OMB 2012 Tour of Homes™ Awards The Olympia Master Builders (OMB) hosted the OMB Tours of Homes™ award ceremonies at the October 2 General Membership Dinner Meeting, which was held at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club. According to 2012 OMB President James Peterson, “This year’s tour included thirteen homes, represented by eleven builders. There were eleven new homes, and two remodel projects. These new and remodeled homes demonstrated to the community our builders’ passion for excellence.” Builders for this year’s Tour included: The Artisans Group; Deering & Nelson, Inc.; DeTray’s, LLC; Dickey’s Remodel & Repair; Evergreen State Builders; Lexar Homes; Northwest Family Homes, Inc.; Olympia Construction, Inc.; Schneider Homes, Inc.; Scott Homes; and SoundBuilt NW, LLC. The public at large voted on homes for the People’s Choice Awards. A team of industry experts, from outside the Thurston County area comprised the panel of judges, to select the Judges’ Awards. Judges looked at overall first impressions, attention to detail, balance and function, relationship of design to site, special features and more in deciding who should get top honors. To see photos of all the homes, go to www.omb.org. Look under the “Current Events” tab to find a link to the 2012 Tour of Homes™. Chair Karen McClennen of The Olympian thanked her Committee Members: Erik Barrett of RSVP of Olympia; Sarah Huffer of KGY Radio – AM 1240 & 96.9 KAYO Country; Julie Manker of The Olympian; Greg Stevens of Mixx 96.1 FM and Eileen Ryan of Scott Homes.
OMB 2012 Tour of Homes Award Winners, pictured from L – R. (Back Row) Ron Deering of Deering & Nelson, Inc.; Mark Barton of Dickey’s Remodel & Repair; Tessa Smith of The Artisans Group; Diane Gassman of Interior Dimensions, LLC (for Dickey’s Remodel & Repair and Olympia Construction, Inc.); Mark Kitabayashi of Windermere Real Estate (for SoundBuilt NW, LLC), Jeff Kelley of Evergeen State Builders; Nancey Kelley of Evergreen State Builders; Corey Peters of Evergreen State Builders; Chance Wehrer of Coldwell Banker (for Evergreen State Builders); Scott Bergford of Scott Homes, and Daimon Doyle of Scott Homes. (Front Row) Andy Gruhn of Northwest Family Homes, Inc.; Mike Auderer of Olympia Construction, Inc.; Kirby Kelley of Evergreen State Builders; and David Danton of Lexar Homes.
The People’s Choice Award Winners
The Judges’ Choice Award Winners
Best Curb Appeal Evergreen State Builders
Best Curb Appeal Schneider Homes, Inc.
Best Kitchen Evergreen State Builders
Best Kitchen Scott Homes
Best Master Suite Evergreen State Builders
Best Master Suite Northwest Family Homes, Inc. – Briggs Village
Best Floor Plan Deering & Nelson, Inc. Best Remodel Dickey’s Remodel & Repair
Best Floor Plan The Artisans Group
Best Built Green® Features Scott Homes
Best Remodel Olympia Construction, Inc. Best Built Green® Features Scott Homes
OMB thanks our returning Silver Sponsor, Olympia Federal Savings, and Bronze Sponsors, Puget Sound Energy. Thank you to returning Media Sponsors, The Olympian and Mixx 96.1 FM KXXO.
Best of Show – (Production) SoundBuilt NW – Lacey plan
Best of Show (Custom) The Artisans Group Judges’ Special Award for Best Practical Use of Built Green® Features Lexar Homes
Best of Show Evergreen State Builders 7
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