The North Carolina Home Builders Association recently presented nearly 50 prestigious STARS awards at the annual STARS Awards Gala.

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 has served as 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 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 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