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Year in Review - 2013

As we inch closer to another new year, we have often found ourselves reflecting back on 2013.  The past year has left little doubt in our minds that the housing market is continuing to show consistent improvement.  Our team, personally, can attest to a steady increase in new home sales.  Furthermore, we are pleased to hear from our sub-contractors, suppliers, and other colleagues that they are experiencing constant improvement in their businesses, as well.  We rarely tire of hearing this

First-Time President; Two-Time "Builder of the Year"

Congratulations are in order again for Helen Scott Custom Builders!  The local HBA held its 70th annual inauguration banquet on December 7, 2013.  Scott Strayer, President of Helen Scott Custom Builders, was installed as the association's 2014 President.  Earlier in the evening, Strayer, along with partner, Dean Scarborough, and VP of Operations, Matt Meyer, proudly accepted the coveted 2013 "Builder of the Year" award.  The team also won this award in 2012.  A proud moment, indeed, as this was t

Come visit our 2013 Multi-Site Parade of Homes entry...coming July 20th!

Mark your calendars for this year's scattered-site Parade of Homes presented by the Home Builders Association (HBA) serving Portage and Summit Counties!  This year's Parade will be held on July 20-21, 27-28, and August 3-4, 2013 from 11 am to 5 pm.  There are 15+ entries county-wide, and admission is free.  Please see below for a flyer featuring our model home in this year's Parade.  Please note - our entry will be closed on August 4, 2013 (it will be open the remaining days).  We look forward to seeing every

How to Select the Right Contractor

Check out the Home section in the Akron Beacon Journal for monthly articles by Scott Strayer, President of Helen Scott Custom Builders, Inc. in the Builder's Corner.

Here Scott will provide advice on many matters concerning building a new home and remodeling an existing home.

Helen Scott Custom Builders, Inc. takes 1st place for custom home in its category!

Scott, Dean, Matt, and their team are pleased to have taken home another award at the 32nd annual Envision Awards.  This year, they took home the 1st place award in their category for Single Family Custom 3,401 - 3,700 square feet (see home below).  To view the full article, please see link below.  This is the third 1st place award for the team since last year.  Congratulations, Helen Scott Builders!

Helen Scott Custom Builders Named HBA's 2012 "Builder of the Year"

Scott Strayer (right), of Helen Scott Custom Builders, won the HBA “Builder of the Year” Award for 2012 as voted on by members of the Home Builders Association (HBA) Serving Portage & Summit Counties.

This award has been given annually since 1971. Each of the HBA’s 450 member companies can nominate their choice for builder of the year. The five builders receiving the most nominations are included on a ballot and ranked by their peers to determine the winner.

The award recognizes a builder who has demonstrated a high level of customer satisfaction and strong business practices as related to his or her trade and supplier relations.

Read the story in the West Side Leader.  Photo courtesy of HBA of Portage & Summit Counties.