SNHBA salutes all those involved in the success of the
2017 Silver Nugget Awards
, a joint effort with longtime member, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, to recognize association members' outstanding accomplishments in design, innovation, creativity, quality and leadership.
The awards were presented at a gala reception and dinner on April 1 at the Red Rock Resort. Nearly 400 members and special guests attended to see more than 40 awards presented to the winners.
Home of the Year
" Award went to Sun West Custom Homes for its Waters Edge home in McDonald Highland.
Community of the Year
" was presented to William Lyon Homes for Silver Ridge.
Pulte Group was named "
Green Builder of the Year
Pulte Homes and Toll Brothers tied for the most number of awards - seven each. William Lyon Homes took home six awards; five trophies went to Sun West Custom Homes; KB Home, Pardee Homes and Richmond American Homes each took home four awards; American West Homes, Inspirada and Summerlin each received one Silver Nugget Award.
During the event, the association presented a 2017 Silver Nugget "
Lifetime Achievement Award
" to longtime local real estate professional Randy Black Sr. of Diversified Interests for his many years of outstanding contributions to the association and the industry. Black served as SNHBA president in 2000.
SNHBA salutes the judges, who devoted many hours reviewing 179 entries, touring model homes and making some tough decisions as they narrowed the field to finalists, and then, the winners.
The judges were:
, architect and principal at SDK Atelier Architecture and Planning of Irvine, Calif.;
Rita Tracy Lamkin
, founder and president of PREFACE Inc. Marketing of Las Vegas;
Loren G. Smets
, A.I.A., principal architect at Architectural Design & Consulting in California.
Also, SNHBA thanks two special judges who previewed the finalists' online videos -
, public relations and communication strategist at Blue Cube Marketing Solutions, and
, marketing director at Town Square Las Vegas.
SNHBA thanks partner, the Review-Journal, and in particular, association board member,
, both of the Review-Journal; and SNHBA Office Manager
, who are the primary logisticians for the awards' program.
The association thanks the members of the awards' subcommittee who reviewed and revised the categories:
of Shea Homes;
of the Review-Journal;
of Cornerstone Home Lending;
of D.R. Horton;
of American West Homes;
of Team Power Marketing and
of Shea Homes.
The association salutes the sponsors, who make this program possible by their generous support:
- Southwest Gas Corp.
- Cooper Roofing & Solar, Hirschi Masonry, The Howard Hughes Corp.
- American West Homes, imortgage, KB Home, Pulte Homes, Richmond American Homes
- All Western Mortgage, Applied Anaysis/SalesTraq, NV Energy, Pardee Homes, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
- Zonda/Meyers Group
- New American Funding
- First American Title Co.
- Faiss Foley Warren
- USI Silver State Specialties
- Nevada Builder Trade In Program
- Alpha Landscapes, Sierra Air Conditioning
William Lyon Homes' team members show off their six Silver Nugget
Awards' trophies, including for "Community of the Year."