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Pardee Homes Takes Community of the Year and Individual Achievement Accolades in Prestigious SoCal Awards

Inland Empire New Homes & Design Studio Manager head Homebuilder's Honor Roll in 2012 competition.
  • <strong>Affordability, flair and cost-saving green features helped make Pardee's LivingSmart®Homes a Community of The Year winner in the SoCal Awards.</strong>
  • <strong>Design Studio Manager Leslie Kelley won a SoCal Award for Individual Achievement; she is part of all of Pardee's Southern California homebuilding teams.</strong>
  • <strong>Steve Spence is a Finalist in the 2012 SoCal Awards, noted for his customer service excellence in Pardee's Inland Empire communities.</strong>
  • <strong>Pardee's Community of the Year Finalist Sorrento Heights in San Diego has upscale architecture, earth-friendly standards and enclave location.</strong>
    LOS ANGELES, CA, October 06, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Pardee Homes took the spotlight for new home community excellence and for stellar management of its design studios last night, as Southern California's new home marketing leaders celebrates the 2012 SoCal Awards in Anaheim. Pardee Homes earned 12 Finalists in the competition, with its LivingSmart Homes Hillside in Lake Elsinore named Community of The Year for detached homes priced under $500,000, and Leslie Kelley honored for Individual Achievement as Builder Designer of the Year in Pardee's Inland Empire and San Diego regions.

Providing affordable and move-up ownership opportunities to Southern California homebuyers, Pardee Homes was also noted with 10 Finalist honors, for San Diego's Brightwater at Pacific Highlands Ranch and Sorrento Heights; and Hillside's sister project, LivingSmart Homes Parkside; both are in the Canyon Hills master-planned community by Pardee Homes. All honored communities achieved their recognition with Finalists in architectural design, interior merchandising and landscaping, and from tours conducted by SoCal judges.

Steve Spence was also a Finalist, for Individual Achievement. Spence was recognized for exemplary customer service management in the Inland Empire.

"Pardee Homes consistently delivers an outstanding residential opportunity to their buyers, and this is what consistently impressed our judges," said Lisa Parrish, Judging Chair for the SoCal Awards. "Outstanding designs, great communities, a solid green program and real dedication to their homebuyers--these are the pluses Pardee Homes delivers in its markets."

The Hillside and Parkside Finalists are part of Pardee's LivingSmart Homes series, a design brand launched in 2009 in the Inland Empire that is today part of the company's signature in every market. Showcasing the award-winning LivingSmart brand, LivingSmart Homes also delivers desirable style, versatile plan function and attainable pricing.

"We are delighted to receive a Community of The Year Award, particularly in a competition that demonstrates so clearly that Southern California homebuilders are creating fresh, exciting new communities across a wide geographic range and for a very diverse group of homebuyers," said Mike Taylor, vice president of community development for Pardee Homes' Inland Empire region. "We are honored to be in the winners circle with these excellent competitors!"

Sponsored by Sales and Marketing Councils throughout Southern California, The SoCal Awards honor superior achievement in sales, marketing and merchandising excellence. The Sales & Marketing Councils it represents are part of the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc. Judges represent a cross section of home building's professional disciplines.

Pardee Homes is recognized for its superior master-planning concepts, quality homes, responsive customer service and dedication to the educational and civic goals of the communities in which it builds. The company's many awards honor design and planning, and commitment to greener and more sustainable new home development. Visit

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