were escorted from home to home during the first weekend of the Parade with transportation provided by Boggus Ford of McAllen. The homes were judged on a variety of levels and competed for awards of excellence that were later given to the winning builders based on the compilation of the Judges’ individual scores. Completing the Judging staff for the 2019 RGVBA Parade of Homes was Scott Martin, manager of Energy Rating Solutions, an Energy Consulting firm in Corpus Christi that provides rating and inspection services. Scott Martin reviewed the documents submitted by those builders who were competing for the “Most Energy Efficient Home” award. See all the Parade winners on pages 16 & 17.

Congratulations to the 2019 RGVBA Parade TV Winner! The lucky winner of the Rio Grande Valley Builders Association’s TV Giveaway during the 2019 Parade of Homes was Jorge Sierra who had registered to win at the Parade home of Classic Homes. Visitors to the Parade could gain an entry by registering at each participating builder’s home and giving feedback on the RGVBA’s Parade app. The winning ticket with Jorge Sierra’s name was drawn during the Association’s monthly meeting at the McAllen Country Club. The TV, which was sponsored by Sierra Title Company, is a 50” flat screen TV—a pretty good reward for taking a few minutes to give feedback on a Parade home!

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(L to R:) Marcy Alamia, RGVBA Executive V.P.; Joaquin Gonzalez, Classic Homes; Jorge Sierra (TV Winner); Matt Wilson and Marielsa Pulido, Sierra Title Company.


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“The Montecito”–Private, Gated Community Now Selling Homesites in Edinburg Red Rock Development, an established and respected land development company co-founded by Manuel Cantu and Cruz Cantu III, has been helping to improve the quality of life for residents in the Rio Grande Valley for many years by developing beautiful and affordable new home communities— giving many the opportunity to own a home. The company’s newest community, The Montecito, is currently under development in North Edinburg at the corner of Monte Cristo Road and Sugar Road. The community, located in the Edinburg School District, provides homesites with easy access to Expressway 281 (I-69) and is only minutes away from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. The Montecito consists of three phases (Blocks 1, 2, and 3) which will cater to homebuyers’ individual lifestyles and budgets. Block 1 has 60 lots with lot prices starting in the $40’s and will feature homes from the $170’s. Block 2, being developed at the same time, offers lots from the $30’s and will feature homes from the $150’s. Lastly, Block 3, also under development, offers 39 four-plex lots for investment opportunities with prices starting from the $65’s. Lots sales at The Montecito are already on their way, and construction of new homes by some of the Valley’s finest builders will be beginning soon. Call Red Rock Development to find out about The Montecito and about its other communities in Edinburg now selling lots: The Hills at Chapin and The Reserve at Canton. See pages 25 and 44 for more information.

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Operation FINALLY HOME “Notes of Love” Event Held for Local Veteran

Operation FINALLY HOME, in partnership with H-E-B, Verturo Interests, and the City of McAllen, hosted an event called “Notes of Love” for U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Miguel Simental and his family on Thursday, May 30th at the job site of the mortgage-free home being built for them. Operation Finally Home is a nationally recognized non-profit organization with a mission of providing mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans and their families. The “Notes of Love” event is a tradition when the framing stage of the home for its veterans is reached. Guests at the Notes of Love event were given colored permanent markers that they used to write their best wishes and share their thoughts and expressions of gratitude and love for Miguel and his family. The concept is to cover the walls and studs in the home with notes of love before the walls are sealed—a comforting thought for the veteran and his family, knowing these “notes of love” will forever surround them. The Simental family was surprised with the news that they were receiving a custom-built, mortgage-free home during a special groundbreaking ceremony on April 25th. The family was led to believe they were going to an interview with Operation FINALLY HOME and a builder, but instead were greeted by a crowd of cheering supporters at the site of their future home at Las Villas Del Rio at The Groves on Shary in McAllen, Texas. The home, which is generously being built by Verturo Construction, is made possible by many organizations. H-E-B, as part of Operation Appreciation, is contributing time, talent, and financial support for the build. Since 2013, H-E-B and the H-E-B Tournament of Champions have helped provide 26 mortgage-free homes to those in need. The City of McAllen waived several building-related fees. In addition, a large grant was awarded for this project from the McAllen Housing Finance Corporation. Visit www.operationfinallyhome.org for more information.

Veteran’s Family Photo (L to R/Front:) U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Miguel Simental with daughters Mia Alexa; Allison Marlene; and Michelle Arlene. (L to R/Back:) Mrs. Flora Nunez (mother); and Marlene Simental (spouse).

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HOURS: Open Daily By Appointment

Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm

ADDRESS: Imperial Oaks 2504 E. Imperial Oak St. Mission, TX

ADDRESS: Villas De Santiago 6807 N. 11th Ln McAllen, TX

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HOURS: Monday - Friday 10:00am to 7:00pm

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ADDRESS: Stewart Gardens 1707 E. 28th St. Mission, TX HOURS: Open Daily By Appointment

SALES: Ben Garcia - (956) 638-1600 benjames@villahomesrgv.com

ADDRESS: West Oak Manor 908 W. Iroquois Ave. Pharr, TX HOURS: Open Daily By Appointment

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Gated community. Call to reserve your lot today. Take advantage of discounted pre-construction prices on lots in Vendome, a planned gated community on North Ware Road in McAllen. Vendome is located within walking distance to IDEA Academy and to Texas A&M University and is minutes from the University of Texas RGV. This privately gated and fenced neighborhood features a walking park and high-speed internet. Pre-construction pricing starting at $48,900.

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CALL NOW AND GET $2,000 OFF LOT PRICE!

MCALLEN

Location! Location!! Location!!! Villas De Santiago is an architecturally Trenton Rd. controlled subdivision located in the heart of North McAllen and features premium infrastructure provided by SPECTRUM, AEP, and TEXAS GAS SERVICE, along with close proximity to Starbucks, Sam’s, Target, HEB, Olive Robin Ave. Garden, Rayburn Elem., DHR, and more. With homes starting in the $230’s, choose from various premier models that start at 1,800 sf of living, or sit Nightingale Ave. down with an in-house builder and architect to create your own customized layout. Have a builder? Then choose from a selection of available lots starting in the low $50’s. Villas De Santiago–Urban, Modern, & Customizable!

N 10th St.

(LIMITED TIME OFFER)

VILLAS DE SANTIAGO

N 11th Ln.

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Come View Our Model Home Today!

Contact: A.G. Adame, Developer/Sales (956) 271-5064 REALTORS® also welcome! | E Villas De Santiago McAllen

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ISD: McAllen - (956) 618-6000 | Elem: Rayburn | Mid: Morris | High School: McAllen

EDINBURG

Lots starting in the low $50’s

Contact: (956) 641-6868 | loslagosrd.com | E Los Lagos Development ISD: Edinburg - (956) 289-2300 | Elem: Cano Gonzalez | Mid: Barrientes | High School: Edinburg

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Lumen Subdivision is one of the newest neighborhoods in the masterFreddy N Gonzalez planned golf course community of Los Lagos in Edinburg, Texas. Lumen 69C Iowa subdivision is gated and surrounded by Los Lagos’ 18-hole golf course, Los Lag os designed by the world-renowned firm of Von Hagge, Selek & Baril. The community features 121 spacious lots from 7,318 sq. ft. to 10,369 sq. ft., 281 almost all of them with serene golf course views. Residents can enjoy Canton Rd. being close to schools, medical facilities, business districts, H-E-B Park, the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, and Bert Ogden Arena, and have quick access to the Expressway.


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Contact: Manuel Cantu (956) 821-8180 | riocantu@yahoo.com

Lot Prices from the $45’s

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A gated neighborhood just minutes from UT-RGV. This newly developed community offers residential lots in a privately gated community in quiet North Edinburg. It is located minutes from the University of Texas RGV, shopping, dining, and entertainment, with quick access to Expressway I-69. Lots are available from $45,000. Architectural restrictions and a Homeowners Association will ensure the beauty of the neighborhood and the value of your property. A minimum of 1,500 square feet of living area is required. Download our lots sheet and choose your favorite lot today.

Residential

THE MONTECITO

The Montecito, Red Rock Development’s latest new home community, is now available for lot sales in North Edinburg off Monte Cristo Road. This private gated community features affordable lots in Block 1 from the $40’s with homes from 1,500 sq. ft. and in Block 2 from the $30’s with homes from 1,200 sq. ft. of living area and two community entrances. A Homeowners Association and architectural controls ensures that the beauty of the neighborhood is maintained. Located minutes from UT-RGV with easy access to Expy. 281 (I-69). Edinburg Schools and all city utilities apply.

EDINBURG N

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Contact: Manuel Cantu (956) 821-8180 | riocantu@yahoo.com

ISD: Edinburg - (956) 289-2300 | Elem: Truman | Mid: B.L. Garza | High School: Edinburg North

THE RESERVE at Canton Residential lots available. The Reserve at Canton is a private gated residential community ideally located for quick access to Expressway 1-69 and all Valley cities. The Reserve at Canton features lots starting from $49,500 for single-family homes and is minutes away from the H-E-B Park and Bert Ogden Arena. A Homeowners Association and architectural restrictions will ensure the future quality and beauty of the neighborhood. Download our lots sheet and reserve your choice lot today.

EDINBURG Freddy Gonzalez 281

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Residential lots from $49,500

Contact: Manuel Cantu (956) 821-8180 | riocantu@yahoo.com

ISD: Edinburg - (956) 289-2300 | Elem: Jose De Escandon | Mid: Barrientes | High School: Edinburg

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Citrus 674 Subdivision, Dream Homes’ latest new home community, is now available for lot reservations in Weslaco, TX. This community is located across from Memorial Elementary and near a Walmart Neighborhood Market. Citrus 674 subdivision features 34 affordable lots starting at $35,900 and two community entrances for your convenience. There are no Homeowner Association fees. This community is architecturally restricted to 1,600-1,800 sq. ft. living with brick and stucco exterior facades. All builders are welcomed. Reserve your lot and start designing your new “dream” home!

N Texas Blvd

BORDER AVE

(LIMITED TIME OFFER)

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ISD: Sharyland - (956) 580-5200 | Elem: Jessie L Jensen | Mid: Sharyland North | High School: Sharyland Pioneer

BUY 2 LOTS AND GET A $2,000 DISCOUNT!

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Contact: Everardo Villarreal | (956) 624-2879 (956) 929-7464 | mezahomesinc@aol.com

Homes from the $160’s (including lot)

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Excellent prices for a gated community! Imperial Oaks is a newly planned residential community located on Stewart Road in the prestigious Sharyland school district in quiet north Mission. The community is privately gated, and 46 homesites are now available for sale. The neighborhood will include architectural quality control standards and a 1,200 sq. ft. living minimum housing requirement. Imperial Oaks will offer outstanding quality homes from Meza Construction. Choose your homesite now while selection is open.

Stewart Rd

COME SEE OUR FULLY FURNISHED MODEL HOME

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Contact: (956) 447-2000 | dreamhomesbyjj.com

Lot Prices from $35,900

ISD: Weslaco - (956) 969-6500 | Elem: Memorial | Mid: Central | High School: Weslaco

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Lot Prices from the Low $40’s. Homes starting at $200k

WESLACO

With a top-notch location Mid-Valley and rapid access to Expressway 83, King Estates is Weslaco’s premier privately gated new home community. On top of being in an ideal location to get to the Upper Valley, the Lower Valley, the beach, or Mexico, King Estates offers large affordable lots in the low $40s, city utilities, and homes with a required minimum 1,700 sq.ft. of living area. And, best of all, no worries about flooding since this community has its own 7 million gallon drainage ditch nearby! Live where quality is King!

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Contact: Margie Perez (956) 782-5464 | (808) 202-7878 www.kingestates.us | E King Estates Weslaco ISD: Weslaco - (956) 969-6500 | Elem: Airport | Mid: Central | High School: Weslaco East

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Congratulations to the 2019

RGVBA PARADE OF HOMES WINNERS from

Chris Ryan Homes & Inv.

Dynasty Custom Homes

Mary & Michael Ramirez

Infinity Homes

Eddie & Aracely Garza, and Mario & Ana Peña

Treviño Construction Marisol & Mario Treviño

Framework Homes

Ivan Guajardo & Rick Villarreal

Ken Dejarnett, Brenda Lopez, and Anallely & Darell Duffy

Innovative Construction

MV Homes by Villa Del Sol Construction

Jonathan, Lourdes, & Pedro Vargas

Martin Villanueva Jr. & Karla Fabiola

Villanueva Construction

Waldo Homes

Martin Villanueva, Stephanie & Rosendo Benitez Jr.

Karen, Teresa, Luis, Allison, & Danny Waldo

*Photos not available for DH Construction & Rich Heritage Construction.

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