CF Evans Construction has been named the 2017 Multifamily Builder of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Each year the NAHB sponsors the Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards at the International Builders Show. The awards are designed to acknowledge and honor innovation in design, construction, and development, market-leading management, and marketing strategies for both apartment communities and condominiums. The Pillars awards are held in high esteem by top-level multifamily development companies, management firms and experts in the field. The annual competition is judged by a jury of knowledgeable peers, each having a proven record of success in various facets of the multifamily industry. This year was the first-year submissions were taken for Multifamily Builder of the Year, an award created to recognize builders and general contractors that construct high quality multifamily developments.
According to the NAHB, judges spent more time reviewing this category than they did other Firm Award categories. The judges reviewed the applications and paid close attention to:
- Overall quality of projects developed during the past three years—with emphasis on doing the “year’s best work.”
- Success in achieving the company’s visions and goals.
- Innovative development strategies and practices and ability to overcome obstacles.
- Financial performance.
- Web presence and accessibility/ease of use of corporate website
- Overall excellence in multifamily development.
The fact that CF Evans is a third-generation family-owned builder is one of the traits that the judges really appreciated. CF Evans’ track record of safety also influenced the judges, along with the portfolio of work (which included a 2016 Pillars award winner in Innovation Apartment Homes). Other projects the judges looked at were The Standard (Charleston, SC), Wharf 7 (Daniel Island, SC), Marshall Park Apartment Homes (Raleigh, NC), and Silos at South End (Charlotte, NC). In addition, CF Evans has been a National Green Building Standard Partner of Excellence for three years running and a recipient of the South Carolina Best Places to Work Award for 9 years in a row.
When asked what this award means to him, Johnny Evans, President & CEO commented: “Our people have worked hard; we have great teams that really come together to create beautiful communities and strong relationships with our partners…It’s a very humbling experience, receiving this award. We know that this is a journey and we are still on the path of continuous improvement. Our work is never done…We have great people on our team and I want to make sure that my father’s values, which inspire our company core values, and his faith in his employees, continue drive how we do business and who we are.”