Hanley Wood Announces Winners of the 2018 Brand Builder Awards

Hanley Wood Announces Winners of the 2018 Brand Builder Awards

 

WASHINGTON/ FEBRUARY 20, 2019 (STL.News)

Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, design and commercial construction industries is pleased to announce the winners of its 2018 Brand Builder Awards.

The Brand Builder Awards recognize the most innovative and effective marketing campaigns throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industries. Companies selected for recognition have executed campaigns that generate sales, motivate buying behavior and inspire customer loyalty.

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EcoSystems Teams with BH Management and Boulder Ridge to Retrofit 144 Apartments in Multifamily Water Conservation Effort

EcoSystems Teams with BH Management and Boulder Ridge to Retrofit 144 Apartments in Multifamily Water Conservation Effort

 

DES/ FEBRUARY 20, 2019 (STL.News)

EcoSystems, an industry leader in designing and implementing water conservation programs, announced today that they have achieved notable savings for Boulder Ridge, a one and two-bedroom multifamily apartment community located in West Des Moines, Iowa. Partnered with property owner BH Management, their conservation efforts have saved the community approximately four million gallons of water and more than $42,000 annually, a 39 percent reduction in annual water usage.

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mem property management to Launch mem construction services

mem property management to Launch mem construction services

 

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J./ FEBRUARY 20, 2019 (STL.News)

mem property management, one of the leading property management companies in New Jersey, recently announced the launch of mem construction services, a comprehensive repair, maintenance and improvement solution for associations and residential communities in New Jersey.

“Over the past 30 years, we have been helping residents enjoy their home with best in class service and expert property management that is without equal,” explains Martin Laderman, founder and CEO of mem property management and co-founder and President of mem construction services, “our communities and management team were continually frustrated with the delays, costly mistakes and extraordinary expenses associated with routine repairs and maintenance, as well as emergency work and restoration.

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Introducing Switchit: The Business Card For Modern Professionals and Teams

Introducing Switchit: The Business Card For Modern Professionals and Teams

 

WASHINGTON/ FEBRUARY 20, 2019 (STL.News)

Switchit, the all-in-one mobile digital business card platform transforming how professionals share their contact details while networking, today announced the public launch of its powerful, newly redesigned 2nd Generation digital business card application; providing professionals with a dynamic way to interact, share interesting content and build stronger professional and personal relationships.

Switchit (2nd Generation) builds upon the company’s existing core components such as contact sharing, native video in the actual card, calendar integration, and automatic contact capturing.

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How The Top PR Firms Secure Results – Plus, The Top 25 PR Firms, According To DesignRush

How The Top PR Firms Secure Results – Plus, The Top 25 PR Firms, According To DesignRush

 

NEW YORK/ FEBRUARY 20, 2019 (STL.News)

80 percent of business leaders prefer to consumer information through several articles instead of just one ad.

This demonstrates that brands who invest in public relations may be more likely to build a positive brand identity and ensure their messaging reaches the right audience.

DesignRush.com, a B2B marketplace connecting brands with agencies, discovered the leading ways that public relations firms ensure results.

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Real Estate Professional Rory Kunz Discusses What to Look for in a Realtor

Real Estate Professional Rory Kunz Discusses What to Look for in a Realtor

 

REXBURG, IDAHO/ FEBRUARY 20, 2019 (STL.News)

Passion and persistence are two words that well describe Kunz and his approach to life. “Those are the things you want to look for when selecting the right real estate professional for you,” said Kunz. “Someone that has a love for real estate and the principles and ethical attitude are crucial.”

To help buyers and sellers choose the right Realtor, Kunz lists the following three tips:

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Park City Realtor Paula Higman Offers Tips on Selling Ski Properties this Winter

Park City Realtor Paula Higman Offers Tips on Selling Ski Properties this Winter

 

PARK CITY, UTAH/ FEBRUARY 20, 2019 (STL.News)

Park City is a renowned international ski destination. It is also home to a few world-class ski resorts, including Deer Valley and Park City. “In addition to ski resorts, Park City is home to a plethora of ski properties, and people looking to sell them,” said Higman.

February is the mid-winter rush for ski locals and tourists alike to hit the slopes and spend their down time in cozy properties all around the Wasatch County, Summit County and surrounding regions.

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NAHB Announces Builder of the Year and Community of the Year in Best of 55+ Housing Awards

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) named Minto Communities USA in Tampa, Fla., the Builder of the Year, and that firm’s Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach, Fla., the Community of the Year, as part of the 2018 Best of 55+ Housing Awards. The annual awards program, held during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, honors excellence and innovation in the design, development, lifestyle and marketing of housing that appeals to the mature market.

Minto Communities has identified some major trends in the lifestyle goals of 55+ homeowners and developed successful communities and quality homes that reflect those trends. In partnership with global brand Margarita Holdings, Minto Communities is developing 55+ master-planned communities inspired by the lifestyle of fun, food and music depicted in the songs of famed singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett.

Latitude Margaritaville has found its fans among 55+ homebuyers. More than 2,600 attended the model homes grand opening in February 2018. Within the first nine months, 400 homes were sold, and phase one in Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach is nearly sold out. Minto Communities has two other Latitude Margaritaville communities in the works: one in Hilton Head, S.C., and one on Florida’s panhandle.

Latitude Margaritaville delivers an authentic “no worries” tropical vibe to health conscious, active 55+ homebuyers with resort-style amenities, walkable neighborhoods and golf cart friendly streets and colorful island-inspired homes. Latitude Town Square has a band shell for concerts and dancing.

The easy-care single-family homes and villas feature open, airy spaces that maximize natural light and flow into uniquely designed outdoor living spaces perfect for enjoying the Daytona Beach climate. These homes are ideally designed for relaxing, entertaining and comfortably accommodating houseguests.

“Minto Communities demonstrates innovative design, marketing and positioning with Latitude Margaritaville,” said Steve Moore, chair of the Best of 55+ Housing Awards Subcommittee. “Out of the gate, the solid sales success is clearly a result of this end-to-end approach to lively, vibrant 55+ living.”

The Best of 55+ Housing Awards program is sponsored by PrivateCommunities.com, Irwin Partners Architects, BSB Design, Builders Design, Generac, KTGY Architecture + Planning, Mary Dewalt Design Group and RMF.

View the complete list of this year’s winners at https://www.nahb.org/en/find/award-programs/best-of-55-plus-housing-awards.aspx. Images of winners and finalists are available upon request.

 

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Arizona Builder Named NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year; Finalists from North Carolina and Rhode Island Recognized

Rod Cullum, founder and CEO of Cullum Homes in Scottsdale, Ariz., has been honored as the Custom Home Builder of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Custom Home Builders Committee. Sponsored by Sherwin-Williams™, the award was presented at a ceremony last night in Las Vegas during the NAHB International Builders’ Show.

With more than 30 years in the business, Cullum relies on handpicked professionals to take projects from the early stages of site selection and architectural design through construction and beyond. Cullum Homes builds 10 to 15 multi-million-dollar homes a year and completes six to eight remodels.

The firm offers ongoing services to maintain a home after move-in and, in many cases, renovates the home years down the road as the owners’ needs change. Focusing on post-move-in client care and service has led the company to expand short-term warranty service into a long-term profit producer and keeps the company on the minds of clients for years after the home is built, often resulting in referrals that bring in new clients.

Cullum Homes shepherds clients through every part of their project, with in-house architecture and interior design teams, high-tech virtual reality software that allows clients to take a virtual walk through of the design as it evolves. Clients and the building team have open online access to project documents and communications.

“Rod gives complete service for clients, providing top-level work at each stage of design, construction, and, if desired, ongoing maintenance and remodeling,” said Doreen “Dodie” Adams, Financial Officer at Integrity Builders Inc., and chair of the NAHB Custom Home Builders Committee. “Fine craftsmanship, up-to-date tools, a first-rate team and great client service mark him as a leader in his field.”

Finalists:

David Foard, vice president and owner of Arcadia Homes Inc., in Charlotte, N.C., believes his company brings the benefits of a large company with a small company feel to customers, using a relatively large staff strategically to match ability with the requirements of a project, then emphasizing face-to-face time with clients to foster collaboration and good communication. Arcadia Homes builds 10-18 unique client homes each year ranging from $1.5 to $15 million in North Carolina and South Carolina.

In addition to quality craftsmanship, careful project management and strong relationships with clients and team members, Foard takes pride in being a good steward of the land around his projects and a leader in green building, partnering with building trades partners to recycle tons of construction materials and building a custom home to the highest level of U.S. Green Building Council LEED standards.

Jeffrey Sweenor, president and CEO of Sweenor Builders Inc., in Wakefield, R.I., builds an average of five custom structures in coastal Rhode Island each year, many of which are family compounds with an expansive main home and auxiliary buildings.

Sweenor provides in-house design-build services as well as collaboration with premier architects to create projects that satisfy clients and also earn the respect of design professionals, other project partners and industry leaders who then become the wellspring for the next projects. Sweener credits a company culture where everyone on the project holds themselves accountable for the quality of their work and take pride in their craft.

“These professionals build quality homes, focus on client satisfaction, use the latest technology, stay up-to-date with materials and systems and maintain great teams,” said Adams. “They are leaders in their communities and mentors for their local home building associations. Congratulations to David and Jeffrey.”

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Aging-in-Place Specialists Honored with National NAHB Remodelers Awards

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers announced the winners of its annual Homes for Life awards, recognizing excellence in aging-in-place and universal design remodeling projects. The awards were presented last night at the NAHB Remodelers All-Stars Celebration during the NAHB International Builders Show in Las Vegas.

The Homes for Life awards were expanded into multiple categories in 2018, resulting in four winners across five categories. Dave Myllymaki of Vancouver, Wash., won the Multi-Generational Remodel category; Bonnie Lewis, CAPS, Allied ASID, Associate IIDA of Scottsdale, Ariz., won both the Bath Remodel and Whole-House/Multi-Room Remodel categories; Jeni Finnigan, CAPS, of Unbounded Space and Amie Faust of Half Dozen Designs in Denver won the Kitchen Remodel category; and Iris Chadab, CAPS, NKBA, of Windows to the Walls Interiors LLC in Alexandria, Va., won for the Best Overall Certified Aging-in-Place (CAPS) design.

“These remodelers specializing in aging-in-place help home owners’ dreams come true by implementing custom solutions to last a lifetime,” said 2018 NAHB Remodelers Chair Joanne Theunissen of Mt. Pleasant, Mich. “The Homes for Life projects exemplify innovative home design that prioritizes safety and style for any age or ability.”

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists are remodelers, general contractors, designers, architects, health care professionals and others who have been taught the strategies and techniques for designing and building aesthetically pleasing, barrier-free living environments to help home owners live in their homes safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level. To learn more and to find a CAPS professional in your community, visit nahb.org/hireacaps.

For more information about remodeling, visit nahb.org/remodel.

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