It's an annual builders' showcase that predates Hurricane Hugo, harking to the days when greater metro Charleston counted no more than 500,000 people. The Prism Awards and Gala marked its 29th show Nov. 3, packing the Charleston Gaillard Center to honor contractors in a metro area at 761,000 and rising.

Charleston Home Builders Association hosted the event, which presented dozens of trophies to new-homes builders, lenders, suppliers such as pool companies, remodeling firms, real estate brokers and master-planned communities in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties. Tori Stein of Stein Renovation and Design Group is the current president.

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The awards list as provided by the area home builders association consists of the following categories and winners:

  • GuildQuality Customer Service Award - Priester’s Custom Contracting, LLC.
  • Company Brochure - David Weekley Homes.
  • Product Brochure - Southeastern Family Homes: Poplar Grove Equestrian Center.
  • Community Newspaper Ad - Nexton.
  • Community Magazine Ad - Nexton.
  • Company Billboard Ad - David Weekley Homes.
  • Community Billboard Ad - Nexton.
  • Associate Member Product Website - Ameris Bank.
  • Associate Member Company Website - Aqua Blue Pools.
  • Remodeler Company Website - Stein Renovation and Design Group.
  • Builder Company Website - Crescent Homes.
  • Builder Product Website - Novella Homes.
  • Builder Community Website - Southeastern Family Homes.
  • Radio Commercial - David Weekley Homes.
  • TV Commercial - Aqua Blue Pools.
  • Builder Company Social Media - Lennar.
  • Builder Product Social Media - Novella Homes.
  • Model Home $200,000-$299,999 (price) - CalAtlantic Homes: Litchfield II E.
  • Model Home $300,000-$399,999 - CalAtlantic Homes: Virginian II F.
  • Model Home $400,000 - $499,999 - Lennar: The Rutledge.
  • Model Home $600,000 - $699,999 - Crescent Homes: Hamilton II.
  • Model Home $1 million plus -Emerald Homes: Surf Shack.
  • Company Sales & information Center - CalAtlantic Homes.
  • Community Sales & Information Center - Nexton.
  • Associate Member Retail Showroom/Design Center - Aqua Blue Pools.
  • Builder Member Retail Showroom/Design Center - Crescent Homes.
  • Remodeled Home $199,999 and less - Alair Homes Charleston: Murphy home.
  • Remodeled Home $300,000-$399,999 - Oakwood Construction Group: McCleod residence.
  • Remodeled Home $900,000-$999,999 - Crosby Creations: White residence.
  • Remodeled Home $1 million-$1,499,999 - Structures Building Company: Isle of Palms Remodel.
  • Remodeled Home $1.5 million-$1,999,999 - Great Southern Builders: Kiawah Island Remodel.
  • Remodeled Home $2 million plus - Sea Island Builders: Osceola Renovation.
  • Bathroom Remodel $99,999 and less - Stein Renovation & Design Group: Green Project.
  • Bathroom Remodel $100,000-$199,999 - Stein Renovation & Design Group: Parrington Project.
  • New Kitchen - Kingswood Homes: McDuffie residence.
  • New Bathroom - Distinctive Design: Boor Master Bath.
  • Pool/Outdoor Living Space $99,999 and less - Aqua Blue Pools: Park Crossing Pool.
  • Pool/Outdoor Living Space $100,000-$199,999 - Aqua Blue Pools: Royal Beach Pool and Spa.
  • Pool/Outdoor Living Space $200,000-$299,999 -Kingswood Homes: Sloop residence.
  • Community Pool/Outdoor Living Space - Southeastern Family Homes: Poplar Grove.
  • Multi-Family Community $399,999 and less - Hunter Quinn Homes: Tributary at The Park at River's Edge.
  • Multi-Family Community $400,000 plus - CalAtlantic Homes: Bowman Park Townhouses.
  • Multi-Family Community Apartments - Nexton: Parks at Nexton.
  • Community, less than 100 Homes - Mungo Homes: Magnolia Bluff.
  • Community 100-250 Homes - FrontDoor Communities: Freeman's Point.
  • Community more than 250 Homes - Lennar: Stonoview.
  • Single Family Home Attached (garage) $199,999 and less - Express Homes, a DR Horton Company: The Marion.
  • Single Family Home Attached $200,000-$299,999 - Manorhouse Builders of SC: The Springfield II.
  • Single Family Home Attached $400,000-$499,999 - CalAtlantic Homes: Berkeley A.
  • Single Family Home Attached $900,000-$999,999 - David Weekley Homes: The Applings.
  • Single Family Home Detached $200,000-$299,999 - Hunter Quinn Homes: The Florence II.
  • Single Family Home Detached $300,000-$399,999 - FrontDoor Communities: Daisy 3-7.
  • Single Family Home Detached $400,000-$499,999 - Alair Homes: Tea Farm Home.
  • Single Family Home Detached $500,000-$599,999 - Ashton Woods: Sweetgrass.
  • Single Family Home Detached $600,000-$699,999 - Insulsteel of South Carolina, LLC: Shaw house.
  • Single Family Home Detached $700,000-$799,999 - Cline Homes: 3679 Codorus Court.
  • Single Family Home Detached $800,000-$899,999 - JacksonBuilt Custom Homes: The Bluff.
  • Single Family Home Detached $900,000-$999,999 - Shelter, LLC: 1404 Smythe St.
  • Single Family Home Detached $1 million-$1,499,999 - Great Southern Builders: 155 Governor’s Drive.
  • Single Family Home Detached $1.5 million-$1,999,999 - Emerald Homes: Furman II.
  • Single Family Home Detached $2 million-$2,499,999 - Architecture Plus SC: Daniel Island Residence.
  • Single Family Home Detached $2.5 million-$2,999,999 - Kingswood Homes: McDuffie residence.
  • Single Family Home Detached $3 million-$3,499,999 - Shelter, LLC: 1538 Wando View St.
  • Single Family Home Detached $4 million plus - Shelter, LLC: 3502 Palm Blvd.
  • Rookie Salesperson of the Year - Lori Albers, CalAtlantic Homes.
  • Associate Member Salesperson of the Year - Sherry Pearson, Contract Exteriors.
  • Builder Salesperson of the Year - Tina Jones, CalAtlantic Homes.
  • Sales Manager of the Year - Brian Wagner, DR Horton.
  • Builder Marketing Manager of the Year for a Company - Courtney Case, CalAtlantic Homes.
  • Marketing Manager of the Year for a Community - Cassie Cataline, Nexton.
  • Associate Member Mortgage Loan Officer of the Year - Tracey DeLong, Ameris Bank.
  • Builder Mortgage Loan Officer of the Year - Kathy McGhee, CalAtlantic Homes.
  • Builder of the Year - Lane Baker, Saltwater Homes.
  • Associate of the Year - Jamey Nelson, Carolina Lanterns & Lighting.
  • Remodeler of the Year - Tori Stein, Stein Renovation and Design Group.
  • Volunteer of the Year - Jessica Zelten, Century Glass.
  • Volunteer of the Year - Tricia Haggerty, Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union.
  • Volunteer of the Year - Christina Becude, Wells Fargo.
  • Volunteer of the Year - Jennifer Morris, Wells Fargo.
  • Volunteer of the Year - Hoyt Williams, ServPro.