A home called “The Graduate,” built by Salt Lake Community College construction trades students, won two awards in the Salt Lake Homebuilders Association’s recent Salt Lake Parade of Homes.
The 4-bedroom, 3-bath home in Herriman Towne Center won the Best In Category award for homes in the $250,000-$350,000 price range, beating out four other homes in the Salt Lake Valley.
“The award speaks to the quality of our programs and the expertise of our faculty in helping students learn the construction trades,” said Ralph Tasker, SLCC trades programming manager.
The Energy Star home also won a blue ribbon for having the best cabinets, which were made of cherry wood and built by students under the careful direction of SLCC instructor Chaid Fail. Tasker said about 75-80 percent of the 3,000-square-foot home was constructed and finished entirely by students, except for the foundation, sheetrock and painting.