WALNUT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capturing one of the homebuilding industry’s most prestigious honors, Shea Homes has been named 2007 Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine.
To be awarded this accolade, a company must demonstrate excellence in all aspects of homebuilding and innovation in numerous areas of operation, including design, management, marketing, community relations and customer satisfaction. The company must also be highly reputable in the markets it serves and employ and retain the brightest and best personnel. Finally, the company must have a certain something that sets it apart from other builders. At Shea Homes, that certain something is Caring.
“The sense of personal relationships among Shea Homes’ employees is no accident,” Professional Builder reported. “It’s a large part of their corporate creed: the psychological bedrock upon which they have built their reputation.”
Bert Selva, Shea Homes’ President and CEO, confirmed this observation, telling the magazine, “We focus on maintaining the company’s family values and living by those values. It begins and ends with honesty and integrity.”
Paul Deffenbaugh, Editorial Director of Reed Business Group, publisher of Professional Builder, stated, “Shea Homes embodies all the qualities that a successful builder should have. Ideals like honesty and integrity are a familiar mantra in the business world, but the real test is whether a company actually lives its values. Shea Homes is such a company.”
Peter Shea Jr., President and CEO of J.F. Shea Company, added, “Being named Builder of the Year is a tremendous honor that is shared by all of our Shea Homes associates and TradePartners®. Fifty years from now, I’d like people to look back and say we made a difference by enhancing the lives of Shea homeowners.”
Shea Homes’ Builder of the Year honor comes just two years after the company was named one of ‘America’s Best Builders’ by the National Association of Home Builders and Builder magazine.
America’s largest privately owned homebuilder, Shea Homes is a division of Shea Homes Limited Partnership, an independent member of the Shea family of companies, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2006. Over the past century and a quarter, members of the Shea family and their companies have accomplished many extraordinary milestones, including completing work on the foundation of the landmark Golden Gate Bridge, working on San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) and serving as a managing partner for the construction of the Hoover Dam. Yet Shea Homes’ most satisfying achievements continue to revolve around listening to its customers’ needs and satisfying those needs by providing an extensive selection of new home floor plans and quality workmanship in the finest neighborhoods and communities available today.
Shea Homes is currently building throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington and North Carolina. Additional information is available by visiting the company’s website at sheahomes.com.