Welcome to Homearama!

By Les Ore, Homearama Chair

Fall Homearama 2018 celebrates its 36th anniversary at The Creeks of Nansemond in Suffolk. This annual traditional Homearama is a single-site event highlighting custom-built, professionally decorated and beautifully landscaped homes.

Tidewater Builders Association is very pleased to announce The Creeks of Nansemond, in the community of Nansemond River Estates in Suffolk, will host its 2018 Homearama single-site showcase of homes.  The event is set for October 12th-28.  To date there are five builders and six homes.  The builders are BlackTip Associates, Breland Builders, Brooks Enterprises, East Coast Development and Ore Builders (2 homes).

The site offers large lots (interior and waterfront), features a dock and pavilion for families to enjoy fishing and picnics, and is less than one mile from Sleepy Hole golf course.  This community is a mere 10 minute commute to reach I-664, Route 17/Harborview corridor, or Route 58.

We will have lots of activities planned for our Homearama guests, beyond the unique homes and gardens. Check the schedule on the website as we get closer to the event.

And remember, all home furnishings and furniture in the Homearama homes are for sale during the event and can be picked up at the close of the show.

Building a Better Community

By Scott Gandy, President,
Tidewater Builders Association

You’ve probably been to a party with one. He could be the coach of your son’s soccer team. She could be the woman who walks her dog past your house each morning. And you may even be one.

A member of Tidewater Builders Association, that is.

The folks who belong to this local professional trade association are more than just builders, remodelers, plumbers, bankers, real estate agents, apartment managers… the list goes on. They are neighbors, friends, volunteers and coaches.

Together, they are the strength behind an organization that was founded 65 year ago to advocate for affordable housing and provide business and educational opportunities to its member firms

TBA also seeks to educate area residents about all that’s new and exciting in housing through its Homearama events, as well as the annual Mid-Atlantic Home & Outdoor Living Show.

Although TBA is a trade association with a business purpose, you’ll find that the association and its members are enthusiastic supporters of:

Higher education
TBA established a scholarship foundation in 1965 and has since given more than $1.8 million to 483 local students to attend college.

Helping children
Since 1988, when the first Charity House was built with support from numerous TBA members, beneficiaries have included Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia and St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children. Over $1.5 million has been raised for these charities.

Want to learn more?
For more information about TBA and its many programs and activities, visit www.tbaonline.org