Pulte Homes was recently honored as the winner in a number of categories at the 2021 Lee BIA Industry Awards annual gala. The nonprofit trade organization recognizes excellence in the residential homebuilding and commercial construction industries in the areas of construction, design, marketing, and sales.
Pulte’s Edgewater at Babcock Ranch community was named Best Detached Single-Family Home Community of the Year. The gated community within the popular, environmentally conscious Babcock Ranch master-planned community features 267 single-family homesites and offers buyers a choice of 11 flexible and open-concept floor plans. Three furnished models are open for viewing at Edgewater at Babcock Ranch, which is currently the only community within Babcock Ranch offering completed private amenities that includes a heated pool, pool cabana and fire pit lounge area.
Pulte Homes also received two Best Product Design – Single Family awards for its innovative, consumer-inspired home designs reflecting the company’s seven decades of homebuilding experience. Its Mystique model at Hampton Lakes at River Hall was honored in the $300,000 to $399,999 division. The Mystique floor plan, starting at 1,889 square feet, offers a flexible layout and open living space, with a kitchen with a large center island and cafe dining area with sliding glass doors connecting to the covered lanai. A private owner’s suite features a spacious en-suite bath with a spacious dual-sink vanity and designer finishes, while additional bedrooms and an optional den offer ample space for family, guests or hobbies.
The Whitestone at Hampton Lakes at River Hall took top honors in the $400,000 to $499,999 category. This flexible, 2,894-square-foot floor plan includes a private, first-floor owner’s suite, a downstairs flex space that can serve as a den or guest suite and an expansive loft and three additional bedrooms on the second level. The open-concept main floor features a gathering room, cafe area and chef-inspired kitchen with a large island and lots of storage.
Pulte’s Ellenwood at River Hall Country Club was named Best Product Design – Multi-Family in the $300,000 to $399,999 division. The one-story, 1,579-square-foot, attached-villa floor plan features an open kitchen, connected dining area and generous gathering room. A flex room can be used as a den or third bedroom for guests, and the private owner’s suite includes a walk-in closet and spacious bath with dual-sink vanity.
Several Pulte team members also took home top honors in the Individual Achievement award categories. Guy Kilmer, Sofia Schimpff and Steven Chipman each won the Golden Hammer Appreciation Award.
Chipman has been a valued team member for six years and is known for his abilities to solve problems, mentor staff and close out homes. Schimpff began working at Pulte Homes as an intern in 2018 and now serves as a construction manager and certified field trainer known for her commitment to customer satisfaction. Kilmer has been with Pulte Homes for eight years and oversees the management of several communities in the Estero and Naples area with a strong focus on delivering the best quality and customer service to customers.
Marc Taglieri was named Residential Salesperson of the Year in the over $3.5 million division. Taglieri has been with Pulte for seven years and has sold more than 250 homes totaling more than $150 million in volume during his tenure. His success stems from an ability to understand what each buyer needs and wants coupled with strong leadership skills and an effective sales style.
Jamie Twedt was named Internet Sales Coordinator of the Year. As an online new home specialist for Pulte’s Southwest Florida division (the company’s largest division), she leads the division in every metric measured. In 2020, her leads and appointments accounted for more than 307 sales totaling almost $150 million in volume.
Laura Chappell took home the award for Residential Design Counselor of the Year. Chappell began her career with Pulte in 2015 and now serves as a design consultant for the company. Known for her attention to detail and thoroughness, she’s assisted 278 new homebuyers with their color selections, options and interior finishes this year.
“We’re honored to have been recognized in each of these categories by the Lee BIA Industry Awards,” said Richard McCormick, area president for PulteGroup’s Florida Divisions. “We’re committed to designing and building homes created with consumers in mind, and it’s exciting to receive this kind of recognition for our consumer-inspired designs as well as our dedicated team members who work above and beyond to exceed our clients’ expectations.”
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PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of America’s largest homebuilding companies with operations in more than 40 markets throughout the country. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods and American West, the company is one of the industry’s most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand. PulteGroup conducts extensive research to provide homebuyers with innovative solutions and consumer inspired homes and communities to make lives better.
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