Boileau Construction is the overall winner of the 54th Greater Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes People’s Choice Award, The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association (HBA) announced. Kitchens By Design is the award sponsor.
The winning house at 4336 Oakridge Trail NE in Iowa City was part of 24th Iowa City Area HBA Remodelers Parade, held June 19-20 – the last weekend of the 2021 Parade of Homes. It received the high score of 4.8 in the Overall category (weighted average) on the ParadeSmart mobile app – sponsored by CBI Bank & Trust – home-touring enthusiasts used to rate during the scattered-site event. The home will grace the cover of the 2022 Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes guidebook and promotional poster. It also won the 2021 Remodelers Excellence Award.
“Knowing that so many people appreciated all the hard work and thought that I put into this project is very gratifying. I’m grateful to receive this award and feel it will help me grow my business,” said Matt Boileau, owner of Boileau Construction. “More importantly, it will allow me to continue to do what I’m passionate about: providing good design and craftsmanship.”
The home’s exterior was redone with LP siding, new windows and stonework. A p orch was installed at the front door. Kitchen updates include an island and a bump-out that allowed room for a dining banquette. In the master suite, a sizable walk-in closet was added with built-in cabinetry, and the master bath now includes a large walk-in shower and tub – again thanks to the additional space from the bump-out. Two bedrooms were renovated to offer en suite bathrooms and vaulted ceilings. The office now features custom cabinetry and paneled walls with a charming bench seat. A breezeway, with a set of lockers, a pantry and powder room, is part of the new garage. Out back, an added grill deck and patio create more entertainment space.
The Greater Iowa City Area HBA Lego Parade of Homes People’s Choice winner has also been named. Siblings Amelia, James, Clayton, George and Elsie of Iowa City garnered 151 votes with their Space Home on Planet Zeus submission. The contest, sponsored by Great Western Bank was open to youth aged 17 or younger. Twenty-nine entered to win prizes provided by Locals Love Us – Iowa City. The quintet took home a $50 gift card to Bread Garden.
View these award-winning homes, and all Parade of Homes and Lego Parade entries, on the Greater Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes Virtual Tour, sponsored by MidAmerican Energy, at www.iowacityhomes.thegazette.com or through the ParadeSmart app.
The Parade of Homes was presented by Hills Bank and Urban Acres Real Estate and put on by The Greater Iowa City Area HBA. Additional sponsors were Aero Rental, Alexander Lumber, West Bank, McCreedy-Ruth Construction, Bachmeier Carpet One Floor & Home, ABC Supply Co. and Vetter’s Culligan Water. Volunteer coordinator was Rapids Reproductions, Inc. Promotional partners were The Gazette, CBS 2/FOX 28, Easton Design, KCRG, KZIA, iHeart Media, OnMedia and Townsquare Media (KHAK).