The award was announced months ago; but tonight I joined Representative Huggins to present a House Resolution to The Mungo Companies at an event held at Gallery 701. There were several realtors in attendance as well as many contractors and subcontractors who continue to help our economy rebound. As many understand, the housing industry is a key driver of the overall economy.

From their December press release:

The Mungo Companies are pleased to announce that they have been named America’s Best Builder for 2012 by Builder magazine.

The America’s Best Builder award honors the best new home builders in the country, based on overall achievement in new home construction and excellence in finance/operations, design/construction, customer service/quality, community/industry service and marketing. There are four winners for 2012, based on number of closings; and the Mungo Companies has been selected as America’s Best Builder in the category with the highest number of closings.

According to Denise Dersin, Builder magazine Editor-in-chief, “You now share a great honor with a select group of the nation’s foremost new home builders. The program drew a strong field of candidates, of which Mungo was determined to be the best in its class.”

CEO Steven Mungo praised his staff, saying “Stewart (Mungo) and I are really proud of our team and appreciate what they do to make us such a great company. These past few years have not been easy on our industry but this somehow makes the journey and the award even more gratifying. We will forge ahead with the same spirit and determination that got us here.”

America’s Best Builders are selected from an open call of entries and reviewed by a panel of industry experts. The winners will be highlighted in the March issue of Builder magazine, the official trade publication of the home building industry.

About The Mungo Companies

The Mungo family started building new homes in Columbia in 1954. With a track record of success based on quality, value and integrity, the Mungo family of building companies – Mungo Homes, Sovereign Homes and Harbor Homes — builds new homes in seven markets in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, and enjoys financial security and stability that has eluded many home builders in today’s tenuous economic climate. The Mungo family of companies was recognized as the winner of the 2008 National Housing Quality Award – the home building industry’s highest national honor – and is the only South Carolina-based builder ever honored with this prestigious award. The Mungo family of companies was recently named the 35th largest builder in the country by Builder magazine.

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