Light­House Awards rec­og­nize Low­coun­try’s finest builders

The Beaufort Gazette (Sunday) - - Real Estate & Homes - BY MEG JAMES Hil­ton Head Area Home Builders As­so­ci­a­tion

More than 300 build­ing in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als at­tended the 19th an­nual Light­House Awards gala on Fri­day, Nov. 9, to learn who judges se­lected as the Low­coun­try’s most tal­ented builders.

The awards gala, pre­sented by the Hil­ton Head Area Home Builders As­so­ci­a­tion with the sup­port of BB&T Home Mort­gage, took place at the Son­esta Re­sort on Hil­ton Head Is­land.

“The Light­House Awards are truly like the Acad­emy Awards for our lo­cal build­ing in­dus­try. It gives builders the op­por­tu­nity to be rec­og­nized for the hard work, tal­ent and vi­sion they put for­ward in build­ing some of the most re­mark­able homes found in this area and be­yond,” said Dan Mon­roe, chair­man of the Light­House Awards pro­gram. “We are so blessed as a com­mu­nity to have such imag­i­na­tive ar­chi­tects, qual­ity builders and ex­cep­tional trades crafts­man.”

First held in 1999, the Light­House Awards are pre­sented an­nu­ally to as­so­ci­a­tion builder mem­bers for the demon­stra­tion

of qual­ity crafts­man­ship and de­sign ex­cel­lence in the con­struc­tion of homes through­out the Low­coun­try.

Twenty-eight as­so­ci­a­tion mem­ber com­pa­nies — in­clud­ing builders, re­mod­el­ers, and for the first time, ar­chi­tects — sub­mit­ted 79 qual­i­fy­ing en­tries and com­peted for awards in best ar­chi­tectu-

ral de­sign, best bath, best kitchen, best ex­te­rior and best over­all for new home, for full re­model and par­tial re­model en­tries.

In ad­di­tion, a num­ber of re­cently cre­ated sales and mar­ket­ing awards were given in­clud­ing best brochure, best com­pany web­site, best in­te­rior de­sign, and best com­mu­nity. En­try sub­mis­sions were up more than 80 per­cent from 2011, in line with the area’s eco­nomic re­cov­ery.

The con­struc­tion cost of this year’s re­mod­eled or newly built home en­tries ranged from $100,000 to $6.4 mil­lion. Each award was sub­di­vided into cat­e­gories so that projects with sim­i­lar cost of con­struc­tion and square footage com­peted again each other.

Twelve judges were wel­comed to Hil­ton Head Is­land in mid-Septem­ber to view the con­struc­tion qual­ity of each home en­tered. The 2018 Light­House Awards judg­ing panel in­cluded builders, re­mod­el­ers, ar­chi­tects and other in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als from Ge­or­gia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Split into four teams, the judges spent two days vis­it­ing en­tries from Hil­ton Head Is­land to Haber­sham.

Mas­ter of Cer­e­mony Monty Jett an­nounced the win­ners Fri­day night. All mem­bers of the Home Builders As­so­ci­a­tion who par­tic­i­pated in the de­sign and con­struc­tion of each home — in­clud­ing build­ing in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als, sub­con­trac­tors and sup­pli­ers — were also rec­og­nized at the gala. Win­ners re­ceived mar­ble obelisk awards rep­re­sent­ing light­houses.

“For many of these builders, af­ter spend­ing 12 to 15 months or longer work­ing on a project, where even the small­est de­tail could im­pact the over­all out­come, the Light­House Awards sym­bol­ize one of the high­est ca­reer honors, and is a true tes­ta­ment to their vi­sion and tal­ent,” Mon­roe said.

Led by Mon­roe, the 2018 Light­House Awards Com­mit­tee in­cludes Chris Cle­land of Cle­land Site Prep; Su­san Goodridge of BB&T Home Mort­gage; Deb­o­rah Karam­be­las of Karam­be­las En­ter­prises; Vic­to­ria King of J. Banks De­sign; Deb Mon­roe of Low­Coun­try Home Mag­a­zine; Rob Kauf­man of Kauf­man Pho­tog­ra­phy, Brian Ed­wards of James Hardie Build­ing Prod­ucts; Michal An­der­son of Cam­bria; Court­ney Jansen of Dis­tinc­tive Gran­ite and Mar­ble; Daniella Squic­quero and Ric Hol­li­field of The Hil­ton Head Life; and Caitlin Rear­don of Fer­gu­son En­ter­prises.

In ad­di­tion to ti­tle spon­sor BB&T Home Mort­gage, other spon­sors in­cluded Cam­bria, Cle­land Site Prep, Dis­tinc­tive Gran­ite and Mar­ble, Fer­gu­son En­ter­prises, Hil­ton Head Monthly, James Hardie Build­ing Prod­ucts, Low­Coun­try Home Mag­a­zine, 2-10 Home Buy­ers War­ranty, More Space Place, Pal­metto Elec­tric Co­op­er­a­tive, and The Is­land Packet/Beau­fort Gazette.

Spe­cial thanks also went to Cus­tom Au­dio Video, Pea­cock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT, Mike Re­ichen­bach Chevro­let, Monty Jett, PSAV, Red Door De­sign, Rob Kauf­man Pho­tog­ra­phy, Show Ser­vices, Tay­lors, Blue Chip Expo, and Son­esta Re­sort-Hil­ton Head Is­land.

Pho­tos cour­tesy of the Hil­ton Head Area Home Builders As­so­ci­a­tion

Randy Jef­f­coat Builders re­ceived a Light­House Award for Cat­e­gory 22 Best Over­all in a New Home.

This home built by Cameron & Cameron Cus­tom Homes and de­signed by Court Atkins Group re­ceived the 2018 Light­House Award for Cat­e­gory 20 Best Over­all in a New Home.

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