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2019 LightHouse Awards Announced

Posted by HH360 on November 14, 2019
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Annual LightHouse Awards Recognizes Lowcountry’s Finest Builders and Designers

Hilton Head Island, November 8, 2019 – Over 300 building industry professionals attended the 20th Annual LightHouse Awards gala to learn who judges selected as the Lowcountry’s most talented builders and designers.  The awards gala, which is presented by the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association with the support of Title Sponsor BB&T Home Mortgage, took place Friday evening at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island.

“The LightHouse Awards is truly like the Academy Awards for our local building industry.  It gives builders and designers the opportunity to be recognized for the hard work, talent and vision they put forward in building some of the most remarkable homes found in this area and beyond,” stated Dan Monroe, chairman of the LightHouse Awards program since its inception.  Monroe added, “We are so blessed as a community to have such imaginative architects, talented interior designers, quality builders and exceptional trades craftsman whose hands touch each project in the Lowcountry.”

First held twenty years ago in 1999, the LightHouse Awards are presented annually to qualified members of the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association for the demonstration of quality craftsmanship and design excellence in the construction of homes throughout the Lowcountry.

35 builders, including remodelers, custom, semi-custom, and light commercial building companies, submitted 82 home entries. In addition, 8 firms submitted 28 interior and architectural design projects for a total of 110 qualifying projects on our physical judging event for 2019; making this year’s LightHouse Awards the largest program, mirroring the decidedly positive economic turn for the housing industry.

We honor each participant for being part of this distinguished group of area building professionals. The construction cost of this year’s remodeled or newly built home entries ranged from $50,000 to over $5 million.  Each award was subdivided into categories based on project cost of construction and similar square footage.

Twelve judges were welcomed to Hilton Head Island in mid-September to physically judge the construction quality of each home entered; a practice rarely seen in this digital age.  The 2019 LightHouse Awards judging panel included builders, remodelers, architects and other industry professionals from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.  Split into four teams, the judges spent two and a half days visiting entries from Hilton Head Island to Fripp Island to Ridgeland.  Additional judges, all construction and real estate sales and marketing professionals, were later enlisted to judge the LightHouse Awards program’s newly added Sales & Marketing awards categories.  In many instances, the separation between runner-up and winner was a fraction of a point.

Master of Ceremony, Monty Jett announced award winners as attendees followed along to a visual presentation of entry homes and features.  Associate members of the Home Builders Association, including building industry professionals, subcontractors and suppliers, who participated in the design and construction of each of the competing new and remodeled homes, were also recognized at the gala. Winners received marble obelisk awards representing lighthouses.

“For many of these builders, after spending 12 to 15 months or longer working on a project, where even the smallest detail could impact the overall outcome, the LightHouse Awards symbolize one of the highest career honors, and is a true testament to their vision and talent,” stated Dan Monroe.

Led by Monroe, the 2019 LightHouse Awards Committee included Chris Cleland, Cleland Site Prep;

Courtney Jansen, Distinctive Granite and Marble; Deborah Karambelas, Karambelas Enterprises; Bryan Mudrak, More Space Place; Carol Rodkin, Variety Floor Covering; Brian Edwards, James Hardie Building Products; Victoria Basirico, J Banks Design; Lisa Henry, BB&T Home Mortgage; Michal Anderson, Cambria;

Caitlin Reardon, Ferguson Enterprises; Katy Carbajal, Ferguson Enterprises; Jay Fraser, Fraser Construction; Dan Mitchell, River City Elevators; Rob Kaufman, Kaufman Photography; Will McKown, AGM Imports; Kevin Paige, The Island Packet; and Majka Yarborough, Hilton Head Monthly.

In addition to Title Sponsor BB&T Home Mortgage, other sponsors included Cleland Site Prep, Distinctive Granite and Marble, Ferguson Enterprises, More Space Place,  Hilton Head Monthly, James Hardie Building Products, LowCountry Home Magazine, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Kaufman Photography, Palmetto Electric Cooperative, Inc., and The Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette.  Special thanks also went to Kaufman Photography, Blue Chip Expo, Cambria, Custom Audio Video, Taylor’s, Karambelas Enterprises, Show Services, PSAV, Monty Jett, Red Door Design & Publishing, and Sonesta Resort & Spa Hilton Head.

Best Overall Winners

NEW HOMES

CATEGORY 1

Logan Homes SC, LLC

CATEGORY 2

Village Park Homes

CATEGORY 3

Village Park Signature Homes

CATEGORY 4

Southern Coastal Homes

CATEGORY 5

Jacoby & Sons Custom Home Builders

CATEGORY 6

Artisan Homes-Hilton Head, LLC

CATEGORY 7

Southern Coastal Homes

CATEGORY 8

Kovach Co, Inc.

CATEGORY 9

Kendrick Custom Homes

CATEGORY 10

Jacoby & Sons Custom Home Builders

CATEGORY 11

Boshaw Residential, LLC

CATEGORY 12

Jacoby & Sons Custom Home Builders

CATEGORY 13

Randy Jeffcoat Builders, Inc.

CATEGORY 14

Randy Jeffcoat Builders, Inc.C

CATEGORY 15

Randy Jeffcoat Builders, Inc.

CATEGORY 16

Palatial Homes Design, LLC

CATEGORY 16

Reclamation By Design Ltd.

CATEGORY 17

Reclamation By Design Ltd.

CATEGORY 18

Brighton Builders, LLC

CATEGORY 19

Compass Custom Homes

CATEGORY 20

Advantage Builders, LLC

CATEGORY 21

Element Construction

CATEGORY 22

Simpson Construction, LLC

FULL REMODEL

CATEGORY 1

Hammerhead Custom Builders

CATEGORY 2

Element Construction

PARTIAL REMODEL
(HIGHEST DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY & BEST INNOVATION OF SPACE)

CATEGORY 1

Advantage Builders, LLC.

CATEGORY 2

Reclamation By Design Ltd.

Best Exterior

FULL REMODEL

  • Category 1: Hammerhead Custom Builders
  • Category 2: Roberts Construction Company, Inc.

NEW HOMES

  • Category 1: Logan Homes SC, LLC
  • Category 2: Village Park Homes
  • Category 3: Village Park Signature Homes
  • Category 4: Southern Coastal Homes
  • Category 5: Palatial Homes Design, LLC
  • Category 6: Artisan Homes-Hilton Head, LLC
  • Category 7: Southern Coastal Homes
  • Category 8: Kovach Co, Inc.
  • Category 9: Kendrick Custom Homes
  • Category 10: Hammerhead Custom Builders
  • Category 11: Boshaw Residential, LLC
  • Category 12: Jacoby and Sons Custom Home Builders
  • Category 13: Randy Jeffcoat Builders, Inc.
  • Category 14: RCH Construction, Inc.
  • Category 15: Randy Jeffcoat Builders, Inc.
  • Category 16: Palatial Homes Design, LLC
  • Category 17: Allen Patterson Residential, LLC
  • Category 18: Compass Custom Homes
  • Category 19: Cambridge Building, Inc.
  • Category 20: Pinckney Brothers, Inc.
  • Category 21: Highsmith Construction, Inc.

Best Kitchen

FULL REMODEL

  • Category 1: RCH Construction, Inc.
  • Category 2: Brighton Builders, LLC

NEW HOMES

  • Category 1: Village Park Homes
  • Category 2: Village Park Homes
  • Category 3: Stanley Martin Homes
  • Category 4: Village Park Signature Homes
  • Category 5: Artisan Homes-Hilton Head, LLC
  • Category 6: Southern Coastal Homes
  • Category 7: Southern Coastal Homes
  • Category 8: ACH Custom Homes
  • Category 9: Vala & Owens Custom Homes
  • Category 10: Jacoby and Sons Custom Home Builders
  • Category 11: Full Circle Development
  • Category 12: Jacoby and Sons Custom Home Builders
  • Category 13: Coastal Signature Homes
  • Category 14: Palatial Homes Design, LLC
  • Category 15: Randy Jeffcoat Builders, Inc.
  • Category 16: Hammerhead Custom Builders
  • Category 17: Reclamation By Design Ltd.
  • Category 18: Brighton Builders, LLC
  • Category 19: Element Construction
  • Category 20: Element Construction
  • Category 21: Simpson Construction, LLC

Best Bath

FULL REMODEL

  • Category 1: RCH Construction, Inc.
  • Category 2: Element Construction

NEW HOMES

  • Category 1: Village Park Homes
  • Category 2: Village Park Homes
  • Category 3: Village Park Signature Homes
  • Category 4: Artisan Homes-Hilton Head, LLC
  • Category 5: Jacoby and Sons Custom Home Builders
  • Category 6: Logan Homes SC, LLC
  • Category 7: Southern Coastal Homes
  • Category 8: Kovach Co, Inc.
  • Category 9: Kendrick Custom Homes
  • Category 10: Jacoby and Sons Custom Home Builders
  • Category 11: ACH Custom Homes
  • Category 12: RCH Construction, Inc.
  • Category 13: ACH Custom Homes
  • Category 14: Palatial Homes Design, LLC
  • Category 15: Full Circle Development
  • Category 16: Reclamation By Design Ltd.
  • Category 17: Smith & Kennedy LLC
  • Category 18: Boshaw Residential, LLC
  • Category 19: Advantage Builders, LLC
  • Category 20: Simpson Construction, LLC
  • Category 21: Simpson Construction, LLC

Design

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
Residential

  • Category 1: Pearce Scott Architects, Inc.
  • Category 2: Pearce Scott Architects, Inc.
  • Category 3: Court Atkins Group

KRA Architecture & Design

  • Category 4: Court Atkins Group

Commercial

  • Category 5: KRA Architecture & Design
  • Category 6: KRA Architecture & Design
  • Category 7: Court Atkins Group

INTERIOR DESIGN
Commercial

  • Category 1: J. Banks Design Group

Residential

  • Category 2: Court Atkins Group 501 South Studio
  • Category 3: Kelly Caron Designs, ASID
  • Category 4: Kelly Caron Designs, ASID
  • Category 5: KS McRorie Interior Design

Sales & Marketing

Best Advertising/Public Relations Campaign
Minto Communities-Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head

Best Website for a Company
Arlene Williams Kitchen Design

Best Brochure or Marketing Piece for a Community
Reed Group, LLC-Hampton Lake

Best Brochure or Marketing Piece for a Company
Element Construction

Best Website for a Community
Minto Communities-Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head

Best Logo Design
Kelly Caron Designs, ASID

Light Commercial

  • Category 1: Full Circle Development
  • Category 2: Highsmith Construction, Inc.
  • Category 3: Fraser Construction LLC
  • Category 4: Nix Construction Company, Inc.

TITLE SPONSOR

PINNACLE SPONSORS

VEHICLE SPONSORS

BEACON SPONSORS

About the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association:

Chartered in 1965 under the leadership of the late Joseph Fraser, Jr., the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association is a not‐for‐profit professional trade association of business professionals that represent, promote and support excellence in the home building industry through education, community service and environmental stewardship. The organization is made up of over 500 member companies, representing residential and light commercial builders, subcontractors, suppliers and many other service professionals to the building industry throughout Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton Counties. The association also administers the Hilton Head Home Builders Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed to support and raise funds for deserving local high school graduates seeking further educational or technical advancement.

The Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association is affiliated with the Home Builders Association of South Carolina and the National Association of Home Builders.

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