Nominate the NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year

NAHB is now accepting nominations for the eighth NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year Award, sponsored by Boral North America. The award recognizes a custom builder for his or her professional achievements in crafting one-of-a-kind custom homes, exhibits a high level of customer service, and demonstrates impactful leadership in the industry and community.

To be eligible for the award, a nominee must be a custom home builder, demonstrate excellent leadership qualities in his or her business, an active member of NAHB or at their state and/or local building association, and involved in the local community.

Candidates can be self nominated, nominated by a colleague, or an executive officer. If the entry form is not submitted by the HBA/BIA executive officer or chapter president, you are encouraged to include their name and comments in the appropriate space. To nominate someone visit

“We have earned a number of local and even a national award before," said Terry Wardell of Wardell Builders, Inc. in Solana Beach, Calif., who was named NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year for 2012. "We have had recognition of our work, our team, our systems. None of these match the emotions I feel when I reflect on the NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year Award."

"This award, from my peers, from the people whose opinions I hold in the very highest regard, of our company, its work, processes and people is the most gratifying we have ever received. Recognition of the high level of performance our team has achieved, recognition of the level of projects that have been entrusted to us by our clients and designers says more to us than words will ever convey. I am proud to have received the award, proud of the esteem afforded to my entire team."

The winner of the NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year Award, sponsored by Boral North America, will be honored at a luncheon held at the 2014 NAHB International Builders’ Show in the Custom Building Central on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Please note that the award winner is required to attend the event.

All nomination entry forms are due by Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. For more information or questions about the award program, contact Marcia Childs at or 800-368-5242 x8388.

While it is the practice of the Custom Home Builders Committee to not announce the award recipient prior to the presentation ceremony, staff will work with the winner’s office to ensure the recipient attends the event.