Local Builders Won Big at This Year's National Association of Home Builders Awards

Nautilus Custom Homes and Ross Built Custom Homes stood out from the competition, taking home a total of seven awards.

By Kim Doleatto March 1, 2024

A rendering of the "Island Breeze" home on Siesta Key by Nautilus Custom Homes.

Nautilus Custom Homes received five awards from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for craftsmanship and design in a recently completed Siesta Key residence called "Island Breeze." Ross Built Custom Homes also received two for its recent restorative work on the historic Van Wezel Estate.

The accolades were presented at the NAHB National Awards and Best in American Living Awards (BALA) during the recent International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. The awards honor industry professionals for homes and communities across the United States and Canada. There were roughly 150 finalists this year.

Nautilus Homes' "Island Breeze" home received the BALA Platinum Award for Best Custom Home Priced Over $2 Million. Island Breeze's cabana earned the platinum award for Specialty Room/Project in a Custom Home Priced Over $2 Million; a Gold Best Kitchen a Custom Home Priced Over $2 Million; Silver Best Single-Family Custom Home within the 6,000 to 8,000 square feet category for the NAHB Nationals Awards; and Best Room Overall.

Ross Built Custom Homes won two Platinum Awards: one for a kitchen remodel over $125,000 and another in the category of Remodeled Historic Preservation and Restoration.

The remodeled kitchen at the Van Wezel Estate by Ross Built Custom Homes.

Image: Ryan Gamma

The luxury builders are no strangers to award winning. In 2022, Ryan Perrone, president and co-founder of Nautilus Homes, earned the prestigious title of AIA Florida Builder of the Year. In 2023, Ross Built won the Grand Aurora Award for the Manatee River "Modern River House" in the category of Best Custom Home Under 5,000 Square Feet.

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