Scottsdale, AZ June 1, 2007: La Casa Builders wins the Award of Merit at the 2007 Gold Nugget Competition.
La Casa Builders Inc. emerged as the winner of the Award of Merit in the category of Best Custom Home over 10,000 square feet at the Gold Nugget Awards last night. The Gold Nugget celebrated Grand Merit Award winners in San Francisco at a gala attended by more than 800 real estate professionals. Celebrating its 44th year, the Gold Nugget Awards is the premier event of the PCBC, the annual trade show and conference of the Western building industry. This award honors design and planning excellence from 14 Western states and all international countries, and its 2007 winners flag emerging trends in such development areas as green and sustainable design, mixed use, seniors and affordable housing, specialty designs, site and land planning, and a broad range of custom, detached, and attached new home designs.

 Gold Nugget Awards judges selected the 2007 honorees in a three day evaluation of 577 entries. Grand Award projects were from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, and Washington in the U.S. International honorees were from China and Japan. These honors were chosen from a pool of Merit Award winners that included also projects from Hawaii, Texas, Australia, British Columbia/Canada, and Puerto Rico.

“I believe the level of quality in the construction of a custom home directly impacts the success of the design,” said Tim Larson, President of La Casa Builders. “We take great care to adhere to strict standards of excellence in every facet of the construction. This award coming from PCBC is a great acknowledgement of our dedication and performance in this industry.” PCBC sponsors the Gold Nugget Awards, the oldest and largest program of its kind in the United States. BUILDER magazine, the official publication of the National Association of Home Builders, is the principal Media co-sponsor. Circulating to more than 200,000 industry professionals, BUILDER covers the nation’s building and development news and will feature selected Gold Nugget winners in an upcoming issue.