Dallas Builders Association 2024 Awards Honor Creativity in Residential Projects by Developers, Remodelers, and More

From innovative residential developments to an honored community "fitness park" to outstanding interior designers and sales professionals, the Dallas BA presented its 45th annual McSAM awards recently at The Statler in downtown Dallas. Meet some of the top winners behind some of the region's newest homes and communities.

Emcee Amy Vanderoef

On April 20 at The Statler hotel in downtown Dallas, the Dallas Builders Association presented awards in 80-plus categories to leading area builders, remodelers, developers, and associates “who have made a significant and creative contribution in residential marketing through specific achievements”—from sprawling, innovative residential developments to style-setting examples of interior design.

The Dallas BA’s 45th annual McSAM awards—named for “maximum creativity in sales and marketing”—received around 500 entries this year, the organization said, and were presented in partnership with Southern Roofing. This year’s gala was emceed by Amy Vanderoef, former longtime host of WFAA’s “Good Morning Texas.” 

The awards were judged by industry experts from around the country including architects, interior designers, and new home marketing professionals, the Dallas BA said.

Ten top winners of the event’s industry-judged awards included:

The M/I Homes team celebrate after being named McSAM Builder of the Year at the 2024 Dallas Builders Association McSAM Awards. [Photo: Dallas BA]

M/I Homes :: McSAM Builder of the Year
Winning Builder of the Year for the fifth consecutive year, M/I Homes was honored for exhibiting exceptional market performance, maintaining strong relationships with trade partners, and actively engaging with its communities. M/I also snagged individual awards for Tim Standfield for Sales Professional of the Year (for a community with average sales price under $450K) and Kevin Carroll for Mortgage Professional of the Year.

Hillwood Communities :: Developer of the Year

Homes by J. Anthony :: Custom Builder of the Year

Kasper Custom Remodeling :: Remodeler of the Year

Union Park by Hillwood Communities :: Master Planned Community of the Year

Home of the Year – Fields Brookside 60s :: The Marcello by Highland Homes

Active Adult Home of the Year :: The Carmina Model at Ladera Prosper, Integrity Group

Multifamily Community of the Year :: Lakeview Pointe: Waterside Living by OM Housing

Volume Builder Project Manager of the Year :: Julian Sontag with KWA Construction

Marketing Professional of the Year :: Jennifer Ambs with Brightland Homes

Hillwood snags 12 awards, including Developer of the Year for third consecutive year

Located in Little Elm, Union Park by Hillwood was named Master-Planned Community of the Year, which also won Best Community Amenity for its Fitness Park at the 2024 McSAM Awards. [Image: Hillwood]

A standout at this year’s awards was Dallas-based Hillwood Communities, which snagged 12 awards including winning Developer of the Year for the third consecutive year (its sixth win in the category). Besides winning the award for Master Planned Community of the Year for Union Park in Little Elm, Hillwood also won two new Dallas BA awards for 2024: the Best on Boards Community award for Treeline—a community of 2,700 homes opening in Justin in 2025—and the Best New Amenity award for Mini Town Park at Harvest in Northlake. Additionally, Pecan Square by Hillwood Communities, last year’s winner of the Master-Planned Community category, was acknowledged for its Best Lifestyle Annual Program, which features over 300 events.

People’s Choice competition based on consumer voting 

The event’s People’s Choice competition rewards builders based on consumer voting. To identify the People’s Choice winners, the Dallas Building Association said it enlists the help of a third-party firm that sends an online survey to hundreds of homebuyers, asking for feedback on everything from home design to sales experience, customer service, and overall satisfaction.

Highland Homes won the People’s Choice Builder of the Year honors, the Dallas BA said.

Huffines Communities team members at the McSAM Awards. [Image: Huffines Communities]

Huffines Communities wins five awards

Another big award winner at the 2024 gala was Huffines Communities, whose five awards included one for Edward Beecherl as Developer Professional of the Year and one for Taylor Cowan of Inspiration as Lifestyle Director of the Year. Huffines also one Best Graphic Continuity for Solterra Texas; Best Special Event/Promotion for the Agents for the Solterra Texas Realtor Bonus Program; and Best Long-Format Video for a Solterra Texas digital marketing video.

Additional 2024 McSAM Awards partners

In addition to Southern Roofing, partners for the 2024 McSAM Awards included Anderson Hanson Blanton, Builder Guides DFW, Burgess Construction Consultants, Cadence Bank, Copperweld, David Weekley Homes, Drees Custom Homes, Fireside Hearth & Homes, First National Bank Mortgage, Grand Homes, Highland Homes, Hillwood Communities, Independence Title, Integrity Group, Land Pro Creations, Neighborhood Management, Newland/Brookfield Properties, Pacesetter Homes, Partners in Building, ProSource Wholesale, Southwest Sales, Texas Door & Trim, The Jarrell Company, and Toll Brothers.

For more on the winners, you can view the McSAM Awards book by going here.

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