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The Nationals Awards at the International Builder Show in Las Vegas

The Nationals Awards at the International Builder Show in Las Vegas


 RALEIGH, NC – Recognized by industry peers as among the best in the nation, Homes By Dickerson wins a Gold and a Silver Award at the prestigious NAHB National Sales & Marketing Council Awards – The Nationals– announced in Las Vegas on Jan. 22, 2013 at the annual International Builders’ Show.  The Gold Award for Building Industry Community Spirit for the Miracle Green Home benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital and the Silver Award for the Best Social Media Campaign cap a record-setting year for Homes By Dickerson.


The Nationals is the largest competition in the nation for new home sales and marketing professionals. It has paid tribute to superior innovation, imagination and marketing flair among individual professionals, homebuilders and associates and sales and marketing councils for 32 years.  Industry-leading marketing professionals, architects, builders, trade publishers and senior editors evaluated finalists from over 700 entries during a rigorous three-day process. Awards were presented during a black-tie gala celebration at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas.


“I am so proud of everyone on the Homes By Dickerson team whose passion, dedication and expertise has resulted in national acclaim with these awards,” said Linwood Strickland, president.  “We strive to bring our very best to the marketplace and it’s a great honor to have that recognition by our peers.”


“The focus of this year’s Nationals Awards is to celebrate the innovation, creativity and endurance of our profession,” said Dorothy Tayloe, chair of The Nationals. “Our industry continues to produce exceptional work, and we are thrilled to recognize the sales and marketing professionals who have made that happen.”


About Homes By Dickerson:

Established in 1975, Homes By Dickerson has become a local leader in homes certified through the National Green Building and Energy Star programs.  Homes By Dickerson homes have character, craftsmanship and provide value to their customers. A Homes By Dickerson home offers owners enhanced comfort, healthier indoor air quality and lower operating costs while maintaining highest standards of design, construction and beauty.  Homes By Dickerson offers a build-on-your-lot program in addition to homes in the communities of Stonehenge Park, Raleigh; George’s Grant and Carrie’s Reach, North Raleigh; The Hamptons at Umstead, Raleigh; Heritage, Wake Forest; Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill and Copperleaf, Cary.  Please visit our website at //www.homesbydickerson.com/ and our blog at //homesbydickerson.posterous.com/

Media Contact:

Jenn Nowalk



Jenn Nowalk is Homes By Dickerson’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Broker-In-Charge. A licensed Realtor®/broker, she started her career selling new homes in Heritage, Wake Forest, representing Homes By Dickerson. She developed a passion for their quality, aesthetic, and green building features. When Homes By Dickerson launched the Real Estate Company, Jenn was a natural fit to begin marketing and selling their new homes in-house. Jenn loves to see a community and streetscape come to life, knowing she had a hand in creating homes and neighborhoods where families can live their dreams. Her hard work and dedication has been recognized with a Nationals® Gold Award for Building Industry Community Spirit for the Miracle Green Home benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital and a Nationals® Gold Award for National Sales Team of the Year. Jenn serves as the Chair of the Triangle Sales & Marketing Council and she has earned the designations of CGP, CSP and CMP. Jenn was also recognized as Professional Builder Magazine 40 under 40 in 2015. When she’s not working, Jenn loves to spend time with her family, listen to live music and put her toes in the sand. She is also co-founder of local charity Triangle Spokes Group.

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