Flagler County, FL – Since taking the helm of the Flagler Home Builders Association nearly three and a half years ago, executive officer Annamaria Abad has continued to lead the organization on an upward trajectory, carrying on the groundbreaking work of her powerhouse predecessor, Debi Peterson.

Establishing her place as an innovative leader, Abad has helped usher the organization representing Flagler’s home builders and associated industries into the 21st century with finesse.

Annamaria Abad Executive Officer, Flagler Home Builders Association

Adding to the allure of this year’s Parade of Homes, the event to showcase the work of premier builders across the region has gone digital. Offering an easy to navigate app, this year the tour gives home buyers and real estate agents a chance to plan their experience and maximize the time of busy buyers ready to make Flagler County their final destination.

“This year we are proud to debut the Flagler Parade of Homes mobile app – available on both Google Play and The App Store,” shared Abad.  “Not only can you browse the entries from the comfort of your home, when you’re ready to go out, it will link to your preferred map service and guide you right to the door!”

The 2021 Flagler Parade of Homes kicked off with the awards ceremony last Thursday evening at Channel Side, allowing the FHBA a chance to recognize members for their outstanding homes, designs and special features.

Opening the Parade of Homes last Saturday, on March 20th, Abad hopes visitors will be inspired as they visit the homes and communities on display.

“The Flagler Parade of Homes is Flagler’s premier new home event,” said Abad. “With a noted shortage in housing inventory, building a new house designed to your wants and needs just makes sense. Whether you’re looking for your first home or your last, it’s the best time to go out to the entries and start looking.”

Abad shared advice for those “already in their forever home” and ready for a remodel.

“Come on out then go to www.FlaglerHBA.com for our remodeler members,” she said.

The 2021 Flagler Parade of Homes runs from March 20-28, 2021.

Featured Photo: The 2021 Showcase home “The San Pablo” by Hulbert Homes, Inc. located in the Showcase Community of Marina del Palma on Colbert Lane. Photo courtesy: FHBA


2021 Winner Selections


Award of Excellence: “The Adams Homes 1820” by Adams Homes

Grand Award: “The Cali” DR Horton


Award of Distinction: “The Paradise” Vanacore Homes

Award of Excellence: “The Harbor II” Blue Water Homes

Grand Award: “The Briella” Vintage Estate Homes


Award of Excellence: “The Arbor II” ICI

Grand Award: “The I-Lexa” Palm Coast Homes Construction


Award of Excellence: “The Brite Dream” Brite Homes

Grand Award: “The Brighton” Holiday Builders


Award of Excellence: “The Destin” DR Horton

Grand Award: “The Boliviana” Golden Magnolia



Grand Award: “The Greystone” Vanacore Homes


Award of Excellence: “The Hayden” KB Home

Grand Award: “The Rook” Waterside Homes


Award of Excellence: “The Halifax” Vanacore Homes

Grand Award: “The St. Andrews” Seagate Luxury Properties


Grand Award: “The Riva” Saltwater Homes



Award of Excellence “The Barbados” Gold Coast Custom Homes

Grand Award: “The Courtyard” ABD Development Co.


Award of Excellence: “The Costa Mesa” ICI

Grand Award: “The Elizabeth II” Skyway Builders



Grand Award: “The Novara 1292” Arthur Rutenberg Homes

Over 1M

Grand Award: “The Monaco” ICI


Showcase Homes:

*”The San Pablo” by Hulbert Homes located in The Showcase Community Marina del Palma*

  • Featured 55+ Community – American Village
  • Top Score Under $300k – “The Briella” Vintage Estate Homes
  • Top Score- “The Novara 1292” Arthur Rutenberg Homes


Blue Ribbon Awards –

Given for Special Features of a home, selected by the judges.

Attention to Detail – “The Harbor II B” Blue Water Homes

Best Laundry Concept – “The Briella” Vintage Estate Homes

Best Entertainment Space – “The Novara 1292” Arthur Rutenberg Homes

Best Luxury Shower/Bath – “The Elizabeth II” Skyway Builders

Best Use of Natural & Artificial Light – “The Rook” Waterside Homes

Most Functional Floor Plan – “The Brighton” Holiday Builders

Most Unique Layout – “The Courtyard” ABD Development Co



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