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MAX! Awards

The annual MAX! Awards are a centerpiece of the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association’s Cape Fear New Homes Sales & Marketing Council (SMC). Each year at this gala event we salute the outstanding marketing performance of HBA members and industry professionals throughout the region.

The MAX! Awards are about Marketing Achievement Excellence and recognizing the best in media, marketing and advertising tools. The program honors the achievements of builders, associates, realtors, media and advertising professionals, and many others who make major contributions to the residential home building industry. With 20+ categories to choose from, there is something for everyone!

WCFHBA 2015 President:  Shawn Horton, Trusst Builder Group

Gold Sponsor:  Michael Lopez, Alpha Mortgage

WCFHBA Executive Officer:  Cameron Moore


Gold Sponsor Alpha Mortgage
Silver Sponsor The Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Bronze Sponsor AcoustiCreations
Ad Campaign Sponsor Star News Media
Red Wagon Sponsor Stephen Owens Agency
Rock the House Sponsor Stevens Fine Homes
Red Carpet Sponsor Jeff Gordon Chevrolet
Décor Sponsor Just Perfect! Home Staging


Category 2015 Winner
Print Ad-Company Carolina Closet Company
Best Direct Marketing Piece-Company Nest Realty
Best Direct Marketing Piece-New Home Sales Fonville Morisey Barefoot- for Poplar Branch
Best Logo Design-Company Nest Realty
Best Logo Design- New Home Sales Fonville Morisey Barefoot- for Poplar Branch
Best Ad Campaign-New Home Sales Stevens Fine Homes
Best Radio Ad Stevens Fine Homes
Best TV Commercial Southern Home Builders
Best Website- Company Kitchen and Bath Design Studio
Best Website- New Home Sales TidalWalk
Best Video or DVD – Company The Lanier Property Group
Best Video or DVD – New Home Sales Stevens Fine Homes
Best Social Media- Company Nest Realty
Best Social Media- New Home Sales Southern Home Builders
Best Newsletter- Company North State Bank, formerly Envision Mortgage
Best Newsletter- New Home Sales Logan Homes
Best Direct New Homes Brochure Spartina, The Keith Beatty Team- Intracoastal Realty
Best Builder Design Center Stevens Fine Homes
Best Attached Sales Model Trusst Builder Group
Best Detached Sales Model Trusst Builder Group
Sales Person of the Year Nicole Valentine, Intracoastal Realty
Sales Team of the Year Hopkins & Associates, Intracoastal Realty
Sales Manager of the Year Melisa Gallison, Intracoastal Realty
Lender of the Year Alpha Mortgage Corporation
Marketer of the Year- New Home Sales Chantel Wujtow, Stevens Fine Homes
Marketer of the Year- Company Clinton Dorsey, Intracoastal Realty
Best Special Project Strickland’s Window Coverings
Million Dollar Circle, Sales Over $10 Million Nicole Valentine-Intracoastal Realty
Million Dollar Circle, Sales Over $10 Million Laura Midgett-Intracoastal Realty
Million Dollar Circle, Sales Over $10 Million Jimmy Hopkins- Intracoastal Realty
Million Dollar Circle, Sales Over $10 Million Shawn Horton- Trusst Builder Group