Builder of the Year

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    Division President Tom Grable bestowed with honor for his role in BIA see more


    For Immediate Release

    Katy Biggerstaff
    NewGround PR & Marketing




    Division President Tom Grable bestowed with honor for his role in fundraising and commitment to the Southern California building industry


    IRVINE, Calif.— (November 15, 2016) – TRI Pointe Homes Southern California, a leader in the design, construction, and sales of innovative single-family homes, announced today that Division President Tom Grable has been named Builder of the Year by the esteemed Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC). The award recognizes outstanding members of the profession each year and is the highest honor bestowed by the BIASC based on leadership within the industry, dedication to community service, and commitment to building quality homes.


    Through his fundraising efforts on behalf of the BIASC Political Action Committee (BIASC PAC) and integral role in the local political process, Grable’s mission has been to engage with and involve other homebuilders, their trade contractors and design and professional associates with the BIASC PAC to drive even more participation. During the last two years, Grable, as Chair of the BIASC PAC Board of Trustees, has played an influential role in the raising more than $1 million during an election cycle for the first time in the BIASC’s more than 50-year history. The money raised helps build awareness of various causes that supports the housing industry as well as educating local elected and appointed officials and the general public on policies and programs related to the need for housing opportunities of all types. Grable is a current member of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) Board of Directors and is a trustee on the CBIA PAC. He also will serve as Vice President of the BIASC Governing Board of Directors for 2017.


    “I am extremely honored to receive this award by such a respected organization for the work that has been accomplished both for BIASC and TRI Pointe Homes,” said Grable. “TRI Pointe Homes’ success has been driven by the number of homes delivered, the variety of our product type, and the diversity of our locations throughout Southern California. This award is a reflection of a total team effort, all throughout our organization and everyone that works for and with us. I’m respectfully accepting this award on behalf of the entire TRI Pointe Homes Southern California team.”


    “The contributions made by Tom and by TRI Pointe Homes’ Southern California team are highly deserving of this award,” said Mike Balsamo, CEO, BIASC. “Tom’s personal commitment to BIASC has distinguished him among our great members. We appreciate all he has done for the industry and look forward to celebrating our successes together.”


    Grable was presented with the Builder of the Year award at the 50th Annual BIASC Awards and Installation Dinner on November 10th.


    About TRI Pointe Homes Southern California


    For more information and a complete list of Southern California neighborhoods, visit TRI Pointe Homes also builds in Northern California and Colorado.


    TRI Pointe Homes is a member of TRI Pointe Group (NYSE: TPH), a family of premium regional homebuilders supported by the significant resources, economies of scale and thought leadership of a national foundation. Together this makes TRI Pointe Group one of the largest homebuilders in the U.S. TRI Pointe Group was honored to receive the 2015 Builder of the Year Award by BUILDER magazine and was named the fastest-growing public homebuilder in the country. In 2014 TRI Pointe Group was awarded Developer of the Year by Builder & Developer magazine. Additional information is available at

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    Congratulations to BIASC's Builder of the Year, Tom Grable from TRI Pointe Homes see more

    Annually, the Chapters and the Regional Office culminate the year by celebrating at our Awards and Installation Dinner.  We will be expressing our gratitude to outgoing BIASC President Michael Battaglia from CalAtlantic Homes, installing Peter Vanek from Meritage Homes as 2017 BIASC President and presenting the 2016 Builder of the Year to Tom Grable from TRI Pointe Homes.


    The Cool Product Awards and an awards ceremony, where various professionals will be recognized for their achievements in the building industry, will also accompany the BIASC Installation Ceremony. One award, presented on behalf of the Building Industry Legal Defense Foundation (BILD), will recognize Mary Lynn K. Coffee, Esq from Nossaman LLP, as the BILD Volunteer of the Year.


    This year is particularly special because it marks the “50th” year that BIA Southern California has been serving the incredible members of our Association!  Our “50th Annual Awards” and Installation Dinner will take place at the Building Industry Show (BIS) Thursday, November 10th at the Riverside Convention Center.


    The Building Industry Show will also be featuring new Pop-Up Education sessions which come included in your BIS Floor Pass. This year we are Starting the Conversation by getting our members’ potential answers to key issues that they may face in the industry. We want to stimulate dialogue with advice from informed experts and responses to new products throughout the course of the show.


    The 2016 Building Industry Show will take place on Wednesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at the Riverside Convention Center.


    Register for the show by clicking here.


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    CalAtlantic Homes Honored with Highly Coveted Builder of the Year by Home Builders Association. see more

    On Saturday, April 2, the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin awarded CalAtlantic Homes with the Grand MAX Large Volume Builder of the Year Award for the second consecutive year at their annual Marketing and Advertising Excellence (MAX) Awards and Gala. Continuing the legacies of Ryland and Standard Pacific, CalAtlantic Homes, one of the nation's largest homebuilders, was formed through the merger of two industry icons on October 1, 2015. CalAtlantic is now building in 30 communities throughout the greater Austin area ranging from entry level to luxury communities.


    "We are extremely honored to be named as Builder of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin for the second year in a row," said April Solimine, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CalAtlantic Homes in Austin. "We strive to design homes that blend sophistication and flexible design for buyers of all lifestyles. This award acknowledges that we are achieving our goal of providing the utmost in home choice, quality and value — all created with our longstanding tradition of excellence in design and craftsmanship."


    The MAX Awards is presented by the HBA of Greater Austin, which is made up of more than 750 home building industry firms. Since 1953, the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin has served as the leading not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to residential construction and remodeling in Central Texas. The HBA works with government, public, business and community organizations in six counties – Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Travis and Williamson – to protect every family's right to home ownership.