We had a great time last week at the 2017 New Home Council Tribute Awards. It’s always so much fun every year to celebrate the excellent professionals in our industry, see all of the familiar faces and meet some new ones.

We would like to take a moment congratulate this year’s winners:

Obstacles Overcome
Craig Schuldt, Paula Hovander, Erik Eide and Carrie Lemasters – DR Horton

Rookie of the Year
Alex Whitney – Pacific Ridge Homes

In-House Sales Leader
Jeff Napalan – Shea Homes

Marketing Leader
TwoDot Marketing

Mortgage Leader
Jeremy Eby – DR Horton

Escrow Leader
Debra Alonzo – DR Horton

Online Sales Counselor
Callie Gaudreault – Lennar

Sales Person of the Year
Christine Cordova – TeamBuilder KW

Sales Person of the Year
Katie Hira – DR Horton

Sales Team of the Year
Paul Foster & Erik Granquist – Lennar

Sales Manager of the Year
Tara Lotterer – Sundquist Homes

Construction Prof of the Year
Joel Downes – DR Horton

Project Manager of the Year
Raelyn Hulquist – DR Horton

Website (Builder or Community)
Summerwell – Fusion

Social Media
Azure NW Homes – Azure NW Homes / Redfin

Special Event
Annual Homeowner Event – MainVue Homes

Sales Center
Timber Creek – Toll Brothers

Model Home
Crestview- Frazier – Toll Brothers

Outdoor Living Space
Clyde Hill Legacy Estate – BDR Homes

Home Design, up to 2,399 sqft.
Timber Creek – The Elm – Toll Brothers

Home Design, 2,400 – 2,999 sqft.
Evergreen Heights – Quadrant Homes

Home Design, 3,000 – 3,999 sqft.
The Oslo – JayMarc Homes

Home Design, Over 4,000 sqft.
The NW Idea House – JayMarc Homes

Attached Home Design
Capitol Hill Modern Townhomes – BDR Homes

Builder of the Year, Local
BDR Homes

Builder of the Year, National

Community of the Year, Neighborhood
Summerwell –M.I. 84th Limited Partnership, Pinball Ventures & Fusion

Community of the Year, Master-planned
Trilogy at Tehaleh – Shea Homes

Legend Award
Brian Ross

Well once again the holidays are upon us starting with one of my favorites, Thanksgiving. What’s better than stuffing your face, spending time with family and friends and watching a little football?

Well in our house we like to add a movie or two each year as well. Nothing like a few Thanksgiving classics to make it a holiday worth remembering.

To that end, here are my Top 5 favorite Patrick Swayze movies:


#1 – Red Dawn
#2 – Roadhouse
#3 – The Outsiders
#4 – Next of Kin
#5 – Point Break