We are pleased to announce that Arbor Creek Townhomes will be hosting Webster Chamber of Commerce networking event Monday October 1st from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Join us at our brand new community center! You will also be able to tour our beautiful model home!
The event is FREE for chamber members and $10 for non-members. Located at Arbor Creek Townhomes 1090 Creek Field Drive in Webster. Please RSVP to (585) 265-3960 or email BBaldwin@WebsterChamber.com
Pride Mark Homes was named the Fairport-Perinton Chamber’s Business of the Month. James R. Barbato, founder of Pride Mark Homes, is working toward a half-century of residential building in the greater community. The business is celebrating 46 years of service this year. They are located at 1501 Pittsford Victor Road.Barbato prepared well to work alongside his father in the Pride Mark Homes business. Barbato worked with his father during his educational years, completing his graduate degree at Simon Business School in 2008. Twenty-four employees assist the two Barbatos in continuing to build residential communities serving today’s needs.The focus of Pride Mark Homes is on quality and diversity of builds. They have built greenhouses, senior-living communities, assisted living communities, single family homes, apartments and townhomes, including light commercial use buildings. These homes and buildings include sales and lease agreements.Their design center, Inde, can be found along route 96. Customers meet with one of their interior designers to create kitchens and to plan other building selections. Remodeling is also a design service too.One of Pride Mark’s employees, Daron McKee, marketing and leasing consultant, serves on the Fairport-Perinton Chamber Board of Directors and Chairs the Communications Committee. Pride Mark Homes also serves the business community through their multiple board seats on the Housing Council and The Rochester Home Builders Association.The chamber has been hosted at their for lease-living options community center at Creekstone, at the corner of Route 31 and Mason Road and at Hamilton Place, a new luxury townhome community at the corner of High Street Extension and Hamilton Road in Fairport.
Pride Mark Homes newest all ranch townhome community is now underway! This home features a spacious open floor plan with a covered deck facing a pond and open space. There are sidewalks and trails that wind through the community. Only steps away the community center features a cozy great room with fireplace, a full working kitchen, covered deck, and exercise room. This ranch home can be ready this spring with buyers custom selections! Please call for community updates. Picture gallery may contain custom upgrades.Taxes to be determined.
Creek Field Drive is located off State Road just east of Phillips between Harris and Salt Roads.
Great Location! Pittsford address with lower Henrietta taxes! Great Floor plan(Cambridge II model)! Base price has what you are looking for: Granite kitchen counters, Hardwood floor in Foyer, Kitchen, Dining, Great Rm, Rear Hall. Ceramic in all baths and laundry. Custom ceiling in Great Rm with wall of windows, Gas fireplace, covered 10×14 porch, full 13 course basement with egress window, 31 ft deep garage, stone and vinyl exterior. Low maintenance fees, lots of trees surrounding the buildings., and close to all conveniences include Wegmans! This home can be ready February. Don’t delay, we are over 75% sold. Their is still time to make interior selections.
**The images are of a similar model home and not actual images of this home
Welcome to Pride Mark Homes’ newest all ranch townhome community! This end unit ranch is currently underway with time for custom selections through the Inde Design studio! The community features wooded and pond side home sites, walking trails, sidewalks, and a community center with an exercise room, full working kitchen and a lodge-style great room with cozy fireplace for year round gatherings. Picture gallery may contain custom upgrades. Taxes to be determined.
Creek Field Drive is located off State Road just east of Phillips between Harris and Salt Roads.
Wilshire Hill model home is now open! We invite you to come and see our furnished new home for sale and learn more about our new home community and homes for sale in Pittsford NY.
Stop in and walk thru our beautiful new furnished model home, it is 2300 sq. ft. on the main floor plus 1000 sq. ft. finished lower level, a Great Room with wall of windows, gourmet kitchen with butler pantry and Tech Center. The walk out lower level has a large paver patio and covered Azek deck.
We are under construction on multiple new homes as well. We are currently meeting with customers and walking lots.
Open Everyday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Friday by appointment only.
Pride Mark Homes newest all ranch townhome community is now well underway! This home features an open floor plan with covered deck adjacent to community open space. There are sidewalks and trails that wind through the community. There is a flex room that can be used as a study, formal dining area, or a third bedroom. It is only steps away from the community center that features a full kitchen, great room with fireplace, an exercise room, and covered porch. Buyers can make all interior custom selections and be ready early Spring. Picture gallery may contain upgrades. Taxes to be determined.
First floor living at it’s best. Beautifully finished Builder’s model features hardwood floors, coffered and stepped ceilings, granite countertops, luxurious master suite, a covered porch, fireplace, full basement and oversized garage. All this plus a Pittsford mailing address, low Henrietta taxes and great proximity to shopping and conveniences!
Beautiful Pride Mark Home recently completed with today’s open floor plan and finishes 4006 sq. ft. including 850 sf ft in the lower level. Colonial in the new Wilshire Hill Community, a bright 20′ x 20′ Great room, Wellborn cabinets and Granite counters, walk-in pantry and tech center, hardwoods, spacious rear hall w/cubbies and walk-in closet, 2nd floor laundry, Jack and Jill bath and guest bath. Master Suite features a custom bedroom ceiling, spa bath w/his and hers vanities and tiled shower w/seat. Walkout 14 course lower level with entire rear wall of windows completes this home. Ready for immediate occupancy!
Pride Mark homes is excited to be hosting Homearama 2016 at our Wilshire Hill community of new homes located in Pittsford NY. Homearama is a Rochester tradition and is a summer event that you must attend! We close the street and open the doors to seven gorgeously crafted and fully decorated homes for you to tour. See all the latest trends in home and interior design.
Our Wilshire Hill Community sits on a stunning piece of property with rolling hills and a beautiful view of downtown Rochester and is conveniently located to the Village of Pittsford – this community has been designed with sidewalks, miles of walking trails, dedicated park areas and private backyards.
Pride Mark Homes will feature two homes in this years Homearama:
The Captiva-Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home with a stunning open floor plan perfect for today’s casual and carefree lifestyle. This home is designed with tremendous entertaining space including Great Room with a double set of French doors that lead to a 15′ x 20′ covered Patio that is bordered by stone half walls with columns with a 2 way stone fireplace enhances both inside and out. Lots of windows, hardwoods, and gourmet kitchen.
The Sanibel-This Homearama home is designed to impress! This home is “right-sized” with features that allow you to enjoy every space. Beamed cathedral ceilings for spaciousness, walls of windows for sunshine, sun room with 2nd fireplace for year round enjoyment, open kitchen and gathering room for ease of entertainment, Great room overlooking stone paver patio, and luxury master retreat all highlight this show home. There is an additional bonus feature of 757 sq ft of lower level finish with guest suite and game room. Live like you are on vacation all year.
It’s no coincidence that Pride Mark Homes Inc. has several new projects and more than 300 new housing units in the works in several eastside towns all at once.
The Victor-based developer has a major housing project in the approval stages in the Perinton hamlet of Egypt, which calls for 26 bungalows, 60 townhouses, 66 apartments and four greenhouse-style nursing homes.
Also in the works is a 92-unit subdivision in Pittsford, and the developer is awaiting a decision on a rezoning request in Webster that could lead to 100 new townhouses.
Pride Mark also is teaming up with Buckingham Properties on a major mixed-use project in Brighton, which after several stops and starts may be moving forward soon, as a public hearing on draft environmental impact statement for the Winfield Park project is scheduled for Sept. 11.
These newer projects are gaining speed as projects in Victor, Penfield and North Chili either or are nearing completion, said James P. Barbato, who became president at the company his father started in 1972.
“Part of it appears like it’s all happening at once, but there is logic to it,” said James P. Barbato. “It’s by model and design, and we’re not going crazy buying stuff. It’s all been calculated.”
The growth of the company started by James R. Barbato, and involvement and stewardship of his son James P. Barbato, has pretty much followed plan, although achieving it was delayed somewhat.
The elder Barbato always wanted to get into real estate development and investment, and he went so far as to ask his father for a loan to get started — when he was 18.
“He thought I was a little young for that and he kind of suppressed my involvement in real estate at that time,” James R. Barbato said. “I didn’t realize what I didn’t know at 18 years old.”
So he waited, and in 1972 he started with a partner the home-building business, although he stayed involved in the fuel oil business until he was able to ease out of the job after about six years.
A Gates resident at the time, his first completed subdivision was built near the Gates Chili High School. Many other projects were completed in both Gates and Chili before he shifted eastward, into Penfield. The company has built about 1,900 single-family homes in the area over time, he estimates, although the focus today has shifted more toward town houses, apartments, light commercial and assisted-living and skilled-nursing facilities.
Before Pride Mark began to evolve, however, the younger Barbato formally became involved in the company after graduating college in 1995. His involvement started long before that, as he joined his father at age 16, working summers at construction sites, while attending high school and college at the University of Buffalo.
“I look back and I don’t remember making the conscious decision that this is what I was going to do,” James P. Barbato said. “I was always heading in this direction and I always planned on it. I’ve really grown up in it. I’ve had a lot of hands-on experience and training from my father, and I got a good education too. I love it.”
Since he’s joined, the younger Barbato, 41, successfully earned an executive MBA degree from the Simon School. Pride Mark also has partnered with Morell Builders and shares space on Route 96 with Indè, a kitchen and bath remodeling and design studio.
“It’s been a fast-growing business for us and a nice complement to what we do,” James P. Barbato said.
The elder Barbato has pulled back from the day-to-day operations so his son can grow the organization.
“He brought new energy and enabled Pride Mark to grow in the manner that it has,” James R. Barbato said. “There was a time where he was helping me. Now, he’s leading the charge and I support him. It’s been a great relationship.”
That’s not to say he isn’t involved. At age 82, he still comes to work every day, and is heavily involved in getting new projects started and helps during the approval process.
“I enjoy the challenge of having goals set years ago coming together,” James R. Barbato said. “I’m always ready for the next challenge and I’m always looking for the next opportunity. I wouldn’t be a happy camper if I stayed home.”
The son continually learns from the father, including a key lesson that has enabled the company to grow.
His father taught him the value of treating people fairly, whether it’s the company’s 13 employees, subcontractors or customers. They both strive to do so in their every-day dealings with clients and partners, and it works in their father-son business relationship.
“We both speak our minds and we respect each other’s opinions,” James P. Barbato said. “We don’t always agree but we listen to each other and we feel we come out with the right solution. It’s been a great relationship.”
Thanks so much for your help with our basement design and finishing project. We loved working with Inde design and Pride Mark Homes construction team. Your design team presented thoughtful options and choices, and identified considerations we would not have otherwise anticipated. Your construction team did a fabulous job finishing the project ahead of schedule, keeping us apprised throughout, and you all were pickier about quality than anyone I have ever worked with. We especially appreciated your consideration of our “escape artist” cats and the efforts your team made to keep our house clean throughout the project. Even more, we just love the outcome…our basement space is fantastic and really adds to the value and utility of our home. Thanks again for all you did.
Webster town officials are considering a rezoning request that could lead to more than 100 town houses on State Road, near the town border with Penfield.
The Town Board last week referred the request to rezone nearly 120 acres of land from a residential zoning allowing for single-family homes to Medium-High Residential zoning. The Town Board ultimately makes a rezoning decision.
James P. Barbato, president of developer Pride Mark Homes Inc., is proposing to cluster the development on about 25 acres of the property. The rest would be donated to the town to add to its open space program.
The town houses would be priced between $200,000 and $279,000, and be targeted to empty-nesters and seniors, although there will be no age restriction. The town houses would be about 1,500- to 2,000-square feet in size.
The developer also has a project targeted to a similar demographic proposed in the Perinton hamlet of Egypt. The Perinton Planning Board is scheduled to consider preliminary and final site plan approval for the company’s 160-unit Creekstone project on Aug. 21.
The Webster project would be similar to the company’s Arbor Ridge project in Penfield and a natural extension of projects on the east side of the county, Barbato said.
“I think it’s a great area of town,” Barbato said.
Four Mile Creek runs through the property, which has many wetlands. As part of the project, Barbato said larger than normal retention and detention ponds would be built to not only address drainage on the property, but also to help alleviate downstream flooding in other areas of Webster, he said.
Webster Supervisor Ron Nesbitt said drainage poses a concern, but the town is willing to work with Pride Mark on the plan.
“It’s going to be a process on this one,” Nesbitt said. “It’s a sensitive piece of land.”
And there are other concerns as well, he said.
All of the homes would have to be built one to two feet above the flood plain, and snow removal may have to be addressed through a homeowners’ association, Nesbitt said.
But the drainage ponds would help other homeowners who live near the creek, as well as build on the town’s work to alleviate flooding issues, Nesbitt said.
“We’ve put a lot of money into drainage,” Nesbitt said. “Lately, when we have an event, you don’t hear about flooding. We keep streams and creeks open and we’re constantly working on them.”
If the town was to accept the donation, the property would be kept wild, with perhaps trails constructed, Nesbitt said.
New townhome for sale in Pittsford NY at The Greens. This home has a wide open floor plan with custom amenities such as double sided stone fireplace,high end built in sound system, 42″ high self closing cabinets with granite countertop. The master suite is complete with a whirlpool tub and oversized spa like ceramic shower with pebble flooring and multiple body sprayers.
1,918 Sq. Ft. • 10 foot ceilings • Study with custom built-in shelving • Open kitchen w/ pantry • Double sided stone fireplace • Granite kitchen and bath counters • Spa bath with custom tile shower with Whirlpool tub
13th Annual Ride for Missing Children on Friday, May 17, 2013
For the second year Jim Barbato, president of Pride Mark Homes participated in the 100 mile bike ride for Missing & Exploited Children
What exactly is the Ride for Missing Children? Sponsored by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children/New York (NCMEC/NY), the Ride for Missing Children is a 100-mile ride made by over 180 pledged bicycle riders or “Friends of Missing Children” that raises funds to support prevention education programs and to remember all missing children.
More than 2,200 children are reported missing in the United States each day, some in our own community. For most families, this is only a brief scare as the child turns up in a few minutes or hours. But for some, the nightmare of a missing child becomes a grim reality. NCMEC’s mission is to help recover missing children, protect all children from sexual exploitation, and assist in the prevention of these crimes.
Pride Mark Homes would like to extend a big thank you to Brenda Smith one of our Arbor Ridge Townhome residents in Penfield for helping to keep our community beautiful. Brenda has done a great job making our walking trails beautiful for everyone to enjoy!
• 2899 square foot colonial • 4 bedrooms 3 ½ baths • Open kitchen • Over sized 3 car side load garage • Cul de sac site (.65 acres) • 13 course basement with full size windows and bath prep for future finish
Town would gain open space as part of the proposal
The town of Webster stands to gain about 85 acres of open space as part of a new townhouse development off State Road, if a zoning change is approved as expected.
The development, by Pride Mark Homes, would have 116 townhouses in two-, three- and four-unit buildings, said company president Jim Barbato. They would start around $225,000 and average around $275,000, targeted toward empty-nesters and other aging homeowners.
The townhouse plan requires rezoning from lower to higher density residential, and the 116 units would be condensed into about 25 acres on the 119-acre tract, Barbato said.
Of the remaining land, about 85 acres would be deeded to the town for preservation as open space and a smaller chunk would go to a homeowners’ association for the same purpose. Four Mile Creek runs through the tract.
“I really feel like we’re creating a win-win for the people who want to live here and for the town, preserving a lot of woods and wildlife,” Barbato said.
The developer and the town have been discussing the project for about a year, and Supervisor Ronald Nesbitt said he expects Pride Mark to receive the zoning change. The planning board has already given its informal approval.
Nesbitt noted the benefit of 116 more homeowners paying town and school taxes, few of them with children attending Webster schools.
“That’s as good as putting up any kind of business there is,” he said. “It’s great economic development for the rest of the taxed entities in the town.”
The development and open space would also help abate some flooding issues on adjacent land. Barbato said his company would “oversize” its stormwater management system, and Nesbitt said the town would look into creating retention and detention ponds in the open space, which would also have hiking trails and a small parking lot.
The land is on the north side of State Road between Salt and Phillips roads. It is currently owned by Phillipone Associates Inc., but Barbato said his company has a contract in place to buy the land.
If everything goes to plan, construction would begin in spring 2014 and people could move in by the end of that year, Barbato said.
Based on the 2010 census, Victor is the second fastest growing town in New York State. Residents are attracted to the low taxes, great schools, proximity to shopping, the Finger Lakes, and ease of access to the NYS thruway.
Pride Mark Homes and Morrell Builders have teamed up together to bring you our Somerset Hill Community of beautiful new homes for sale, it has been a great addition to Victor. Somerset Hill is a beautiful mix of custom homes with sidewalks, walking trails, and lots of open space. We have just four available home sites.
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Hi Melanie….I am beyond happy with Tannon Dr South! It’s just lovely, thanks to everyone there at Pride Mark! I consider myself mostly well and able to enjoy living at Arbor Ridge for many more years. What a great place! More later as I am sending in a new storm door request.
Beautiful new townhome in Penfield NY is on a private setting in the Arbor Ridge Townhome Community! This home is 1290 sq. ft. 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 car garage, hardwood floors and a gas fireplace.
1290 square feet
Appliances Included: Electric Range, Dishwasher & Microwave
1st floor laundry
***These images are representative of a similar model. This home has completed exterior including landscaping. The interior finish has not been completed, allowing the future owner to personalize with their taste and selections. This home can be ready occupancy in 90 days.
As you are aware, we closed on moms house yesterday at Arbor Ridge. Having gotten to this point, I would like to extend my compliments on what turned out to be a quality experience, both in product and process. If at some point you add voice of the customer to your process, please let mom and I know – you might find commentary from 2 different generations interesting and perhaps useful.
My highest compliments go to Melanie and Larry for working with me, as I worked with them on moms behalf. I was also moved by their genuine concern for my mothers well being, as she worked through unplanned cancer treatment.
We would like to take a moment to thank you for interceding on our behalf to resolve our recent countertop issue. We know it is only through your personal involvement that a new counter for our cooktop has been ordered and will be installed. You have remained true to your promise to us to build a high quality home and this event certainly illustrates your willingness to go the extra mile for customer satisfaction as well. We couldn’t be happier with your plan of correction. It solidifies the reason we came to Pride Mark in the first place. We have toured Pride Mark homes, at all your various communities for over 25 years and always knew you would be our builder when it was our turn to build. Now we can see for ourselves why a Pride Mark home is held in such high regard. In a world where ‘good enough’ is too often the norm it is so refreshing to find a business which has a President that demands nothing less than perfection from themselves and their contractors. Your fine reputation us well earned. Thanks again Jim, we are most appreciative.
James R Barbato started Pride Mark Homes in 1972 building quality homes in the Rochester NY area. Pride Mark homes has earned a great reputation by providing quality new homes and exceptional customer service. We have built new homes and communities in Brighton, Canandaigua, Chili, Gates, Greece, Penfield, Perinton, Pittsford and Victor. James R Barbato is a past president of the Rochester Homebuilder’s Association.
Getting his Simon Executive MBA created big changes for Jim Barbato, both in himself, and in his family’s business. “Some people wondered why I was getting an MBA,” says Jim. “But this wasn’t about getting a piece of paper. It was about improving myself.”
Jim had grown up working along side his father at Pride Mark Homes starting when he was twelve years old. Pride Mark Homes specializes in homebuilding and commercial projects in the Rochester NY area. Jim steered the company into new markets, he felt driven to know more.
“We were getting into different ventures,” says Jim. “I felt the need for more formal business training that would help me to analyze new projects.” Jim has grown Pride Mark Homes and the company has changed and adapted with the changing industry,