NCHBA’s Immediate Past President Brian Pace of Pace Development Group was named the Distinguished Builder of the Year. Pictured (L-R): NCHBA First Vice President Phil Warrick, NCHBA Secretary/Treasurer Kathy Craven Snodgrass, NCHBA President Gary Embler, Brian Pace, NAHB First Vice Chairman Randy Noel, NCHBA President-Elect Alan Banks, and NCHBA Executive Vice President Mike Carpenter
NCHBA’s Immediate Past President Brian Pace of Pace Development Group was named the Distinguished Builder of the Year. Pictured (L-R): NCHBA First Vice President Phil Warrick, NCHBA Secretary/Treasurer Kathy Craven Snodgrass, NCHBA President Gary Embler, Brian Pace, NAHB First Vice Chairman Randy Noel, NCHBA President-Elect Alan Banks, and NCHBA Executive Vice President Mike Carpenter

The North Carolina Home Builders Association presented 39 prestigious STARS Awards as well as seven Galaxy Awards during an evening gala on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Omni Charlotte Hotel. The STARS Awards honors the achievements of builders, remodelers, interior designers, landscape architects, marketing and advertising professionals, as well as local HBAs. In its second year, the Galaxy Awards recognized the outstanding work of new homes sales professionals.

The winners taking home some of the evening’s most distinguished awards included:

Brian Pace of Pace Development Group in Charlotte
NC, who was named the Distinguished Builder Member of
the Year. Pace is a member of the HBA of Greater Charlotte and is the immediate past president of the North Carolina
Home Builders Association.

Neill Eckard Sipe, who received the Distinguished Associate Member of the Year Award. He is a member of the Hickory-Catawba Valley Home Builders Association.

MillBridge, which was honored with the Community of the Year award. The master-planned community located in Waxhaw, NC was developed by Landeavor, LLC.

Brandon Bryant of Red Tree Builders in Asheville, NC received the BEAM (Builders Engaging Associate Members) Award. He is a member of the Asheville Home Builders Association.

Moffat Pipe, Inc. of Wake Forest, NC was presented the Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Program of the Year award. Moffat Pipe is a member of the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County.

The following STARS Awards recipients 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.

Asheville HBA

Best Interior Merchandising for a Home Under 2,500 Square Feet
ID.ology Interior Design

Best Interior Merchandising for a Home 2,501 to 3,500 Square Feet
ID.ology Interior Design

Best Single-Family Detached Home Under 2,500 Square Feet
Buchanan Construction

Best Addition
Living Stone Construction – The Barker Residence

Best Whole House Remodel/Renovation
Living Stone Construction – The Vogel Residence

Brunswick County HBA

Best Television or Radio Project
Today’s Builder TV Show

Best Website for an Associate
Today’s Builder TV Show

Best Outdoor Living Area
Whitney Blair Custom Homes

Best HBA Community Project or Program
Brunswick County HBA – Disaster Relief Water Challenge

Greater Charlotte HBA

Best New Homes Publication
Charlotte NewHomeGuide.com

Best Single-Family Detached Home Over 8,000 Square Feet
Arcadia Custom Homes and Renovations –The Fletcher Residence

High Country HBA

Best Website for a Builder or Developer
VPC Builders

Johnston County BIA

Best Brochure, Newsletter or Marketing Piece for a Builder, Developer or Realty Company
Homes by Michael Ford, LLC – The Ford Forum

Best Logo for a Builder, Developer, Associate or Realty Company
Homes by Michael Ford, LLC

Moore County HBA

Best Room Remodel/Renovation
Pinehurst Homes Inc.

Best Single-Family Detached Home Between 3,001 and 3,500 Square Feet
Daniel Adams Construction
(also members of the Yadkin Valley HBA)

Raleigh-Wake County HBA

Best Digital Marketing Project
EV-5401 – JPM South Development

Best Website for a Community
Preston Development Company for Preston Retreat

Best Landscape Design
Traditions at Wake Forest – JPM South Development

Best Humanitarian Member Project
The Jim Allen Group – Coldwell Banker HPW
(also members of the HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties and the Franklin County HBA

Best HBA Website or Social Media
HBA of Raleigh-Wake County

Wilmington Cape Fear HBA

Best Brochure Newsletter or Marketing Piece for a Community
RiverLights

Best Logo for a Community
RiverLights

Best Advertisement
RiverLights

Best Print Marketing Project
Fonville Morisey Barefoot
(also members of the Raleigh-Wake County HBA and the HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties)

Best Sales / Information Center
RiverLights

Best Interior Merchandising for a Home Over 3,500 Square Feet
Tongue & Groove LLC – Tidalwalk

Best Single-Family Detached Home Between 2,501 and 3,000 Square Feet
Riptide Builders

Best Single-Family Detached Home Between 3,501 and 4,000 Square Feet
Tongue & Groove LLC

Best Single-Family Detached Home Between 4,000 and 8,000 Square Feet
Tongue & Groove LLC

Best HBA Marketing or Communication
Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA – The Tool Box

Best Government Affairs Initiative
Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA – Advocacy Corner

Best HBA Parade of Homes Marketing
Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA – Parade of Homes Plan Book

Best HBA Event or Special Project
Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA – Dashing Through the Glow 5K

 

New Home Sales Agents Honored With Galaxy Awards

Super Nova Level
($10 million+ sales)


Winner – Sue Frizell
Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Builder Services – Raleigh
Member of Raleigh/Wake County HBA

Runner-Up – Brooks Saylor
Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Builder Services – Raleigh
Member of Raleigh/Wake County HBA

Nova Level
($7.5 million to $9 million)


Winner – Barbara Wood
Riptide Builders, LLC – Wilmington
Member of the Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA

Celestial Level
(40 to 59 Units for Builders)


Winner – Michael Ford
Homes by Michael Ford, LLC, – Clayton, NC
Member of the Johnston County BIA

Runner-Up – Warren Smith
L&L of Raleigh, Inc.
Member of the Raleigh-Wake HBA

Cosmos Level
($2 Million - $4 Million)


Winner – Jessica Foster
Riptide Builders, LLC – Wilmington, NC
Member of the Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA

Sales Team of the Year

Winner – The Jim Allen Group
Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Builder Services – Raleigh
Member of the Raleigh-Wake County HBA, HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties, and the Franklin County HBA