On Thursday, July 13th the winners of the 2017 Parade of Homes were announced during the Awards Banquest at the Compass Rose in Valparaiso. Winning builders were announced at the Kick-off Party on June 9th, but winners were not told how they placed. This year’s event marks the 38th Annual Parade of Homes presented by The Building Industry Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties Inc. (BIA). BetterBuilt of N.W. Florida, the residential member of the Speegle Family of Companies, received the Merit Award for their entry in Category 8 – the Laurelwood at 28 Grayton Boulevard in The Village at Grayton Beach. Categories are based on construction cost of the homes.