Rookie Sales Person of the Year (tie)Jennifer Danko, The Ryness Co., Newport Beach, Calif.
Emilie Epelman, The Marketing Directors, New York

Sales Person of the Year
Janet Shaffer, First Home Builders of Florida, Ft. Myers, Fla.

Sales Team of the Year
First Home Builders of Florida, Ft. Myers, Fla.

Sales Manager of the Year
Vicki Peters, John Kavanagh Co., Greensboro, N.C.

Marketing Director of the Year
Keith Fahey, Centex Homes, San Antonio

Sales and Marketing Council of the Year—Under 250 Members
SMC of Lexington HBA, Lexington, Ky.

Sales and Marketing Council of the Year—250 to 500 Members
SMC of Collier Builders Association, Collier County, Fla.

Sales and Marketing Council of the Year—Over 500 Members
Triangle SMC, Raleigh, N.C.

Best Brochure for a Community Priced Under $250,000
Project: Braeburn, Seattle
Builder: Capitol Hill Developments, Seattle
Ad agency: Effective Design Studio, Seattle

Best Brochure for a Community Priced From $250,000 to $500,000
Project: M2i, San Diego
Builder: CityMark Development, San Diego
Ad agency: Roni Hicks & Associates, San Diego

Best Brochure for a Community Priced Over $500,000
Project: Orion, Houston
Builder: Asbury Place Development, Houston
Ad agency: PACE Advertising, New York

Best Brochure for a Master Planned Community
Project: Spanish Peaks Resort, Big Sky, Mont.
Developer: Spanish Peaks Resort, Big Sky
Ad agency: The Communique Group, Centennial, Colo.

Best Electronic Media
Project: Spanish Peaks Resort, Big Sky, Mont.
Developer: Spanish Peaks Resort, Big Sky
Ad agency: The Communique Group, Centennial, Colo.

Best Broker Promotion
Project: Mercedes Giveaway, Oak Leaf Plantation, Jacksonville, Fla.
Builder: Hutson Cos., Jacksonville
Ad agency: Renaissance Creative Services, Jacksonville

Best Black & White Ad for a Single Project
Project: Seabridge Villas, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Builder: Regis Homes, Irvine, Calif.
Ad agency: RAP Communications, Culver City, Calif.

Best Black & White Ad—Corporate or Combo
Project: Lennar Homes Chicagoland, Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Builder: Lennar Homes, Miami
Ad agency: Leibson McGrath, Northbrook, Ill.

Best Black & White Ad for a Master Planned Community
Project: Lake Forest, Cumming, Ga.
Developer: Pathway Communities, Peachtree City, Ga.
Ad agency: McRae Communications, Fayetteville, Ga.

Best Color Ad for a Single Project
Project: Promontory The Ranch Club, Park City, Utah
Builder: Pivotal Group, Phoenix
Ad agency: The Communique Group, Centennial, Colo.

Best Color Ad for Corporate or Combo
Project: Davidson at Santaluz, San Diego
Builder: Davidson Communities, Del Mar, Calif.
Ad agency: Martin Stevers Design, San Diego

Best Color Ad for a Master Planned Community
Project: Southern Hills Plantation Club, Brooksville, Fla.
Developer: LandMar Group, Jacksonville, Fla.
Ad agency: In-house and Full Circle Productions, Atlanta

Best Radio CommercialProject: “Time Out”—The Meadows
Developer: Castle Rock Development Co., Castle Rock, Colo.
Producer: Strada Advertising, Denver

Best Television Commercial (tie)
Project: Seahaus, La Jolla, Calif.
Builder: Barratt Urban Development and CLB Partners, Carlsbad, Calif.
Producer: Greenhaus, San Diego
Project: “Wishes”
Builder: M/I Homes, Columbus, Ohio
Producer: M/I Homes Marketing, Columbus

Best Marketing Program by a Small-Volume Builder
Project: Spanish Peaks Resort, Big Sky, Mont.
Builder: Spanish Peaks Resort, Big Sky
Design: The Communique Group, Centennial, Colo.
Best Marketing Program by an Associate
Project: InterCommunications, Newport Beach, Calif.
Ad agency: In-house

Best Web Site for a Community
Project: Ross Woods, Belmont, Calif.; (Community sold out, site no longer active)
Builder: Regis Homes of Northern California, San Mateo, Calif.
Web site design: p11creative, Santa Ana Heights, Calif.

Best Web Site for a Builder
Project:www.davidsoncommunities.com; Davidson Communities, Del Mar, Calif.
Web site design: BCDC.US (Bruno Correia), San Diego

Best Web Site for an Associate/Supplier
Project:www.i-marketingtools.com; i-marketingtools, Santa Ana Heights, Calif.
Web site design: p11creative, Santa Ana Heights

Best Signage
Project: Front Street, Ladera Ranch, Calif.
Builder: Standard Pacific Homes, Irvine, Calif.
Sign design: p11creative, Santa Ana Heights, Calif.

Best Landscape Design (tie)
Project: Aria, McDonald Highlands, Henderson, Nev.
Builder: Christopher Homes, Las Vegas
Landscape design: NUVIS, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Project: Oceana, Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, Calif.
Builder: Standard Pacific Homes, Irvine, Calif.
Landscape design: Summers/Murphy & Partners, Dana Point, Calif.

Best Interiors Priced From Under $250,000
Project: Seabridge Villas Plan 1, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Builder: Regis Homes, Irvine, Calif.
Interior design: Design Tec, Newport Beach, Calif.

Best Interiors Priced From $400,000 to $650,000 (tie)
Project: The Arborage at Ladera Ranch Plan 2, Ladera Ranch, Calif.
Builder: Richmond American Homes, Irvine, Calif.
Interior design: Pacific Dimensions, El Segundo, Calif.

Project: Buckhead Grand Plan G, Atlanta
Builder: Julian LeCraw & Co., Atlanta
Interior design: DES-SYN, Atlanta

Best Interiors Priced From $650,000 to $1 Million (tie)
Project: Stapleton Avanzare, Denver
Builder: Infinity Home Collection, Greenwood Village, Colo.
Interior design: Hillary Reed Interiors, Littleton, Colo.Project: The Woods at Eastlake, Plan 1, Chula Vista, Calif.
Builder: K. Hovnanian, Chula Vista
Interior design: Karen Butera Inc., Corona Del Mar, Calif.

Best Interiors Priced From Over $1 Million
Project:Private Residence, Admiral's Cove, Jupiter, Fla.
Builder: Shapiro/Pertnoy Cos., Wellington, Fla.
Interior design: Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Winter Park, Fla.

Best Product Design, Detached Priced From Under $250,000
Project: The Anton Plan 1, The Boulders at Sonoma Ranch, Las Cruces, N.M.
Builder: The Boulders at Sonoma Ranch, Las Cruces
Architect: Iverson Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.

Best Product Design, Detached Priced From $250,000 to $400,000
Project: Stellare, Trilogy at Vistancia, Peoria, Ariz.
Builder: Shea Homes, Peoria
Architect: Bassenian/Lagoni Associates, Newport Beach, Calif.

Best Product Design, Detached Priced From $400,000 to $650,000
Project: Plan Four, Palo Verde, Las Vegas
Builder: Pardee Homes, Los Angeles
Architect: Bassenian/Lagoni Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.

Best Product Design, Detached Priced From $650,000 to $1 Million (tie)
Project: Modena, Toll Brothers at Red Rock Country Club, Las Vegas
Builder: Toll Brothers, Las Vegas
Architect: KTGY Group, Irvine, Calif.Project: Avanzare, Stapleton Urban Estates, Denver
Builder: Infinity Home Collection, Greenwood Village, Colo.
Architect: Woodley Architectural Group, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Best Product Design, Detached Priced Over $1 Million
Project: Residence Three, The Cortile Collection at the Bridges, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Builder: Lennar Communities/Greystone Homes, Carlsbad, Calif.
Architect: Bassenian/Lagoni Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.

Best Product Design, Attached, Less Than 10 Du/Acre
Project: Plan 3, Citrus, Irvine, Calif.
Builder: Brookfield Homes, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Architect: Scheurer Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.

Best Product Design, Attached, More Than 10 Du/Acre
Project: Plan 4, Sutter's Mill, Ladera Ranch, Calif.
Builder: Centex Homes, South Coast division, Irvine, Calif.
Architect: Bassenian/Lagoni Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.

Best Product Design, Small Builder
Project: Bedford at Falls River, Raleigh, N.C.
Builder: Wakefield Development Co., Raleigh
Architect: J. Michael Hubbard, Cary, N.C.

Best Custom or Spec Home (tie)
Project: The DeFelice Residence, Irvine, Calif.
Builder: Warmington Custom Homes, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Architect: Bassenian/Lagoni Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.

Project: River Wind Plantation, Jupiter, Fla.
Builder: Simmons Building Corp., Jupiter, Fla.
Architect: Affiniti Architects/Mitch Kunik, Boca Raton, Fla.

Urban Attached Community of the Year
Project: Orion, Houston
Builder: Asbury Place Development, Houston
Ad agency: Pace Advertising, New York
Architect: EDE Nemeti/Architectural Services International, Houston
Interior design: Bordelon Nodler Design, Houston
Sales office design: Salini Design, Miami
Landscape design: Landscape Architectural Studio, Houston
Signage: Accent Signs, Houston

Detached Community of the Year Priced Over $500,000
Project: Stone Canyon Preserve, Claremont, Calif.
Builder: Centex Homes LA/Ventura division, Valencia, Calif.
Ad Agency: Roddan Paolucci Roddan, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Architect: Bassenian/Lagoni Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.
Interior design: Creative Design Consultants, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Sales office design: Eric Mandil/Outdoor Dimensions, Denver/Fullerton, Calif.
Landscape design: L.A. Group, Woodland Hills, Calif.
Signage: Outdoor Dimensions, Fullerton

The Judges The Nationals 2005 were judged by a 10-member panel of builders, marketing executives, merchandising professionals, and housing experts. The judges were:

Lyda Akin, owner, Akin Marketing & Promotions, Dallas
Mary Corbett, president, Success Builders, Bloomingdale, Ill.
Pat Curry, senior editor, BUILDER magazine, Washington
Mary DeWalt, president, DeWalt Design Group, Austin, Texas
Dave Harding, principal, Exchequer Properties Corp., Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Rick Hobson, vice president of sales and marketing, Gentry Homes, Honolulu, Hawaii
Dan Levitan, principal, Levitan & Associates, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla
Lisa Macchi, vice president, Millennium Homes, Livingston, N.J.
Fred Rothman, president, Paramount Residential, Boca Raton, Fla.
Bob White, principal, Forest Studio, Laguna Beach, Calif.

Learn more about markets featured in this article: San Diego, CA, Houston, TX, Jacksonville, FL, Los Angeles, CA, Miami, FL.