May 4, 2015

2015 MAX Awards Winners Announced

HBA Honors Austin-Area Builders, Remodelers for Industry Excellence

Austin, TX (May 4, 2015) – This past weekend, the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin honored dozens of members with its coveted Sales and Marketing Excellence (MAX) Awards. The honors recognize achievements in new home building, marketing, remodeling and personal accomplishments during 2014.

The evening culminated with the “big granddaddy of them all,” the “Grand MAX” Awards. These top honors went to Standard Pacific Homes for Volume Builder of the Year, Lake Travis Builders for Custom Builder of the Year and David Wilkes Builders for Remodeler of the Year.

The “Best Overall Community for a Developer” was awarded to

  • Ash Creek Homes, Wildwood in Bee Cave (under 100 units)
  • The Reserve at Lake Travis (101-300 units)
  • Crescent Communities, Belterra (300+ units)

Several HBA custom and production builders were honored for “Product Achievement.”

Best Product Design – Custom Builder

  • $200,000-$249,999: Silverton Custom Homes
  • $250,000-$299,999: Casa Sereno Homes
  • $300,000-$349,999: PGM Design + Build
  • $350,000-$399,999: Vogel Builders
  • $400,000-$499,999: Legacy DCS
  • $500,000-$599,999: PGM Design + Build
  • Over $1,000,000: Metropolitan Custom Homes

Best Product Design – Volume Builder

  • $100,000-$149,999: Pacesetter Homes
  • $150,000-$199,999: Pacesetter Homes
  • $200,000-$249,999: Pacesetter Homes
  • $250,000-$299,999: Wilshire Homes
  • $300,000-$349,999: Scott Felder Homes
  • $350,000-$399,999: Standard Pacific Homes
  • $400,000-$499,999: Standard Pacific Homes
  • $500,000-$999,999: Standard Pacific Homes
  • Over $1,000,000: Wes Peoples Homes

Best Product Design – Specialty Product, Custom Builder: Gosset Jones Homes

Best Product Design – Specialty Product, Volume Builder: Scott Felder Homes

Best Green Home, Custom Builder: Danze & Davis Architects

Best Custom One-of-a-Kind Home: David Wilkes Builders

Best Custom One-of-a-Kind Townhome: Gosset Jones Homes

Best Kitchen, Custom Home: David Wilkes Builders

Best Master Bath, Custom Home: Gossett Jones Homes

Best Outdoor Living Space, Custom Home: Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes


Several HBA members received awards for their remodeling projects as well.

Best Remodeled Project

  • Under $200,000: David Wilkes Builders
  • Over $200,000: David Wilkes Builders

Best Kitchen Remodel

  • Under $75,000: David Wilkes Builders
  • Over $75,000: David Wilkes Builders

Best Master Bath Remodel: Lake Travis Builders

Best Outdoor Living Remodel: David Wilkes Builders

Best Poolscape Associate or Builder: JKD Builder

Members were also honored in many categories including:

  • Ad Campaigns, Billboards, Direct Mail, Print AdsElectronic and Internet Media
  • Electronic and Internet MediaInterior Merchandising
  • Interior MerchandisingSales Brochures and Promotions
  • Sales Brochures and PromotionsSales Office/Design Center/Showroom
  • Sales Office/Design Center/Showroom

Sijo Vaddakan of Trinity Texas Realty was honored as REALTOR® of the Year for his work with Standard Pacific Homes.

Click here for a full list of winners.