Ground-Breaking on New Idea Home

Mountains of dirt surround a huge hole next to the intersection of Rt. 13 and Rt. 16 in Greenwood, where a new type of model home is coming this summer. Excavation began Friday, the day after Bay to Beach Builders, Inc., a builder of custom homes featuring Amish craftsmanship, hosted the official ground-breaking ceremony for this project on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 1:00 p.m.

Employees, trade partners, clients and local officials joined the company owners, Deric and Carla Parker, to commemorate the start of construction. Bay to Beach Builders is constructing an "Idea Home" that will showcase an all-new home lay-out and innovative features, but the hallmark of the project will be the 2,700 square foot, state-of-the-art design studio on the lower level.

"With this expansion of our company, we hope to bring a new and exciting experience in home building unlike anything in our area," Deric Parker said during the ceremony. "As we break ground, it comes at a milestone for our company as we've just started our 200th home."

The Bay to Beach Builders team designed this home based on customer feedback from their national award-winning model home at their Apple Tree Crossing community in Bridgeville.

"We look forward to the continued growth this project will bring to both our company and the local area," Parker said just before he and his wife dug the first shovel of dirt.

Greenwood Town Manager John McDonnell has been involved in planning for this project and shared his experience after attending Thursday's event, "I have been very impressed in dealing with Bay to Beach. Everything that was required was made available. I think very positive about the Idea Home...controlled growth is good for any community."

In addition to the construction of the Idea Home, the company will be introducing new floorplans, new products and a new website over the coming months. Bay to Beach Builders specializes in custom, stick-built homes on your lot from around $100,000 to over $400,000.