PROSPER – The Town of Prosper’s Inspections Division has released the name of the 2014 Builder of the Year along with two runners up, according to Steve Freeman, Prosper’s Chief Building Inspector.
“This is the eighth year that we have presented this award,” he said. “For each of those eight years, we have recognized the builders that exemplify the kind of craftsmanship and attention to detail that our residents deserve and expect.”
The 2014 Builder of the Year is Mark Covington of Drees Homes. Covington is a previous winner of the award and this marks the second time that a builder repeats as top honoree. Last year, Gary Castleberry with Dave R. Williams Homes won the award for the second time. No builder has yet won the award more than twice.
The first runner-up is Mark Clary of Megatel Homes, and the second runner-up is Steve Arbanas of Gallery Homes.
The three were chosen from among a field of candidates who were all nominated for the honor based on the quality of work in the building industry, consistency in being ready for inspections when called for, minimal number of code violations during inspection process, and productivity and excellence of work done by each builder.
“Members of the Town’s Building Inspection team determined who would be among the three finalists and chose the eventual winner by comparing their experiences with each one,” added Freeman. “As in all previous years that we’ve given this award, the competition was at a very high level. These three were among a solid group of builders who continue to strive for the highest in their industry.”
The winners are to be recognized at the upcoming April 28 meeting of the Prosper Town Council, and will receive plaques commemorating their accomplishment.