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2022 Arc of Achievement Award Winners Announced

2022 Arc of Achievement Award Winners Announced at TecHome Builder Summit Spring in Louisville

May 10, 2022 — The Arc of Achievement Awards, given by TecHome and Housing Transformation, recognize individuals and companies that have driven extraordinary progress in the application of technology and process innovation in new homes and homebuilder businesses.

On May 10 at the TecHome Builder Summit in Louisville, Kentucky, 16 companies and 25 individuals were recognized during an announcement celebration for their outstanding achievements and positive impacts on the industry.

The 2022 Honorees are:

  • Aareas Interactive: Frank Guido, President and CEO
  • Shawn Barry, VP, Strategic Sales; Madison, Saab, Channel Manager, Builder Program
  • Hyphen Solutions: Felix Vasquez, CEO
  • Individual Honoree: Paul Starkey, Elan & Vital Mgt
  • KPS Powerhome: Kirk Page, CEO
  • Kwikset: David Seeman, Director Builder Development
  • Landsea Homes: Norman Ho, Vice President of Architecture
  • Lennar: Mario Sanchez, National Director of Home Automation
  • Lennar Multifamily Communities: Justin Foster, Director of Community Technology Services
  • Meritage Homes: Kristen French, National Accounts Purchasing Manager; Jeff Lear, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing
  • Resideo: Scott Harkins, VP of Sales
  • SmartRent: Demetrios Barnes, Chief Operating Officer
  • Studio Chateau: Carolyn Little, President
  • The Ainslie Group: Jeff Ainslie, President
  • The New Home Company: Melanie Andrews, Vice President of Purchasing; Megan Eltringham, Corporate Vice President of Marketing; Ken Kulinowski, Vice President of Purchasing
  • TriPointe Homes: Kevin Wilson, National Vice President of Operations
  • Yale Locks & Hardware/ASSA Abloy: Patrick Bleser, National Sales Manager; Mark Fish, Director of Sales & Business Development

Three additional individuals were recognized from 2021 company award winners: Chris Lynch, Builder Services Manager, Nice/Nortek; Melissa Morman, Chief Experience Officer, BDX; Mike Watkins, Vice President of Construction, BH Management.


The 2021 Honorees were:

  • ADT, Kelly Cox, National Strategic Partnership Manager; Marshall Friday, Director of Multifamily Sales
  • Alpha Vision, Marc Lamoureux, Co-Founder & CEO
  • BDX, Tim Costello, Chairman & CEO
  • BH Management, Amy Chien, Director of Strategic Innovations
  • Broan Nu-Tone, Edwin Bender, Vice President Marketing
  • Compo Builders, David Compo, Owner (Posthumously)
  • Guardian Protection, Kevin Santelli, Director of Builder Sales
  • Hardwick General Contracting, Greg Hardwick, Founder/President
  • KB Home, Jacob Atalla, VP of Innovation & Sustainability
  • Legrand, Bob Fallert, VP Builder Sales
  • Moore Peak Performance and Leadership, Mike Moore
  • Nice/Nortek, Bret Jacob, Director of Builder Services
  • North Star Luxury Homes, Barry Hensley, General Manager
  • Savant, Robert Madonna, CEO
  • Shea Homes, Ken Peterson, VP of Sales & Marketing
  • Toll Brothers, Felicia Ratka, President, TBI Smart Home Solutions
  • UDR, Debora Rollman, Sr. Project Manager Tech Integration

“We’re excited to be recognizing another group of illustrious overachieving companies and individuals in our 2022 class of honorees,” said AE Ventures president, John Galante. “Nobody said it was easy to apply tech to new homes nor to innovate and transform the complex business processes of the homebuilding businesses, but our Arc of Achievement honorees have embraced the challenge and stepped up to deliver for years. Kudos to all!”

Later this year, Arc of Achievement honoree stories will be collected on AE Ventures’ new Hub as part of an initiative to document the history of home tech, builder tech, and builder process innovation.


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