2017 Best of the Lake Design Competition

The?14th Annual Lake Norman Home Builders Association – Best of the Lake Awards Gala?was held Friday, November?10th at?The Peninsula Club, Cornelius, NC.?Andrew Roby?was named?BEST IN SHOW?for?the Best?Remodel – Existing Home – $76K-$175K. The Best of the Lake is an annual?competition sponsored by the Lake Norman Home Builders Association, the area’s preeminent professional association dedicated to the enrichment of the Lake Norman Community and its housing industry. The renowned competition affords builders, designers and trade craftsmen with the opportunity to showcase their extensive creative talents.

This year’s Awards Gala was held at?The Peninsula Club in Cornelius, NC. The?Premier Sponsor,?Electrolux?whose U.S. headquarters is based in Charlotte, has been an?incredible sponsor of the Lake Norman Home Builders Association, and once again?made this competition and Gala an extraordinary event.

The Gold Sponsors were?Puma & Associates Realty and?Lake Norman Chrysler|Dodge|Jeep|Ram, both of Cornelius, The Silver Sponsor?was Ferguson Bath Kitchen and Lighting Gallery of Mooresville.? Table Sponsors were E&P Trimwork, BB&T,?Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath Center & Jasper Builders all of Mooresville,?Hughes Supply of Huntersville, Best Tile, Queen City Audio Video Appliance and?Alan Simonini Homes, all of Charlotte.?These elite sponsors help make this event an exciting and compelling event for the industry!? This year’s Media Partner was?Currents Magazine.

The event celebrates builders, designers and craftsmen who entered new custom homes, remodeling/renovations/addition projects, special projects, outdoor projects and interior design & staging projects for consideration by the judges. As in years past, entries were kept anonymous, ensuring that all of the professionals and well qualified judges were unaware of which entrants provided which entries. Judging is based on a set of criteria formed around design originality, construction accomplishments and challenges, and solutions to those challenges. The winners of this year’s competition serve as an inspiration to the greater community at large, reminding us of the positive impact of the association and of its constant embrace of integrity.

The complete list of winners include:


Andrew Roby – Best Remodel – Existing Home – $76K-$175K


Best New Home Construction – $1M+ -?Andrew Roby

Best New Home Construction – $750K-$999K -?Lorenz Custom Builders

Best New Home Construction – $500K-$749K -?Arthur Rutenberg Homes/Monterrey Bay Charlotte

Best New Home Construction – $350K-$499K -?Koehler Building Co, Inc.

Best Custom Waterfront Home – $1M+ -?Southern Cottage Corp

Best Custom Waterfront Home – $750K-$999K – Team Entry -?Jasper Builders/Crowe Design & Associates

Best Custom Waterfront Home – $500K-$749K -?Titan Custom Builders

Best Remodel Existing Home – More than $500K – Southern Cottage Corp

Best Remodel Existing Home – $276K-$500K -?Kenneth Bealer Homes

Best Remodel Existing Home – $176K-$275K -?Jasper Builders

Best Remodel Existing Home – $76K-$175K – Andrew Roby

Best?Remodel – Bath?- More than $50K – Andrew Roby

Best?Remodel – Bath – $20K-$50K – Titan Custom Builders

Best Remodel – Kitchen?- More than $100K -?Alan Simonini Homes

Best?Remodel – Kitchen?- $50K-$100K -?Lorenz Custom Builders

Best Outdoor Living Project – More than $500K – Southern Cottage Corp

Best Outdoor Living Project -?$301K-$500K -?Southern Cottage Corp

Best Outdoor Living Project – $101K – $300K – Alan Simonini Homes

Best Outdoor Living Project – $51K-$100K – Titan Custom Builders

Best Residential Interior Staging – Home Sales Price of $1M+?- Carolina Spaces

Best Residential Interior Staging – Home Sales Price of $250K-500K – Centerpiece Home Staging

Best Residential Interior Design – More than $50K -?Southern Cottage Corp

Best Residential Interior Design – $25K-$50K -?Titan Custom Builders

Special Project – Andrew Roby

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