The Arizona Real Estate Achievement (AREA) Awards — selected by a panel of industry experts — honor the state’s best and brightest real estate companies, real estate agents, real estate brokers, mortgage companies, bankers, home builders, individuals who give back to the community, and those in the real estate business whose careers have left an indelible mark on the community and on the industry.
AREA AWARDS: CUSTOM HOME BUILDER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Cullum Homes
Cullum Homes, now in its 26th year, is a full-service design/build/remodel company that designs and builds custom and semi-custom homes, primarily in northeast Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. In its history, Cullum has built home ranging from $125,000 to more than $10 million. In the depths of the recession, Cullum refocused its organization to cater to clients who were looking for energy-efficient, easier-to-maintain homes. The result has been the company’s most significant project: The Village at Paradise Reserve. After models opened in March 2011, four homes in The Village closed escrow. The total value of the four homes sold was $9,244,696 — an average price of $2,306,174.