Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Completion of Cougar House I

SPRINGVILLE -- A key presentation and ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Thursday to officially mark the completion of Cougar House I, the first project of its kind designed to endow an athletic scholarship at BYU.

Located in Camelot Village (1720 West 970 South) in Springville, Cougar House I is a newly constructed home being donated to the BYU Athletic Department by the Utah Valley Home Builders Association. The house was built by more than 60 contractors, suppliers, and tradesmen who donated their time, materials, and labor.

Val Hale (BYU director of men's athletics), Gary Crowton (BYU football coach), Mike Middleton (BYU Cougar Club director), Mitch McCuistion (UVHBA immediate past president), Wayne Ross (owner of ArrowStar Construction), Keri Gordon (Springville City Councilmember), and Cosmo (BYU's mascot) participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

"This home is called Cougar House I because we believe it will be the first of many homes built in a long-term relationship between BYU and UVHBA," Hale said. "I've been amazed how people have come together to build this home. With UVHBA's coordination, most of the local construction industry's best companies have collaborated to build an impressive house in a very short period of time."

Cougar House is a 1,615-square foot, fully landscaped, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a two-car garage. Listed at $182,500, Cougar House goes on sale July 14 and will be open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 9 p.m. during the Utah Valley Parade of Homes, July 14-28th. Visitors can enter to win a big-screen television during the two-week open house. Cougar House will be marketed and sold by CapStone Realty, with proceeds going to endow an athletic scholarship at BYU.

As part of the purchase of Cougar House, the new homeowner will receive a limited edition BYU Quarterback Factory print, a one-year Cougar Club Golden Cougar membership and Cosmo Kids Club memberships, as well as tickets to BYU athletic events. The home owner will receive four season tickets to both the upcoming football and basketball seasons, as well as a Family All-Sports Card for access to baseball and other BYU athletic events, including all women's sports.

"We thought the limited edition print would be a nice house-warming gift from BYU," Hale said. "We want the owners of Cougar House to know that when they purchase this home they are also contributing to BYU athletics."

Groundbreaking for Cougar House took place on April 17. UVHBA's building efforts were chaired by McCuistion, co-owner of Panda Homes, and Chad Broderick, owner of Chad Broderick Construction, assisted by David Lewis, Cris Child, Paul Magleby, Ron Nielson, Jeff Capozzoli, Scot Jones, Karl Kuhni and other members of the UVHBA Board of Directors. The UVHBA annually participates in projects that benefit the community, but this is the first project of its kind in the state of Utah built entirely through donations from builders and contractors in the area.

"The UVHBA has always given back to the community," said McCuistion. "My hope is that this will be the start of an on-going relationship with BYU that will benefit the community and student-athletes who attend the university."

One of the major donations that made the Cougar House possible was the contribution of the lot for the home by ArrowStar Construction Owner Wayne Ross. Ross, who is a member of the Cougar Club Board of Directors, donated the construction lot in ArrowStar's Camelot Village subdivision near the new Wal-Mart in Springville.

"This has been a great cooperative effort and the skills of these craftsmen show in this home," Middleton said. "The Cougar Club is grateful to the UVHBA for their professionalism and generosity in developing this project."

All participants in the Cougar House--including builders, subcontractors, and suppliers--will become Cougar Club members and receive membership benefits.

The Utah Valley Home Builders Association is a nonprofit association serving the community since 1973. Affiliated with the Utah State Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders, UVHBA represents home builders, remodelers, developers, light commercial builders and association members affiliated with the building industry.

KEY FACTS

• More than 60 Utah Valley Home Builders Association members donated time, materials and labor to build Cougar House 1 (see Cougar House Participant sheet)

• Cougar House I sale proceeds to endow an athletic scholarship at BYU

• Cougar House I is listed at $182,500 and will be marketed and sold by Capstone Realty

• Open during Parade of Homes dates, July 14-28

Tuesday through Saturdays

Noon to 9 p.m.

• Visitors can enter to win a big screen television during open house dates

• The purchaser of Cougar House 1 will receive the following BYU package:

-- Limited Edition BYU Quarterback Factory print

-- Cougar Club Golden Cougar membership

-- Cosmo Kids Club memberships

-- 4 BYU football season tickets (2001 season)

-- 4 BYU basketball season tickets (2001-02 season)

-- Family All-Sports Card for access to all other BYU athletic events (2001-02 season)

MAP TO COUGAR HOUSE

House Specs

• 1,615 square feet

• 3 bedroom

• 2 bathroom

• 2 car garage

• landscaped

• brick front exterior

• two-tone paint

• master suite

-- master bath

-- walk-in closet

-- linen closet

-- culture marble surround

-- Moen faucets

• formal living room with columns

• upgraded carpet

• hardwood entrance

• pantry

• Whirlpool appliances including refrigerator

• alder cabinets with brushed chrome knobs

• plant shelf

• kitchen island

• brushed chrome lever handles and hinges

• 50 gallon water heater

• 90 percent efficient heating system

• 5-Star energy rated

UTAH VALLEY HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION

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Lewis Devel

Capozzoli Construction

J-2 Homes Inc

Chad Broderick Construction

Jones Paint & Glass

Triple H Roofing

Scott Farrer Excavation

NuCrete

Hansen All-Seasons Insulation

Westroc

Terry Jasper Plumbing

Tall Todd Electric

D & L Home Const Specialists

Milgard Windows

Capital Building Supply

BMC West

Premiere Painting

McCoy's Quality Carpet

WestCo

Nicolson Corp

B C Construction

BBC Siding & Allside

Mountainland Design Appliances

HobbleCreek Heating

Burton Lumber

Silver Cougar Level

Whitewater Whirlpool Bath

Superior Buck & Steel

K & J Construction

Interstate Roofing Supply

Powell Garage Doors

Best Woods

Bardsley & Sons Constr

One Stop CounterTops

S & S Hardware

Questar

Interstate Brick

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Schaffer Homes

DeLlamas Construction

Galaxie Lighting

LEI

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Allstates Pumping

Geneva Rock

Troy Deiderich Construction

Lynnette Halliday Cleaning

Mr. Dumpster (Bob Bishop)

A.V. Construction

Austin Palfreyman Builders

Jason Current Construction

ClydeCo Building Supplies

Crescent Electric Co

TriTex

Tyvek

Deann Huish

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