April 10, 2017

HBA Announces 2017 MAX Awards Winners

HBA Honors Austin-Area Builders, Remodelers  for Industry Excellence

Austin, TX (April 10, 2017) – On April 8, 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 2016.

The evening culminated with the “big granddaddy of them all,” the “Grand MAX” Awards. These top honors went to Scott Felder Homes for Volume Builder of the Year, Lake Travis Builders 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. For the first time, the HBA awarded the Grand MAX Associate of the Year. Two companies earned the honor — SmartTouch Interactive and Cody Pools. The Grand MAX Awards are awarded to those companies who accumulate the most points during the judging process.

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

Best Product Design – Custom Builder

$250,000 – $499,999: Vogel Builders
$500,000 – $749,999: Zach Savage Custom Homes
$750,000 – $999,999: Lake Travis Builders
$1,000,000 – $1,499,999: Lake Travis Builders
$1,500,000 – $1,999,999: Silverton Custom Homes
Specialty Product: Lake Travis Builders
Best Green Home: Hobb’s Ink, LLC
Best Urban Infill Project of the Year: Joseph Fowler Homes
Best Custom Spec: Lake Travis Builders
Best Kitchen – Under $60,999: Wes Peoples Homes
Best Kitchen – $61,000 – $74,999: Lake Travis Builders
Best Kitchen – Over $75,000: David Wilkes Builders
Best Master Bath – Under $50,000: Zach Savage Custom Homes
Best Master Bath – $50,000 – $75,000: Silverton Custom Homes
Best Outdoor Living Space: Vogel Builders
Best Specialty Room: Lake Travis Builders
Best One-of-a-Kind Home: David Wilkes Builders
Best One-of-a-Kind Townhome: Wes Peoples Homes

Best Product Design – Volume Builder

$100,000 – $249,999: Taylor Morrison
$250,000 – $299,999: Scott Felder Homes
$300,000 – $324,999: Chesmar Homes
$325,000 – $349,999: Scott Felder Homes
$350,000 – $374,999: Brookfield Residential
$375,000 – $399,999:  Scott Felder Homes
$400,000 – $449,999:  Brookfield Residential
$450,000 – $499,999: Brookfield Residential
$500,000 – $599,999: Coventry Homes
Over $600,000: Hill Country Artisan Homes
Specialty Product: Brookfield Residential
Newly Introduced Product: Scott Felder Homes

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

Best Remodeled Project
$200,000 – $400,000: David Wilkes Builders
Over $400,000: Barron Custom Design, LLC

Best Kitchen Remodel
Over $75,000: David Wilkes Builders
Best Master Bath Remodel: LECASA Homes & Renovations
Best Poolscape:  Cody Pools

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

Sijo Vadaakan of Trinity Texas Realty was honored as REALTOR of the Year.

The HBA also 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, 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 Wilshire Homes.

Individuals were also recognized for achievement in sales, marketing, construction, title and mortgage.

Contact any of these award-winning HBA members for your next home building or remodeling project at www.hbaaustin.com.

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