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The Home Builders Association of Delaware Recognizes Excellence within the Home Building Industry at the 23rd Annual Regal Awards


On Friday, May 29th, 2015, members and friends of the Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBA/DE) gathered at the Baycenter in Dewey Beach for the 23rd Annual Regal Awards. The Regal Awards recognize accomplishments in the home building industry from the previous year. Entries are judged by a panel of industry experts in categories for design, marketing, merchandising, best amenity value, and best home as well as excellence of sales-associates.

In 2014, the community with the Best Amenity Value was first time entrant, Bayside Community in Selbyville, Delaware by Carl M. Freeman Companies. Bayside has an impressive number of amenities, including: luxurious outdoor swimming pools, a signature golf course, an outdoor performing arts stage, and miles of nature trails, just to name a few. They also provide an unmatched, year-round schedule of programs, activities, entertainment and events for all ages.

Best Marketing Award of 2014 is based on the highest, cumulative total points of 3 marketing entries, covering various aspects of advertising such as ads, branding, events, and technology. This year, Schell Brothers innovative marketing won them.
Delaware’s Best Home is one of the most competitive awards. This year, The Ivy at Longacre by K. Hovnanian came out on top out of the 43 entrants. The Ivy is the epitome of affordable and convenient one-level living. With a starting price of $164,900 and over 1,200 square feet of living space, including 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this plan has been the ideal solution for those looking for less maintenance but still enjoy the benefits of home ownership.

Community of the Year is awarded to a community in each county with the highest cumulative point score in select categories.


Newcomer Carl M. Freeman Companies continued their impressive showing, with Bayside Community in Selbyville, Delaware being named the Sussex County Community of the Year. A Delaware beach community like no other, this premiere beach resort community offers something for everyone. With beautifully designed beach homes just minutes to Bethany Beach and world-class amenities, Bayside is an intimate yet thriving Delaware coastal village designed to make memories last a lifetime.


The Kent County Community of the Year was awarded to Champion’s Club, by McKee Builders. It’s never a dull moment at this 55+ community with Jonathan’s Landing Golf Course just around the corner, 5 miles away from Dover Air Force Base, and only 30 minutes away from the beautiful Delaware beaches. This is a highly social community with endless activities, trips, and special events and brimming with amenities.


Parkside, by Schell Brothers, received the New Castle County Community of the Year award. Parkside is a walkable neighborhood community with eye-catching homes, centered on a picturesque park and community center. Its innovative street designs feature charming sidewalks that invite you outside to visit a friend, walk the dog, or head to the clubhouse, pool, tennis courts or playground.

Both Bayside Community, by Carl M. Freeman Companies and Parkside, by Schell Brothers received the most coveted and prestigious recognition as 2014 Delaware Communities of the Year.

Get a firsthand look at all of this year’s winners in the second annual Regal Book. A digital version is available online at Hard copies can be obtained at Real Estate Book locations statewide, or request one hard copy by calling HBA/DE office at 302.678.1520, or email

View all the pictures from the Regal Awards on our Facebook page.

About HBA of Delaware

HBA/DE has been an integral part of the growth and economic development of the State of Delaware since 1947. HBA/DE was founded as a non-profit state affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) representing home builders and other businesses directly related to Delaware's Home Building Industry. Consisting of Builders, Remodelers and a group of diversified associate members, the Home Builders Association of Delaware strives to protect and preserve housing as a symbol of America.


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