The Texas Association of Builders (TAB) hosted builders from 36 states and 300 cities at its annual Sunbelt Builders Show™ at the Hilton Anatole earlier this month.  The Star Awards program, launched in 1992, remains the only statewide tribute to excellence in the homebuilding industry. The out-of-state panelists were tasked with selecting the best of the best by reviewing and evaluating the entries.   This year’s program drew a total of over 600 entries within the 176 elite categories. Projects and nominations were submitted by 108 companies from 72 cities. Winners were announced on July 14 during the Sunbelt Show.

The showing among finalists from the Dallas/Fort Worth area was impressive.  And our local builders fared well in the awards ceremony.

SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TOP AWARD WINNERS:
COUTO HOMES, INC. (GRANBURY) AND TOLL BROTHERS (GRAPEVINE) BOTH EARNED VOLUME BUILDER GRAND AWARDS.

Other Dallas/Fort Worth based builders taking home Star Awards across a host of categories werre:

VOLUME AND MULTIFAMILY BUILDER AWARDS

GRAND HOMES (ADDISON) WON TWO BEST PRODUCT DESIGN STAR AWARDS:  DOWNTOWN ABBEY III WON IN THE $750K-$1M PRICE RANGE AND GRAND WHITESTONE FINISHED TOP IN THE OVER $1.5M CATEGORY.

TOLL BROTHERS (GRAPEVINE)’s CORINNA HILL COUNTRY MODEL WON BEST PRODUCT DESIGN IN THE $500K-$750K CATEGORY.

GRENADIER HOMES (DALLAS) EARNED BEST ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FOR ITS MERIDIAN-MANNERIST MODEL.

 SANDLIN HOMES (NORTH RICHLAND HILLS) WON VOLUME BUILDER BEST PRODUCT DESIGN UNDER $500K FOR ITS DUBLIN MODEL.

COUTO HOMES, INC. (GRANBURY) EARNED THE AWARD BEST SEMI-CUSTOM PRICED FROM $750K – $1M 

ELMWOOD CUSTOM HOMES (MIDLOTHIAN) FNISHED FIRST PLACE FOP BEST SEMI-CUSTOM HOME IN THE $500K-$750K CATEGORY.

HUFFINES COMMUNITIES TOOK TOP HONORS FOR HARMONY WINNING BEST MULTIFAMILY COMPLEX and CLUB INSPIRATION WINNING BEST COMMUNITY CLUB HOUSE. 

LIVING AND SPECIALTY AREAS

GEHAN HOMES (ADDISON) FINISHED FIRST FOR BEST SPECIALTY ROOM/FEATURE

 HOMES BY J. ANTHONY (FAIRVIEW) TOOK HOME HONORS IN THE CUSTOM BUILDER AWARDS FOR BEST OWNER’S SUITE $1.5M – $2M AND BEST LIVING ROOM $2M-$2.5M.

REMBERT CUSTOM BUILDERS (FLOWER MOUND) WON BEST LIVING ROOM IN THE $500K – $750K CUSTOM BUILDER CATEGORY

 LINGENFELTER CUSTOM HOMES (FLOWER MOUND) WON CUSTOM BUILDER BEST OWNER’S SUITE IN THE $2M – $2.5M CATEGORY.

KITCHEN AND BATH

THE BEST KITCHEN DESIGN STAR AWARD WINNER IN THE $750K – $1M RANGE WAS COUTO HOMES, INC. (GRANBURY)

REMBERT CUSTOM BUILDERS (FLOWER MOUND) WON CUSTOM BUILDER BEST KITCHEN IN THE $500K – $750K CATEGORY

GEHAN HOMES (ADDISON) WON THE BEST KITCHEN CATEGORY IN THE VOLUME BUILDER UNDER $500K RANGE.

 ALAIR HOMES (PLANO) CLAIMED THE AWARD FOR BEST KITCHEN REMOVATION $100K-$125K

 HRS BUILD (DALLAS) WON BEST KITCHEN RENOVATION IN THE $50K – $75K CATEGORY.

TRADITIONAL CLASSIC HOMES, LLC (RICHARDSON) FINISHED FIRST FOR BEST KITCHEN RENOVATION UNDER $50K

GRAND HOMES (ADDISON) WON BEST BATHROOM DESIGN IN THE $750K – $1M CATGORTY

SANDLIN HOMES (NORTH RICHLAND HILLS) WON BEST BATHROOM DESIGN UNDER $500K.

 REMODELING AWARDS

ALAIR HOMES (PLANO) TOOK HOME THE STAR AWARD FOR BEST HISTORIC RENOVATION

TRADITIONAL CLASSIC HOMES, LLC (RICHARDSON) WON BEST WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATION UNDER $300K

OUTDOOR LIVING

ALAIR HOMES (DALLAS) WON BEST OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE OVER $200K IN THE REMODELING CATEGORY

HOME BY J. ANTHONY (FAIRVIEW) WON BEST POOLSCAPE

KJ CUSTOM SCREENS & OUTDOOR LIVING (FRISCO) TOOK FIRST PLACE FOR BEST PRODUCT FOR ITS LUXURY MOTORIZED SCREENS.

MERCHANDIZING AWARDS

THE GRAND HOMES DESIGN STUDIO EARNED THE BEST SHOWROOM / SALES CENTER

GRAND HOMES (ADDISON) WON BEST INTERIOR MERCHANDIZING IN THE $750K – $1M CATEGORY.

GEHAN HOMES (ADDISON) WAS THE WINNER FOR BEST INTERIOR MERCHANDIZING UNDER $500K.

GRENADIER HOMES (DALLAS) WON BEST OVERALL INTERIOR MERCHANDIZING OF A MODEL

MARKETING AWARDS

 COUTOHOMES.COM WAS NAMED BEST WEBSITE

GEHAN HOMES (ADDISON) WON BEST SPECIAL PROMOTION FOR ITS SPIN & SAVE! CAMPAIGN

HOT ON! HOMES (CARROLLTON) WON BEST TELEVISION COMERICAL

INDIVIDUAL RECOGNITIONS

CHRISTINE FORD OF GEHAN HOMES (ADDISION) TOOK HOME THE ARWARD FOR ROOKIE SALES PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR. 

 CASEY GERWER OF HOMES BY J. ANTHONY (FAIRVIEW) EARNED TWO STAR AWARDS–SALES MANAGER OF THE YEAR and ON-SITE SALES PERSON OF THE YEAR.

TERESA WILLIAMS OF KJ CUSTOM SCREENS & OUTDOOR LIVING (FRISCO) WAS NAMED ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR. 

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