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Announcing the 2024 NRVHBA Excellence in Building Awards!

Our commitment to recognizing excellence has led us to make exciting changes to the awards, ensuring that the 2024 Excellence in Building Awards will be a highlight in the industry calendar. The event serves as a platform to honor dedicated professionals for their outstanding projects that demonstrate innovation and creativity and push the boundaries of excellence. In addition to recognizing design excellence, we will also be accepting entries for our Best of the NRVHBA Awards. These categories highlight outstanding individuals and companies within our association community who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and contributions to the NRVHBA and the industry.

 

This is an opportunity to share your achievements, gain recognition for your hard work, and contribute to the elevation of industry standards.

 

Projects completed between June 2022 - December 2023 are eligible for entry and are subject to blind evaluation by an out-of-market panel comprised of industry professionals & experts in building sector.

 

Deadline for entry is January 12, 2024.
2024 Award Categories:

 

Best of the NRVHBA: Community Impact Award | NRVHBA Service Award | Builder of the Year | Associate of the Year

 

Design Excellence: Best New Custom Home | Best New Spec Home | Best Remodeled Home | Best Kitchen - under 100K | Best Kitchen - over 100K | Best Bath - under 50K | Best Bath - over 50K | Best Outdoor Living | Best Curb Appeal | Most Creative Home Feature

 

See further category details, submission criteria, and links to submit below.
Design Excellence Awards FAQ

FAQ PDF

All current NRVHBA members in good financial standing.

2024 Award Submission Criteria and Links

Download Descriptions and Criteria

Best New Custom Home

Required to be a new construction home custom built for a client.

Judges will consider the appropriateness of the design and functionality of the custom home in the following areas: concept (20 points), creativity (25 points), impact of home features (20 points), floor plan functionality (15 points), unique products/materials used (10 points) and exterior landscaping/curb appeal (10 points).

Submission Requirements

  • Completed Entry Form
  • Completed Project Statement
  • One Copy of Interior Floor Plans
  • One Copy of Exterior Elevations or Renderings
  • Up to 16 Interior and Exterior Photos
  • Optional: Client testimonial
  • Optional: List of contributing NRVHBA Member subcontractors/suppliers
Best New Spec Home

Required to be a new construction home built from contractor plans and materials for sale.

Judges will consider the appropriateness of the design and functionality of the spec home in the following areas: concept (20 points), creativity (25 points), impact of home features (20 points), floor plan functionality (15 points), unique products/materials used (10 points) and exterior landscaping/curb appeal (10 points).

Submission Requirements

  • Completed Entry Form
  • Completed Project Statement
  • One Copy of Interior Floor Plans
  • One Copy of Exterior Elevations or Renderings
  • Up to 16 Interior and Exterior Photos
  • Optional: Buyer testimonial
  • Optional: List of contributing NRVHBA Member subcontractors/suppliers
Best Remodeled Home

Includes interior and/or exterior remodels, including additions.

Judges will consider the appropriateness of the design and functionality of the remodeled home in the following areas: concept (20 points), creativity (25 points), impact of home features (20 points), floor plan functionality (15 points), unique products/materials used (10 points) and exterior landscaping/curb appeal (10 points).

Submission Requirements

  • Completed Entry Form
  • Completed Project Statement
  • One Copy of Interior Floor Plans (before and after if relevant)
  • One Copy of Exterior Elevations or Renderings if relevant
  • Up to 16 Interior nd Exterior Photos
  • Optional: Client testimonial
  • Optional: List of contributing NRVHBA Member subcontractors/suppliers
Best Kitchen - Over and Under 100K

Category based on approximate final sale price to the homeowner. Can be new construction or remodel.

Judges will consider appropriateness of the design and functionality of the kitchen in the following areas: value/use of budget (15 points), layout and function (25 points), creativity and aesthetics (25 points), impact of materials used (25 points), and unique features (10 points).

Submission Requirements

  • Completed Entry Form
  • Completed Project Statement
  • One Copy of Interior Floor Plan (before and after if relevant)
  • Up to Six (6) Interior and Detail photos (before photos if relevant)
  • Optional: Client testimonial
  • Optional: List of contributing NRVHBA Member subcontractors/suppliers
Best Bath - Over and Under $50K

Category based on approximate final sale price to the homeowner. Can be new construction or remodel.

Judges will consider appropriateness of the design and functionality of the bathroom in the following areas: value/use of budget (15 points), layout and function (25 points), creativity and aesthetics (25 points), impact of materials used (25 points), and unique features (10 points).

Submission Requirements

  • Completed Entry Form
  • Completed Project Statement
  • One Copy of Interior Floor Plan (before and after if relevant)
  • Up to Six (6) Interior and Detail photos (before photos if relevant)
  • Optional: Client testimonial
  • Optional: List of contributing NRVHBA Member subcontractors/suppliers
Best Outdoor Living

Includes hardscape, landscape, decks and outdoor living additions. Can be new construction or remodel.

Judges will consider appropriateness of the design and functionality of the outdoor area in the following areas: integration of design with site (25 points), layout and function (25 points), impact of materials used (25 points), overall appearance/aesthetics (15 points), and unique features (10 points).

Submission Requirements

  • Completed Entry Form
  • Completed Project Statement
  • One Copy of Outdoor Design or Landscaping Plan
  • Up to Six (6) Exterior and Detail photos (before photos if relevant)
  • Optional: Client testimonial
  • Optional: List of contributing NRVHBA Member subcontractors/suppliers
Best Curb Appeal

Can be new construction or remodel.

Judges will consider appropriateness of the design and functionality of the home’s exterior in the following areas: proportion and aesthetics (25 points), unique features and detail (25 points), impact of materials used (25 points), site work/landscape (25 points).

Submission Requirements

  • Completed Entry Form
  • Completed Project Statement
  • One Copy of Exterior Rendering/Design/Elevation
  • Up to Six (6) Exterior Photos (before photos if relevant)
  • Optional: Client testimonial
  • Optional: List of contributing NRVHBA Member subcontractors/suppliers
Most Creative Home Feature

This new category is intended to highlight the creativity and skill in our association, especially related to our trade professionals and associate members.

  • Ideas for submission: A/V home theater, unique millwork or trim details, hidden doorways, luxury shower system, home automation, custom railings, etc.

Judges will consider these features according to the following: creativity (25 points), uniqueness (25 points), contribution to home value and enjoyment (25 points), execution (25 points).

Submission Requirements

  • Completed Entry Form
  • Completed Project Statement
  • One Copy of Drawings or Plans, if applicable
  • Up to Six (6) Photos to showcase home feature
  • Optional: 30 second video (.mp4) to highlight feature
NRVHBA Service Award

Individual Award

Nominate yourself or another NRVHBA member. All nominees must be active members of the association.

Criteria to include:

Outstanding support of the NRVHBA through committee, board or voluntary involvement throughout the calendar year. Includes consideration for monetary contribution to the NRVHBA.

Submission Requirements

  • Statement as to why this person should win this award utilizing the criteria listed above - max 500 words
  • Include a photo of the nominee if available
Community Impact Award

Individual or Company Award

Nominate yourself or another NRVHBA member (individual or company). All nominees must be active members of the association, but can be associate or builder members.

Criteria to include:

Large scale impact on our greater New River Valley community, through volunteer and service efforts not limited to NRVHBA opportunities. Represents our community with integrity and positivity in ways that improve our entire region, via volunteer efforts, community service, and more.

Submission Requirements

  • Statement as to why this individual or company should win this award utilizing the criteria listed above- max 500 words
  • Include a photo of the nominee if applicable
Associate of the Year

Company Award

Nominate yourself or another NRVHBA member. All nominees must be active associate members, such as vendors, tradespeople, business partners, etc.

Criteria to include:

  • Operating with quality and integrity
  • Community impact
  • Commitment to the NRVHBA goals and missions
  • Serving the building industry with excellence
  • Customer satisfaction

Submission Requirements:

  • Statement as to why this company should win this award utilizing the criteria listed above - max 500 words (can be bullet points)
  • Optional: Client or Partner Testimonials
Builder of the Year

Company Award

Nominate yourself or another NRVHBA member. All nominees must be active association members specializing in custom homes, spec homes or remodeling.

Criteria to include:

  • Operating with quality and integrity
  • Community impact
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Involvement in the industry and commitment to the NRVHBA goals and mission
  • Working relationships with partners and trades

Submission Requirements:

  • Statement as to why this company should win this award utilizing the criteria listed above - max 500 words (can be bullet points)
  • Optional: Client Testimonials who had projects completed in 2023

Check out the award winners from last year!

Design Excellence - Best New Home
2023 winner Tyris Homes Best New Home Nominee

Nominees: White Builders, Inc., Eagle Construction, and Tyris Homes

Winner: Tyris Homes

Design Excellence - Best Remodeled Home
winner 2023 Slate Creek Builders Best Remodeled Home Nominee

Nominees: Ink Works Studio, Blue Ridge Home Improvement, Slate Creek Builders, White Builders

Winner: Slate Creek Builders

Design Excellence - Best Kitchen
winner 2023 White Builders Best Kitchen Nominee

Nominees: Shelter Alternatives, Slate Creek Builders, Tyris Homes, and White Builders, Inc.

Winner: White Builders, Inc.

Design Excellence - Best Bath
winner 2023 Tyris Homes Best Bath Nominee

Nominees: Shelter Alternatives, Slate Creek Builders, Tyris Homes

Winner: Tyris Homes

Design Excellence - Best Outdoor Living/Landscape
winner 2023 Back to Nature Best Outdoor Nominee

Nominees: Back to Nature Landscaping and Construction, Slate Creek Builders, Shelter Alternatives, and Tyris Homes

Winner: Back to Nature Landscaping and Construction

Best of the NRVHBA - Builder of the Year

Nominees: Habitat for Humanity of the NRV, Eagle Construction, and Tyris Homes

Winner: Tyris Homes

Best of the NRVHBA - Associate of the Year

Nominees: Brown Insurance, National Bank of Blacksburg, and Rome Mechanical

Winner: Brown Insurance

Best of the NRVHBA - NRVHBA Service Award

Nominees: Stephanie Bell (Foresight Design Services), Jackie Gardner (Slate Creek Builders), and Cat White (Tyris Homes)

Winner: Stephanie Bell, Foresight Design Services

2023 NRVHBA Legacy Award

NRVHBA Excellence in Building Awards Gala

Awarded to a member with outstanding service to the NRVHBA community.

 

Ed Tuchler, Shelter Alternatives

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