Professional Builder honors Levy and NewsomeMark Levy and...

Industry Digest

December 14, 1997

Professional Builder honors Levy and Newsome

Mark Levy and Wayne Newsome of Corridor I Development Co. have won 1997 Professional Builder Achievement Awards from Professional Builder magazine.

Levy and Newsome were chosen "for their unique approach to manufactured housing that has produced two-story homes that look like site-built homes as opposed to traditional mobile homes," according to Professional Builder.

New Colony Village, Corridor I's development in Elkridge, is not designed like conventional manufactured housing communities, but reflects more traditional fixed-home neighborhoods, the magazine stated.

The community received the "Building Innovation in Homeownership Award" from the National Partners in Homeownership earlier this year.

Base prices at New Colony range from from $109,990 to $130,990 for homes on lots that buyers lease for 50 years instead of buying.

Guns heads winners of builders' awards

The Home Builders Association of Maryland named Del. Ronald A. Guns the winner of its 1997 Policy Maker Award during the group's 78th annual banquet at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore.

Guns was cited for "working tirelessly to improve the business and building interests in Maryland, while closely guarding the environment of the state."

Other winner: Ken Szpara, d. w. taylor associates inc., Ambassador of the Year for delivering the HBAM message to new members; Buzz Kolodny, the Zamoiski Co., Hammer of the Year for membership retention; and Kurk Hess, KHI Construction, Tom Murtaugh Spike Award for recruiting new members.

Money discussion for homebuyers

The Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a free discussion on money management for first-time homebuyers at 6: 30 p.m. Wednesday at the Essex Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Topics include credit, finance, Realtors, mortgages and the Baltimore County Settlement Expense Loan Program. For more information, call 410-887-0295.

News in brief

Century 21 Yaffe Team Realty has opened for business in Owings Mills New Town Shopping Center. The broker/owners are Linda and Wayne Yaffe.

Bob Ward Homes, the leading homebuilder in Harford County and the third largest in metropolitan Baltimore, has opened a site on the World Wide Web. Designed by the Piccirilli Group, Bob Ward Online lets homebuyers search by location, type or price range. Located at www.bobward.com, the site includes color photos and directions to the firm's 16 communities.

On the move

Alliance Mortgage Funding said Ken Boyd, joined its Hunt Valley office as a residential loan officer. Boyd has a bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of Maryland.

Bozzuto Management Co., a division of the Bozzuto Group, appointed Mary Froehlich and Tracie Leonard vice presidents for managing apartments and office space in the Washington-Baltimore area. Froehlich previously served as a regional vice president with Storage USA. She holds a bachelor of arts in education from California State University at Chico. Leonard worked as a regional property manager for Lincoln Property Co. She graduated from Georgia Southern University.

Harkins Builders promoted Mike Drummond to quality control manager. Since joining the Silver Spring firm in 1980, Drummond has moved from laborer to labor foreman to assistant job superintendent trainee to superintendent to site manager. He holds a bachelor of science in construction management from Louisiana State University.

Pub Date: 12/14/97

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