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MAX! Awards Winner 2023
April 6, 2023

MAX! Awards Winner 2023

On Thursday, March 16th, the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association hosted its 2023 MAX! Awards Gala at Union Station in Downtown Wilmington. The WCFHBA and the Cape Fear New Home Sales & Marketing Council present these esteemed awards. The competition honors marketing achievements and excellence in the new home industry throughout the region. Awards are given to members who made significant or creative contributions to residential marketing through specific accomplishments. The Bill Clark Homes and Legacy Homes team proudly announces that we brought home fourteen MAX Awards this year!  

1. BEST DESIGN STUDIO - Bill Clark Homes of Wilmington & Legacy Homes

The new Bill Clark Homes & Legacy Homes Design Studio was constructed around capitalizing on the total client experience. The space allows our team to improve our services and meet our client's needs and vision for their new home. The new Design Studio enhances our Design Consultants' capabilities when taking a client from concept to design and the actuality of building a gorgeous home to fit their specific lifestyle. Our goal was to create an inviting, open space that gives our clients a magical sensation when they enter. We want our clients to feel significant and have a personalized, positive experience. Click here to schedule an appointment!


2. BEST INTERIOR DESIGN - The Willow at Compass Pointe, Legacy Homes

This Willow capitalizes on a contemporary coastal home style with a take on current and classic features. Our team designed this home based on its location; it sits right along the Compass Pointe Golf Course, overlooking hole two. The design team incorporated structural elements that would serve the golf lifestyle. This includes the outdoor living spaces: a rear screened-in porch leading to a patio and the second-level rear covered porch off a flex room with a wet bar. The home is created to capture the views and sounds of the golf course. Every piece of furniture and décor was selected and installed by our in-house interior designer and staging specialist, Courtney Salyer. She used a coastal palette with a neutral backdrop that borrows colors from the sand, surf, and shells. The nautical décor is crafted from natural fibers and organic materials. Wicker, rattan, and natural wood accents are used throughout, all while keeping the entire space light and breezy. Click here to see the Willow, or HERE to learn about Compass Pointe.

View the 3-D Virtual Tour of the Willow


3. BEST SALES MODEL - The Ashton at The Retreat at Ocean Isle Beach, Bill Clark Homes

The Ashton is our model home in the Retreat at Ocean Isle Beach and was designed with the community and coastal area in mind. Located just one mile away from the sandy beaches of Ocean Isle, living at The Retreat is like taking a permanent vacation. Our Design Team wanted to create a model that spoke to buyers interested in the southeastern coastal lifestyle. They filled this model home with trending selections that appeal to all customers. The interior color palette includes bright whites, neutrals, and hints of blue (as seen in the kitchen backsplash and fireplace tile). Our Staging Specialist also capitalized on creating the coastal lifestyle feel in this home. She furnished and decorated the model with classic coastal pieces and incorporated multiple touches of blue to pull out the interior selections. Our designers also included various selections, from high-end upgrades to standard features. This allows clients to visualize what they can have in their homes, regardless of their budget. The Ashton Model is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for walk-ins and appointments! Click here to see The Ashton or HERE to learn about The Retreat.

View the 3-D Virtual Tour of the Ashton


4. BEST WEBSITE - Bill Clark Homes & Legacy Homes by Bill Clark

Our websites are designed to enhance the client experience by giving them easy access to necessary tools and information. Since we have two brands, Bill Clark Homes and Legacy Homes by Bill Clark, we have two different website domains (  and that link to one another in several places on each site. We worked with Builder Designs to craft websites that are simple, aesthetically pleasing, and easy to navigate. We want every step of our customers' process to be as enjoyable as possible—including the research stage! Our websites contains various tools and technology to simplify the process for users. These helpful features include Interactive Floor Plans, Interactive Site Maps, Room Planners, 3-D Tours, Automated Flyers, the Virtual Design Studio, the Client Portal, the Favorites Tool, User Accounts,  Search Filters, and extensive Photo, Video, and Tour Galleries. If you want to narrow down your ideal location, the perfect home plan, and design your new home, go to and begin today!


5. BEST OUTDOOR ADVERTISING - The Sanctuary at Sunset Beach, Bill Clark Homes

The outdoor signage and merchandising at The Sanctuary directly replicate the brand and aesthetic we created around this community. We developed a community with an elevated and relaxing coastal atmosphere, this is reflected in the merchandising, signage, and monuments. Located only minutes from Sunset Beach, The Sanctuary is the epitome of coastal living. Amenities within the community include a resort-style pool, coastal clubhouse, cabanas, outdoor fireplace pavilion, grilling stations, swing beds, golf cart parking, a fitness center, and miles of sidewalks & walking paths. The Sanctuary is built to enjoy the laid-back coastal lifestyle that Sunset Beach is known for. The creation of the Sanctuary logo and brand design came from the area itself; Sunset beach is home to a bird sanctuary, and that's how we came up with the community name. We use bird imagery as the central motif throughout the community. This includes the entryway monument walls, the clubhouse's exterior center gable, the fireplace pavilion's tabby mantle, and the 10-foot crane waterfall sculptures in the entryway water fountain. We are currently offering both pre-designed homes and available homesites (choose your lot, then design & build your home), all available now. Click here to learn more about The Sanctuary.

MILLION DOLLAR CIRCLE AWARDS - National Association of Home Builders

The MAX! Awards also recognize the outstanding performance of WCFHBA members for their accomplishments in new homes sales for the previous year. Our incredibly talented Sales Team won big at this year's Million Dollar Circle, which recognizes sales of new homes as set forth by the National Association of Home Builders. 

Gold Award - Amber Dunn

Platinum Award - Debbie Dorset

Silver Award - Eric Lank

Silver Award - Ginger Jenkins

Platinum Award - Kelsey Pleasant

Platinum Award - Lucas Wright

Silver Award - Marilyn Darrough

Gold Award - Pat Palumbo

Platinum Award - Sales Manager in recognition of distinguished leadership, service, and outstanding sales volume - Robin Campbell

We Couldn't Have Done it Without our Homeowners. 

The Bill Clark Homes and Legacy Homes team is thrilled to have our work recognized by the WCFHBA through the MAX! Awards. We work hard to bring high-quality homes and sought-after communities to the area, and we couldn't have done this without some of the best homeowners and team members around.

If you're looking to purchase a new-construction home from an award-winning home builder, look no further than Bill Clark and Legacy Homes. Browse our available homes and communities throughout Greenville, Wilmington, and the surrounding areas. 

Ready to get started? Our team is prepared to help. Connect with our Online Sales Specialist, Donna Loftin, to get started on your dream home:  |  910.550.1167

Written by Julia Mallozzi

Photos by Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA and Bill Clark Homes

Graphics by Julia Mallozzi

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