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Spring has officially sprung, daylight savings gives us more gorgeous sunlight to enjoy. And, March is also Women's History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. A special thank you to all the women, too many to list who contribute immeasurably to our building industry.

Please enjoy all of the fantastic PPP announcements below and share your good news with us! As a member of the BIA SD, this benefit is great PR for you and your firm. If you have something to 'brag' about, please send it our way! New project, new job, new hire, an award??? - it's noteworthy!
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Amber Weigel joins Tri Pointe Homes as Design Studio Manager 
Amber Weigel is the newest member of the Tri Pointe Homes San Diego team, serving as Design Studio Manager. Known as a driven sales leader, coach and executive management team member, Amber brings more than 15 years of design studio experience. She not only will execute the division’s strategic plan but also challenge the team to think beyond the business plan to identify new opportunities.
BWE Celebrates 50th Year Anniversary
Local structural engineering, civil engineering and land surveying firm BWE, Inc. is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Formerly known as Burkett & Wong Engineers, the firm first opened its doors in a small office in Bankers Hill with homemade workstations. Notable projects include Bay View Condominiums in Pacific Beach; the landmark Jacobs Medical Center at UCSD; and the iconic Garden Buildings that form the terracotta-colored perimeter of Petco Park.
New Homes Now Selling welcomes Catherine Jones

Catherine Jones has joined New Homes Now Selling as Sale Associate for Poway Commons, built by Meridian Communities. Jones is a multi-decade new home sales professional whose broad depth of experience and sales expertise make her a perfect fit for her new role. Poway Commons is slated to begin pre-sales in April.
Tiffany George Leads New Division-CBI Finished Home Design
Christian Brothers Flooring and Interiors has promoted Tiffany George to VP of Builder Services and Design Centers for their new division, CBI Finished Home DesignTiffany George is launching new design centers first locally, with plans to expand regionally and nationally. The essential core values of Relationships, Integrity, Details and Excellence that have defined Christian Brothers Flooring and Interiors’ success are foundational to CBI’s focus and growth.
Tri Pointe Homes Continues Award-Winning Run with Eliant Homebuyer’s Choice Honors

Tri Pointe Homes San Diego has been honored by the Eliant Homebuyer’s Choice Awards recognizing outstanding customer experience, marketing, and sales achievements by individuals and sales teams. The 2021 Homebuyer’s Choice Awards honors excellence in the homebuilding industry, including exceptional customer experience when purchasing a home, awarded from the ratings & experience of more than 170,000 surveyed homebuyers nationally.
TriFecta Awards for Sales Team Duo
Susan Husband and Trina Asaro took home a Nationals SAM award for Sales Team of the Year for a small builder, Meridian Communities for new homes Pinnacle at Millenia. This recognition caps their trifecta of achievements for 2020 — having won awards for Best Sales Team at SMC's quarterly awards and also at BIA's R.I.S.E. Awards! Hats off to this team!
Cornerstone Closes Out Three Communities in Q1. 2021
San Diego-based Cornerstone Communities sold out three communities in the first five weeks of 2021: Aventine at Otay Ranch in Chula Vista, Altura at Pacific Ridge in Oceanside, and Cypress at The Preserve. “We anticipate additional openings over the next 18 months in Santee, Poway, and South San Diego,” said President and COO Michael Sabourin. Cornerstone currently has eight communities now-selling in San Diego County and Temecula Valley.   
Promotional Product Consultant Makes Top 5 and Top 10 Sales Rankings in Early 2021
Valerie Shultz makes Top 5 Regional Sales Ranking in January 2021, and Top 10 National Sales Ranking in February 2021. Valerie works with construction-related companies, including interior designers' favorite paint company, Dunn Edwards. Valerie attributes her success, to not only procuring the production of the Color of the Year bag, but also designing the look and feel of the bag. Her graphic design experience has proven to be a successful combination for her clients.
Felix Montano named Division President for Harvest Landscape Enterprises, Inc.

Harvest Landscape Enterprises Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Felix Montano as Division President for San Diego and South Inland Empire.
“Felix is an accomplished operations leader. He is loyal, hard-working, and committed to excellence... His leadership is instrumental to the rapid growth we are having in San Diego and South Inland Empire Regions.” said Steven Schinhofen, CEO.
Taking home the gold! Congratulations to our three local San Diego Gold SAM Award Winners at The Nationals!
There were nearly 1,200 entries, with about 5% of those awarded GOLD and about 12% of entries being awarded Silver. Congratulations to the Silver Award winners too, announced in a prior PPP.
Sales Team of The Year
Trina Asaro & Susan Husband
Chula Vista, CA
Best Virtual Special Event
NEW R.I.S.E. Awards
BIA of San Diego County, Powered by the Sales & Marketing Council
Sales & Marketing Council
of The Year
(Second SAM)
Congratulations to Affirmed Housing for 3 housing awards!

Affirmed Housing won 3 awards this year at the 2020 National Association of Home Builders Pillar of the Industry Awards.
Best Adaptive Reuse
Formerly a Motel 6 and adjacent Denny's, Zephyr was remodeled to offer 84 studio apartments for Veterans who have experienced homelessness.
Bluewater & Stella
Best Affordable Development
over 100 units
Bluewater offers affordable family housing and Stella offers housing for formerly homeless San Diegans.
Villas on the Park
Best Affordable Development
up to 100 units
Offering supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals, Villas on the Park is a six story building offering 84 studio homes.
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