STARS Awards & Galaxy Awards Winners Announced

The North Carolina Home Builders Association presented nearly 50 prestigious STARS awards at the annual STARS Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the Omni Charlotte Hotel. The STARS Awards program honors the achievements of home building industry professionals from across North Carolina.

View photos from the event.

Winners receive 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 are also given to local home builders associations.

 The top awards of the evening went to the following recipients:

 Thomas McClain of Home Sweet Home concierge builders in Asheville, was named the Distinguished Builder Member of the Year. McClain is a member of the Asheville Home Builders Association and is currently the Region 10 Vice President of the North Carolina Home Builders Association.

The Distinguished Associate Member of the Year Award went to Alma Jacobs of Atlantic Bay Mortgage. Jacobs is a member of the Lake Norman Home Builders Association.

The Community of the Year honor went to Olivette Riverside Community and Farm, a member of the Asheville Home Builders Association. The 346-acre farm-based “agrihood” located in Asheville features a fully operational commercial organic farm, seven-acre riverfront beach, community gardens and orchards, a large private river island and miles of interior hiking trails.

The Executive Officer of the Year award went to Megan Parks, previously EO of the Winston-Salem Home Builders Association.

The New Executive Officer of the Year award recognized Erin Robinson of the Greenville-Pitt County Home Builders Association.

The Builders Mutual Safety Program of the Year award went to Living Stone Design + Build, a member of the Asheville Home Builders Association.

Other STARS Awards winners include:

Best Brochure, Newsletter or Marketing Piece for a Community
Wendell Falls
Member of the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County

Best Brochure, Newsletter or Marketing Piece for a Builder, Developer or Realty Company
Logan Homes – for Living Logan
Member of the Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA

Best Logo for a Builder, Developer, Associate or Realty Company
VPC Builders
Member of the High Country HBA

Best Logo Design for a Community
Pace Development Group – for Nims Village
Member of the HBA of Greater Charlotte

Best New Homes Publication
Logan Homes – for Dream Book
Member of the Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA

Best Advertisement
Fonville Morisey Barefoot – for Oakdale at Mordecai
Member of the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County, HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties and the Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA

Best Digital Marketing Project
Terramor Homes
Member of the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County, HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties and the Johnston County Building Industry Association (BIA)

Best Print Marketing Project
Wendell Falls
Member of the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County

Best Television or Radio Project
Today’s Builder TV Show
Member of the Brunswick County HBA

Best Website for a Builder or Developer
Terramor Homes
Member of the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County, HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties and the Johnston County BIA

Best Website for a Community
Briar Chapel by Newland Communities
Member of the HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties

Best Website for an Associate
ID.ology Interior Design
Member of the Asheville HBA

Best Sales / Information Center
Riptide Builders – for WyndWater
Member of the Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA and Brunswick County HBA

Best Amenity Center
RiverLights – for The Lakehouse
Member of the Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA

Best Landscape Design
Tongue & Groove
Member of the Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA

Best Outdoor Living Area
Tongue & Groove
Member of the Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA

Best Interior Merchandising for a Home Under 2,500 Square Feet
ID.ology Interior Design
Member of the Asheville HBA

Best Interior Merchandising for a Home 2,501 to 4,000 Square Feet
Ashton Woods
Member of the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County and HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties

Best Interior Merchandising for a Home Over 4,000 Square Feet
ID.ology Interior Design
Member of the Asheville HBA

Best Single-Family Home Under 2,500 Square Feet
Living Stone Design + Build – The Khan Residence
Member of the Asheville HBA

Best Single-Family Home Between 2,501 and 3,500 Square Feet
Living Stone Design + Build – The Fisher Residence
Member of the Asheville HBA

Best Single-Family Home Between 3,501 and 4,500 Square Feet
Buchanan Construction – The Fox Residence
Member of the Asheville HBA

Best Single-Family Home Between 4,501 and 6,000 Square Feet
Bluestone Construction – for The Johnson Residence
Member of the Hendersonville-Transylvania HBA

Best Single-Family Home Over 6,000 Square Feet
Buchanan Construction – The Grossman Residence
Member of the Asheville HBA

Best Energy-Efficient Project
Red Tree Builders – The Hoke Residence
Member of the Asheville HBA

Best Sustainable Development or Building Project
Olivette Riverside Community and Farm
Member of the Asheville HBA

Best Room Remodel/Renovation
Steele’s Construction – for The Seshul Kitchen
Member of the HBA of Hickory-Catawba Valley

Best Addition
Steele’s Construction – for The Brooks Pool House
Member of the HBA of Hickory-Catawba Valley

Best Whole House Remodel/Renovation
Steele’s Construction – for The Seshul Residence
Member of the HBA of Hickory-Catawba Valley

Best Aging or Accessibility Residential Project
Collins Design-Build – for The Lynch Residence
Member of the HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties

Best HBA Website or Social Media
Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA

Best HBA Marketing or Communication
Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA – for the Cape Fear Area Housing Report

 Best HBA NC BUILD-PAC Fundraiser
Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA

 Best HBA Parade of Homes Marketing
Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA

 Best HBA Community Project or Program
HBA of Raleigh-Wake County

Best HBA Event or Special Project
Alamance-Caswell Builders Association

Best Humanitarian Member Project
Living Stone Design + Build
Member of the Asheville HBA

Galaxy Awards Winners

Held in conjunction with the STARS Awards, the Galaxy Awards honored outstanding new homes sales professionals. Winners of the Galaxy Awards included:

Marketing Professional of the Year Winner
Kace Coble, RiverLights
Member of Wilmington/Cape Fear HBA

Sales Manager of the Year Winner
Blake Frazier, Fonville Morisey Barefoot 
Member of Wilmington/Cape Fear HBA

Super Nova Sales Professional – ($15 Million +)
Magda Esola, Fielding Homes
Member of the HBA of Greater Charlotte

Online Sales Counselor of the Year
Karen Evans, D.R. Horton
Member of the Wilmington/Cape Fear HBA

Celestial Builder of the Year – (40 – 54 homes sold)
Warren Smith, L and L Homes
Member of the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County

Nova Builder of the Year – (55 – 69 homes sold)
Michael Ford, Homes by Michael Ford, LLC
Member of the Johnston County HBA

Sales Team of the Year
The Jim Allen Group,  Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston
Member of the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County and the HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties