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Grow Community Earns the Prestigious Platinum Award from NAHB!

Grow Community built by Bainbridge-based PHC Construction and developed by Asani, has earned the prestigious Platinum Award from the National Association of Home Builders, in its 2014 Best of American Living contest.

The sustainable, solar-powered neighborhood received top honors in the Green Community category.

As the oldest and most prestigious national design award program in the residential construction industry, the Best in American Living Awards spotlights the most creative and innovative projects from around the nation.

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The award was presented at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas this week.

Grow Community is the first development in Kitsap County, Wash., ever to win the NAHB’s Platinum Award distinction, and PHC is the first Kitsap builder to hold the award.

“The Platinum Award is an outstanding honor, and one we’re very pleased to receive,” said Marty Sievertson, president of PHC Construction. “To be acknowledged among the nation’s very best residential projects really speaks well to every facet of Grow, from concept to design to construction.”

What a great honor for our whole Grow/PHC/Asani/Davis team!

You can read the full news release here.

View the award on the NAHB website here.

 

 

January 2015 Construction Update

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Happy ThanksGrowing!

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