Southern Development Homes Named Single Family Builder of the Year
EarthCraft Virginia Honors Southern Development Homes as Sustainable Leadership Award Winner
[Charlottesville, Virginia] – March 31, 2015– Southern Development Homes has won the Single Family Builder of the Year award as part of EarthCraft Virginia’s 6th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards, the organization’s yearly awards presentation to recognize Virginia leaders in the adoption of green, sustainable housing. Southern Development Homes was honored on Thursday evening at a ceremony in downtown Richmond which brought together over 100 individuals representing home builders, non-profit and for-profit housing providers and developers, affordable housing advocates and those interested in creating green housing opportunities in Virginia. Awards were presented in a variety of categories to cover new construction, renovation, single family homes, multifamily housing and more.
As a leader in the local homebuilding community since 1999, founder Frank Ballif knew that when it came to sustainable building, Southern Development Homes had a larger responsibility to its clients and community. Each EarthCraft Home built by Southern Development Homes follows such strict standards that they provide owners 30-40% more efficient living expense than the typical new home built today.
“Our annual Sustainable Leadership Awards recognize the best initiatives in sustainable housing in Virginia over the past year,” says EarthCraft Virginia Executive Director, K.C. Bleile. “Now in its sixth year, we feel privileged to honor the dedicated individuals who continue to amaze us with their passion for high performance home building. This year’s nominees and winners have all gone above and beyond standard building expectations to become the leaders in transforming Virginia’s housing market.”
“Winning this award for the second year in a row is a wonderful honor. We take great pride in building high quality homes that are healthier, more comfortable, and cost way less to operate than other new homes,” said Southern Development Homes President Frank Ballif. “The dedication and attention to detail from our construction team and our trade and vendor partners is extraordinary. We share this award with all of them.”
Details about the 6th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards are available at http://www.earthcraftvirginia.org/events_annual/earthcraft-virginias-sustainable-leadership-awards/.
About Southern Development Homes
Your Builder, Your Neighbor
Southern Development Homes is a local business with strong ties to the Charlottesville and greater Central Virginia community. Southern Development was founded by Frank Ballif in 1999, and today is the largest local homebuilder in the area, thanks to integrity that translates into superior construction quality and customer service. http://www.southern-development.com.
About EarthCraft Virginia
EarthCraft Virginia, a 501c3 non-profit, was established in 2006 in partnership with the Home Builders Association of Virginia and Southface Energy Institute with assistance from the Virginia Community Development Corporation. The EarthCraft program, originally founded in 1999 by non-profit Southface and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, serves as a blueprint for energy and resource efficient homes built in the Southeast. Throughout the Southeast, the program has certified over 8,000 homes and 25,000 multifamily dwelling units (with 13,500 of these multifamily units in Virginia alone). For more information on EarthCraft or EarthCraft Virginia, please visit www.earthcraftvirginia.org.
EarthCraft Virginia’s partners include Southface Energy Institute, the Home Builders Association of Virginia, Habitat for Humanity of Virginia, and Virginia Housing Development Authority.