The Custom Home Builder of the Year award annually recognizes one home builder for their professionalism, leadership, innovation and creativity in crafting unique custom homes. Previous winners include:
2020 – Mark Baton, owner and founder of Tongue & Groove Design + Build in Wilmington, N.C.
2019 – Jeremy Schumacher, president and managing partner, and AJ Foard, vice president and managing partner of Arcadia Homes in Charlotte, N.C.
2018 – Rod Cullum, CEO of Cullum Homes in Scottsdale, Ariz.
2017 – Steve Jones, CEO of Merlin Contracting & Developing LLC in Las Vegas
2016 – Luis Jauregui, owner of Jauregui Inc. in Austin, Texas
2015 – Chad Magleby, president of Magleby Construction in Lindon, Utah
2014 – Gus Rubio, president of Gabriel Builders in Greer, S.C.
2013 – Phil Kean, president of Phil Kean Design Group in Winter Park, Fla.
2012 – Terry Wardell, president of Wardell Builders, Inc. in Solana Beach, Calif.
2011 – Ted Visnic, president of Visnic Homes in Rockville, Md.
2010 – Peter Polhemus, president of Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects/Builders, Chatham, Mass.
2009 – Mike Payne, vice president of operations at Payne & Payne Builders, Inc., Chardon, Ohio
2008 – Ed Nikles, president of Nikles Custom Builders, Milford, Penn.
2007 – Stephen Hann, president and founder of Hann Builders, Stafford, Texas
2006 – Paul Magleby, founder of Magleby Construction, Lindon, Utah