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September 11, 2008
Tim Lewis Communities wins Powers honors for second year

It's hard times in the home building industry, but they're sure celebrating at one builder's corporate headquarters in Roseville.

 That's Tim Lewis Communities, which just won two J.D. Power and Associates awards for highest in customer satisfaction and new home design.

  It's the privately-held builder's second year for both awards.

Finishing second and third for customer satisfaction in the Sacramento region was Del Webb and John Laing Homes.

Second and third for new home design was John Laing Homes and Meritage Homes.

 The press release from J.D. Power has all the Sacramento area details here.

 And here's what owner Tim Lewis had to say on the phone this morning:

 "Obviously, our industry has gone through some tough times, and it's really rewarding and motivating for our team, as well as me personally, for taking good care of our customers. And our efforts we do in that regard are being recognized. How could you not be happy about that?" 

Lewis, like other builders, has been scaling back staff, so this is a bright spot.

Centex Homes of Dallas won top regional honors for new-home quality. Lewis finished second and Michigan-based Pulte took third.

Lewis started building houses in the region in 1982 and incorporated his busines in 1986. He said he's sold about 120 houses so far this year and hopes to get to 150 by year's end. That's what he did last year.

 "If we can sell as many homes as last year, that would be good."

Pulte Homes won nationally for customer satisfaction, as explained in this national news release from J.D. Power. Check it out for winners in all the nation's major markets.

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