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Photo ID: David Blum, Director of Development, Terra Verde Group; Craig Martin, Partner, Terra Verde Group; Lauren Stephan, Lifestyle Director, Windsong Ranch Photo Credit: Chris Blumenshine/BellissimoFoto

Windsong Ranch announced today that it was named the People’s Choice Community of the Year at the 37th Annual McSAM Awards presented by the Dallas Builders Association (DBA).  The awards program is held each spring to recognize outstanding achievement and “maximum creativity in sales and marketing.”    More than 300 entries were received this year and winners were named in 58 categories judged by housing experts from across the country. 

“The People’s Choice Award is THE coveted award of the night because it is a customer satisfaction award that shows our success in creating the best community for our homeowners,” said Craig Martin, Founding Partner of Terra Verde Group, the developer of Windsong Ranch.  “Our residents ranked Windsong highest in overall lifestyle, amenities and customer service compared to all the other communities in DFW. 

For the People’s Choice Award, a third party research firm surveys homeowners from each community entered and residents rate their community in a variety of categories. The winner is determined by the community receiving the highest rating.

“Residents love this community and the outstanding lifestyle programming that Lauren Stephan, our lifestyle director, has implemented,” Martin said.  “It has created a very close knit, happy community and these industry awards reemphasize what an incredible development we have built.  Windsong Ranch has exceeded our expectations in every way.” 

The development has received 20 local, state and national awards in just two years including the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Award for Best Welcome Center earlier this year and the Dallas Builders Association 2015 Master Planned Community of the Year.

Windsong Ranch is being developed by Terra Verde Group.  The design team includes Good, Fulton and Farrell as architect; TBG as Master Planners and Landscape Architect; Creative License International for the Welcome Center design and interior design and Anderson Hanson Blanton as the advertising agency.

Windsong Ranch is located 2.5 miles west of the Dallas North Tollway on the north side of Highway 380 in Prosper, TX.  Upon a projected 8- to 10-year build-out, Windsong Ranch will consist of 3,100 single-family residential lots, 150 acres of mixed-use development along U.S Highway 380, and 600 acres of open space with native preserves, trails and parks.  Homes range from the upper $200s to $900s and feature builders Highland Homes, Drees Custom Homes, Darling Homes, Huntington Homes, David Weekley Homes and Chesmar Homes.  This year American Legend Homes and Grenadier Homes will also open new models to kick off their building programs in Windsong Ranch. 

The 2,030-acre development promotes a healthy, active lifestyle and a strong sense of community. There are 600 acres of green space woven throughout the community that include parks, open play areas, creeks, ponds and miles of hike and bike trails.  The Commons area is the heart of the neighborhood where residents enjoy Windsong Café, an outdoor living room, resort-style pools with cabanas and grilling areas, an event lawn, a lakeside amphitheater with floating stage, a state-of-the-art fitness center, four tennis courts and a kids creative play area.  New amenities nearing completion include a mountain bike course and a championship disc golf course. For more information on Windsong Ranch, please visit

The Dallas Builders Association (, chartered in 1944, is a non-profit trade association representing all segments of the residential building industry in the Dallas Metropolitan area. Its mission is to enhance its members’ ability to provide safe, affordable, quality housing to the citizens of the local communities by promoting positive public policy through active participation in the legislative and regulatory processes; providing industry information and education to the members and the public; enhancing the positive image of the industry and the members through training and encouraging ethical behavior and professional standards; and making membership in the Association an essential element of a successful residential building industry company.

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