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Design Excellence Award ®



July 14, 2010 (Arlington Heights, Ill.) – Tampa Bay’s Windstar Homes has been named a 2010 “Design Excellence Award” Winner by Residential Design & Build magazine.  The annual awards program recognizes residential design and construction firms for excellence in the custom home building industry from coast-to-coast.  The panel of judges chose Windstar Homes because of their innovative design, creativity and unwavering commitment to quality.

Residential Design & Build magazine reaches both architects and builders in the luxury, custom, residential construction industry.  It is the only trade magazine that serves the growing residential design/build community.  Cygnus Business Media publishes RDB magazine, which serves more than 50,000 readers nationwide.

According to David Lesser who, with partner Bobby Gross, owns Windstar Homes, “Earning recognition like this is an incredible honor and one that we do not take lightly.  Validation like this from the premier publication in our industry is proof positive that our Design/ Build program works and continues to be one of the cornerstones of our business.”

Profiles of the firms and projects selected as winners of the 2010 Design Excellence Awards will be published in the July / August 2010 issue of Residential Design & Build and on the magazine’s website at rdbmagazine.com.

“It’s inspiring to browse through this year’s entries, and to see so many different well-executed styles from around the country.  Presenting these winning projects to the industry is our way of thanking the hard-working architects and builders for continuing to raise the level of professionalism and creativity in the residential construction industry,” says Rob Heselbarth, editor of Residential Design & Build.

“The winners of the 2010 Design Excellence Awards are the newest members of an elite class of architects, designers and builders,” says Tim Campbell, group publisher.  “They truly represent some of the best projects in the country – and we are proud to showcase the winners within the pages of Residential Design & Build and on rdbmagazine.com.”

Founded in 1996, Windstar Homes provides a wide range of services that include New Home Design; Landscaping and Swimming Pool Design; complete Construction Services; as well as the full range of Interior Detailing and Decorating, including Furniture and Window Treatments.