MBIA Presents Custom Builder Awards

MBIA Presents Custom Builder Awards

Fulton, MD – May 28, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Maryland Building Industry Association announced the 2015 Custom Builder Awards at a ceremony at the Greenbelt Marriott. The Custom Builder Awards showcase the outstanding work of builders, architects, designers and construction professionals in the region.

“We are thrilled to call attention to these projects, which are extraordinary examples of the custom homes in our area,” said Mike Bell, the event chairperson. “These projects speak for themselves and their quality of design, innovation and functionality stand above,” he added. Many of the award-winning homes feature luxury amenities like indoor pools, spa bathrooms, theater rooms, outdoor entertaining spaces, gourmet kitchens and home offices.” He also mentioned that many the homes use cutting-edge technology and high-end products.

The awards are divided into categories including:
Traditional Homes which combine practicality and accessibility with a classic look.and simplistic design and functionality.
Contemporary Homes which share common design elements such as strong, geometric shapes, oversized windows allowing for extensive natural light, asymmetrical facades and open floor plans with minimal doors and walls.
Transitional Homes which blend traditional and contemporary styles, incorporating lines that are less ornate than traditional designs, but not as severely basic as contemporary lines.
They are then further divided into to two types of houses; custom and speculative. A custom home is designed and built to the client’s unique requirements. A spec home is designed and built with a buyer in mind.

Lori Graf, MBIA Chief Operating Officer, stressed the importance of the construction trades to the regional economy whether building a multi-million dollar home, renovating a small home or making a repair. Graf said, “I want to remind everyone how vital the work you do is to our area, you create jobs-many jobs- before, during and after your work is complete.” She went on to say, “Not only do you create jobs, you create safe quality homes for families to grow and these homes are wonderful examples of that.”

Entries were judged by a distinguished panel of industry experts from across the area during an intense two-day judging period.

Editor’s Note: High-resolution photos of all of the award winners are available by contacting khogle (at) marylandbuilders (dot) org and can be viewed at http://www.marylandbuilders.org/custom-builder-award-winners.html

2015 Custom Buidler Award Winners

Custom Traditional Home

GOLD
Sandy Spring Builders, LLC
Architect: Studio Z Design Concepts

Custom Contemporary Home

GOLD
Lang and Company
Architect: Cynthia Shoup Schriffrin, AIA

Custom Transitional Home over 5,000 sq. ft.

GOLD
Laurence Cafritz Builders
Architect: Sutton-Yantis Architects

Custom Transitional Home under 5,000 sq. ft.

GOLD
Anthony Wilder Design/Build, Inc.
Architect: Sean Mullin, AIA

SILVER
Sandy Spring Builders, LLC
Architect: Studio Z Design Concepts

Speculative Traditional Home

GOLD
Mid-Atlantic Custom Builders
Architect: Custom Design Concepts

SILVER
Chuck Sullivan Homes
Architect: Studio Z Design Concepts

Speculative Transitional Home

GOLD
Three Brother’s Land Co.
Architect: Claude C. Lapp, AIA

SILVER
Mid-Atlantic Custom Builders
Architect: Custom Design Concepts

Custom Home under 3,500 sq. ft.

GOLD
Douglas Construction Group, LLC
Architect: Studio Z Design Concepts

Custom Home between 3,500-5,000 sq. ft.

GOLD
TailorCraft Builders, Inc.
Architect: Spire Architecture

SILVER
Three Brother’s Land Co.
Architect: GTM Architects

Custom Home between 5,000-7,500 sq. ft.

GOLD
Studio Z Design Concepts
Builder: Sandy Spring Builders

SILVER
GTM Architects
Builder: Gibson Builders

BRONZE
Castlewood Consulting, LLC
Architect: Potomac Valley Surveys

Custom Home between 7,500-12,500 sq. ft.

GOLD
Sandy Spring Builders, LLC
Architect: GTM Architects

SILVER
Battaglia Homes, LLC
Architect: GBL Designs/Greg Little

Speculative Home between 3,500-5,000 sq. ft.

GOLD
Castlewood Consulting, LLC
Architect: Castlewood Consulting, LLC
SILVER
Douglas Construction Group, LLC
Architect: Claude C. Lapp, AIA

Speculative Home between 5,000-7,500 sq. ft.

GOLD
Bethesda Builders, Ltd.
Architect: GTM Architects/Luke Olson

SILVER
Mid-Atlantic Custom Builders
Architect: Custom Design Concepts

Speculative Home over 7,500 sq. ft.

GOLD
Castlewood Consulting, LLC
Architect: Castlewood Consulting, LLC

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The Maryland Building Industry Association is a not-for-profit trade organization representing the interests of over 1,200 member firms and more than 100,000 employees, including home builders, remodelers, developers and affiliate professional and service providers in the Maryland Counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s as well as Baltimore City, the Eastern Shore and Washington, DC. Online at www.marylandbuilders.org.

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