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Eastwood Homes Honored as Builder of the Year

March 31, 2015

Eastwood Homes Honored as Builder of the Year at Annual MAME Awards

Charlotte, NC- March 31, 2015 – The Home Builders Association of Charlotte hosted the annual Major Achievement Awards on March 26st at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  At this highly anticipated event, home builders were recognized for achievements in sales, marketing, design, and construction.

Charlotte based builder Eastwood Homes was recognized with several awards, the most notable of which was the title, Builder of the Year.  This coveted designation is awarded annually to a company that excels in all facets of the home building industry.  This award represents the 3rd time that Eastwood Homes has been recognized as Builder of the Year.  The builder was also named as such in 2009 and 2012. 

Bryan DeGabrielle, VP of Sales for Eastwood Homes, commented, “It is a tremendous honor to be recognized for our hard work with such an award.  We operate as a team at Eastwood Homes, so each and every employee of the company should feel proud of this recognition.  We are also grateful for the owners of our company, Joe and Clark Stewart, for giving us the opportunity to work for such a well-respected organization.”

Mike Conley, Division President of Eastwood Homes, remarked “To be recognized among our peers as the Builder of the Year is a true honor, especially among the many very successful builders who were represented at the MAME awards this year.  Charlotte is home to myriad top-notch builders, both on the local and national level. This is a symbol of the successful process we have in place, and it helps to solidify our place in a market in which we compete with much larger national builders.”

In addition to their award for Builder of the Year, Eastwood Homes was recognized with a Gold Award for their fall Realtor Event, the Diamond Dig at Walnut Creek.  They were also recognized with a silver award for their recently redesigned website.  Kathy Settlemyre of Eastwood Homes was honored with the Shining Star Award, which recognizes the commitment of a behind-the-scenes industry superstar.

Several New Home Specialists of Eastwood Homes were recognized for their sales achievements.  Gene Cable, Kathy Choy, Koby Koblish, and Leah Long were recognized with Silver Awards for sales over $2 million.  Nate Daniel, Jason Everakes, John George, Robert Rosenberger, Keefe Royal, Barry Ryalls, Jessica St. John, and Elaine Washburn were recognized with a Gold Award for sales over $5 million, and John Rhinehart was recognized with a Platinum Award for his impressive sales totaling more than $10 million. 

The entire team at Eastwood Homes is honored to be recognized for their 2014 achievements, and anticipates a continuation of their success.


Eastwood has been building in the Carolinas since 1977 and continues to delight buyers with homes of exceptional quality and outstanding craftsmanship.  Eastwood Homes offers a variety of floorplans in 20 communities in the greater Charlotte area, and also operates in Charleston and Greenville, SC, Raleigh and the Greensboro Area, NC, and Richmond, VA.  For more information please visit