Chapel Hill, N.C. (December 14, 2012) – Briar Chapel builders nabbed four wins during the 2012 Parade of Homes, presented by the Home Builder’s Association (HBA) of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties. Homes by Saussy Burbank, David Weekly Homes and Homes by Dickerson received gold designations, and a second Homes By Dickerson model received a silver designation.

“Being recognized as Parade of Homes winners is further proof that the builders of Briar Chapel by Newland Communities offer beautiful, well-constructed homes,” said Kristen Gucwa, regional marketing director, Newland Communities. “It is an honor to have Briar Chapel homes judged by our peers and to see Saussy Burbank, David Weekly Homes and Homes by Dickerson awarded with such a great distinction.”

Homes entered into the Parade are divided into categories based on price and judged by teams of builders and new home professionals. Submitted homes can be selected as gold, silver or bronze winners and are judged prior to the start of the event on criteria including quality workmanship, floor plan and curb appeal.

The award winners were announced Oct. 2 at the annual Parade Banquet hosted by the HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties. Briar Chapel’s winning homes are located at the following addresses:

  • Gold Award Winner, Saussy Burbank for its 39 Pokeberry Bend entry
  • Gold Award Winner, David Weekly Homes for its 139 N. Serenity Hill Circle entry
  • Gold Award Winner, Homes by Dickerson for its 371 Tobacco Farm Way entry
  • Silver Award Winner, Homes by Dickerson for its 351 Dark Forest Drive entry

    “We are proud that Briar Chapel builders have again been recognized for the latest and most innovative environmentally-friendly trends, building designs and technology,” said Keith Hurand, senior vice president and division manager, Newland Communities. “As the area’s largest green community, we are excited to share the community’s passion for sustainable living with Parade of Homes participants and to show our homes built by large, recognizable builders as well as custom home builders.”

    Briar Chapel by Newland Communities®
    Briar Chapel, a new-home community just outside of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has been intentionally designed to inhabit the land without inhibiting its true nature. Newland Communities is a privately owned company that creates residential and urban mixed-use communities from coast to coast. Newland believes it has a responsibility to create enduring, healthier communities so people may live life in ways that matter most to them. At Briar Chapel, that means diverse neighborhoods, parks, schools, acres of open space, miles of nature trails and healthy homes constructed with green building principles priced from the $190,000s to the $900,000s.

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