A Look Back at 2013

As this short week draws to end, families from everywhere will unite for what should be the happiest time of the year. Here at S&A Homes, we simply want to use this time at the end of the year to thank our fellow team members, our vendors and, most importantly, our customers for a successful 2013 year.

2013 was an important year for our company thanks to our continual commitment to building high-quality, energy efficient floor plans without sacrificing our customer-focused attitude.

Here is a look back at a few of the year’s highlights:

•    S&A earns a 98 percent Customer Referral Rating, one of the highest in the entire home building industry.
•    Chris Schoonmaker, president of S&A’s housing division, is awarded “Builder of the Year” from the Pennsylvania Builder’s Association, one of the most prestigious awards that can be earned. Read More


Cottage Premiere Receives Housing Excellence Award

They don’t call them the Housing Excellence Awards for any old reason. Excellence, by definition, refers to a standard that is pretty tough to beat. That’s why we are more than a little proud of the 2014 Housing Excellence Award we received from the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh. The award was bestowed upon our Cottage Premiere Model home that is featured in Venango Trails, part of Marshall Township’s most sought after community,  for Best Green/Energy Efficient Home of the Year over $500,000.

It’s a big enough honor just to receive the award in any category. But, the “Green/Energy Efficient” category comes with extra criteria that can be pretty tough to meet if you aren’t used to building every house every single day to exceed ENERGY STAR™ criteria the way that S&A Homes does. Read More


Help Us Help the Salvation Army

support the Salvation Army in downtown State CollegeThe Salvation Army – its name is synonymous with the holidays, goodwill and reaching a hand out to our neighbors. At S&A Homes, we are a big supporter of the Salvation Army, and today until 7:00 p.m. we will be braving the elements to man the pot at the corner of College Avenue and Allen Street in downtown State College.

Although most of us have slipped a dollar or two into the red Christmas kettle during the holiday season, how many really know where that money ends up?  Many of you may be surprised to learn just how many important causes the Salvation Army supports. From its humble roots in San Francisco in 1891 to its national presence in 2013, the Salvation Army extends itself far beyond just helping the poor. Read More


Win $100 with our Home for the Holidays Decorating Contest

Holiday Home Decorating ContestHow much do you love holiday decorating?  This is the time of year to go all out and put your decorating skills on display for friends, family and neighbors. Whether you focus on a glitzy tree, a Griswold-inspired front yard or some simple holiday accessories, we want to see how you decorate for the holiday season!

That’s why we created the S&A Home for the Holidays contest. Now through December 26th, we want to see pictures of your home decorated for the holidays! On December 27th, we will announce the winner, who will receive a $100 gift card simply for posting a photo or two.

There are just three easy steps! Read More