Home for the Holidays

Join us for a "Home for the Holidays" event this Sunday, November 9th, from 12 - 3 pm.  The event will feature 4 custom homes that were first opened to the public during the 2014 Parade of Homes - 3 out of the 4 are FOR SALE!  The builders and their real estate agents will be on-site to answer your questions as you tour these beautiful properties in the desirable neighborhood of King's Ridge in Green, Ohio.  The builders will also be offering holiday incentives to potential purchasers!  Refreshments will be provided at each of the homes.  We hope to see you there!

Excitement is "Building"

  It has been said that August is like the Sunday of Summer, and with Autumn full steam ahead, we hope you've all had a chance to take a minute to enjoy its final days.  We're less than a month away from the single-site Parade of Homes in Green, Ohio, and as mentioned above, excitement is definitely building!  

Just Completed!

  We've just completed another custom home in Barberton, Ohio! 

This 2,500 square foot home boasts 4 bedrooms with a 1st floor owner's suite.  The owners chose many custom finishes when designing their home from the great room with coffered ceiling and built-in cabinets to the kitchen with custom cabinets. 

The floor plan is open, and the overall design has a Craftsman feel to it.  

Click on the Read More link to see more photos and learn more about the special features.


We've got some exciting news at HSCB!  This September, we will be participating in the 2014 Single-Site Parade of Homes!  The location is King's Ridge in Green, Ohio.  Last year, we entered a custom home in the Multi-Site, and were very pleased with the foot traffic (you can read about last year's entry here and here).  As business continues to grow, we are especially anxious to see what this year will bring!

This year's model, "The Verne", is well underway!  It is being built in loving memory of my grandfather, Verne Scott.  This 2,684 square foot home will showcase custom finishes and our team's quality craftsmanship throughout.  Since tours will not be available until it's completion later this Summer, be sure to stop back and check out our future blog posts to see how things are progressing!

There are a total of five entries at this year's Single-Site location, and will be several others participating in the Multi-Site.  The 2014 Parade will take place Friday through Sunday, September 12-14th, Tuesday, September 16th, and Friday through Sunday, September 19-21st. 

Stay tuned for future won't want to miss it!

HBA Membership Makes a Difference


If you want to know why, just follow the link to my latest article in the "House & Home" section of the Akron Beacon Journal.  

Rebuilding Together - April 26th

Rebuilding Together is a non-profit program that is geared toward helping low-income, elderly, disabled, and veteran homeowners repair and rehabilitate their homes. This year, Rebuilding Together will serve 9 homeowners in Akron, Wadsworth, and Green.

Rebuilding day is 4/26, and the Home Builder's Association serving Portage and Summit Counties still needs your help! You can join us by volunteering to provide minor home repairs such as painting, landscaping, and decluttering, or make a donation to our team.  Just follow the link for more information!

April Showers

 The old rhyme, “April Showers Bring May Flowers”, certainly isn’t uncommon this time of year.  For us, however, the saying doesn’t only ring true for fresh blooms.  In fact, we most often associate it with new foundations, framework, and drywall (much less appealing, right?).  For many builders, Spring never fails to be a busy time of year – albeit a very messy time of year.  After all, not only do April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring a lot of mud to our jobsites!  That's why we'd like to invite you to visit any of our homes under construction for a "Muddy Boots Tour"!

New Floor Plan!

Many of our clients prefer to start a blueprint from scratch, customizing every detail of their future home as they go.  However, to some, the mere thought is just too overwhelming.  We frequently get inquiries from customers asking if we offer specific floor plans.  While we do not duplicate homes that our previous clients have designed and built, we can offer many examples of floor plans that can be customized to fit your individual needs.  We also have some new floor plans that have been designed specifically for us to accommodate a wide range of tastes, preferences and needs - including this one!

This "to be built" home is a 1.5 story located in the Grove of Weatherstone in Wadsworth, Ohio - just minutes from the expressway, shopping, and more!  It features 2,134 square feet of an open floor plan with a 1st floor master bedroom.  For more details, visit  This home can also be built on your lot.

To view other floor plans, feel free to give us a call!

Cabin Fever?

Do the cold temperatures and snow have you stuck indoors? If so, then you may want to venture out next weekend for a taste of Spring at Akron's annual Home & Flower Show held by the HBA.  Details below!

Comparing Apples to Apples

If you've made the decision to build a custom home, and you've already completed a blueprint with the help of an architect, designer, or general contractor, your next steps are probably to price out your set of plans and select a builder. While there are various things to consider when selecting a builder, some individuals end up basing their final decision on price. This can mean securing bids from multiple contractors. While various quotes play an important role in deciding on a builder (after all, budget is a key piece to the puzzle), there are also some things that should be investigated. Here are some things to keep in mind if you are reviewing multiple bids from different contractors.