AR Homes® 21st Annual Avid Award Winners 

We are excited to announce that several of our AR Homes® franchisees have been recognized in the 21st Annual Avid Awards by Avid Ratings. 

About Avid Ratings and Awards 

Since 1992, Avid Ratings has been a trusted source for evaluating builder performance through comprehensive New Home Experience surveys. These surveys collect detailed feedback from homebuyers, providing industry-leading insights on overall satisfaction, willingness to refer, and other key metrics. 

Award Categories 

Here are the categories in which our builders have excelled: 

  • Avid Diamond Award: Awarded annually to one builder in the Production, Custom, and Small Volume categories in both the US and Canada. It recognizes exceptional customer experience and high-quality homes. 
  • Avid Gold Award: Given to builders who achieve the highest regional scores on the New Home Move-In Experience Survey, recognizing excellence in customer satisfaction within specific regions. 
  • Avid Benchmark Award: Presented to builders who rank among the top 25% nationwide on the New Home Move-In Experience Survey, highlighting their commitment to superior service and quality. 

2024 AR Homes® Avid Award Winners 

Avid Diamond Award 

  • AR Homes® Lake City (Bryan Zecher Homes Inc.) With over 25 years of experience, Bryan Zecher Homes, Inc. is known for their exceptional homes in North Florida. Their solid reputation, demonstrated by awards like the Diamond Award, shows their dedication to excellence and integrity in every project. Customers appreciate their clear communication and professionalism. Bryan Zecher Homes, Inc. promises to customize your home to your exact needs, ensuring a smooth process marked by quality and integrity. 

Avid Gold Award 

  • AR Homes® Charlotte (Paragon Homes of Charlotte) Paragon Homes of Charlotte, founded in 2008, is renowned for luxury custom homes in North Carolina. They consistently earn top regional scores for customer satisfaction. Winning their first Avid Ratings award marks a significant milestone, reflecting their commitment to delivering superior homes and exceptional customer experiences. 

Avid Benchmark Award 

  • AR Homes® Sarasota (Nelson Homes Inc.) Nestled in the heart of Sarasota, FL, Nelson Homes, Inc. is known for their breathtaking custom homes. As the preferred custom home builder in the multi-generational community of Lakewood Ranch, they leverage their expertise in a town consistently ranked #1 in the nation for 6 consecutive years. With meticulous control over their annual construction volume, Nelson Homes guarantees quality in every project. Their excellence is underscored by 8 Avid Awards, including 5 benchmarks. 
  • AR Homes® Gainesville GA (RLW Homes Inc.) RLW Homes, Inc. is renowned for their customer-focused approach and collaborative ethos. Whether building your dream home on your lot or within North Georgia’s premier communities, they prioritize your vision and needs. By integrating talent, technology, and tradition, they deliver homes that exceed expectations. Their recent Avid Award win reflects their commitment to ensuring every customer’s satisfaction. 
  • AR Homes® Jacksonville (Marcus Allen Homes Inc.) Established in 2000, Marcus Allen Homes Inc. boasts over two decades of expertise in the custom home industry. They specialize in building exquisite homes in top-tier, highly sought-after communities. Renowned for their meticulous attention to detail, Marcus Allen Homes Inc. has been honored with 4 Avid Awards, including 3 prestigious Benchmark Awards, underscoring their commitment to excellence. 
  • AR Homes® Gainesville FL (Barry Rutenberg and Associates Inc.) Since 1973, Barry Rutenberg and Associates Inc. have built over 1200 homes, establishing themselves as one of Gainesville’s premier custom home builders. Their second Benchmark Award underscores their commitment to quality. What sets them apart is their integrated approach: everything, including interior design, is handled in-house, providing customers with a streamlined and personalized experience. 

AR Homes® has been recognized by Avid Ratings for quality and customer satisfaction for seven consecutive years, demonstrating our commitment to excellence in delivering high-quality custom homes. 

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