The Southwest Showcase of Homes goes on despite devastation wrought across Moore and parts of south Oklahoma City by the May 20 tornado — despite damage to builders' own personal homes.
The event is a project of the Southwest Home Builders Association and the Moore Home Builders Association. Homes will be open free to the public from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday through June 9.
The showcase was to have had 29 houses. Organizers were determining Wednesday whether any houses planned for the event would have to sit out because of storm damage.
The Southwest association's project home is by Huffman Construction at 3509 SW 126 Terrace in Oklahoma City's Rockport addition, southeast of SW 119 and Portland Avenue.
The Moore association's project home is by R&R Homes LLC at 1105 Dayton Lane in Moore's Rock Creek addition, off SE 4 between Bryant Avenue and Sunnylane Road.
“I believe our show this year will be more beneficial than ever and will be of much assistance to all those affected by the tornado,” said builder Aaron Tatum of Aaron Tatum Custom Homes, event chairman. “Not only do we have a few homes to sell, but all week folks will have easy access to all the homebuilders in the area for all their questions.
“We really want to emphasize to folks during this time how very important it is to use a local homebuilder that is a member of one of our local homebuilding associations who will be here after the storm.”