Blog Category - Awards

Overland Park Highly Ranked on Money Magazine’s 2016 Top 50 Best Places to Live!

Categories: Awards, Prime Development | Posted: September 21, 2016

Prime Development has been very fortunate to work and play in such a highly coveted part of the country’s heartland!  Just recently, Money Magazine published their 2016 list of Top 50 Best Places to Live in America, and would you be shocked if we told you Overland Park has made the list?  Take a look at the link below, and see for yourself!

2016’s Top 50 Best Places to Live

Canyon Creek Hits a Homerun

Categories: Awards, Canyon Creek, Home Builders, New Homes, Prime Development | Posted: November 13, 2015

Canyon Creek Lenexa

Since Prime Development announced the opening of their fourth phase with 40 new home sites at Canyon Creek last spring, thousands of homebuyers have visited the community to take advantage of the latest offerings. As demand continues at unprecedented levels, Prime Development recently opened two new additional phases.

Some of the Kansas City area’s most beautiful, rolling and wooded terrain is found in and around Canyon Creek. As housing construction burgeons in this revitalized Lenexa neighborhood, Canyon Creek is blossoming into a premier metropolitan community. Canyon Creek provides homebuyers a vibrant lifestyle and a remarkable living environment.

For homebuyers who need early occupancy, there are several spec homes available for occupancy within 90 days, some available in less than 30 days. Home prices range in the $380,000’s to $800,000’s+, with plans including two-story, one-and-a-half story and reverse one-and-a-half story designs.

Canyon Creek is a master-planned residential community comprised of over 400 lots, thoughtfully planned with an eye for natural beauty. Over 70 acres of adjacent wooded parkland create a serene natural environment for the neighborhood.  To truly discover Canyon Creek’s natural beauty, prospective homebuyers are highly encouraged to view the new community video on or YouTube!

“Response to the affordable lot prices and the wide selection of spec homes has been incredible,” stated MaraDona Wood, co-marketer with partner Debbie Sinclair. “Prospective homeowners have been eager to take advantage of exceptional opportunities at Canyon Creek that became available only a few months ago. Lot reservations and home sales continue to increase as more and more home buyers discover what Canyon Creek has to offer.”

“With opening of the new phases, customers interest and enthusiasm has surpassed our highest expectations. We are amazed by the level of customer interest and invite everyone to join in the excitement,” adds Wood.

There is a multitude of desirable home sites at Canyon Creek, including treed, lakefront, greenbelt, walk-out and daylight lots. Over half of the lots are located on private cul-de-sacs, and over a third back to city parkland. Lot prices range from the upper $60’s to the mid $100’s.

In response to high demand, construction of the newest phases began in early spring, consisting of over 50 new home sites in The Highlands, and 13 highly coveted lake front home sites in The Shores. Available now, these phases offer new lakeside and treed lots. Choice building sites are going fast, so customers must act quickly to reserve their preferred lot. And if that wasn’t enough, Canyon Creek’s seven home, fully furnished, model row was the most awarded model row in the Kansas City metro area, receiving 10 awards during this year’s Fall Parade of Homes.

Homes are situated on curving streets and private cul-de-sacs, carefully designed to respect the contours of the land and oriented to provide views of open space. Inside the neighborhood, they find thoughtful residential enclaves that blend distinctive architecture with nature’s beauty to create a truly exceptional living environment. Next to Canyon Creek, paved trails along the forested shoreline of 7-acre Mize Park Lake are enjoyed daily by resident walkers, joggers, bicyclers, fishermen and nature lovers.

Canyon Creek’s three-acre amenity complex exhibits a high standard for family-oriented recreation. A free-form pool, replete with a sparkling fountain, features a large swimming area with a shallow “reef ledge” at one side that welcomes children and parents alike. There is an expansive deck with ample room for sunbathers, a striking pergola, and a handsome Prairie-style cabana building flanked by two covered porches that offer a shady reprieve from the sun. Other recreational features include a park-grade playground, a basketball court, and a large, open play field for recreational soccer, softball, Frisbee and football.

Canyon Creek has distinguished itself as the premier new home community in the city of Lenexa, which itself received national recognition when Business Week magazine named the city as the “Best Place to Raise Kids” in the state of Kansas. Located just off K-10 highway, one mile west of K-7, Canyon Creek provides quick and easy access to highway networks and close proximity to dining, entertainment, and recreational opportunities at nearby Lenexa parks.

When deciding to purchase a home in a Prime Development community, prospective buyers can feel secure they are investing in a Johnson County based real estate company with a long-running, financially secure history. Prime Development’s success through good and trying economic times is rooted in a philosophy of providing the right product in the right location at the right price, and building distinctive neighborhoods that exceed customer expectations.

Entries for 2014 Spring Parade Of Homes

Categories: Awards, Home Builders, New Homes, Prime Development, Spring Homes Tour | Posted: April 23, 2014

Prime Development is proud to announce there will be 18 homes from four of our Communities entered in the Spring Parade of Homes.  Make sure to stop by the community sales offices to say hello, and ask for your copy of the Parade booklets.

For this year’s Spring Parade of Homes, Canyon Creek has entered nine homes for judging.  Home builders entered are, James Engle Custom Homes, Lambie Custom Homes, Roeser Homes, New Mark Homes, Todd Hill Homes, C&M Builders, and Summit Custom Homes.

Last year, three of the model builders at Canyon Creek received 2013 American Dream Awards from the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City for their model homes at Canyon Creek:

Lambie Custom Homes, “Cypress” model, GRAND AWARD WINNER

C&M Builders, “Wetherford II” model, GRAND AWARD WINNER

James Engle Custom Homes, “Laurel II” model, FIRST RUNNER-UP

Canyon Creek has recently opened up 40 new home sites backing to lake, trees, and greenspace.  Customer interest and enthusiasm has been amazing, with lot reservations and home sales increasing more and more as home buyers discover what Canyon Creek has to offer.  In response to the high demand of Canyon Creek’s new phase, there will be an additional 40 lots available in late spring.  In addition to the new lots, Canyon Creek has a large supply of inventory able to meet your 30-60-90 day needs.  Debbie and MaraDona will be in the office throughout the Parade to answer any questions, feel free to stop in and say hello.

Canyon Creek (Lenexa)

#204 Lambie Custom Homes – 9649 Zarda Dr.

#205 New Mark Homes – 9715 Redbird St.

#206 Roeser Homes – 9651 Pickering St.

#207 Roeser Homes – 9651 W. 97th Terr.

#208 Todd Hill Homes – 9747 Redbird St.

#209 C&M Builders – 25205 W. 97th Terr.

#210 C&M Builders – 9727 Redbird St.

#211 James Engle Custom Homes – 25201 W. 97th Terr.

#212 Summit Custom Homes – 25209 W. 97th Terr.

Polo Fields, in southern Overland Park, has entered five homes for judging.  If you haven’t had a chance to drive down and take a look at the community, it is a must!  With a limited supply of lots in southern Overland Park, it isn’t hard to believe that people are quick to act on this opportunity.  There is a brand new (opened this week) three-home model row showcasing stunning new designs from James Engle Custom Homes, Roeser Homes, and Bickimer Construction, all three are entered in for judging.  In addition to the model homes being entered, Calyn Homes has their home entered, as well as an additional home from Roeser Homes.  Come check out the entries and great selection of inventory, Dennis and Stephanie will be more than happy to answer any questions.

Polo Fields (Overland Park)

#307 Bickimer Construction – 12101 W. 164th St.

#308 Calyn Homes- 12310 W. 164th Terr.

#310 James Engle Custom Homes – 12009 W. 164th St.

#311 Roeser Homes – 12013 W. 164th St

#312 Roeser Homes – 16412 Rosehill St.

Persimmon Pointe, in Olathe, has entered their three model homes in the Spring Parade for judging.  Their model home builders consist of Prieb Homes, Summit Custom Homes, and Sallee Homes.  Persimmon Pointe is in an unspoiled corner of northwest Olathe at 127th St. and Hedge Lane, one mile west of K7, and minutes from K10, I-435 and I-35.  Although the community lies only a few miles out from the hustle and bustle of the city, community members choose Persimmon Pointe for the peaceful, rural ambiance.  This is a community for the family that loves the outdoors and great recreational opportunities.  Just minutes away are a multitude of parks with walking trails and sporting opportunities, as well as Lake Olathe with boating, swimming, and entertaining opportunities.  Persimmon Pointe has a strong supply of inventory to meet your 30-60-90 day needs.  Come stop by and say hello!  Teresa will be happy to answer any questions, helping find your next home.

Persimmon Pointe (Olathe)

#303 Prieb Homes – 2281 Hazelwood St.

#304 Sallee Homes – 2279 Hazelwood St.

#305 Summit Custom Homes – 2277 W. Hazelwood St.

Sunnybrook Villas, the newest addition to the Prime Development family, located one block west of Lone Elm on 115th Terrace, has entered in a brand new villa by Calyn Homes.  This luxury villa features high-quality stucco exteriors, as well as a variety of great amenities.  This community houses resort-inspired amenities, providing a vacation-like escape.  There is a large clubhouse with pool, exercise room, kitchen, fireplace, and social gathering areas.   In addition, Sunnybrook Villas is also truly maintenance-provided living, allowing you to have more time to enjoy the things you really love.  Upkeep services include: irrigation & sprinkler, window replacement, snow removal, roof replacements, exterior painting, trash/recycling, trim services, and lawn maintenance.  This is an opportunity that has just come on-the-line, be one of the first of your friends to make the move.  Please visit to learn more.

 Sunnybrook Villas (Olathe)

#345 Calyn Homes – 21940 W. 116th Terr.

Working with some of the area’s top builders, we are expecting great results this year.  Come join the excitement!

Fall Parade Grand Award Winners scattered throughout the Prime Development family!

Categories: Awards, Prime Development | Posted: October 7, 2013

Fall Parade Grand Award Winners scattered throughout the Prime Development family!  James Engle Custom Homes took a Grand Award for his home in Canyon Creek by the Lake, as well as two First Runner Ups for his home in Prairie Point and Prairie Brook Villas!  Summit Custom Homes received a Grand Award for his home in our Canyon Creek community, along with a First Runner Up for his home in Prairie Point.  Another Grand Award winner, Don Julian Builders, won for his home built in one of Prime’s newest real estate communities, Polo Fields.  Congratulations to our great builders for completing these spectacular new homes!

Prime Development Sees ‘Incredible’ Spring Parade Traffic

Categories: Awards, Bluestem, New Homes, Paririe Point, Prairie Brook, Prime Development, Spring Homes Tour | Posted: April 19, 2012

KCHBA Spring Parade of HomesThe best part of spring in Kansas City? Aside from the (mostly) beautiful weather, the season’s arrival means it’s time for the annual Spring Parade of Homes.

This year, Prime Development is thrilled to showcase Parade entries in three communities: Prairie Brook, Prairie Point and Bluestem. The Parade is a great time to shop for a new home as you tour furnished models and get a taste of what each community has to offer in terms of homes, amenities and that all-important feature: location, location, location!

During the Spring and Fall Parades, event organizers recognize American Dream Award Winners. We’re thrilled to announce that two homes in our newest community, Bluestem, received runner-up awards: James Engle Custom Homes’Laurel,” a four-bedroom, 1 ½-story home located at 11313 W. 153rd St.; and Summit Custom Home’sBristol Ridge II,” a five-bedroom, two-story home at 11413 W. 153rd St.

The Parade continues through April 29, which means you have plenty of time to come out and explore our communities. Homes are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The activity level during this first week of the Parade has been impressive. Debbie Sinclair, who markets Prairie Point with Mara Dona Wood, says the community has seen a high number of visitors each day as prospective homeowners are eager to tour the community’s new model row that unites four of the largest builders in Kansas City: Rodrock Homes, Summit Custom Homes, James Engle Custom Homes and Roeser Homes.

In Prairie Brook and Bluestem, the Parade response has been similar. Limited opportunities remain to purchase a single-family home in Prairie Brook, a dually focused community that also offers villa homes. And in Bluestem, Prime Development’s marketing director, Dennis Patterson, said the community saw “incredible” Parade traffic last weekend.

“Over 200 groups went through on Sunday alone,” he said.

Not only did Bluestem see a high level of activity, but one of the Parade entries sold on Sunday—James Engle’s expanded “Birch” floor plan.

If you haven’t yet visited one of our communities during this year’s Spring Parade, now’s the time to get out and explore! And even if you’ve already stopped by, you’re welcome back for a second look. To stay up-to-date on Parade-related information, follow Prime Development and Bluestem on Facebook.

Prairie Brook Villas builder recognized with Spring Homes Tour awards

Categories: Awards, Home Builders, Prairie Brook, Spring Homes Tour | Posted: April 25, 2011

"Churchill" model.

One of the best parts of the Spring Homes Tour, aside from visiting and touring the latest in residential construction, is the chance for builders to receive recognition for their work.

We’re proud to announce that one of our builders, James Engle Custom Homes, received two awards at last week’s recognition ceremony. Both of the award-winners are in Prairie Brook Villas, and prospective buyers are invited to visit the community and tour these outstanding homes.

Tour entry 90 received the American Dream Award. Located at 24525 W. 110th Street, the three-bedroom, 2 1/2-bathroom home is the company’s “Churchill” floor plan, a elegant home that features a soaring entry, ample great room with a gas fireplace and oversized windows that allow natural light to stream throughout the home’s main level. Thoughtful architectural touches add style and polish to the home, including archways, cut-out ceilings and conveniently placed built-ins.

Tour entry 91 received the First Runner-Up American Dream Award. The “Downing” model home, located at 24521 W. 110th St., is a three-bedroom, 2 1/2-bathroom home that includes a main-level master suite with a living area. An upstairs loft is an ideal spot for an office or additional living space, and a full basement can easily be finished for a media or recreation room, as well as additional bedrooms or storage space.

Both homes are priced at $249,950. The Spring Homes Tour continues through May 1, and the community is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Congratulations again to James Engle Custom Homes, and we hope to see you at Prairie Brook Villas soon!

The Spring Homes Tour kicks off this weekend!

Categories: Awards, Bluestem, New Homes, Paririe Point, Prairie Brook, Prime Development, Spring Homes Tour | Posted: April 15, 2011

Spring has officially arrived in Kansas City, and that marks the return of the annual Spring Homes Tour. Prime Development is proud to announce three of its communities–Bluestem, Prairie Brook and Prairie Point–will feature tour entries.

Admission to the tour is free, and each of the communities will be open for extended office hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a great time to tour Prime Development’s communities, all of which are buzzing with activity.

More information about the tour is available here. Prime Development’s entries are as follows:

Bluestem: entries 11-15, featuring homes from Summit Custom Homes, James Engle Custom Homes and Starr Homes LLC. Models range from four to five bedrooms and two-story or 1 1/2-story plans.

Prairie Brook: Single-family models will be showcased as entries 85-89, featuring designs from James Engle Custom Homes and Roeser Homes LLC. Model homes range from four to five bedrooms in two-story or reverse 1 1/2-story layouts.

Prairie Brook Villas: entries 90 and 91, featuring three-bedroom villas from James Engle Custom Homes.

Prairie Point: Four tour entries (93-96) will be available to view from James Engle Custom Homes and Roeser Homes LLC. The models are a mix of four- and five-bedroom floor plans in two-story or 1 1/2-story styles.

If you’re in the market for a new home or simply want to see what’s available, we’d like to invite you to Prime Development’s communities, all of which combine convenient locations, beautiful homes and numerous amenities, not to mention lush landscaping and picturesque surroundings. We’re excited to share what Prime Development has to offer and look forward to seeing you!