The submitted entries have been turned over to our panel of judges. These industry experts are builders, remodelers and associates from out-of-state. They’re reviewing the entries based on the judging criteria that was provided to all members during the entry period. They are not able to see the company that submitted each entry and are able to be completely objective in their scoring.


Christopher Klick
Owner, CK Contracting Inc. (SC)

After venturing to beautiful Charleston, South Carolina with his family in early 2001, Chris went to work with Hardy Homes, passed the South Carolina Home Builders Exam and even earned the moniker of “the best employee” by his supervisor. When a side project to remodel a friend’s home in Snee Farm exceeded expectations, Chris made the final decision to embark on his own. His company soon became known for superior craftsmanship and meticulous work practices. In 2004, a landmark year, CK Contracting built its first house. Today, CK Contracting maintains satisfied clients in both custom home building and remodeling. The company has weathered the difficulties in the real estate market and is now poised for dynamic growth.

David O’Sullivan, AIA
Principal, O’Sullivan Architects, Inc. (MA)

David O’Sullivan, AIA received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Boston Architectural College and is licensed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and has 40 years of experience in both residential and commercial design. O’Sullivan is also an active member of the Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Boston and will be the association’s President in 2020. He serves on NAHB’s Design Committee.

John Rod
Owner, John Rod & Co. (NJ)

John Rod is an accomplished, national award-winning designer and producer of sales centers, information centers, brochures, websites and other related marketing materials. Rod is also a speaker for NAHB on a wide range of marketing and sales topics.

Justin Ross, CAPS
Owner, Design Doctors Construction (WA)

Justin Ross established Design Doctors Construction (a proud Veteran-owned company) in 2008. Design Doctors Construction specializes in providing top-quality kitchen and bathroom remodeling and large-scale interior renovations to the Portland Metro area.

Bill Sager
President & CEO, Sager Family Homes (WA)

Bill took over for this father in 2012 as President and CEO of Sager Family Homes. He was raised in the builder family and was on the job-sites and learning the trades at a very early age. Bill graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a degree in Business, Economics, and Finance. It was Bill’s strategic leadership during the financial crisis of 2008 that helped Sager Family Homes to survive and continue to build quality family homes. Now Bill is responsible for strategic leadership, land purchasing, product selection, cost accounting, and financial management of Sager. He is also the current President of the Pierce County Master Builders Association, as well as both a State and National Director.

Jessica Steeves, NCIDQ
Regional V.P. Sales, Northeast, Builders Design (MD)

Jessica is the Regional Vice President managing sales in the Northeast for Builders Design. She has extensive design, trend and merchandising knowledge. Her experience includes managing a design department with more than 40 designers, acting as designer for a 40,000 sq. ft showroom and as a high-volume inventory merchandise buyer for five stores. She is a Certified Professional Interior Designer.