Dorn Homes entered the 21st century with the same focus on quality and innovation that drove our success in the 20th. There were, however, changes within the organization. After more than three decades leading the company, and having laid the foundation upon which Dorn Homes is built, Michael Dorn retired. Dave Grounds, our current CEO, took the helm. And he did so with Michael Dorn’s message of “sustainable good” at heart. While Mr. Dorn is no longer active in the organization, his message is still at the core of it.
Over the course of the last 50 years, much has changed at Dorn Homes. Locations have changed, building science has changed, even the people have changed. The constant, however, has been Dorn Homes’ purpose: to enhance the lives of all those we touch. At Dorn Homes, that means taking care of employees, trade partners, homeowners, and the community around us. It also means innovative building science that reduces our environmental footprint and provides healthier homes. Building homes is what we do; improving lives is who we are.
Dorn Homes has been honored with two gold awards at the premier awards show “The NationalsTM.” The Organic Home was recognized with the gold for best green/sustainable promotion, and Shari Morton for best Online Sales Counselor. The Nationals salutes and honors the best in the building industry for their determination, integrity, creativity and endurance. Gold Award Winners are the top vote recipients in each category and emerged from the Silver Awards Winners, the finalists for the Gold Award.
The beginning of a new year brings with it hope and inspiration, hope for a blessed 2017 and inspiration to improve ourselves and our communities. The new year also signals the end of the holiday season, a time when charitable opportunities abound. The toy or coat drive boxes at retailers, the Angel Trees at the mall, the Salvation Army bells, all have been put away. Those ever-present reminders to be charitable may be gone, but the need for charity and good will is not. We here at Dorn Homes are immensely proud of the efforts of our executives and employees in supporting local charities last year and are committed to continuing our efforts this year.
Dorn Homes has been honored with the Silver Nationals Award from the National Home Builders Association for Best Online Sales Concierge and Best Promotion of a Green/Sustainable Program!
During a three-day judging process, a panel of 7 industry professionals from across the country determined the recipients of each award from over 1,100 entries.
Dorn Homes has received an ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Award, for the third consecutive year. This award recognizes our commitment to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by building more than 172 ENERGY STAR certified homes last year. Collectively, these homes will save American homeowners approximately $53,664 on utility bills each year.