The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) announced today that Windsong Ranch’s Welcome Center was named the best in the country. The Nationals new home sales and marketing awards salute and honor the best in the building industry for their determination, integrity, creativity and endurance. More than 1,300 entries were received for this year’s awards and over 700 homebuilding professionals were in attendance.
“We knew our Welcome Center had to stand out,” said Craig Martin, Founding Partner of Terra Verde Group, the developer of Windsong Ranch. “Along with all of the great amenities, what really gives us an edge is the Windsong Café where residents can get a cup of coffee or fresh food cooked with locally sourced ingredients.”
Windsong Ranch also received Silver Awards for Master Planned Community of the Year, Best Signage and Best Landscape. Silver Award Winners are the top vote recipients in each category and are finalists for the Gold Award. In addition, the development has received over a dozen national and industry awards including the Dallas Builders Association 2015 Master Planned Community of the Year.
"The Nationals are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovations in new home design, marketing and sales," said Christy Beck, chairperson of the Nationals. "NAHB's commitment to recognizing originality, imagination and success has been exemplified by its award winners since the competition's inception."
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; Anderson Hanson Blanton as the advertising agency and signage by Identitec.
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, Scott Felder Homes, American Legend Homes and Grenadier Homes will 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 http://www.windsongranchliving.com.
Started in 1982 as the Institute of Residential Marketing, The Nationals award program continues to recognize superior new home sales and marketing achievements. With 57 categories across various disciplines of the new home industry, the awards honor excellence in product and community design, advertising, marketing and sales achievements by individuals and sales teams.
During a three-day judging process, a panel of seven industry professionals from across the country determined the Silver and Gold award winners. The Nationals are co-sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.