The Parade of Homes is the premier showcase of new construction in both Okaloosa and Walton counties. The 2018 Parade of Homes spotlights 19 beautiful homes in both Okaloosa and Walton counties. The parade began June 9, and will run until Sunday, June 17. All homes and developments will be open for viewing Sunday — Thursday from 1-6 p.m.; Friday from 1-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 15, all homes and developments will be open until 8 p.m. for a special Twilight Tour.

The winners of the 2018 Parade of Homes were announced June 8 at the Parade of Homes Kick-Off Party held at The Barn at Water Oaks Farm in Laurel Hill. The builders were told if they won, but not how they placed in the standings. This will be announced at the July 19 Awards Banquet. This year’s event is the 39th Annual Parade of Homes presented by The Building Industry Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties Inc. (BIA).

Categories are based on construction cost of the homes and are kept confidential. Below is a list of the winners:

Category 1

Entry #12 – D.R. Horton – 452 Lilly Bell Lane – Freeport

Entry #13 – Holiday Builders, Inc. – 42 Harmony Way – Freeport

Category 2

Entry # 5 – Daniel Coon Construction – 4030 Painter Branch Road – Crestview

Entry #14 – Randy Wise Homes – 20 Rhapsody Street – Freeport

Category 3

Entry # 2 -Jimmy Henderson II Construction – 422 Eisenhower Drive – Crestview

Entry #4 – Dale Riley Construction – 4084 Happy Trails Road - Crestview

Category 4

Entry # 15 – Randy Wise Homes – 7 Pintail Drive -Freeport

Entry #6 – Ferrin Campbell Construction – 1309 Angelica Place - Niceville

Category 5

Entry # 10 – Tracy Acree Construction – 1184 French Quarter Way – Fort Walton Beach

Category 6

Entry # 7 – Randy Wise Homes – 4404 Colleen Cove - Niceville

Category 7

Entry # 16 – Arthur Rutenberg Homes – 159 DeFuniak Street – Santa Rosa Beach

Category 8

Entry # 19 – Thad Brown Builders – 145 Clareon Drive – Inlet Beach

Entry # 18 – BetterBuilt of NWFL – 11 Trigger Trail East – Seacrest Beach

To get a copy of the official Parade of Homes Guide, stop by the BIA office at 1980 Lewis Turner Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach, at any of the Parade Homes, or pick up a copy in the June edition of Homes and Land Magazine. You can also view the Parade of Homes Guide at www.biaow.org or on our Facebook page @ParadeofHomesofOkaloosaandWaltonCounties. Call us today with any questions at 850-863-5107.