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4|ParadeofHomesRemodelersShowcaseSMwww.paradeofhomes.orgOctober1-3,2010Friday12-8pm,Saturday-Sunday12-6pmTheremodelermembersoftheBuildersAssociationoftheTwinCitiesarethrilledtowelcomeyoutoourParadeofHomesRemodelersShowcaseSM.For23years,thishasbeentheplacetoseethebestremod-elingprojectsintheTwinCities.It'swhereyoucanmeettheregion'sbestprofession-alremodelersinarelaxed,no-pressureenvironment.You'llfindallsortsofideas,thelatestproductsandfeatures,plusexcitingnewcolorsandfinishestoinspireyourimagina-tion-whetheryouplantoupdateyourhomesoonorjustwanttodream.TwoinOneGuidebookAll70-plusremodeledhomesonthetourareshowcasedinside,andwhenyouflipthistwo-in-oneGuidebookover,youcanalsocheckoutover300newhomesontheParadeofHomesFallShowcase,SMournew-hometour.Butdon'tjustusethisGuidebooktoplanyourtour,takeafewmin-utestoreadthestoriesinside.You'llgettomeetfourareafamiliesandshareintheirremodelingexperiences.YoucanreadaboutgreenremodelingandseetheworkofourRemodelerofMeritAwardSMWinners.Speakingoftrends,don'tmisscheckingouttheParadeofHomesSMShowroomTour,pages40-42onthenewhomesideofthisguidebook.PlantoaddafewshowroomstoyourParadeofHomesSMroute.Thisiswhereyou'llfindatonofexcitingnewproductsandmaterials(fromappli-ancestoflooringtolandscaping),pluseventsandseminarsthatyouwon'twanttomiss.You'llalsowanttoconsultourSpecialEventsCalendar,onpage19,beforefinalizingyourtours.Touringcanbehungrywork,sowe'realsogivingyousomeincentivetotrysomeoftheregion'shottestrestaurantswithournewParadeofHomesSMRestaurantTour(pages48-49onthenewhomeside).Clipthecouponsinside,ordownloadavoucheratwww.paradeofhomes.orgonlineforsomemoney-savingdiscounts.TouraVarietyofProjectsThisfall'smenuofremodelingprojectsletsyouexperiencejustabouteverytypeandstyleofremodelingavailable.Ifanentiremakeoveriswhatyouneed,lookforourwhole-houseandteardownremodels.Ifyou'recontemplatingakitchenrenovation,themostpopularremodelingoption,wehavemorethan40tosee.Discoverhowremodelersarecreatingbeautifulnewbaths,gorgeousadditions,andlower-levelfinishesthattransformahomeintoahome-owners'dream.Ineveryinstancethesehomesdemon-stratethebestinprofessionalremodeling.PlanYourTourOnline,TooWhenyoulogontowww.paradeofhomes.org,youcansearchforjusttheprojectsandlocationsyouwanttovisit.Ournewinteractivemapmakesyourlocationsearchasnap.You'llbeabletodiscovermoreabouteachremodelerandlinktotheirownwebsites.And,whenyousignontoouron-lineTourPlanneryoucansaveyourfavoritesforquickaccesslater,makenotesaboutwhatyoulikedafteryouvisit,andmapthequickesttourroutebetweenthehomesyouselect.DonatetoaGoodCauseAsalways,ourcharitablearm,theBuildersOutreachFoundationwillbecollectingdonationsattheirfeaturedDreamRemodeledHomes.Thisyear,your$5.00tax-deductibleadmissionwillhelpthembuildhomesfordeservingTwinCitiesfamiliesinneed,butalso,itwillhelpfundourReBuildHaitiinitiative.Thiswinterwe'llbesendingtwo-dozen-plusmemberstoHaititohelpcon-structhomesforHaitiansdisplacedafterlastwinter'sdev-astatingearthquake.You'llbeabletofollowtheirprogressonlineandseeyourcontributionsinaction.JusttourourthreegorgeousDreamRemodeledHomes.Turntopages14to17forallthedetails.ThankYouHomeownersFinally,Iwanttotakethisopportunitytothankallthewonderfulhomeownerswhohavegraciouslyopenedtheirhomestoyou,allowingustoshowoffourbestwork!Wehopeyou'llenjoytouringthesebeautifulhomesasmuchasweenjoyedremodelingthem.Therereallyisnobetterwaytoshopforaremodelerthantoactuallyseeandtouchtheirwork.TheParadeofHomesRemodelersShowcaseSMisthebestwaytodojustthat.Ihopetoseeyouonthetour.YOURFIRSTSTEPTOAGREATREMODELINGEXPERIENCE""JackWilliamsPARADEOFHOMESREMODELERSSHOWCASESMCHAIRJ.W.WILLIAMSCONSTRUCTION,INC.763-208-5000WWW.JWWILL.COMnotefromourchairWelcometotheParadeofHomesRemodelersShowcaseSM!JoinusonFacebookorTwitter!THEREREALLYISNOBETTERWAYTOSHOPFORAREMODELERTHANTOACTUALLYSEEANDTOUCHTHEIRWORK.THEPARADEOFHOMESREMODELERSSHOWCASESMISTHEBESTWAYTODOJUSTTHAT.IHOPETOSEEYOUONTHETOUR.