This stunning Italian Renaissance-styled mansion from Bella Custom Homes is the highlight of the May 4 Dallas Builders Association Parade of Homes. (Courtesy Photo)

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Presented in partnership with Door and Stellar Home Theater and Beyond, the Dallas Builders Association will hold a one-day Parade of Homes May 4, showcasing seven high-end custom homes in the Dallas area. Featured homes are situated in several neighborhoods in Dallas, including Preston Hollow, Midway Hollow, and East Dallas near White Rock Lake, as well as in University Park.

“Each home in this scattered-site, self-guided tour will be fully decorated and landscaped, featuring the very finest in innovative home building and custom craftsmanship,” said Dallas Builders Association President Matt Robinson of Walton Global Holdings. “Visitors will be able to tour these luxury homes, experiencing state-of-the-art technology, energy efficiency, and architectural design.”

The Parade benefits Operation FINALLY HOME, an organization that provides custom, mortgage-free homes to combat-wounded U.S. military veterans and their families. The Dallas Builders Association has just completed its seventh Operation FINALLY HOME project.

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Those who got the chance to attend our event at the Wolf/Sub-Zero showroom last month will remember Matt Mitchell of James Andrews Custom Homes. The panel discussion, which was moderated by our founder and publisher Candy Evans, centered on innovation in the building industry and how technology was changing the face of the custom home. 

No one was more fascinating than Mitchell, who turned the idea of how a home is built in the Dallas area on its head, introducing the concept of Structurally Insulated Panel (SIP) construction to many luxury real estate agents. It was eye-opening, and definitely speaks to the spirit of innovation that the Dallas Builders Association fosters in its members.

With 15 years in custom homebuilding, Mitchell brings a wonderful amount of experience to the market, and we’re happy to give our readers an inside look into what makes James Andrews Custom Homes a wonderful choice for custom home clients in this week’s Dallas Builders Association Member Spotlight.

Get to know Mitchell as the CandysDirt.com highlights some of the spectacular members of Dallas Builders Association right here, asking these consummate professionals all about their business as a way to brag on the many quality, trustworthy builders in the North Texas area that can count themselves among their peers in the Dallas Builders Association.

To learn more about James Andrews Custom Homes, keep reading!

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From left to right, Alan Hoffmann of Hoffmann Homes, Chris Dauwe of Rosewood Custom Builders, Candy Evans, Todd Handwerk of Calais Custom Homes, and Matt Mitchell with James Andrews Custom Homes discuss disruption and innovation in homebuilding (photo courtesy Elissa Genova).

On the heels of a very popular panel discussion on disruption in the real estate world hosted by the Dallas Builders Association last month, CandysDirt found a way to continue that conversation thanks to our hosts at Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom in Dallas.

Panelists included Matt Mitchell with James Andrews Custom Homes, Chris Dauwe of Rosewood Custom Builders, Todd Handwerk of Calais Custom Homes, and Alan Hoffmann of Hoffmann Homes, all who brought their unique perspective to what has changed in homebuilding, how they’ve innovated, and what is coming down the pike.

Who told us about the home with the submarine in the garage and no kitchen? Who told us about the over the top outdoor kitchen they installed? Who said that building codes (which update every three years) are the ultimate disruptor in homebuilding because builders are forced to build stronger, more energy-efficient buildings constantly?

Did you miss the event and now you’re dying to know? We have the whole discussion on video! (more…)