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Building Industry Professionals Judge the RGVBA 2022 Parade of Homes

Building Industry Professionals Judge the RGVBA 2022 Parade of Homes
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L-R: Mike Duffey – Builders FirstSource / 2022 RGVBA Parade of Homes Co-Chairman; George Canales – Builder/Remodeler / Realtor, Corpus Christi, Texas; Gene Lantrip – Owner / Lantrip’s Custom Homes, Abilene, Texas & President of TAB; John Tamez – Developer / Corpus Christi, Texas; and Marcy Alamia – RGVBA Executive Director

The Rio Grande Valley Builders Association invites building professionals in the new home construction industry from surrounding markets to serve as judges for its annual Parade of Homes competition. This year, the event took place during the first two weekends in June and featured 17 homes built by 15 builder members in a variety of new home communities in the upper Rio Grande Valley and in the lower Valley.

The Judges, who traveled from Corpus Christi and Abilene, were escorted from home to home during the first weekend of the Parade with transportation provided by McAllen Housing Authority. The Parade entries competed in various seven price categories ranging from $100K to $500K and one home in each category was awarded “Best Home” in their category. Additional awards included Best of Show; People’s Choice; Most Energy Efficient Home; Best Curb Appeal; Best Architectural Design; Best Kitchen; and Best Master Bed & Bath. Apart from the People’s Choice Award which was determined by votes from the public touring the homes, the Parade of Homes awards were determined by compiling the Judge’s scores.

In addition to the Judges pictured here, the Judge for the Most Energy Efficient Award was Scott Martin, manager of Energy Rating Solutions, an energy consulting firm in Corpus Christi that provides rating and inspection services. The winner of this award was LTR Construction for his BUILT TO SAVE® certified high-performance home.

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Scott Martin, manager of Energy Rating Solutions (Corpus Christi, Texas)

Scott Martin, manager of Energy Rating Solutions (Corpus Christi, Texas) was the Judge for the Most Energy Efficient Home award and determined the winner by evaluating HERS scores and the supporting documentation provided for each of the competing homes. He is a RESNET certified rater with 14 years in the energy rating industry and over 39 years in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry.

To find out how to participate in the RGVBA Parade, or to become a member of the Association, contact (956) 682-2932 or email

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