The North Carolina Home Builders Association presented nearly 50 prestigious STARS awards at the annual STARS Awards Gala on September 16 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The STARS Awards program honors the achievements of home building industry professionals from North Carolina and surrounding states.
Winners received recognition in areas such as marketing and advertising, web design, sales/information center, landscape design, interior merchandising, architecture/floor plan, remodeling/renovation and special projects. Awards were also given to local home builders associations.
[Editor’s Note: With the exception of the “Super Star Awards”, the awards are grouped according to the home builders association that the winner is a member of so that you can quickly find the winners from your area.]
The coveted Super Star Awards went to the following recipients:
Dave Stormont of Storm Coast Homes in Kitty Hawk, NC, was named the Distinguished Builder Member of the Year. Stormont is a member of the Outer Banks Home Builders Association. He was nominated for outstanding leadership, service and dedication to the home builders association federation and the industry in general. Stormont is passionate about education, and he led efforts to develop a construction education program at his local community college. He is active civically in his community as well.
The Distinguished Associate Member of the Year went to Steve Monroe of Steve Monroe Enterprises in Jamestown, NC. Monroe exemplifies leadership, service and dedication to the home building industry. He has been an active member of the Greensboro Builders Association for more than 25 years, giving of his time, expertise and resources. Monroe is a published author and a frequent continuing education instructor. In addition, he is involved in numerous civic and community organizations.
The Community of the Year honor went to Traditions at Wake Forest / JPM South Development in Wake Forest, NC. They are members of the HBA of Raleigh-Wake Co. Traditions at Wake Forest provides exceptional amenities and a happy lifestyle for residents, while offering a diverse selection of homes and price points. Sales have increased 45% YTD over the same time period last year.
The award for New Executive Officer of the Year went to Cameron Moore, the EO of the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association. Moore has revitalized membership, reinvigorated events and modernized operations in just over a year on the job. Under his leadership, membership has grown roughly 25 percent and major association events like the Parade of Homes are more successful and profitable. This award was limited to executive officers with less than three years experience.
Maxine Rossman of the Outer Banks Home Builders Association was named Executive Officer of the Year. Rossman, who has led the OBHBA for many years, worked vigorously to maintain member services and events while struggling through the housing downturn. The association, in nominating her, praised her positive attitude and can-do mentality.
The inaugural Builders Mutual Insurance Co. Safety Program of the Year award went to Tab Premium Built Homes, a member of the HBA of Craven-Pamlico Cos. Tab Premium Built Homes exemplifies a company committed to the safety of their employees and customers, through implementing comprehensive safety programs, mandatory safety meetings, personal protective equipment enforcement, and other safety measures.
Other STARS Awards winners include:
Best Single-Family Detached Home with a sales price $500,000 – $750,000: Buchanan Construction LLC – The Sudderth Residence (also members of the Henderson Transylvania HBA)
Best Brochure/Marketing Piece: Element 360
Best Advertisement for a Builder/Developer: Living Stone Construction
Best Single-Family Detached Home with a sales price $250,000 – $500,000: Living Stone Construction – The Zullo Residence
Best Advertisement for an Associate: mRelevance for Essex Homes (also members of several other HBAs)
Best Aging/Accessibility Remodel/Renovation: Braddock Built Renovations – The Wiles Master Suite Renovation
Best Television Commercial/Project: Today’s Builder Television Show
Best Interior Merchandising with a sales price over $500,000: Whitney Blair Custom Homes–The Villa Toscane Residence
Best HBA Community Project (Small to Mid-Size HBA): Alamance Caswell BA – Builder Blitz
Best Whole House Remodel/Renovation over $1 million: Arcadia Custom Homes and Renovations – The Chen Residence
Best Interior Merchandising with a sales price $250,000 – $500,000: Carolina Spaces–The Austin Residence (also members of the HBA of York County and BIA of Central)
Best Digital Marketing, Advertising or Branding Project: Evans Coghill Homes
Best Single-Family Detached Home with a sales price over $1 million: Tab Premium Built Homes – The Serendipity Residence
Best Billboard: CQC Home (also members of the Alamance Caswell Builders Association)
Best Outdoor Living Area: CQC Home – The Governors Drive Project (also members of the Alamance Caswell Builders Association)
Best HBA NC BUILD–PAC Fundraiser: HBA of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties – Boxing, Beer, Burgers & a Band BUILD-PAC Fundraiser
Best HBA Government Affairs Initiative: HBA of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties–COBALT (Code Officials and Builders Alliance League of the Triangle)
Best HBA Website: HBA of Fayetteville
Best HBA Event or Special Project – Small to Mid-Size HBA: HBA of Fayetteville –The Idea House
Best Newsletter: Flowers Plantation (also members of the Raleigh Wake County HBA
Best Marketing, Advertising or Branding Project: Flowers Plantation (also members of the Raleigh Wake County HBA)
Best Landscape Design: Flowers Plantation (also members of the Raleigh Wake County HBA)
Special Award: Flowers Plantation – The Concert Series at The Crossroads (also members of the Raleigh Wake County HBA)
Best Room Remodel/Renovation: Lisa Carlay, Designer; International Kitchen and Bath, Inc.
Best Whole House Remodel/Renovation under $1 million: Henderson Building Group – The Burton Residence
Best Single-Family Detached Home with a sales price $750,000 – $1 million: Lorenz Custom Builders – The Green Dolphin Lane Residence
Best Addition: Pinehurst Homes Inc. – The Boudreaux Residence
Best New Homes Publication: New Homes & Ideas Magazine (also members of the HBA of Durham Orange and Chatham Counties)
Best Website for a Community: Preston Development Company for Sedgefield
Best Brochure/Marketing Piece for a Community: Traditions at Wake Forest/JPM South Development
Best Sales/Information Center: Homes By Dickerson (also members of the HBA of Durham Orange and Chatham Counties)
Best Energy Efficient Single-Family Project Honorable Mention: Homes by Dickerson – The Underwood Residence (also members of the HBA of Durham Orange and Chatham Counties)
Best HBA Event or Special Project – Large HBA: HBA of Raleigh-Wake County – The MAME Awards
Best Systems Built Home: Builder Tony Hirst LLC – The Sutton Residence
Best Logo Design for a Builder/Developer: Fasse Buildings
Best Attached Home Plan with a sales price $250,000 – $500,000: Fasse Buildings – The Forktail Residence
Best Website for a Builder/Developer: Riptide Builders LLC
Best Energy Efficient Single-Family Project: RMB Building & Design, LLC – The Rice Residence
Best Logo Design for a Community: Stevens Fine Homes
Best Radio Commercial/Project: Stevens Fine Homes
Best HBA Parade of Homes Marketing Effort: Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA
Best HBA Communication/PR Effort: Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA – MAX! Awards Promotional Video
Best HBA Community Project – Large HBA: HBA of Winston-Salem – Builder and Food Truck Blitz