Torch Bearers: The 2001 National Sales and Marketing Awards By R.E. Blake Evans

Rookie Sales Person of the Year

Johnny Payne, Ideal Homes

Norman, Okla.

Sales Person/Team of the Year

Cydne Combs, Prudential New Homes

Irvine, Calif.

Sales Manager of the Year

Sue Miller, U.S. Home

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Marketing Director of the Year

Patty Carmichael, San Elijo Hills Development Co.

San Marcos, Calif.

Best Sales & Marketing Council, 300 members and under

Inland Empire-California, Ontario, Calif.

Best Sales & Marketing Council, Over 300 members

Triangle Sales & Marketing Council, Raleigh, N.C.

Best Logo Design

Project: Power Ranch, Gilbert, Ariz.; Developer: Sunbelt Holdings & DMB, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Ad agency: Wilbanks, Phoenix

Best Brochure for a Community Priced Under $250,000 (tie)

Project: Eagle Crossing, Brownsburg, Ind.; Builder: C.P. Morgan, Indianapolis; Ad agency: Miles Real Estate Brand Development, Denver

Project: Sobu Flats, Atlanta; Builder: Julian LaCraw, Atlanta; Marketing: Betty Harbourt/CB The Condo Store, Atlanta; Ad agency: Idea Associates, Atlanta

Best Brochure for a Community Priced $250,000 to $500,000

Project: Destinations at Serrano, El Dorado Hills, Calif.; Builder: Parker Development Co., El Dorado Hills; Ad agency: The Dunlavey Studio, Sacramento, Calif.

Best Brochure for a Community Priced over $500,000 (tie)

Project: OceanAire, Santa Monica, Calif.; Builder: HSP Ocean Avenue, Los Angeles; Ad agency: MC Squared, Los Angeles

Project: Aguacate Ranch, Bonsall, Calif.; Builder: EPAC Estates/EPAC Development, Costa Mesa, Calif.; Ad agency: The Weston Group, Los Angeles

Best Brochure for a Master Planned Community

Project: Northpark Square, Irvine, Calif.; Developer: Irvine Community Development Corp., Newport Beach, Calif.; Ad agency: Greenhaus, San Diego

Best Direct Mail Piece

Project: The Pinehills, Plymouth, Mass.; Developer: The Pinehills LLC, Plymouth; Ad agency: DiBona Borstein & Random, Boston

Best Broker Campaign

Project: Highlands Ranch Golf Club Realtor Direct Mail, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; Builder: Shea Homes, Walnut, Calif.; Ad agency: Miles Real Estate Brand Development, Denver

Best Black & White Ad Under Half a Page

Project: "Boys on Bikes" ad, Eagles Crossing, Brownsburg, Ind.; Builder: C.P. Morgan, Indianapolis; Ad agency: Miles Brand Real Estate Development, Denver

Best Black & White Ad Over Half a Page

Project: "Windmark" ad, Windmark by Arvida, Port St. Joe, Fla.; Developer: Arvida, Boca Raton, Fla.; Ad agency: Austin Kelly Advertising, Atlanta

Best Color Ad Full Page or Less

Project: Parkloft, East Village, San Diego; Builder: The Douglas Wilson Cos., San Diego; Ad agency: Greenhaus, San Diego

Best Color Ad Over a Full Page

Project: Eagle Crossing, Brownsburg, Ind.; Builder: C.P. Morgan, Indianapolis; Ad agency: Miles Real Estate Brand Development, Denver

Best Radio Commercial

Project: "Valley Girl Tour Guide" commercial, Phoenix; Builder: Beazer Homes, Tempe, Ariz.; Ad agency: Cramer-Krasselt, Phoenix

Best Television Commercial

Project: "In your own backyard," commercial for Anthem by Del Webb, Anthem, Ariz.; Developer: Del Webb Corp., Phoenix; Ad agency: The Motta Co., Phoenix

Best Special Promotion

Project: Serrano--BalloonFest 2001, El Dorado Hills, Calif.; Developer: Serrano Associates, El Dorado Hills; Ad agency: In-house

Best Associate or Supplier Marketing Campaign

Project: Newport Beach office opening for Bloodgood Sharp Buster Architects & Planners, Newport Beach, Calif.; Ad agency: The Roxburgh Agency, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Judges Special Award for Branding

Project: BAR Awards-Branding Campaign, HBA of Metro Denver, Denver; Ad agency: Miles Real Estate Brand Development, Denver

Best Industry Associate's Web Site

Project: Creative Design Consultants' Web site, Costa Mesa, Calif.; Web designer: LEA Designs, Tustin, Calif. Web site: www.cdcdesigns.com

Best Sales Office Under 550 square feet

Project: The Clifton, Atlanta; Builder: McRae & Stolz, Atlanta; Sales office: Idea Associates, Atlanta

Best Sales Office Over 550 square feet (tie)

Project: EPAC Estates at Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Builder: EPAC Homes and Development, Costa Mesa, Calif.; Architect: William Hezmalhalch Architects, Irvine, Calif.; Signage: Outdoor Dimensions, Fullerton, Calif.; Ad agency: The Weston Group, Los Angeles; Sales office interiors: Color Design Art, Pacific Palisades, Calif.; Landscape architect: The Collaborative West, San Clemente, Calif.

Project: BlackHorse at Cordillera Ranch, Edwards, Colo.; Builder: Marquis Mountain Homes by Centex, Avon, Colo.; Architect: Zehren & Associates, Avon; Ad agency: The Communique Group, Inglewood, Colo.; Sales office interiors: Creative Design Consultants, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Best Signage Program

Project: Vintage Reserve, Temecula, Calif.; Builder: Brehm Cos., San Diego; Signage: Motivational Systems, National City, Calif.

Best Landscape Design

Project: Mountain Air Country Club--The Camps at Creekside, Burnsville, N.C.; Developer: Mountain Air Country Club, Burnsville, N.C.; Landscape design: Scott R. Melrose & Associates, Arden, N.C.

Best Interior Merchandising, Model Priced Under $250,000

Project: Manzanita--Plan 2, Las Vegas; Builder: Pardee Homes, Irvine, Calif.; Interiors: Color Design Art, Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Best Interior Merchandising, Model Priced $250,001 to $400,000

Project: Emory Parc--Plan 3, Decatur, Ga.; Builder: Ashton Woods Homes, Roswell, Ga.; Interiors: Creative Design Consultants, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Best Interior Merchandising, Model Priced $400,001 to $650,000

Project: The Reserve at PGA West--The Sienna, Palm Desert, Calif.; Builder: Toll Brothers, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.; Interiors: Ryan-Young Interiors, National City, Calif.

Best Interior Merchandising, Model Priced $650,001 to $1 Million

Project: Christopher Collection--The DaVinci, Las Vegas; Builder: Christopher Homes, Las Vegas; Interiors: Design Tec, Las Vegas

Best Single-Family Detached Home Priced Under $250,000

Project: Ocean Walk--Plan 1, Port Hueneme, Calif.; Builder: The Olson Co., Seal Beach, Calif.; Architect: KTGY Group, Irvine, Calif.

Best Single-Family Detached Home Priced $250,000 to $400,000

Project: Highland Lake--The Courtyard Bungalow, Hendersonville, N.C.; Builder: The Collins Co., Murfreessboro, Tenn.; Architect: Bloodgood Sharp Buster Architects and Planners, Des Moines, Iowa

Best Single-Family Detached Home Priced $400,000 to $650,000

Project: Christopher Collection--The Cezanne, Las Vegas; Builder: Christopher Homes, Las Vegas; Architect: Scheurer Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.

Best Single-Family Detached Home Priced $650,000 to $1 Million

Project: Christopher Collection--The DaVinci, Las Vegas; Builder: Christopher Homes, Las Vegas; Architect: Scheurer Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.

Best Single-Family Detached Home Priced Over $1 Million

Project: Cassis--Residence Three, Newport Coast, Calif.; Builder: Brookfield Homes, Santa Monica, Calif.; Architect: Scheurer Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.

Best Attached Home Plan Priced Under $350,000

Project: Morello Place Condominiums at Orenco Station--Rainer plan 2, Hillsboro, Ore.; Builder: Costa Pacific Homes, Beaverton, Ore.; Architect: Iverson Associates, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Best Attached Home Plan Priced Over $350,001 (tie)

Project: Springhouse Pond--Model B, Sudbury, Mass.; Builder: The Green Cos., Newton Centre, Mass.; Architect: Bloodgood Sharp Buster Architects and Planners, Des Moines, Iowa

Project: DeSilva Island, Mill Valley, Calif.; Builder: LB DeSilva/Armax International, San Francisco; Architect: Craiker Architects, San Rafael, Calif.

Attached Community of the Year

Project: DeSilva Island, Mill Valley, Calif.; Builder: LB DeSilva/Armax International, San Francisco; Architect: Craiker Architects, San Rafael, Calif.

Detached Community of the Year

Project: Christopher Collection, Las Vegas; Builder: Christopher Homes, Las Vegas; Architect: Scheurer Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.

Master Planned Community of the Year

Project: San Elijo Hills, San Marcos, Calif.; Developer: San Elijo Hills Development Co., San Marcos; Architect: Case Group Architects, Solana Beach, Calif.

The Judges

The Nationals were judged by an eight-member panel of architects, merchandisers, marketing consultants, and builders. The 2002 judges were:

* Gail Fisher, Gail Fisher Interior Design, Seattle

* Ric King, Karen Butera Inc., Corona Del Mar, Calif.

* Larry Kush, Montevina Estate Homes, Scottsdale, Ariz.

* David Leibson, Leibson McGrath, Northbrook, Ill.

* Jan Mitchell, Jan Mitchell Communications, Pleasanton, Calif.

* Ann Olson, Olson Architecture, Niwot, Colo.

* Manny Schatz, Professional Builder Services, Danville, Calif.

* Leisa Weintraub, Neal Communities, Bradenton, Fla.

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