This December 2015 event raised money to create a family suite at MidMichigan Health. This suite will provide a comfortable place for family and friends to stay by their loved one's side during hospital stays. The impact of this event will be felt for years to come by people who can draw on the love and strength of their families during cancer treatments.
We were blown away by the response to our first Homes for the Holidays event in 2014, which raised more than $100,000 to purchase and install 3-D mammography equipment at MidMichigan Health. The success of the 2014 event told us this had to be an annual fundraiser in the community. Look here soon for pictures of the 2015 event.
Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), visited Midland in October 2014 to speak about The National Housing Innovation Award that Cobblestone Homes earned. The award recognized “transformative advancements to the residential building industry.” Cobblestone Homes, who relied exclusively on Dow’s building solutions, was the only builder in Michigan and one of nine builders in the country to earn this award.
About 225 Mid-Michigan residents joined Cobblestone Homes to watch the long-awaited appearance on HGTV's "Showhouse Showdown" during a viewing party in March 2012 at Saginaw Valley State University. "Showhouse Showdown" host Bob Guiney emceed the event, which was part of the weekend's 51st annual Home & Lifestyle Show at the Ryder Center. The "Showhouse Showdown" episode filmed in Larkin Township took place within two houses built by Cobblestone Homes.
We take it seriously when we refer to our team and homeowners as "the Cobblestone family." We pull together in tough times, such as raising money for cancer patients. And we celebrate together, such as at this 2011 holiday party.
We were overwhelmed and humbled by the Great Lakes Bay Region's support of our participation in HGTV's "Showhouse Showdown." The show pitted professional Michigan interior designers Corey Damen Jenkins and Michelle K. Mio against each other at the two homes. It was hosted by Bob Guiney, who rose to fame when he starred on ABC's "The Bachelor." More than 700 people attended an open house on a rainy August Saturday in 2011 to be part of the show.
Cobblestone Homes was proud to welcome U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., for a tour of our InVision Zero house in August 2011. We discussed that the average home has 2.5 miles of energy-sucking gaps and cracks throughout, especially meaningful when you consider that a home's operating costs are said to be a typical family's largest expense after their mortgage.
We loved showing off what we created through our partnership with Dow Chemical. It was wonderful to have U.S. Senator Carl Levin get a hands-on tour of the new Invision Zero Home in June 2011. Levin got to see firsthand that sustainable is attainable.
Using everything we knew, we dialed in our processes so all our homes will perform the way we engineer them. No matter what features you choose in your home, you can rely on our craftsmen to build to high-quality standards.
Midland's Dow knew exactly where to go when a "think green" television show came calling to film a DIY piece on reducing energy use in February 2010. Wanting to showcase insulation products, Dow Building Solutions headed straight for the basement … of a Cobblestone Home. That's because our homes built are certified by the state as Green Built, which really means environmentally friendly and energy-efficient.