Arthur Rutenberg Homes Franchisee, Derek Nelson, of Nelson Homes, was named the 2012 Builder of the Year at the 21st annual Pride In Partnership awards dinner. Nelson was honored for his first class internal organization, aggressive and professional marketing and for his satisfied customers who speak to the high quality of construction and service they provide.
Two Best Model Awards were presented. The Best Model In The Florida Plan Collection went to Nelson Homes for the Bermuda model located at Lakewood Ranch.
Two new awards were introduced this year – Best Model Interior Designer for the Florida Plan Collection and the Southern Plan Collection. Cindy Alander won both of the Interior Design awards this year for her outstanding work on Nelson Homes’ Bermuda at Lakewood Ranch and Paragon Homes of Charlotte’s Asheville in Springfield, South Carolina.
Nelson Homes, 7309 Merchant Court, Sarasota, FL 34240, (941) 907-2292, www.arthurrutenberghomes.com
Photo: Derek Nelson