Maryland-based Mitchell & Best and Meritage Homes' Orlando, Fla., division have taken top honors in this year’s Avid Awards, announced today.

For the past 13 years, the Avid Awards have recognized customer satisfaction in home building based on customer ratings. This year’s program had 1,445 qualifying builders from the United States and Canada, double the size of last year’s program. Homeowners who purchased new homes in 2015 were surveyed to determine the winners of the 2016 award.

This year, Mitchell & Best won the top honor, the Avid Cup Award, which recognizes the building company with the highest customer ratings from contract signing through one year of homeownership.

Meritage Homes’ Orlando division and Baker Residential’s Carolinas division earned the U.S. Avid Diamond Award given to a production and a custom builder scoring the highest on Avid’s New Home Move In Experience survey based on purchasing experience within the first 90 days in the home.

“We are excited to recognize the winners of the 2016 Avid Awards, who have all set the bar for home quality and customer service across North America,” says Paul Cardis, chief executive officer of Avid Ratings. “It is our goal to provide homeowners with the security that a builder in their region can not only meet, but exceed, home buying expectations.”

The awards program also honors top building companies on a local level with the Avid Gold Award, given to leading builders within five regions of the United States who received the highest scores on their New Home Move In Experience survey. Avid Gold Award winners are:

North Central Region
- Traditions Building Group - Ohio Division

Northeast Region
- The Green Company - Massachusetts Division

South Central Region
- Rausch Coleman - Little Rock, Arkansas Division

Southeast Region
- Meritage Homes - Tampa, Florida Division

Western Region
- Meritage Homes - Phoenix, Arizona Division

Avid Benchmark Award
The Avid Benchmark Award is presented to the second- and third-place builders that rank among the top 25% nationwide (up to two per region) on the New Home Move In Experience survey. The winners of the Avid Benchmark Award in the United States are:

North Central Region
- Mattamy Homes - Minnesota Division
- Tim O’Brien Homes - Milwaukee, Wisconsin Division

Northeast Region
- None qualified

South Central Region
- Ideal Homes - Oklahoma Division
- Meritage Homes - Austin, Texas Division

Southeast Region
- Mungo Homes - Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina Division
- Mungo Homes - Coastal Division

Western Region
- Richmond America - Southern California Division
- Meritage Homes - Southern California Division

Avid Service Awards
In addition, the Avid Service Award is awarded to sales professionals in Sales, Design, Construction and Customer Service. Click here for a list of those winners.