2019 Excellence in Building Awards Nominees and Winners

NRVHBA Service Award

These individuals and their businesses show outstanding support of the NRVHBA through their involvement serving on a committee, as a board member or volunteering at our events. Our association is stronger because of these individuals.

  • Sean Beliveau, Slate Creek Builders
  • Jackie Gardner, Ferguson Enterprises
  • Jason Hardy, Carter Bank & Trust
  • Amy Hudson, REMAX8
  • Cassidy Jones, Slate Creek Builders
  • Cat White, Tyris Homes

Winner: Cassidy Jones, Slate Creek Builders

Cassidy Jones, Slate Creek Builders and Jeff Nosenzo, NRVHBA President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Nosenzo, NRVHBA President; Cassidy Jones, Slate Creek Builders

Design Excellence: Best New Home

To be the best new home in the NRV, the chosen home had a lot to live up to. These nominees were judged by their peers on the overall exterior and interior design and construction, the function and creative use of interior space, creative integration of plan design with site considerations, unique features and fixtures, and innovative use of flooring and wall treatments. But overall, the house had to stand out both inside and out.

  • Blue Ridge Timberwrights
  • Shelter Alternatives
  • Tyris Homes
  • White Builders 

Winner: Blue Ridge Timberwrights

Paula Davis and Roy Nash, Blue Ridge Timberwrights and Jeff Nosenzo, NRVHBA President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Nosenzo; Paula Davis and Roy Nash, Blue Ridge Timberwrights

Design Excellence: Best Remodeled Home

When accepting a remodeling project, there are often more considerations that need to be addressed than a new home since you are having to work with existing walls and placements. This year’s best remodeled home nominees all had houses that showed creative integration of both site and interior constraints.  They showcased unique selections of furniture, fixtures and amenities. But when a remodel project is completed there must be obvious quality improvement and the nominees each did an outstanding job showing this.

  • SAS Builders 
  • Shelter Alternatives
  • Slate Creek Builders 
  • White Builders

Winner: White Builders

Roger White, White Builders, and Jeff Nosenzo, NRVHBA President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Nosenzo, NRVHBA President; Roger White, White Builders

Design Excellence: Best Kitchen

Many people consider the kitchen the heart of the home and family. When considering what makes the best kitchen, we considered a design that plans for overall layout, function and integration into the entire home with creative use of space and overall appeal of cabinetry, appliance and unique features.

  • Blue Ridge Timberwrights 
  • The Ewing Companies 
  • Shelter Alternatives 
  • Slate Creek Builders
  • Tyris Homes 

Winner: Slate Creek Builders

Sean Beliveau, Slate Creek Builders; Jeff Nosenzo, NRVHBA President; Cassidy Jones, Slate Creek Builders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sean Beliveau, Slate Creek Builders; Jeff Nosenzo, NRVHBA President; Cassidy Jones, Slate Creek Builders

Design Excellence: Best Bathroom

Bathrooms tend to be one of the smallest rooms in a house even though they serve many roles and daily tasks. Layout, function and integration of design make a huge difference when creating a one of a kind bathroom. Cabinetry finishes and fixtures often are the highlights or the design features for this highly used space. So, making sure that every detail is considered is important. Both of these nominees put together exceptional examples of functional, yet beautiful spaces and the votes showed it.

  • Ewing Companies
  • Tyris Homes

Winner: Tyris Homes

Cat White, Tyris Homes; Jeff Nosenzo, NRVHBA President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cat White, Tyris Homes; Jeff Nosenzo, NRVHBA President

Design Excellence: Best Outdoor Living

Outdoor areas or rooms extend the living space of a home. Some are adjacent to the home such as in a case of a covered patio while others are completely detached. What makes an outdoor living area different from a simple functionary roof or patio is the livability of it. The same design considerations used to design a kitchen or family room are applied to the natural areas outside of the home – function, appeal and use of fixtures and amenities.

  • Back to Nature Landscaping & Construction
  • Slate Creek Builders

Winner: Back to Nature Landscaping & Construction

James Ulmer, Back to Nature Landscaping & Construction; Jeff Nosenzo, NRVHBA President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Ulmer, Back to Nature Landscaping & Construction; Jeff Nosenzo, NRVHBA President 

2019 Associate of the Year

The associate of the year is a company that represents the best of the NRVHBA membership when it comes to commitment to the association as well as our mission and goals. A business that serves the building industry with integrity and excellence. A business like this is easy to spot by simply asking their customers because they receive the highest satisfaction rating.

  • Brown Insurance Agency
  • Carter Bank & Trust
  • Ferguson Enterprises
  • G&H Appliance
  • State Electric Supply

Winner: Ferguson Enterprises

Jeff Nosenzo, NRVHBA President; Richard Webb, Jackie Gardner, Sara Jones, David Gent, Ferguson Enterprises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Nosenzo, NRVHBA President; David Gent, Jackie Gardner, Sara Jones, Richard Webb, Ferguson Enterprises 

2019 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 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.

  • The Ewing Companies
  • Green Valley Builders
  • Shah Development
  • Shelter Alternatives
  • Slate Creek Builders
  • Tyris Homes

Winner: Slate Creek Builders

Jeff Nosenzo, NRVHBA President; Cassidy Jones, Sean Beliveau, Isaiah Baker, Slate Creek Builders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Jeff Nosenzo, NRVHBA President; Cassidy Jones, Sean Beliveau, Isaiah Baker, Slate Creek Builders

Photos by Aaron Spicer Photography