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Do you recall your first sleigh ride or the year of the perfect gift you found tucked beneath the tree? Relive your favorite holiday moments and create new memories this year at Grand Geneva Resort and Spa’s Christmas in the Country event near Gerstad Builders’ new homes in Williams Bay, Wisconsin and Richmond, Illinois.

From a day of excitement with the whole family to a date night out, there is so much to see and do at Grand Geneva this holiday season, including: Read More→

Two of McHenry County residents’ favorite festivals are just around the corner, and lovers of art and wine are going to be excited! Ring in summer by attending the third annual Spring Wine Walk, being held in conjunction with the Fine Arts Festival in downtown Richmond this Saturday, June 28.

Tickets for the Spring Wine Walk are $35 each, and attendees can enjoy sipping and strolling through 10 participating businesses in the downtown area.  There will be three varieties of wine at each station, in addition to delicious snacks for sampling. Participants won’t go home empty handed either, and will receive a souvenir wine glass from the event, as well as a complementary bottle of wine of their choice! Read More→

A warm home in Richmond

Spring is coming. Flowers will be blooming, the sun will shining and baseball will make its return. After months of cold and snow, residents of Richmond are looking forward to the longer days and warmer temperatures that hold the promise of fun and fresh air in the great outdoors.

Richmond is located in the northern part of the state with nearby state parks, lakes and other attractions just minutes away. Residents of Richmond can leave their homes and find fun activities for the whole family, all within driving distance. Read More→

Winterfest winners

Don’t miss the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition, part of more than 10 days of family fun at Winterfest at Lake Geneva. Residents of Bailey Estates and the Trails of Pheasant Ridge should stop by between Wednesday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Feb. 2 to see the amazing sculptures. Winners will be announced Saturday afternoon.

Winterfest this year will stretch through Saturday, Feb. 8 with plenty of activities for the whole family, including laser tag, a beach party, s’mores, a reindeer run and more.

The event is just 15 minutes from the Bailey Estates homes in Williams Bay, Wis. Additionally, The Trails of Pheasant Ridge is just a short drive up US Highway 12 to Lake Geneva.

The lake also has plenty of other activities during the winter months, including a zip line, Dancing Horses Theatre and the Animal Gardens. Read More→

Richmond new homes schools While students residing in Richmond new homes may already be back in school for the spring, the Nippersink School District Two board’s decision over a tax abatement to accomplish its goals is still pending. Recently, board member met to discuss the suggested $3 million abatement, but they put off the decision until March in order to wait for a more comprehensive plan outlining the school district’s goals.

However, the abatement isn’t the only item on the board’s agenda. As the economy continues to improve, the board is now considering bringing back programs, such as the foreign language program, that had been cut from the budget during tougher times. In order to gauge the interest level among parents and teachers, the board will send out a survey to these groups asking if the program should be reinstated and if so, at what grade level. Read More→

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Incentives for McHenry, Poplar Grove, Williams Bay and Richmond new homes.

How would you like to save up to $20,000 on your new McHenry, Poplar Grove, Williams Bay or Richmond new homes? It sounds too good to be true, right? Well, at Gerstad Builders we want to help make your dreams of homeownership a reality. We do that by offering affordable new homes in fabulous locations. Now, we’re adding to the affordability of our new homes and making it even easier to make your dreams a reality by offering FREE home sites to buyers who purchase new homes at Liberty Trails, The Trails of Dawson Creek, The Trails of Pheasant Ridge and Bailey Estates.

The values of these home sites vary per community. You’ll save $10,000 at The Trails of Dawson Creek; $13,000 at The Trails of Pheasant Ridge; $15,000 at Liberty Trails; and $20,000 at Bailey Estates. However, you must act fast if you want to take advantage of these amazing deals. We’re only offering free lots for the next two purchases at each community until the end of the year. That means that only two buyers at Liberty Trails, two buyers at The Trails of Pheasant Ridge, two buyers at The Trails of Dawson Creek and two buyers at Bailey Estates will have the opportunity to receive a free lot. Read More→

Golf Courses Near McHenry New Homes

McHenry County, Great Location for Golf

Looking for a new pastime or wanting to get your family and friends involved in the game you love? Well, residents of McHenry County new homes, you’re in luck. With numerous golf courses located right in your area it is time to pull out the khaki’s, collared shirts, and clubs and tee off.

For those interested in becoming a member of a private course, consider joining McHenry Country Club. This 18-hole course features 6,397 yards of golf and is considered to be one of the finest golf courses in Northern Illinois. The club also hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year on weekends and holidays.

If you’re up for a challenge, why not try out Chapel Hill Country Club? This is an open to the public, 18-hole regulation length course that has a par difficult for even the best players.

Another course open to the public is Boone Creek Golf Club. The club offers 27 holes that span over 190 acres and can be combined to create three different 18-hole courses or three 9-hole courses. The club provides guest with the option of daily rates or season passes, making it the perfect course for just a day or all summer long. Read More→

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McHenry New Homes Offer Nature Preserve

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Community of McHenry new homes offers tons of green space!

April is a month to celebrate and honor the earth. We recently celebrated Earth Day where many residents of McHenry new homes looked for ways to promote sustainability and go green, as well as Arbor Day, where families across the nation were encouraged to get out and plant a tree. More than just a day to give back to the planet, Arbor Day offers a time where you can enjoy the outdoors and appreciate the trees in your community.

At Gerstad Builders, we work hard to provide our residents with a beautiful community, full of natural beauty, trees and green space. In fact, at Liberty Trails, a portion of our community is actually a nature preserve. This community offers tons of green space and a tot lot, providing homeowners with a place to relax outdoors without having to leave the comfort of their community. Read More→

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McHenry Human Race

Support the Human Race

Are you interested in supporting a local non-profit organization, or maybe just looking for something to do close to your McHenry new homes? Why not join the second annual Human Race 5K walk/run on Sunday, April 15, at 9 a.m.? This event is a fundraiser for all charities and non-profits serving McHenry County.

To help, you can sign up and raise money for a charity or non-profit of your choice. Or just participate in the event and designate an organization to receive the donation of your registration fee. You can register online at or download a registration form at

This worthwhile community event is just one of many offered in the city of McHenry, and just one of the reasons that McHenry is a great place to live. Read More→

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home safety

Check the smoke detector in your McHenry new homes.

Those who have not recently purchased McHenry new homes may have something aging in their houses that could affect their families’ safety. It’s something that we often forget to check because it’s one of our household items that are (hopefully) rarely used. What are we talking about? Smoke detectors.

It is a little known fact, but smoke detectors that are more than 10 years old should be replaced with a new one since age affects the sensitivity of the detector. To find the date, you should look on or under the cover of your smoke detector. If you cannot find the date, then just be safe and replace the unit.

However, if you want to forgo all of the upgrades and maintenance required of an older home, then you can give us a call. We are a leading new home builder in McHenry, Richmond, Poplar Grove and Williams Bay. Read More→

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