Belmonte Builders is proud to have been honored with Six (6) awards at the 6th Annual Capital Region Builders & Remodelers Association’s (CRBRA) Best in Building Awards on Thursday, November 15th.
The CRBRA Best in Building Awards is the Capital Region’s premier award program recognizing creativity, ingenuity and advancement in residential building. Through the Best in Building Awards competition, CRBRA builder, remodeler and industry-related associate members enter their best projects from kitchens and baths to floor plan and home features.
Belmonte Builders is truly honored to be recognized for excellence in the following categories: Best Floor Plan , Best New Merchandised Model, Best Outdoor Living Space, Best New or Updated Logo and Best Website. We were also thrilled for our CFO, Michele Brown, to be recognized by her peers as the 2018 CRBRA Builder of the Year.
CRBRA Builder of the Year
Congratulations to Belmonte’s own Michele Brown for being chosen as the CRBRA Builder of the Year. This award is voted on by CRBRA members and given to one who exemplifies true leadership, positive member involvement and strong participation in CRBRA activities, events and committees.
Over the past 25 years, Michele has held many titles at Belmonte Builders. We are proud to have her as our CFO and for her to be recognized for the tenacity, strong sense of ethics and dedication to the building industry that we see in her every day on the job.
Best Floor Plan under 2,500 sq. ft.
When designing the Castleton, we challenged ourselves to develop a “smarter” ranch floor plan that fit the needs of empty-nesters. We looked at current trends and focused on the living spaces people want and use while trimming away elements they don’t. Dropping the formal dining room and creating traffic patterns without walls, we were able to create this spacious and open ranch floor plan.
First available in January, the Castleton quickly became one of our top selling floor plans. With well over a dozen contracts signed in the first 10 months, we discovered that the Castleton not only appeals to empty-nesters, but also to young families who love its charm, flexibility and open living spaces. We are no longer surprised when clients in the market for a master-up have a change of heart once they discover our Castleton.
There’s a reason Castleton Ranch is our top selling floor plan. It’s a plan that works for generations.
Best New Merchandised Model
(Single Family Project)
The Castleton Model home was decorated by Chris Kwarta of Liberty Design Group with a sophisticated 45+ homebuyer in mind. This homebuyer knows what he/she wants, demands quality and wants a flexible design to fit their personal needs now and in the future. Chris created nostalgic, warm farmhouse look & feel (inside & out) to showcase the “livability” of this spacious ranch floor plan while appealing to the high standards and expectations of this homebuyer.
Come by and see for yourself. This award-winning home is now our model home/sales center in our new community Sonoma Grove.
Best Outdoor Living Space
The Castleton Model Home Outdoor Space includes a spacious screened porch that opens to a 500 square foot stone patio outdoor living area. The screen porch features a 9’ ceiling and floor-to-ceiling views with an open design utilizing a combination of screens on the upper wall openings and Plexiglas inserts on the ones closer to the floor, making the room safe for children and/or pets. The floor is premium pressure treated decking which pairs nicely with the horizontal and vertical wall framing wrapped with painted MiraTec trim which give it a clean and finished look. The addition of a ceiling fan provides the air circulation to make this a very comfortable space for enjoying warm spring and/or fall days.
Steps from the screened porch lead down to a large stone, patio. Incorporating different textures, shapes and colors of stone, the patio has the casual, charm of cobblestone while coordinately nicely with the exterior siding of the home. The patio is so large, we were able to create three areas making it flexible for daily use and perfect for outdoor entertaining: outdoor dining (dining table and chairs), lounging (outdoor living set in front of the fireplace) and sunbathing (two chaise lounges). The highlight of this patio is a boutique fireplace in the corner, which gives it an elegant but cozy feel and makes it possible for families to enjoy this space year-round .
Best Website (Builder)
At Belmonte Builders, we are always looking for ways to make it easier and quicker for you to find the information you want and need when researching building a new home with us. This year we made changes to make that easier than ever. Two of the most significant updates were updating our architecture and adding a dynamic database.
These updates may not sound exciting, but the new functionality makes it easier than ever for you to find the type of home you are looking for in the location you prefer by simply plugging in criteria such as price, location and # of bedrooms with our NEW HOME SEARCH. Once you click “search,” a list of the Belmonte’s neighborhoods and floors plans that match your search criteria is literally at your fingertips.
Click here to see a list of the all the major updates we made this year to the website.
Take a look around www.belmontebuilders.com and let us know what you think of the changes.
Best New or Updated Logo (Builder)
When developing the logo for Sonoma Grove, we wanted to create something that truly reflected the beauty and serenity of our newest neighborhood. While Sonoma Grove is conveniently located near charming Saratoga Springs, it is happily tucked away in a pocket of quiet tranquility and features large, wooded home sites. With that in mind, we wanted a logo that appealed to home buyers who appreciate nature and getting away, but also crave the creature comforts of the finer things in life like fine dining and the arts.
The best of both worlds intersects at Sonoma Grove – this is reflected in the logo by utilizing rich, natural colors and a flowing script that merges with nature through the grape vine. The logo embodies the natural beauty of Sonoma Grove with the simple elegance of the design. A big thank you to Larry Ambrosino for his great design work on this logo and for bringing our vision to life.
Belmonte Builders is proud of our reputation as an industry innovator, bringing the world of high quality new home building into an affordable price range. Attention to detail, the use of innovative, high-quality products and the retention of a dedicated, highly experienced staff have all contributed to our success. Learn more about our communities.
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