Economically healthy times for Charleston area builders in 2016 will give way to even more vibrant conditions next year, says the industry's local trade group, which handed out more than 100 trophies in November to top contractors and marketers.

Charleston Home Builders Association held its yearly Prism awards, marking its 28th season of honoring craftsmen and associates for their "hard work and dedication to the field." According to the association, "We all remember the housing industry taking a hit in the mid-2000s. As scary as it was, it is safe to say we are seeing a resurgence of home buyers eager to build new and remodel once again." The group says that "2016 was a strong year, and 2017 will be stronger still."

Several up and coming new communities emerged locally, "including areas up U.S. (Highway) 17 reaching through Ravenel and beyond," the association points out. Another area ripe for "huge growth" will be west on Interstate 26 due to the multi-million dollar Volvo car plant under construction in Ridgeville. "With an average of 48 newcomers moving in every day to the area, the need for homes is only increasing steadily," notes the association, which represents Berkeley, Dorchester, Charleston and Colleton counties.

"No year has been more exciting to showcase the builders and associates in the industry," according to the area builders' organization. Honorees were congratulated for taking home "such a prestigious award."

Prism designees included Best Single Family Home worth "upwards of $5 million," and Best Remodeling Project at more than $500,000, the group says. The Nov. 4 banquet at Hyatt Place, on the corner of Spring and King streets downtown, feted sales people who closed home-purchase deals: Dozens made the Million Dollar Circle for selling more than $1 million in real estate in the year.

The association also added a new category in 2016 -- “Most Innovative Project." The award "honors a builder’s ability to meet every want of the client and still maintain the structure of a resalable home," according to the home builders group.

In addition to the awards presentations, the Charleston Home Builders Association donated $3,300 to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society for its ongoing fight against cancer.

Richard Jackson, owner of JacksonBuilt Custom Homes and the group's 2016 president, oversaw the dinner alongside nominated president Tori Stein, president of Stein Renovation and Design Group, LLC.

"The 400 plus members of the Charleston Home Builders Association work tirelessly to provide remarkable, quality housing in the Charleston area," Jackson says. "I am proud of our membership and the pride they take in shaping our community.  It is truly an honor to come together for an evening to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of our peers."

 As in past years, the event sold out as builders, associates and guests filled the banquet hall. Prism award sponsors included The Post and Courier, South State Bank, Carolina Lanterns & Lighting, Butler & College, LLC, and Ameris Bank.

Next year's banquet is scheduled for Nov. 3 at the Gaillard Center in downtown Charleston.

2016 PRISM AWARD WINNERS

Best Sales & Information Center: Summers Corner, Corner House Café & Information Center

Best Model Home $150,000 and Below: Hunter Quinn Homes, St. Martin

Best Model Home $200,000-$250,000: Dan Ryan Builders, Malbec

Best Model Home $250,000-$300,000: Eastwood Homes, Pin Oak

Best Model Home $300,000-$350,000: Crescent Homes, Kerrington

Best Model Home $350,000-$400,000: FrontDoor Communities, Magnolia

Best Model Home $400,000-$500,000: Ashton Woods, Killdeer

Best Model Home $500,000-$600,000: SBC Home, SBC Home Model at Riverside

Best Model Home $600,000-$700,000: David Weekley Homes, The Whitham

Best Model Home $700,000-$800,000: Brock Built Homes, The Adams

Best Model Home $900,000-$1 Million: Emerald Homes -- a DR Horton Company, The Stanford

Best Retail Showroom/Design Center: Dan Ryan Builders, "Uniquely Yours" Design Center by Dan Ryan Builders

Best Remodeling Project $100,000-$150,000: CK Contracting, Cooper Estates

Best Remodeling Project $150,000-$200,000: Renaissance South Construction Co., Bliss Residence

Best Remodeling Project $200,000-$250,000: CK Contracting, Hamlin Plantation

Best Remodeling Project $300,000-$350,000: Oakwood Construction Group, The Sutherland Residence

Best Remodeling Project $350,000-$400,000: Saltwater Homes, Sullivan Residence

Best Remodeling Project $500,000-$800,000: Shelter, Daniel Island

Best Remodeling Project $800,000-$900,000: Renaissance South Construction Co., McClure Residence

Best Commercial Pool/Outdoor Living Space: Nexton Swim Club

Best Residential Pool/Outdoor Living Space: Sea Island Builders, Awendaw Retreat

Best New Community, 100 Lots & above: West Rock, Summers Corner

Best Single Family Home, Detached $225,000-$275,000: Dan Ryan Builders, Malbec

Best Single Family Home, Detached $325,000-$400,000: Hunter Quinn Homes, Crowfield

Best Single Family Home, Detached $400,000-$450,000: Ashton Woods, Killdeer

Best Single Family Home, Detached $550,000-$600,000: D.R. Horton, The Harbor Oak

Best Single Family Home, Detached $600,000-$625,000: Dan Ryan Builders, Keeneland II

Best Single Family Home, Detached $650,000-$750,000: Crosby Creations, Tucker

Best Single Family Home, Detached $750,000-$800,000: Priester's Custom Contracting, LLC, Freeman Residence

Best Single Family Home, Detached $850,000-$900,000: Saltwater Homes, Sessions Residence

Best Single Family Home, Detached $900,000-$1 Million: David Weekley Homes, The Walcott

Best Single Family Home, Detached $1 Million-$1.2 Million: Trellis Residential, McGann Residence

Best Single Family Home, Detached $1.3 Million-$1.5 Million: Crosby Creations, Hopkins

Best Single Family Home, Detached $1.6 Million-$1.8 Million: Structures Building Co., Ionsborough Street Residence

Best Single Family Home, Detached $2 Million-$2.5 Million: Novella Homes, Daniel Island

Best Single Family Home, Detached $2.5 Million-$3 Million: Sea Island Builders, Awendaw Retreat

Best Single Family Home, Detached $4.5 Million-$5 Million: Saltwater Homes, Isle of Palms

Best Single Family Home, Attached $200,000-$250,000: Express Homes -- a DR Horton Company, The Elston

Best Single Family Home, Attached $100,000-$150,000: Hunter Quinn Homes, St. Martin

Best Single Family Home, Attached $450,000-$500,000: CalAtlantic Fenwick

Most Innovative Housing Product: Insulsteel Constructors, LLC, Geronilla

Best Company Brochure: Novella Homes

Best Brochure for a Community: K. Hovnanian Homes, Live The Lake Life Model Park Tour

Best Builder Website Design: Ashton Woods, ashtonwoods.com

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Best Associate Website Design: Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc., bucklumber.com

Best Community Website Design: Ashton Woods, Stratton by the Sound

Best Social Media: Nexton

Best Newspaper Ad: Ashton Woods, The Post & Courier branding ad

Best Direct Mail Piece or Program: David Weekley Homes Parade of Homes -- direct mail

Best Magazine Ad: Ashton Woods, Charleston New Homes Guide ad

Best Radio Commercial: Nexton

Best TV Commercial: Aqua Blue Pools, Outdoor Living With Aqua Blue Pools

Best Billboard: Nexton

Rookie Salesperson of the Year: Eastwood Homes, Kelly Bone

Salesperson of the Year: DR Horton, Ab Sanchez

Sales Manager of the Year: CalAtlantic, Gayle Jinks

Marketing Manager of the Year: Ashton Woods, Jennifer Pencarinha

Mortgage/Loan Officer of the Year: Ameris Bank, Mandy Williams

Customer Service Award: Priester's Custom Contracting, LLC

MILLION DOLLAR CIRCLE

Top 10 - See complete list at www.postandcourier.com/business/real_estate/jim-parker

DR Horton, Darrell Connelly.

DR Horton, Suzy Scholz.

CalAtlantic, Daniel Sabus.

DR Horton, Ab Sanchez.

David Weekley Homes, Charlene Johnson.

CalAtlantic, Alvin Green.

CalAtlantic, Scott Wurst.

CalAtlantic, Tina Jones.

DR Horton, Armando Solarana.

Carolina One New Homes, Jack Catterton.