Sarasota Builder Wins Awards of Excellence


National builder Ashton Woods Homes again served notice of its outstanding competence to provide customer delight, winning successive awards of excellence from two prestigious industry groups recently.

In early March 2015, this Atlanta-based builder, which entered the market on Sarasota homes for sale in late 2013, bagged six citations in the 2015 Parade of Homes (POH) presented by the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association. Shortly after, Ashton Woods’ Design Studio in Phoenix, AZ, copped a Service Retailer Gold Award from the Association of Retail Environments (ARE) which solicits entries worldwide for various aspects of retail design.

Parade’s best overall

Sarasota Builder Wins Awards of Excellence

A “Best Overall” award in its category on single family homes for Ashton Woods’ Floridian model at the Palma Vista community in Bradenton bannered the builder’s participation in the 2015 POH. This 3,964-square-foot home model, which has a starting price in the mid-$400s, was likewise cited in its category as the best in architectural detail, floor plan and master suite.

Another Ashton Woods POH entry, the Spanish style model Casey, romped off with citations on best in architectural detail and best in kitchen in its single family home category. This model is a pool home designed with three bedrooms and three baths. It is available in The Links of the Rosedale Golf & Country Club in Bradenton at a starting price in the mid-$300s.

New Sarasota homes for sale

Besides the Links and Palma Vista, Ashton Woods is likewise building at The Retreat, also located in Bradenton, and at the new Whitaker Park community in Sarasota. The Retreat, nestled amid nature preserves and a lake, is an exclusive community composed of just a dozen home sites. For this community, the homebuilder offers six models with floor areas ranging from 1,961 to 2,750 square feet at prices starting in the $300s.

Winsome designs of new Sarasota homes for sale are likewise available at the Whitaker Park located off Richardson Road just northwest of the Fruitville Road-Interstate 75 junction. A move-in ready residence in this community was sales-listed in May of 2015, featuring three bedrooms and two baths within its floor area of 2,066 square feet. Manifesting the creative expertise of Ashton Woods’ award-winning Design Studio, this residence features an open concept floor plan, tray ceilings, eight-foot interior doors throughout and gourmet kitchen with a center island accent.

Topnotch design services

Notably, Ashton Woods’ Design Studio in Phoenix which copped the ARE Service Retailer award has a counterpart serving the Manatee-Sarasota market. In this facility located in Brandon, customers can avail of the services of professional design consultants to come up with residential plans suited to individual lifestyles and preferences.

In winning the ARE Gold Award, Ashton Woods’ state-of-the-art Design Studio was chosen from among more than 65 renowned international design projects, such as those from Nike, Chanel, Uniqulo, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Whole Foods. The Atlanta-based homebuilder was likewise recognized as the “Most Trusted Builder in America” in 2013 and 2014 by a survey of the Lifestory Research, an independent market research firm based in Newport Beach, CA. Other builders in the Manatee-Sarasota area that stood out in this survey included Taylor Morrison at fifth spot and Lennar at 14th.