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2018 Parade of Homes

If you are thinking about purchasing a new home, building a home, or just enjoy seeing the newest trends in residential homes, we invite you to attend the 2018 Parade of Homes held June 6-8 from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm and June 9-10 from 12-6 pm. The tour, which is put on by the Ames Home Builders Association (ABHA), will feature 10 new construction homes in a variety of price points and neighborhoods.

2018 Show Homes

  1. 3915 Aldrin Ave. - HCS Builders
  2. 4111 Cartier Ave. - HCS Builders
  3. 4315 Aldrin Ave. - Happe Homes
  4. 5213 Irons Ct. - Bella Homes
  5. 2119 Audubon Dr. - AVEC Design Build
  6. 2310 167th Pl. - Hanson Homes
  7. 5416 Harvest Rd. - Integrity Construction
  8. 5616 Maryland St. - Furman Corporation
  9. 5610 Maryland St. - Furman Corporation
  10. 5312 Rowling Dr. - Classic Builders
Tickets for the event are $5.00 each, and are good for all 11 homes on all 5 days. Tickets will be available on or before the days of the Parade of Homes at the Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS® office at 105 South 16th Street and various locations around Ames. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit the area High School Industrial Technology programs. Ames Home Builders Association (AHBA)

Thinking of building your next home?

HCS Builders will guide you through the whole process

A quality home is not built with materials alone. The experts at HCS Builders believe caring, communication, and pride in workmanship are keys to the service each person deserves on their journey through the new construction process. When you build with HCS you are guaranteed construction excellence in every aspect of your home.

You will see the HCS difference in the two homes in the 2018 Parade of Homes.
4205Cartier3DPlay.png 4111 Cartier Avenue
  • 3,984 total sq. ft.
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Expansive windows capture view of timbered back yard
  • Stone fireplace on screened in deck
  • Waterfall Quartz countertop on kitchen island
  • Custom Ash wood features throughout home

3915Aldrin.png 3915 Aldrin Avenue
  • 3,100 total sq. ft.
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Gas fireplace with painted ship lap from floor to ceiling
  • Distressed white birch cabinets
  • Walk-in pantry
  • Mirrored barn door between master bedroom and bath

Build your next home on a lot from Hunziker!

DroneAmes.png is a great resource if you are looking to find a lot to build your perfect home. There are several residential subdivisions in Ames with lots available. Please contact any Hunziker & Associates, REALTOR® and they can guide you through all of the details regarding restrictive covenants, pricing, availability, and finding the perfect combination of factors that best suits your lifestyle and financial situation. To learn more about Hunziker Land Development visit us at

Subdivisions with lots available:
Scenic Valley
Scenic Point
Hayden's Crossing
Northridge Heights
Sunset Ridge
Estates West
Dotson Drive

HCS Spring into Summer Promotion

Need another reason to buy a new construction home? New appliances for FREE courtsey of the HCS Spring into Summer promotion. Now through July 4th, 2018 you can pick out your refrigerator, washer, dryer, and blinds when you purchase any New HCS Builders home. Make your New Home Dreams come true this June! HCSAppliances.jpg

Pricing for all 4 items not to exceed $5500, or the buyer can pay the difference at closing.


2018 Hunziker Food Truck Series!

Please join us for our 2018 Hunziker Food Truck Series. We are turning over a portion of our parking lot at 105 S. 16th Street to the food truck on Friday, June 15th. The food truck wil begin selling lunches at 10:30am and continue to serve through 1:30pm.

FinleysCurbsideBeastro.png Our first food truck is Finley's Curbside Beastro. They have a wide variety of burgers, hot dogs, sandwich wraps, vegetarian options and several side dishes available. The average cost per sandwich is $5. We hope to see you enjoying some good eats!

We plan to bring you a different food truck throughout the summer! Follow us on Facebook for each months food truck details.

June 2018 Area Events

Ames on the Half Shell 2018
Friday June 1 at 5:00-8:00 pm
Friday June 8 at 5:00-8:00 pm
Friday June 15 at 5:00-8:00 pm
Friday June 22 at 5:00-8:00 pm
Friday June 29 at 5:00-8:00 pm
Durham Bandshell Park, Ames

Roosevelt Summer Sundays
Sunday June 3 at Sundays through August 19th, Concerts begin at 7:00 pm
Roosevelt Park, 9th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Ames

Summer Sounds Concert Series
Thursday June 7 at 6:30 pm
Thursday June 14 at 6:30 pm
Thursday June 21 at 6:30 pm
Thursday June 28 at 6:30 pm
Bandshell at Wagner Park 410 W. First St., Ankeny

9 to 5 The Musical
June 7-9 7:30 pm
June 15-16 7:30 pm
June 22-23 7:30 pm
Sunday June 24 at 2:00 pm
Actors, Ames Community Theater

Water Day
Friday June 8 at 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Reiman Gardens, Ames

Evening Exploration
Friday June 8 at 8:45-10:15 pm
McFarland Park, Ames

Movies Under the Stars
Friday June 8 at Dusk
Friday June 15 at Dusk
Friday June 22 at Dusk
Friday June 29 at Dusk
Bandshell at Wagner Park 410 W. First St., Ankeny

Rose Fest
Saturday June 9 at 1:00-4:00 pm
Reiman Gardens, Ames

Firemen Days
Saturday June 9 at 5:00-7:00 pm
Sunday June 10 at 7:00 am -10:00 pm
Cambridge, IA

Childserve Run, Walk & Fun 4 the Kids
Saturday June 9 at 8:30 am
5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA

Iowa Arboretum 50th Anniversary
Sunday June 10 at 1:00-4:00 pm
Iowa Arboretum, Madrid

California Surf, Inc
Sunday June 10 at 4:00 pm
Talent Factory, Nevada

Art Walk--Hidden in Plain Sight
Wednesday June 13 at 12:00-1:00 pm
Curtiss Hall, Iowa State University

Friday June 15 at 6:00 pm
Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines

Community Ice Cream Social
Saturday June 16 at 12:00-3:00 pm
Ames History Center

Flea Market
Saturday June 16 at 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday June 17 at 9:00 am -4:00 pm
Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building, Iowa State Fairgrounds

Weiner Dog Races
Sunday June 17 at 1:00 pm
Prairie Meadows, Altoona

Father's Day
Sunday June 17 at 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Reiman Gardens, Ames

Aunty Donna: Big Boys
Wednesday June 20 at 8:00 pm
Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines

History Happy Hour
Thursday June 21 at 5:30-8:30 pm
Living History Farms, Urbandale

Des Moines Arts Festival
June 22-23 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Sunday June 24 at 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Western Gateway Park, Des Moines

ArtFest Midwest
Saturday June 23 at 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunday June 24 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building, Iowa State Fairgrounds

Iowa Able Run
Saturday June 23 at 8:30 am
Ada Hayden Heritage Park, Ames

Goodguys 27th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals
Friday June 29 at 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday June 30 at 8:00 am-8:00 pm
Sunday July 1 at 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Various Fairgrounds Locations

Last Saturday Stoll
Saturday June 30 at 10:00-11:30 am
Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines

Full Moon High Trestle Bridge Bike Ride
Saturday June 30 at 7:00-10:00 pm
Slater Trail Head or Madrid Trail Head

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Concert
Saturday June 30 at 7:30 pm
Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA

Downtown Ames 4th of July Celebration
Tuesday July 3 at Dog Dock Jumping at 5:00 pm
Wednesday July 4 at Parade at 11:00 am
Ames Downtown Cultural District

Iowa Fireworks Displays
Wednesday July 4 at Dusk
Various locations throughout Iowa