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Sterling Custom Homes Nominated as a Finalist for 14 Star Awards

CasitasAn Austin custom home builder, Sterling Custom Homes is nominated as a finalist for 14 custom builder categories by the 2010 Star Awards Committee. The prestigious annual awards are presented by the Texas Association of Builders to the winners.

The categories that Sterling Custom Homes is nominated for are: Best Master Bedroom for a home $500,000 – $1 million, Best Master Bedroom for a home over $1 million, Best Specialty Room, and Best Architectural Design for a home $500,000 – $1 million, just to name a few.

The 2010 Star Awards will take place Friday, October 15 at the Gaylord Glass Cactus, during the Lonestar Spike Party and Sunbelt Bash. Grand winners will also be announced that evening.

During their 20 year building history, Sterling Custom Homes has received one of the highest honors, equivalent to the Triple Crown for the building industry. They are the only Texas / Southwest region builder to be a three-time recipient of Texas Custom Builder of the Year (for 1992, 2004, 2008), also awarded by the Texas Association of Builders. Earlier in 2010. this builder was named on the list of Top Custom homebuilders for the Austin, Texas area, by the Austin Business Journal, for high sales volume in 2009.

All of this makes Sterling Custom Homes a great choice when looking for a spectacular home built in Austin. Visit the website for more information.

Invest in Energy Efficient Features for Your Remodeling Project

Kitchen home renovationSpring is the season for cleaning and home maintenance. It’s time to clean out the garage, organize the closet and just give your home a full-on makeover. For those that are using their tax returns for a home remodeling project, Sterling Custom Homes, a luxury custom home builder in Austin, wants to encourage you to invest in energy efficient features.

Why should I spend the extra money upfront for these energy efficient features?

Truthfully, there are numerous benefits to turning your home into a green, eco-friendly, efficient machine, and we’ll touch on just a few:

  • It’s better for the environment! This is a no-brainer when it comes to investing in green features. Our natural resources are running out quickly, and we need to be much more conscientious about how we are using them. You will significantly reduce your carbon footprint just by incorporating a few green features into your home.
  • You’ll save money in the long run. Yes, it may be more out of your pocket upfront, but once you start seeing your monthly utility bills decreasing, you’ll realize how you actually come out ahead.
  • Increases your home value. Homes with energy efficient and green features are worth more, and they are also more desirable to home shoppers.
  • Tax credits – the government has many different tax credits for you to claim for all of your energy efficient and green features.

The trick though, is that you cannot just choose any home remodeler and think they know what they are doing when it comes to building green. At Sterling Custom Homes, Duke McDowell and Vick Pope have both earned their Certified Green Professional designation from the NAHB. We also have other staff members working towards achieving this prestigious designation. Earning the CGP title requires many hours of education as well as continuing education, to stay up-t0-date with the latest green building products and technologies. From energy-efficient appliances to water-conserving faucets and everything in between, we would be delighted to help guide you in your green home renovation (at least for those in the Austin area).

The materials and techniques of home construction are changing to favor a more sustainable product, and it’s time that you adapted with the industry.