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Triple Crown of Quality

Ideal Homes & Neighborhoods: Triple Crown of Quality

February 22, 2024

Ideal Homes & Neighborhoods is recognized as one of the top-quality homebuilders in the country. Our recognitions include the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) National Housing Quality Award – both gold and silver, as well as Builder Magazine’s America’s Best Builder and Builder of the Year awards. These awards are known as The Triple Crown of quality awards for homebuilders.

All of these award programs include stringent analysis quality building systems and processes, industry leadership and innovation, employee training programs, and initiatives that reach out to and support the company’s community. When Builder Magazine presented its renowned award to Ideal in 2007, they said, “Ideal Homes offers lessons in energy efficiency, finances and quality control. It exhibits an energetic discipline that clearly sets it apart.”

Success, like what Ideal has achieved, requires a company culture that is devoted to improvement. Ideal’s president, Steve Shoemaker, will tell you that it’s all about quality in everything the company does. “Quality, of course, begins with the basic fundamentals of building houses,” he said. “You just keep trying to get better. It’s an attitude of trying to help everyone around you get better — our trades, our vendors and our customers. We’re building quality of life for everyone involved in the process and helping their businesses grow. If we’re doing that, we’re going to get where we want to be.”

The company is one of the nation’s great innovators in energy efficiency. Beginning with small steps like using upgraded HVAC systems, through its pioneering work with Energy Star, the NAHB Builders Challenge and a Zero Energy Home, Ideal has consistently raised the bar, offering customers high performing homes at all its different price points. Today, most Ideal homes qualify for guaranteed heating and cooling usage which saves homeowners money if their usage exceeds that guarantee.