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  1. Memorial Day Activities near Gerstad Communities

    For some, Memorial Day weekend means the end of the school year, a long-awaited trip to the beach, or that first boat ride on the lake. While you may be eager to get your summer fun started, it’s important to recognize all of the honorable men and women who have […]

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  2. Summer Fun Near Gerstad Communities

    Summer is a special time when many camps are available throughout the McHenry, Williams Bay, Poplar Grove and Richmond areas. These camps help children make amazing memories and feature lakes and nature trails that are perfect for exploring this summer. If you’re looking to register your children for summer camps, […]

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  3. Mixed Materials, Colors and Other Trends for Kitchens and Bathrooms

    At Gerstad Builders, we’re committed to building a home that is far more than bricks and mortar. With our spectacular floor plans and convenient locations, we can help you build and design the home of your dreams! From finishes to fixtures to new technology and lighting regulations, kitchens and bathrooms […]

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  4. Saving Energy and Money with Gerstad Homes

    One of the huge benefits of purchasing a new home is that they are more energy efficient than older homes. According to the National Association of Home Builders, newer homes average $241 a year to maintain while homes built in the 1980’s average $633 annually – that’s more than 2.5 […]

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  5. The Bayview – Best Seller in 2017

    One of the biggest home buying trends is downsizing to something less conspicuous and more energy efficient. The most desirable home plans are those with open concepts and multi-functional spaces. At Gerstad Builders, we offer a wide variety of amazing home plans, from ranch to two-story. All of our homebuyers […]

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  6. April is National Lawn Care Month

    The world outside is finally showing its green colors after a long winter! The colors are gorgeous and the birds are chirping, but this also means that it’s time to once again pay extra attention to your lawn. Spring is a sensitive time for your yard. The soil is spongy, […]

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  7. Popular Path Systems in Richmond, IL

    When you live in Pheasant Ridge, you’re never far from walking trails that allow for fresh air, beautiful scenery and historic sites. Richmond has an impressive path system to explore! Residents of all ages have a safe, no-cost way to incorporate exercise into their daily lives, avoid congested streets, and […]

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  8. New St.Patrick’s Day Tradition in McHenry

    The Irish heritage comes out at least a little bit in us all on St. Patrick’s Day It’s the one national holiday that’s celebrated in more countries than any other. Throughout U.S. cities there are festivals, parades, Irish dancing and music. From dyeing the river green to world-famous festivals and […]

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  9. Creating a Room That Makes You Feel Like You’ve Fallen Into A Snow Globe

    Imagine having a place to retreat during those long, cold and snowy winter days that would instantly bring happiness to your day. Not everyone wants to pack their bags and go to Florida to feel the warm sunshine, but you can easily create such a place right in your own […]

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  10. Romance, Fun and Culture around McHenry County for Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and events are booking fast! This day is more than an excuse to take your date to a candle-lit dinner at their favorite restaurant. Whether you want a night of romance or fun and laughter, we’ve found the best local restaurants, venues and events for […]

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