Hayden Homes Dream Backyard Giveaway – The Dream Design

2016 Dream Backyard Dream Design MeetingWinners of the $25,000 Dream Backyard Giveaway Start Designing the Oasis of their Dreams!

The $25,000 dream backyard planning is officially underway! Hayden Homes’ CEO Dennis Murphy visited the home of Shane and Alexandria Hunter in our Antler Ridge community in Boise, Idaho, Wednesday, April 12th, to sit down with the lucky winners and talk about their initial ideas.

Since moving into their new Hayden Home in February, the Hunters have been eagerly awaiting this day and were excited to get their ideas down on paper. Due to the long, hard winter, it’s been difficult to imagine the dream oasis they’ve always wanted. After the snow finally melted and they took time to put their heads together, ideas started flowing!

“Finally, when we got to sit outside and think about what we wanted, the plan came together pretty quick,” Shane said.

On their wish list is a large shed, fire pit, outdoor kitchen for entertaining, covered patio with vaulted ceiling, and privacy for Alex and her daughters to soak up some sun!

“We love arborvitae and roses – lots of roses from the greenhouse nursery,” Alex added.
Dennis jotted down their ideas as well as some suggestions of his own, including a retaining wall and contrasting rock pathway, and penciled out a preliminary sketch of the Hunters’ soon-to-be dream backyard. Now, as the Hunters finalize their ideas and plans, we’re gearing up to start construction in May!

In the meantime, Dennis left Shane and Alex with a couple of his favorite landscaping books on Pacific Northwest gardens to help the lucky winners choose region-specific plants. These types of plants will help their yard pop and create the awe-inspiring resort feel they are dreaming of.

“Pinch me! Is this real?” exclaimed Alex as Dennis wrapped up the design. It certainly is, Alex, and we can’t wait to see the transformation!

Stay tuned for more updates as we anxiously watch the Hunters’ dream become a reality!

If you are interested in learning more about Hayden Homes, please call 1-800-923-6607.

Announcing the 2016 Dream Backyard Winner

The frigid temperatures and several inches of snow that recently arrived in Southern Idaho are likely here to stay for a while, but for one lucky Boise couple, the warm weather can’t come soon enough after learning they were the winners of the Hayden Homes $25,000 Dream Backyard Giveaway.

The exciting news came for Shane and Alex Hunter on Wednesday, Dec. 14, with balloons, champagne and a crowd of excited people, all in the midst of a blustery snowstorm. But despite the snow and ice, visions of sunny weather and a beautiful backyard were all that filled their minds.

“It seems funny with the snow to think about enjoying the warm weather outside with our family,” said Shane, who works for Republic Services in Boise. “We are so excited! The spring can’t get here soon enough.”

The Hunters’ name was drawn from among thousands who entered at Hayden Homes’ neighborhoods and on the company website earlier this year. The couple, who recently purchased a home in the Hayden Homes Antler Ridge community in Southwest Boise, has three children, ages 25, 22 and a 16-year-old who attends Mountain View High School in Meridian.

The Hunters will be starting their dream backyard design from scratch. They will work with Hayden Homes CEO Dennis Murphy to design the space. The planning and design phase will begin in April so crews can complete work on the Hunters’ dream backyard by Memorial Day weekend.

Alex, an employee of Hewlett Packard, is already considering the options for using the $25,000 prize. “We’re going to make it a party outlet for friends and family,” she said. “It will be a wonderful place to entertain and spend family time outdoors. This is the best Christmas surprise ever!”

This is the second $25,000 Dream Backyard Hayden Homes has awarded. Last year’s winner was a couple from Rathdrum, Idaho. Their dream backyard, which included a storage shed, trellis, gas fire pit, and playhouse for their young children, was completed in June.

This exciting announcement was picked up by the Idaho Statesman as well! You can watch the Boise family celebrate the exciting news below or read the full story by visiting the Idaho Statesman Dream Backyard Article

Dream Backyard Becoming Reality

20160617_153338_resized Over the past few weeks, landscapers and construction workers in Rathdrum, Idaho, have endured blazing hot weather, wind and thunderstorms while they work to make the Hayden Homes $25,000 Dream Backyard become a reality.

And now we’re less than a week away from unveiling the final, finished project, and the Labelles, the lucky winners of the dream backyard, couldn’t be more excited!

20160617_153252_resizedThe storage shed is nearly complete, the trellis has been framed up, and landscaping blocks and boulders have been set in place. Still to come are additional pavers, a new Weber barbecue grill, a gas fire pit and something special for the Labelles’ two young children. After seeing the storage shed, the Labelles’ young daughter, Chloe, wanted a little house of her own, and so a new playhouse will be one of the final pieces to be added to this family’s dream backyard.20160617_153050_resized

The forecast is calling for pleasant weather for the remainder of the week, during which also marks the official start of summer – just in time to wrap up this project to allow the Labelles to enjoy their new dream backyard.

We will be celebrating this backyard dream come true Saturday, June 25 from 12-3 p.m. with a community barbecue. Join us and see the finished dream backyard for yourself, and enter to win a family four-pack of tickets to Silverwood Theme Park! See you there!

Hayden Homes completes $25,000 Dream Backyard

Dream Backyard RevealedThe $25,000 dream backyard that was nearly a year in the making culminated Saturday as Tyler Labelle and his family were presented with the prize of a lifetime.

Tyler, a resident of our Corbin Crossing community in Rathdrum, Idaho, was the lucky winner among thousands who entered to win the Hayden Homes $25,000 Dream Backyard Giveaway, which ran throughout last summer.

After meeting with Hayden Homes CEO Dennis Murphy to discuss ideas and go over plans, construction on the yard, which started out with no landscaping, began at the end of May and concluded this past weekend with a community backyard reveal celebration.

Dream Backyard Event 2Dozens of people turned out to enjoy a barbecue and tour the completed yard, which impressed and inspired all. A huge trellis is the focal point of the yard. Beneath the trellis are beautiful pavers, a gas fire pit to enjoy cool Idaho summer evenings, and a new Weber barbecue for entertaining. Stunning landscaping boulders, plants, flowers and trees accent the border of the yard, and a storage shed and child’s play area with picnic table and playhouse for Tyler’s two young children complete the dream backyard.

“My family and I are beyond excited to start enjoying this incredible back yard,” Tyler said. “It has been a lot of fun helping design it and now Dream Backyard 4watching it come together.”

Hayden Homes was thrilled to give away such a fantastic prize to a great family that will enjoy this yard and make many memories in it for years to come.

Congratulations to Tyler and his family! Backyard dreams do come true!

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Dream Backyard Begins Construction

$25,000 Dream Backyard Before Photo
The Labelle’s Backyard Before!

The designing is done, final plans have been drawn up, spring weather has arrived, and we are now gearing up to start construction on the $25,000 dream backyard.

Tyler Labelle and his wife Paula, who are residents of our Corbin Crossing community in Rathdrum, Idaho, will be relishing this summer in the backyard of their dreams! Labelle’s name was drawn in October from among thousands who entered the Hayden Homes $25,000 Dream Backyard Giveaway promotion, which ran throughout last summer. Along with beautiful landscaping, the Labelle’s will be enjoying a trellis, a barbecue, an apple tree, a storage shed and a new play structure for their two young children.

The wheels are all in motion now for the renovation to begin. We are excited to share the progress and transformation throughout construction, which is slated to begin in the coming days. Stay tuned for more pictures and a time-lapse video as we watch the creation unfold!

Labelle Backyard Landscape Plan
Soon the Labelle’s will have their dream backyard!

 

Hayden Homes Dream Backyard Giveaway: Let the Designing Begin!

Hayden Homes Dream Backyard Giveaway: Let the Designing Begin!

Follow the Labelle’s Backyard Transformation

The $25,000 dream backyard planning is officially underway! Hayden Homes CEO Dennis Murphy visited our Corbin Crossing community in Hayden, Idaho, Sunday, Dec. 6, to sit down with the lucky winner, Tyler Labelle and his wife Paula, to bounce around some initial ideas.

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CEO, Dennis Murphy and the Labelle’s Designing their Dream Backyard!

Since moving into their new Hayden Home earlier this year, the Labelles have not yet done any landscaping in their back yard, leaving basically a blank slate to work with. On their backyard wish list is a barbecue island with pizza oven, covered patio and trellis, play structure for their two young children, patio heaters to keep warm during the cool North Idaho springs and summer evenings, and a garden shed.

Dennis jotted down their ideas, as well as some suggestions    of his own, including landscape lighting and patio pavers, and penciled out a preliminary sketch of the Labelles’ soon-to-be dream backyard. Now, as the Labelles finalize their ideas and plans, it’s a waiting game for spring to come!

In the meantime, Dennis left Tyler and Paula with a couple of his favorite landscaping books on Pacific Northwest gardens to help the lucky winners choose some beautiful shrubs and plants to help their back yard come alive.

The Labelle's Backyard Before
The Labelle’s Backyard Before.

Stay tuned for this spring, when we anxiously watch as the Labelles’ back yard transforms into their dream
come true!

We will be sharing images throughout makeover through the Labelle’s first party in their new backyard.
Follow us as this yard become the stuff of dreams!

If you are interested in learning more about Hayden Homes, please call 1-800-923-6607.

 

 

Hayden Homes Surprises Post Falls Veteran, wins Dream Backyard for his Family

Hayden Homes $25,000 Dream Backyard Giveaway!
Tyler Labelle wins the $25,000 Dream Backyard Giveaway!

Tyler Labelle thought he was meeting his parents as they shopped for a new home in his Hayden Homes neighborhood, Corbin Crossing. Instead he was surprised by an entourage of people, balloons, cheers and champagne as Hayden Homes announced him winner of the $25,000 Dream Backyard Giveaway.

Labelle’s name was drawn from among thousands who entered at Hayden Homes’ neighborhoods and on the company website throughout the summer. The Post Falls native purchased a home from Hayden Homes in Corbin Crossing in July. His parents helped Hayden Homes plan the surprise presentation by telling Tyler they were interested in visiting the model home and making an appointment.

“That’s a lot of money and this whole thing is very surreal,” said Tyler Labelle after being stunned with the good news. His wife, Paula, already has great ideas for their dream backyard space.

The Labelle’s will work with Hayden Homes Chief Executive Officer Dennis Murphy to design their outdoor space beginning with a meeting next month. “It will be a fun process helping them define their dream. It could be anything from a super-sized play area for the kids, to a gazebo, seating area and kitchen,” said Murphy. Plans will progress through the winter so crews can begin work on the Dream Backyard next spring.

Tyler Labelle is a Post Falls native and veteran of the United States Air Force who served an active tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2011. He and his wife have two young children. Labelle is now employed as a CAD designer. In addition to being a busy employee, father and husband –he is continuing his education.