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Check out this year's best new homes!

The HBA and MSC recently held its 2013 MAME & Envision Awards in Fairlawn, Ohio.  The event recognizes achievements in new home construction, commercial, and remodeling projects, in addition to marketing and sales excellence within the new home industry. 

The recipients of the Envision Awards are chosen by a panel of judges who score entries located throughout Portage, Summit, and surrounding counties.  The judges come from a variety of backgrounds, scoring each entry on a written form and also performing a personal inspection of the properties. 

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