HBAV Housing Excellence Awards

2024 Award Category Entry is OPEN!

 

HBAV’s Housing Excellence Awards recognize and highlight HBAV members who exemplify leadership, engagement, and dedication to the success of the association, community, and Virginia’s Building Industry. Since 2020, HBAV has awarded over 20 awards annually to members across the state. Awards help you earn statewide recognition, gain free marketing, and recognize your hardworking team members. Winners will be honored at the 5th Annual Housing Excellence Awards Celebration during the 2024 Annual Conference on June 14, 2024 at The Williamsburg Lodge.

 
Click here to view the 2023 Housing Excellence Awards Winners. 

Builder of the Year

Recognizes Home Builder Association Members who have made significant long-term contributions to the HBA, the building industry and community. We invite you to nominate a Builder member that you believe is deserving of this special honor. Self-nominations are accepted.

Associate of the Year

Recognizes Home Builder Association Members who have made significant long-term contributions to the HBA, the building industry and community.  We invite you to nominate an Associate member that you believe is deserving of this special honor. Self-nominations are accepted.

Executive Officer of the Year

Presented to an EO who has served more than three years in an association management position and is judged to have made major contributions to the profession during this time period. Eligible candidates must have served more than three years cumulatively by December 31, 2023 as an executive officer of an HBAV-affiliated local association.

Best Humanitarian Member Project

Individual HBA Member projects can include: volunteer activities, charitable works, etc. outside of the HBA.

Construction Manager of the Year

Presented to an HBAV member who inspires, leads, and enables the very best delivery of a project and produces buildings that have a positive impact on those who use them.

Sales Manager of the Year

Must be a full-time sales manager with recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising responsibilities.

Remodeler of the Year

​The HBAV Remodeler of the Year recognizes superior business management, exemplary association involvement at all levels, and outstanding contributions to the remodeling industry.

Young Professional of the Year

​The HBAV Young Professional of the Year recognizes an HBAV member under 40 years of age and with less than 10 years in the building industry for outstanding leadership and dedication to the Virginia Housing Industry.

Multifamily Project of the Year

Awards an HBAV member project for a new multifamily community showcasing the best in apartment and condo living.

Mortgage Professional of the Year

Presented to an HBA Member who displays superior business management, exemplary association involvement at all levels, and has made a long lasting impact on the HBA. Must be a full-time, mortgage professional. Self- nominations accepted.

Community of the Year

Awards an HBAV member project for a new single family or mixed use community design highlighting what home buyers want while keeping the project viable for the building community.

Best Community Amenity

Awards the best HBAV member community amenity, such as pools, tennis courts, clubhouse, etc.

Best HBA Community Project / Program

Designed to provide community support and assistance.

Best HBA Workforce Development Initiative

Awards successful programs, projects, or ideas that support careers in construction and aim to expand the number of qualified workers in the industry.

Best HBA Event or Special Program

May be an event or project designed to generate non dues revenue, honor members, highlight the HBA, etc.

Best HBA Government Affairs Program

Any event or program created to advance housing issues or combat anti-housing proposals.

Membership Cup

Awarded to one local HBA for achieving the most outstanding membership efforts of the year.

Builders Mutual Safety Program of the Year

Awarded to the builder or trade contractor who has developed, implemented and maintained a high-quality safety program.

Marketing Manager of the Year

Recognizes a full-time, marketing manager who demonstrates marketing best practices for a Builder or Associate member company.

Innovation Project of the Year

Honors an HBAV member for forward-thinking homebuilding to deliver Virginia homebuyers a better homeowner experience.

Teacher of the Year

NEW in 2024! Presented by HBAV Education Foundation, the HBAV Teacher of the Year recognizes outstanding construction trades educators in Virginia’s secondary/high school system. The winning teacher will personally receive $500, and an additional $500 will be awarded to the school to be used in the teacher’s classroom. 

Woman of the Year

The HBAV Woman of the Year recognizes a female builder or associate member for exemplary leadership in and dedication to the housing industry in Virginia. The HBAV Woman of the Year promotes diversity and inclusion, and encourages, leads, and creates opportunities for women in the Virginia Building Industry.

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About the Housing Excellence Awards

ELIGIBILITY

You must be a member of the Home Builders Association of Virginia (HBAV) to be considered for any award. Each award winner will be announced and recognized at the 5th Annual Housing Excellence Awards Celebration during the 2024 Annual Conference at The Williamsburg Lodge.

  • Individual Achievements are based on performance between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023.
  • Projects must have been completed between January 1, 2023 and March 31, 2024

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES

  • Early Bird Entry $100
  • All entries (fees and materials) must be received on or before February 1, 2024.
  • Regular Entry $150
  • All entries (fees and materials) must be received no later than March 15, 2024.
  • Builders Mutual Award No entry fee.
  • HBA Awards No entry fee.

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER

You work hard on your projects, let the judges see your hard work in the best light! Carefully review your entry in comparison to the judging criteria and ask yourself:

Does my project statement tell the story of my entry to someone who doesn’t know anything about me or what I do?

STEPS TO ENTER

Carefully review all entry categories and judging criteria before preparing and submitting your entry form and supporting materials.

Materials for all entries include:

  1. Entry Form
  2. Payment
  3. Digital Files: site plan, floor plan, photos, audio, video, etc.
  4. Submit your completed entries online: Coming Soon!

Please note that judges only receive your text submission and photos/materials submitted. It is crucial that your entry meets all judging requirements so that your entry can be judged effectively.

* All entries must be submitted electronically. File names should include award name. All materials submitted become the property of HBAV and will not be returned. Entry materials cannot be exchanged or modified after the final submission date.

*Please ensure all digital files are high quality and in color when possible. All photos should be submitted as JPEG, PNG, or PDF files. Any photos may be used by HBAV for promotional purposes in the event your entry is a winner.

JUDGING

Each entry will be judged on its own merits by a panel of distinguished individuals selected for professional expertise in the home building industry.

If there is only one entrant in a category, it does not automatically receive recognition. The entry must have an average score of 70% or higher based on the judging criteria and materials received.