Originally Published: March 6, 2016 6 a.m.
Recognized by an independent panel of industry experts from across the U.S., Prescott-area homebuilder Dorn Homes, Inc. received Best Architectural Design honors by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at its 2016 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. The annual event, known as ‘The Nationals,’ is the building industry’s most prestigious event.
Dorn Homes received both the Gold Award and Silver Award for Best Architectural Design of a single-family home.
“We are thrilled to receive the award of Best Architectural Design in the country and be recognized by our peers,” said David Grounds, owner and CEO of Dorn Homes. “This was a labor of love. Our team and the architects at Felten Group dedicated countless hours to create beautiful homes. Our designs show the pride of combining modern-nostalgic architecture with Prescott’s small town charm.”
Shortly after receiving this honor, Dorn Homes was then named Best Company to Work For by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce at the 2016 Healthy Prescott Business Awards. This marks the second consecutive year that Dorn Homes has been honored at the Chamber’s annual meeting. Criteria was based on the company’s corporate philosophy and work culture that stimulates and invigorates its employees.
“We owe our success to our team of amazing people who are all experts in their fields and who have put our vision into action,” said Ellen Carpenter, executive vice president of Dorn Homes. “We’re an organization that is aligned to a common mission, always thinking ahead and sharing in our overall successes.”
Stressing the importance of a work-life balance, Dorn Homes encourages both personal and professional development, offering fitness memberships and free books. The company also matches contributions to charities that its employees support and coordinates company-wide events like Fun Days at a Spring Training baseball game or treating its employees to a private screening of a new movie.
To learn more about Dorn Homes, visit www.dornhomes.com.