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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2007
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Homearama 2007 Awards Recognize Standout Builders
TBA President John Ainslie Jr. (left) and Homearama Chair Bill Brice (right) congratulate Sam Cohen of Joey Corp. for winning Best is Show Gold for his home, The Crown Jewel, at the 2007 Homearama Preview Party Gala.

Custom home builders and interior designers were recognized for their contributions to Homearama 2007, which kicked off at Edinburgh Meadows with Critics’ Choice awards presentations Friday, Sept. 28.

The winner of the coveted Critics’ Choice Best Home in Show gold award was Joey Corp. for The Crown Jewel. The Crown Jewel also won for The Virginian-Pilot Excellence in Building Award and the TBA Past Presidents’ Favorite Home award.

R.L. Blount Custom Homes Inc won the Hampton Roads Realtors Association Award for Most Livable Home for The Daniel Penn.

Judges came from across Virginia to determine the winners of the Critics’ Choice Awards.

This year’s Homearama, Sept. 29-Oct. 14, features 17 showcase homes in an array of

architectural designs. The annual event, produced by Tidewater Builders Association, is designed to stimulate interest in new housing and homeownership in general

The complete list of 2007 Critics’ Choice winners follows:

Best Home In Show
Gold – Joey Corp. for The Crown Jewel
Silver – R.L. Blount Custom Homes Inc. for The Daniel Penn
Bronze – Area Builders of Tidewater Inc. for The Lillian Rose

TBA Past Presidents’ Favorite Home
Joey Corp. for The Crown JewelHampton Roads Realtors Association Award for Most Livable Home
R.L. Blount Custom Homes Inc. for The Daniel PennThe Virginian-Pilot

Excellence in Building Award
Gold – Joey Corp. for the Crown Jewel
Silver – R.L. Blount Custom Homes Inc. for The Daniel Penn
Bronze – J.F. Schoch Building Corp. for The Dynasty Associates

Choice for Best Special Product Feature
Miller Custom Homes for the EarthCraft House and its Green Roofs

Best Interior Design
Gold – R.L. Blount Custom Homes Inc. for The Daniel Penn; design by Seraphim Interiors, Chesapeake, VA; furnishings by Value City Furniture, Furniture Classics Limited, and Great Bridge Furniture
Silver – Joey Corp. for The Crown Jewel; design by Michael Crow of Generation Brands, New York; furnishings by Esprit Décor and Uttermost
Bronze – Area Builders of Tidewater Inc. for The Lillian Rose; design by Beth Gilbert of Gilbert Interiors, Virginia Beach, VA; furnishings by Value City Furniture

Best Home Furnishing
Gold – R.L. Blount Custom Homes Inc. for The Daniel Penn; furnishings by Value City Furniture, Furniture Classics Limited, and Great Bridge Furniture
Silver – Miller Custom Homes for the EarthCraft House; furnishings by Esprit Décor
Bronze – Designs of Distinction Ltd. for the Mystic Manor; furnishings by Esprit Décor and Bed, Bath and Beyond

Best Craftsmanship
Gold – R.L. Blount Custom Homes Inc. for The Daniel Penn
Silver – Joey Corp. for The Crown Jewel
Bronze – Area Builders of Tidewater Inc. for The Reece Michael

Most Efficient Floor Plan
Gold – Joey Corp. for The Crown Jewel
Silver – Area Builders of Tidewater Inc. for The Lillian Rose
Bronze – R.L. Blount Custom Homes Inc. for The Daniel Penn

Most Creative
Gold – Richmarc Building Corp. for The American Tuscan
Silver – Joey Corp. for The Crown Jewel
Bronze – Designs of Distinction Ltd. for the Mystic Manor

Best Kitchen
Gold – R.L. Blount Custom Homes Inc. for The Daniel Penn
Silver – Designs of Distinction Ltd. for the Mystic Manor
Bronze – Joey Corp. for The Crown Jewel

Best Family Room
Gold – Area Builders of Tidewater Inc. for The Lillian Rose
Silver – Joey Corp. for The Crown Jewel
Bronze – Joey Corp. for The Majestic

Best Media Room
Gold – Joey Corp. for The Crown Jewel; room by Home Theaters by DAS, Chesapeake, VA
Silver – Prosperity Building Company for The Chloe; room by Masters Security Systems Inc, Chesapeake, VA
Bronze – Area Builders of Tidewater Inc. for The Reece Michael; room by DOMES Audio Video Environments, Chesapeake, VA

Best Master Suite
Gold – TCI Inc. for The Witherspoon
Silver – R.L. Blount Custom Homes Inc. for The Daniel Penn
Bronze – Area Builders of Tidewater Inc. for The Lillian Rose

Best Bath
Gold – Joey Corp. for The Crown Jewel
Silver – R.L. Blount Custom Homes Inc. for The Daniel Penn
Bronze – TCI Inc. for The Witherspoon

Best Foyer
Gold – Joey Corp. for The Crown Jewel
Silver – Designs of Distinction Ltd. for the Mystic Manor
Bronze – J.F. Schoch Building Corp. for The Dynasty

Best Home Office
Gold – Area Builders of Tidewater Inc. for The Lillian Rose
Silver – Joey Corp. for The Crown Jewel
Bronze – Charlie Anderson Builder Inc. for the Southern Breeze

Best Integration of Technology
Gold – R.L. Blount Custom Homes Inc. for The Daniel Penn; integration by Converge, Chesapeake, VA
Silver – Area Builders of Tidewater Inc. for The Reece Michael; integration by DOMES, Chesapeake, VA
Bronze – Area Builders of Tidewater Inc. for The Lillian Rose; integration by Converge, Chesapeake, VA

Best Closet or Storage
Gold – R.L. Blount Custom Homes Inc. for The Daniel Penn
Silver – Area Builders of Tidewater Inc. for The Lillian Rose
Bronze – Miller Custom Homes for the EarthCraft House

Best Curb Appeal
Gold – Cohen Homes L.L.C. for The Michelangelo III: The Chesapeake House
Silver – Joey Corp. for The Crown Jewel
Bronze – WATAB Construction for The Castle of Dreams

Best Landscaping
Gold – Richmarc Building Corp. for The American Tuscan; landscaping by Winesett Nursery, Virginia Beach, VA
Silver – J.F. Schoch Building Corp. for The Dynasty; landscaping by Coastal Landscapes Inc., Virginia Beach, VA
Bronze – Joey Corp. for The Majestic; landscaping by VisionScapes Land Design Inc., Chesapeake, VA

Best Outdoor Living Area
Gold – Joey Corp. for The Crown Jewel
Silver – Prosperity Building Company for The Chloe
Bronze – Joey Corp. for The Majestic

Best Garage
Gold – R.L. Blount Custom Homes Inc. for The Daniel Penn
Silver – Joey Corp. for The Majestic
Bronze – The Walters Co. Inc. for The Kendell Ann

Best Driveway
Gold – Joey Corp. for The Majestic
Silver – Charlie Anderson Builder Inc. for the Southern Breeze
Bronze – Richmarc Building Corp. for The American Tuscan

Best Exterior Water Feature
Gold – WATAB Construction for The Castle of Dreams
Silver – Richmarc Building Corp. for The American Tuscan
Bronze – The Walters Co. Inc. for The Kendell Ann

Best Patio
Gold – Joey Corp. for The Crown Jewel
Silver – Richmarc Building Corp. for The American Tuscan
Bronze – Prosperity Building Company for The Chloe

Best Pool
Gold – Joey Corp. for The Crown Jewel; pool by Aegean Pools, Chesapeake, VA
Silver – Prosperity Building Company for The Chloe; pool by Contemporary Pools, Virginia Beach, VA
Bronze (tie) – Area Builders of Tidewater Inc. for The Reece Michael; pool by Islander Pools, Chesapeake, VA
Richmarc Building Corp. for The American Tuscan; pool by Aegean Pools, Chesapeake, VA

Visitors to Homearama 2007 now through Oct. 14 can cast their votes in the People’s Choice Awards for best house in show, best interior merchandising and best landscaping at the exhibit tent. The results will be announced in November.

For up-to-date information on Homearama 2007, visit www.homearama.tv



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