Custom Home Builder of the Year Award Winners

Contact: Marcia Childs
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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:

2023 – Sean Sullivan, president of Living Stone Design + Build in Asheville, N.C.

2022 – Marnie Oursler, president of Marnie Custom Homes in Bethany Beach, Del.

2021 – Scott Frankel and Kevin Frankel, co-president and principal of Frankel Building Group in Houston

2020 – Mark Batson, 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