April 12, 2016

HBA Announces 2016 MAX Awards Winners

HBA Honors Austin-Area Builders, Remodelers  for Industry Excellence

Austin, TX (April 12, 2015) – On April 2, 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 2015.

The evening culminated with the “big granddaddy of them all,” the “Grand MAX” Awards. These top honors went to CalAtlantic Homes for Large Volume Builder of the Year, Scott Felder Homes for Volume Builder of the Year, Eppright Homes, LLC for Custom Builder of the Year, David Wilkes Builders for Remodeler of the Year and Rough Hollow Lakeway for Master-Planned Community of the Year.

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

Best Product Design – Custom Builder

  • $100,000 – $249,999: Barron Custom Design
  • $250,000 – $499,999: Barron Custom Design
  • $500,000 – $749,999: The Cobalt Companies
  • $750,000 – $999,999: Eliot J Construction
  • $1,000,000 – $1,499,999: Danze & Davis Architects, Inc.
  • $1,500,000 – $1,999,999: Arbogast Custom Homes
  • $2,000,000 – $2,499,999: Eppright Homes LLC
  • $2,500,000 – $4,999,999: Jauregui Arch. Interiors Construction

Specialty Product: Eppright Homes LLC

Best Urban Infill Project of the Year – 2,001 – 3,000 sq. ft.: Olson Defendorf Custom Homes & Riverside Homes

Best Urban Infill Project of the Year – Over 3,000 sq. ft.: Schwartz Custom Homes

Best Custom Spec: Arbogast Custom Homes

Best Kitchen – Custom Home – Under $700,000: Barron Custom Design, LLC.

Best Kitchen – Custom Home – $700,000 – $999,999: The Cobalt Companies, LLC

Best Kitchen – Custom Home – $1 Million – $2 Million: Arbogast Custom Homes

Best Kitchen – Custom Home – Over $2,000,000: Jauregui Architecture Interiors Construction

Best Master Bath – Custom Home – Under $750,000: Texas Artisan Homes, LLC

Best Master Bath – Custom Home – $750,000 – $999,999: The Cobalt Companies, LLC

Best Master Bath – Custom Home – $1 Million – $ 2 Million : Arbogast Custom Homes

Best Master Bath – Custom Home – Over $2 Million: Metropolitan Custom Homes

Best Outdoor Living Space – Custom Home – Under $1.5 Million: Barron Custom Design, LLC.

Best Outdoor Living Space – Custom Home $1.5 – $2 Million: Arbogast Custom Homes

Best Outdoor Living Space – Custom Home Over $2 Million: Jauregui Architecture Interiors Construction

Best One-of-a-Kind Home: Danze & Davis Architects, Inc.

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: CalAtlantic Homes
  • $300,000 – $319,999: Westin Homes
  • $320,000 – $349,999: Brookfield Residential
  • $350,000 – $399,999: CalAtlantic Homes
  • $400,000 – $449,999:  CalAtlantic Homes
  • $450,000 – $499,999:  Brookfield Residential
  • $500,000 – $749,999: CalAtlantic Homes
  • $750,000 – $999,999: CalAtlantic Homes

Specialty Product: Scott Felder Homes

Newly Introduced Product  Under $400,000: Brookfield Residential

Newly Introduced Product – Over $400,000: Brookfield Residential

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

Best Remodeled Project

  • Under $200,000: Danze & Davis Architects
  • Over $200,000: David Wilkes Builders

Best Kitchen Remodel

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

Best Master Bath Remodel: RRS Design + Build

Best Poolscape:  Eppright Homes, LLC

Members were also honored in many categories including:

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

Susan Horton of John Horton Realty was honored as REALTOR of the Year for her work with Scott Felder Homes.

Individuals were also recognized for achievement in sales, marketing, construction, title and mortgage. You can view the complete list at www.hbaaustin.com under “Latest News” on our website home page.

New this year, the HBA honored the company with the Best “MAX Spirit” at the MAX Awards Gala. Pacesetter Homes was recognized for this fun award.Plus, in partnership with the Austin American-Statesman, for the first time, the HBA recognized the company with the Best Online Presence as measured by Buzzboard.com. This new Statesman Homes “Best Online Curb Appeal” Award was presented to Scott Felder Homes.

For a complete list of winners and finalists, click here to download our “Winners & Finalist” Program.