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StrucSure Home Warranty Presents Platinum Builder Award to O’Dwyer Homes

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Cindy Huber and Dan O'Dwyer

StrucSure Home Warranty is proud to announce it has presented Dan O’Dwyer, President of O’Dwyer Homes, with its Platinum Builder Award. This award represents a mark of excellence and designates O’Dwyer Homes among the top builder members in the country. Obtaining a Platinum Builder designation with StrucSure Home Warranty is an accolade that is presented to builders who have maintained a high level of customer satisfaction and have shown exemplary building practices and strong industry involvement.

Dan O’Dwyer is a licensed home builder in the state of Georgia, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) and is a member of the prestigious Certified Professional Home Builders Program (CPHB). In 2006, O’Dwyer Homes was recognized by its peers with a Builder of the Year award from the GAHBA at the annual OBIE Awards. Dan O’Dwyer gives back to his community by maintaining an active roll with HomeAid Atlanta, a non-profit organization that provides shelter to homeless women and their children.

Over the past 20-plus years, O’Dwyer Homes has built more than 1,000 homes in the Atlanta metro area. Each home has been constructed with careful attention to detail, quality construction and the latest trends in building practices. As a builder who is focused on energy efficiency, every home built by O’Dwyer Homes is Energy Star certified by a third-party. O’Dwyer Homes’ customer satisfaction program represents the epitome of excellence recognized by the StrucSure Home Warranty Platinum Builder program.

O’Dwyer Homes goes above and beyond in ensuring their customers are satisfied and protected with third-party, insurance-backed structural warranty coverage from StrucSure Home Warranty. “In a competitive housing market, this is a must have to attract buyers and close the sale,” said Donna Steakley, Director of Marketing for O’Dwyer Homes.  “The entire O’Dwyer Homes team always focuses on putting the customer first while demonstrating the highest level of integrity and providing exceptional customer service from the beginning to end of the buying process,” commented Steakley.

“Our relationship with StrucSure is very important in today’s home buying environment,” commented Dan O’Dwyer. “The additional comfort in having warranty protection from StrucSure Home Warranty when buying a home is an added benefit to our homebuyers.”

“Having O’Dwyer Homes as one of our select Platinum home builders is an honor. Dan has weathered the downturn in the market by applying smart business and risk management practices. We work closely with him to ensure that each new homeowner has a positive customer experience,” said Cindy Huber, V.P. of Sales for the Eastern Division of StrucSure Home Warranty.

About StrucSure Home Warranty

For more than 16 years, StrucSure Home Warranty has been providing builders, remodelers and contractors with warranty products that deliver peace of mind. Our warranties protect our clients from expensive claims, liabilities and legal fees, and offers their clients peace of mind through third-party, insurance- backed warranty protection. Just like any risk management product, the hope is that you’ll never need it, but when a problem emerges, you’ll be glad you’re covered!

For more information, call Cindy Huber, Vice President of Sales, Eastern Division, at 770-363-7823, email or visit

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Own an Award-Winning Home Today from Mattamy Homes

If you’re a home buyer looking for Jacksonville new homes, you could own an award-winning home from Mattamy Homes, builders with many communities in Fla., and division offices in Jacksonville and Orlando. During the 2010 Parade of Homes for Model Homes , Mattamy Homes was awarded two Gold Awards for their model homes at Durbin Crossing in St. Johns, Fla. and at Sevilla at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla.

The first award was given to Mattamy Homes for their Santiago model, in their Durbin Crossing community in St. Johns, Fla. Excellent for families, the home has two stories, four bedrooms, and offers a loft and optional fifth bedroom, and two-and-a-half baths. The Santiago has a total of 2,715 square feet of living space, and a two-car garage, and comes at a price of $393,990 as shown.

The second award was for the Emerald model home, in the Sevilla at World Golf Village community, in St. Augustine, Fla. Located at 109 Casa Sevilla Ave., it is also a two-story home, with a spacious 2,189 square feet of living space. The model home features three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and also a loft, and over-sized two-car garage, priced at $324,805 as shown.

“The Santiago and Emerald model homes have been very popular with new home buyers,” said Dennis Ginder, division president for Mattamy Homes in the Jacksonville region. “We are delighted with the recognition from the professional home building industry.”

These prestigious awards were presented to Mattamy Homes earlier this month, at a banquet at the Marsh Creek Country Club. The St. Johns County 2010 Parade of Homes was sponsored by the St. Johns Builders Council.

Mattamy Homes added divisions in the U.S. in 2003, and is originally based in Canada, the largest and most active builder there with revenues exceeding $1.3 billion. Communities and offices in the U.S. are located in Jacksonville and Orlando, Charlotte, Phoenix and Minneapolis. For more information on buying a Mattamy home, and about the Gold Awards, visit, or contact:

Kerry Soltis – Marketing Manager in Jacksonville – (904) 279-9502

Dennis Ginder – Division President in Jacksonville – (904) 279-9500

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications – (407) 644-4142

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Dennis Ginder Named Top Male in 40 Under 40

Dennis GinderCongratulations to Dennis Ginder, division president of Mattamy Homes in the Jacksonville region. He was recently named one of the top Male “40 under 40” Executives to watch in Northeast Florida by Jacksonville Business Journal, a leading Northeast Florida business news outlet.

Ginder was nominated by his peers and was one of forty selected out of 170 nominated for the honor. The award was based on his community service and achievements in the industry he serves.

Ginder joined Mattamy Homes in 2008, and his division posted a 38 percent increase in 2009 sales over the previous year.    He is active in St. Johns Habitat for Humanity, Northeast Florida Builders Assn. and the St. Johns County Builders Council.

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Davidson Realty Announces Top Producers for October

Davidson Realty recently announced Suzy Evans and Pauline Cake as the top producers for October of 2009!

Suzy EvansSuzy won for top sales and top listings with a combined production of over $1,609,000. She joined the Davidson Realty team in August of 2008 and has been an integral player ever since. Last month Suzy organized a Davidson team to participate in the “Ramp It Up” program. With the help of 11 Davidson agents and staff, Suzy built a wheelchair ramp for a disabled member of the Davidson community. With her sparkling personality and positive attitude, Suzy is a joy to have on the  Davidson team.

Pauline and Woody CakePauline Cake was the top producer for the month of October. Pauline has been on the Davidson team at World Golf Village since May of 2002, but has worked at the Village since 1997. Pauline and her husband Woody live in The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village with their two sons. Pauline and Woody work together on all of the sales and believe that living in the neighborhood really allows them to know all the ins and out of The World Golf Village community.

Congratulations to both Suzy and Pauline on your recent successes!


Davidson Realty’s Top Producing Agents in September

Jock_OchiltreeSeptember was an exceptional sales month for the St. Augustine real estate company Davidson Realty. As a whole, the company generated over $8 million in sales – just in September! While many different agents contributed to the month’s success, there were a few that stood out among the rest by being the top producers for the month.

With almost $600,000 in listing sold, Lyn Sappington was the top lister. As far as top producer goes, no one was able to beat Doug Duggan and his $1.3 million in closing. Jock Ochiltree (pictured left) was the top sales agent with $850,000 in sales for the month.

For the month of September, 17 agents participated in 38 transactions for a total sales volume of over $8 million and over $7 million in closings. Three Davidson agents, Lyn Sappington, Mirtha Barzaga and Pauline Cake, had over a million in sales and listings sold for the month.


Davidson Realty Names August’s Top Producers

Davidson Logo RedNortheast Florida real estate company, Davidson Realty, Inc. recently announced their top three producers for August 2009 in three different categories. Dottie Lay was named Top Producer with the top number of closed listings and sales at $808,000 for the second month in a row. With 25 years of real estate experience it’s no wonder that she came in at the top. Lay specializes with first-time homeowners and distressed properties which means she works with properties that may be facing foreclosure. She was also named Top Sales Agent in the first quarter and Top Lister in the second quarter of this year by Davidson and continues to show dedication to the industry.

Jock Ochiltree was named the Top Sales Agent with the highest dollar volume of sales with sales close to $550,000. Ochiltree has gained a lifetime of experience working with golf communities, and he has developed a great love for the game. This has led him to specialize in golf communities. He also specializes in distressed properties too.

The Top Lister with the highest dollar volume of listings sold was Pauline Cake. Cake had two listings and one shared listing selling at $710,000. She has been with Davidson for seven years and her hard work has paid off as she has received this award multiple times. Cake is a Certified Distressed Property Expert and works with two other Davidson agents to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. She lives in and specializes in The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village.


The Davidson Companies Named No. 2 Best Company To Work For in Florida

DR Staff 08 09Huge congrats to The Davidson Companies, which was recently named the number two best company to work for in Florida by Florida Trend magazine.

One-hundred companies were recognized. The rankings are the first statewide Best Companies list and appear in the August issue Florida Trend and on

Companies that chose to participate in the Best Companies To Work For in Florida awards program underwent a two-part survey process, evaluating each company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, demographics and employee satisfaction.