NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year Award


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NAHB is proud to announce its ninth NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year Award, sponsored by Sherwin-Williams. The award recognizes a custom builder for his or her professional achievements in crafting one-of-a-kind custom homes: one who exhibits a high level of customer service and demonstrates important leadership in the industry and community.


A nominee must be a custom home builder. He or she must demonstrate excellent leadership qualities in his or her business. The nominee must be an active member of NAHB or at their state and/or local building association and involved in the local community.

Candidates can be self-nominated, nominated by a colleague, or nominated by an HBA executive officer. If the entry form is not submitted by the HBA/BIA executive officer or chapter president, the person doing the nominating is encouraged to include their name and comments in the appropriate space.

2013 Award Winner

"Being named 2013 NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year has been an honor that has elevated our brand, opened doors and increased our business,” says Phil Kean of Phil Kean Design Group in Winter Park, Fla. “With this title, 2014 has been an exciting year of opportunity and growth for us. This national award has not only increased the pride felt within our team members, it has also validated our position as a leader in the industry to our clients and community. The weight of this title is worth all the effort required to achieve it. I am very thankful to my peers and friends at the NAHB for recognizing Phil Kean Design Group with this exceptional honor."

Benefits of Entering

In addition to recognition from your peers, the 2014 NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year Award winner will be honored at a luncheon during the 2015 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

  • A professional video featuring the award winner's craftsmanship will be shown at the luncheon.
  • Receive a stunning optic crystal trophy to display that symbolizes excellence in the workplace.
  • Get national recognition. The winner is highlighted in a NAHB press release, the NAHBNow blog, and on
  • Promote your award winning status. Put the "2014 NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year" on your website, and share your accomplishment with your local media and news outlets.


Entry Deadline:  Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Award Ceremony Location:  2015 IBS, Custom Building Central, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas.

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Please note that the award winner is required to attend the event. While it is the practice of the Custom Home Builders Committee not to announce the award recipient prior to the presentation ceremony, staff will work with the winner’s office to ensure the recipient attends the event.

For more information or questions about the award program, contact Marcia Childs at or 800-368-5242 x8388.

* required field

* Nominee's Name:
* Title:
* Company:
* Address:
* Email Address:
Web site Address:
* Telephone:
NAHB Membership Number:
* Local Association:
Define your custom building business (i.e., number of homes built in a year and type of homes built).
How does your business differentiate from other custom builders in your area?
How do you generate leads (i.e., marketing and referrals)?
How does your website define your company?
In what areas does your business standout from other custom builders (i.e., customer service, design, employee motivation, training, mentoring)?
Describe your affiliation and participation with building industry organizations at the national, state and local level, committees, and councils.
What programs or services do you provide to your customers?
What contributions have you made to the building industry?
List your involvement with civic, charitable and other organizations (include year).
List professional designations and certifications that you have achieved (from NAHB and/or your local association).
If you have participated as a speaker for education and training programs, list the event and year.
List awards and recognitions received, include year.
* Nominator's Name:
* Nominator's Title:
HBA/BIA Executive Officer's Name:
HBA/BIA Executive Officer's comments (optional)

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