Summit Custom Homes wins four awards during Parade

Summit Custom Homes garnered four American Dream Awards for entries in the Spring Parade of Homes during the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s banquet Wednesday evening.

Those awards include a Grand Award for entry No. 56 at 12810 N. Apple Blossom Drive in Seven Bridges in Platte City and three First Runner-Ups for No. 89 at 4317 SE Lariat Drive in Belmont Farms in Lee’s Summit, No. 270 at 24050 W. 124th Terrace in Forest View The Hills in Olathe and No. 63 at 2815 NE 102nd Terrace in Staley Farms, Kansas City, North, which has already sold.

The American Dream Awards were judged based on the quality of materials used, workmanship and overall construction of the home.

Summit Custom Homes has a trophy case in its Lee’s Summit office to display the awards it’s received throughout the years since its start in early 2002 and a section of its website is dedicated to listing those awards.

“We’re proud of the awards” said Kevin Stucker, vice president of sales and marketing for Summit Custom Homes. “We work hard for them, and they validate that hard work and reinforce that we’re doing something right. We offer homeowners exceptional homes in exceptional communities and our goal is to deliver outstanding value, innovative design and extraordinary quality. Our entire team is focused on delivering this goal.”

Summit Custom Homes is featuring 22 of its energy-efficient homes on the Spring Parade of Homes. A total of 377 homes are on the Parade throughout the metropolitan area.

“Spring is an exciting time for home buying and it is fun to get out, enjoy the fresh air and look at all of the homes,” said Megan Fratzke, marketing manager for Summit Custom Homes. “We have something for everyone in this year’s Parade, so I encourage everyone to come out and see our homes.”

Summit is known for its high-efficiency homes, built with exceptional standard features, and for its relentless dedication to customer satisfaction. Its entries in this year’s Parade of Homes were no exception: each one was built specifically to be up to 30 percent more energy efficient than other code-built homes, and each features a lengthy list of impressive features.

Among Summit’s standard features are stucco and stone veneer front elevation; three-car garage; wide-plank hardwood flooring in all main-floor traffic areas; island kitchen with custom-made designer cabinetry; rubbed-copper wrought-iron stair spindles; spa master bathroom with tiled flooring and oversized tiled walk-in shower with dual shower heads; premium Delta plumbing fixtures; stainless steel GE kitchen appliances; and an industry-leading 10-year structural home warranty to name a few.

Healthier indoor air quality is achieved by using formaldehyde-free insulation; low or no VOC (volatile organic compound) paints, glues and sealants where available; a passive radon remediation system; sealed air distribution duct work; and a high-particulate MERV-11 furnace filter. This all translates into decreased utility bills and, most importantly, a more comfortable living environment.

“It’s an exciting time to be in the home building industry, so this is just a really fun Parade,” said Jodi Hermstedt, Summit’s director of sales. “This is something we look forward to every year, and it is such an exciting honor to be recognized with these awards and accolades. We have a hard working, professional, experienced team and exceptional trade and Realtor partners who have dedicated themselves to making this a great company.

“We also have our homeowners to thank. We know that we are in the business of bringing dreams to reality, and we don’t take that lightly. It is our mission to exceed our customer’s expectations. Our homeowners are what matter the most, and they hold us to a higher standard.”

Summit Custom Homes other entries include:

•  Lee’s Summit

Brooks Farm — Tour No. 90 at 816 SW 36th St.

Chapman Farms/Lakeside — Tour No. 93 at 8725 SW Sixth St.

Chapman Farms/The Shores — Tour No. 94 at 104 SW Shores Drive.

Eagle Creek — Tour No. 108 at 2325 SW River Trail Road (sold).

Fritchie Bluff — Tour No. 120 at 1300 NE Ernest Way (sold).

Highland Meadows — Tour No. 125 at 985 SW Ayrshire Drive.

Stoney Creek/Parkwood — Tour No. 163 at 1500 SW Whistle Drive.

•  Raymore

Creekmoor/Edgewater — Tour No. 98 at 1224 SW Kingsland Circle.

Creekmoor/High Point — Tour No. 99 at 825 Creekmoor Pond Lane.

Timber Trails —Tour No. 170 at 502 Meadowlark Drive, No. 171 at 500 Meadowlark Drive and No. 172 424 Meadowlark Drive.

•  Lake Lotawana

Foxberry Estates — Tour No. 118 at 28003 Howard Drive and No. 119 at 12501 S. Laci Circle.

•  Lenexa

Canyon Creek/Lake — Tour No. 212 at 25209 W. 97th Terrace.

Falcon Valley — Tour No. 263 at 18847 W. 99th St.

•  Olathe

Persimmon Pointe — Tour No. 305 at 2277 W. Hazelwood St.

•  Shawnee

Riverview — Tour No. 326 at 21231 W. 46th Terrace.

Summit’s Parade of Homes entries range in price from the mid $200,000s to upper $400,000s.

During the Spring Parade of Homes, entries are open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through May 11. Admission is free. Free Parade Guides can be picked up at the homes on tour or at the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City, 600 E. 103rd Street, Kansas City.