Building in Excellence Award Winners

Builder of the Year: The Builder of the Year award is not only the best of the best of our association, but it says a lot for our community as well. The builder of the year probably isn’t just building the best homes but they are most building the best business practices as well. When a business is nominated for builder of the year, we are making sure they are building with integrity and quality in mind as well as giving serious consideration to the impact their building is creating on and in our community. They aren’t thinking of just this house, they are thinking big picture. To each of our nominees, we thank you for building a better New River Valley – one house at a time.

Our nominees:

  • Green Valley Builders
  • Highlander Construction & Development
  • Shelter Alternatives
  • Stateson Homes, LLC
  • Tyris Homes, Inc.

During 2017, Green Valley Builders have been growing their commercial general contracting division (3 custom commercial buildings as well as the final subdivision at Uptown Village) while continuing to maintain building single family homes. Green Valley Builders has embraced the new processes and challenges of the commercial side of the business and has created a dramatic impact on the North Main end of Blacksburg. As these new commercial buildings opened so with it came new business live to North Main. We see the future only getting brighter for North Main and our Builder of the Year.

NRV Home Expo Award Winners

Each year at the Home Expo, the Expo Planning Committee selects a group of industry judges to walk throughout the floor looking for standout vendors.These judges are given specific critera to look for such as booths with creativity, originality, impact and interaction. In the end, the judges can only present three awards: Most Creative, Most Impactful, and Top Shelf. 

We know many vendors spend weeks, if not months, preparing for an expo like ours by selecting the right photographs and samples, creating promotional piece to handout and building a one of kind booth display. So we like to showcase these vendors so go above and beyond. 

Award Categories:

  1. Most Creative – criteria includes originality of display, effort and thought put into creating a one of a kind booth.
  2. Most Impactful – criteria includes effectiveness of set up as well as how the booth engages and interacts with the crowd.  
  3. Top Shelf Award – This is our best of the best award. Criteria for this award include creativity, impactfulness, relevance to your specific business and consideration giving to engaging the attendees to create a positive experience.

2018 Winners are:

Most Creative - Friendly Structures

Friendly Structures winner

Most Impactful - Morris Finishing Company


Morris Kitchen Cabinet refinishing winner

Top Shelf - Back to Nature Landscaping and Construction

Back to nature landscaping and construction winner