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.

Fall Gardening Reminders from Hayden Homes

One of the most rewarding aspects of home ownership is having the space and freedom to cultivate a garden. With fall approaching, now is a great time to expend a little extra energy on yard maintenance to ensure plants stay healthy and vibrant as cooler temperatures set in.

Here, a few reminders from our landscaping contractors on caring for your garden this fall:

Plant: Planting trees and shrubs in the fall gives new roots a chance to settle over the winter, prompting lush growth in the spring.

Thin: To encourage continuous blooming, deadhead your flowering plants to remove spent blossoms. This will provide you with additional stem growth and larger, more abundant blooms.

Trim: For leggy plants, don’t hesitate to cut off the stems and flowers since the process fosters new stem growth. Simply find the location on the stem where leaves emerge and cut back to this point.

Nourish:  A little fertilizer never hurts, especially when planting or transplanting bushes and plants. Be sure to mix any nourishing soil you purchase with your native soil.

Prepare: Choose your spring-blooming bulbs now and begin planting them in groups for the best visual appeal. Be sure the area you select has adequate drainage, and consider laying wire mesh or screening over beds to keep critters from digging up bulbs.

A Grand Opening Weekend in Washington

This is going to be one exciting weekend for us. Hayden Homes has not one, but two Grand Openings in Washington this weekend! On Friday September 20th from 11 am to 7 pm we will be celebrating the opening of Sekani in Airway Heights, and on Saturday September 21st from 11 am to 4 pm we will be celebrating the newest phase of Crossroads in Moses Lake.

Come join us for one or both! Our building partner Parr Lumber will provide BBQ lunch and refreshments, and Cornerstone Lending Group will be on hand to talk about special financing incentives. There will be games and prizes for the kids, and adults can learn how they can Fill the Fridge with FREE groceries for a year!

The scenic beauty, ideal weather and abundance of recreations make Eastern Washington a great place for families. Hayden Homes is proud to have been part of this area since 1996. In fact, many of our hardworking employees call Central and Eastern Washington home. And beyond our reputation for building high quality homes, we are also well known for our efforts to contribute to the community at large.

The Crossroads model home is located at 1323 E. Polk Ct. in Moses Lake. For information call Chris Blessing at 509-766-0300 or email: chrisb@tb.com

The Sekani community is located in Airway Heights. From I-90 near Spokane, (West) on W Sunset Hwy 2, Head North on S Hayford Road, Right (East) on W 12th Ave, Left (North) S Antelope Ave. For information contact The Kestell Company at (509) 979-8173, or email:  Sekani@hayden-homes.com

Fill the Fridge With Hayden Homes

How would you fill the fridge if you received one year’s worth of free groceries? With the Fill the Fridge* promotion from Hayden Homes, the choice is yours when you buy an existing home before the end of the year.

Here at Hayden Homes, our team has some interesting ways to Fill the Fridge, and we want to share them with you. . .

Join us on Facebook every Friday as we post a photo of the refrigerator from one of our Model Homes in Oregon, Washington or Idaho. Then, guess which Model Home we have shown to earn cool prizes, Facebook fame, and bragging rights!