Each year, Builder Partnerships presents the Lee Evans Award for Management Excellence to one builder who displays exceptionally sound management principles. The award was created to honor Lee Evans and recognize builders who are dedicated to implementing superior management systems and procedures to streamline their organizations while delivering a high-quality product to the customer.

Lee Evans was the pioneer of management education and training for the home building industry. He started teaching builders about good management practices in 1954. For many years, Lee Evans was the only one out there making a big impact on builders and their ability to grow. Builder Partnerships is proud to honor his legacy and dedication to increasing the professionalism and management standards of the home building industry through our award program.

The recipient of the 2021 Lee Evans Award for Management Excellence is Atlanta-based builder Rockhaven Homes. Under the disciplined leadership of Christopher Harris, the team at Rockhaven Homes has demonstrated an impressive dedication to continual improvement and a strong focus on customer satisfaction. Last year, Rockhaven Homes received the highest award given by Home Buyers Warranty: the 2020 Platinum Builder Award which acknowledges leadership in the new construction industry.

To be considered for the Lee Evans Award, builders must demonstrate management excellence across all departments. Their performance is analyzed by a panel of industry experts who review each applicant’s finances, strategy, human resources, production, warranty, sales and marketing, customer service, technology, insurance and litigation, and association and community activities.

“The Lee Evans Award judges scrutinize performance in every area of operations,” said Charles C. Shinn Jr., Ph.D., founder and president of Builder Partnerships. “Under Christopher Harris’ leadership, the management team at Rockhaven Homes has implemented exceptional management and operational systems and procedures which have generated outstanding production processes, scheduling, product quality, customer satisfaction and financial results.  Christopher and his team have attended our management seminars, and they are dedicated to implementing sound management principles and operating at the pinnacle of efficiency and results. Rockhaven Homes is truly a superior organization deserving of the Lee Evans Award for Management Excellence.”

“The Shinn Group and Builder Partnerships have been an integral part of the success of Rockhaven Homes,” said Christopher L. Harris, CEO of Rockhaven Homes. “The management principals and guidelines developed and taught by Emma and Chuck provide a solid foundation for success. Rockhaven Homes strives to combine a passion for home building, dedication to our homeowners and business management excellence, in order to provide a superior home buying experience.  It is an honor to be recognized by Builder Partnerships with the Lee Evans Award.”

Builder Partnerships is pleased to offer home builders an opportunity to participate in an award program honoring companies for their excellence. We will start accepting applications for next year’s awards this fall. Contact Lisa Putnam at lisa@builderpartnerships.com for more information.