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The 2013 Saratoga Showcase of Homes Announces Builders Lineup for 18th Year

By Chelsea DiSchiano | Home & Garden

SARATOGA SPRINGS — This year’s upcoming Saratoga Showcase of Homes has announced the 11 award-winning builders whose homes will be on display over three fall weekends on September 21–22, 28–29 and October 5–6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The official lineup consists of Bella Home Builders, Belmonte Builders, Bonacio Construction, Heritage Custom Builders, Malta Development, Polito Homes, R.J. Taylor Builders, Robert Courtney Enterprises, Saratoga Builders, Terrace Homebuilders and Witt Construction.

In addition to the usual display tours, this year the showcase will include a special “Comforts of Home” event, where attendees are invited to visit several selected homes to walk around and enjoy samples of comfort food made by different chefs and restaurants. 

“There will be eight of nine homes participating in ‘Comforts of Home,’ and each one of them will have different comfort foods to sample like macaroni and cheese or chili—all different types like that,” said Barry Potoker, executive director of the Saratoga Builders Association. “It’ll be one big, spectacular night.”

Potoker added that the chefs and restaurants are still being lined up, but they should be announced sometime in June. Tickets for the Comforts of Home event, which takes place September 20 from 5–10 p.m., are $40 each, including a 2013 Showcase of Homes ticket. Regular showcase tickets are $20. 

All proceeds from the Showcase of Homes will again go to two beneficiaries: Rebuilding Together Saratoga County, a nonprofit that aims to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of homeowners in need, such as the elderly and disables, low-income families and veterans. The other beneficiary is Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties, which helps to fundraise and build houses for those in need. 

“The organizations we donate to have to do with housing, which aligns with our mission,” Potoker said. “So we chose two charities that are aligned with providing homes and helping people improve their homes and taking care of people who aren’t as fortunate.”

Last year, the contribution to the nonprofits was $66,000, and the Showcase of Homes has contributed almost $800,000 to local charities since its inception 18 years ago. 

The 2013 Showcase of Homes is sponsored by Suburban Propane, the Platinum Presenting Sponsor, with other major corporate sponsors including Andersen Windows, Boise Cascade, Burns Management, Crawford Door & Window, Curtis Lumber, First Niagara, Granite & Marble Works, Homestead Funding, National Grid, Paragon Home Loans, Realty USA, Roohan Realty, Saratoga National Bank and Trustco Bank. In addition, media sponsors include Saratoga Publishing, Gazette, Capital Region Building, YNN & Time Warner, Saratoga.com, The Jockey 101.3, WGNA, Chronicle, Saratoga Business Journal, Saratoga Living, The Business Review,  and Lamar Outdoor.

For more information and details on the 2013 Saratoga Showcase of Homes event, please visit www.saratogashowcaseofhomes.com.

About Saratoga Builders Association

The Saratoga Builders Association, Inc. (SBA) is a specialized professional trade association representing an industry basic to the wellbeing and economy of the people of Saratoga County. Its membership includes residential and commercial builders, developers, remodelers, building material suppliers, sub-contractors, financial institutions, architects, engineers, realtors, attorneys and other industry professionals. SBA is committed to the continued growth, prosperity and quality of life in Saratoga County. For more information, please visit www.saratogabuilders.org.

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