Presidents’ Circle Awards

HomeAid Northern Virginia’s annual awards honor those who have worked to further our mission of ending homelessness. The award winners are chosen by the current and former presidents of HomeAid.  Read more about our 2017 Presidents’ Circle award winners.

Presidents’ Award

The Presidents’ Award is presented to the individual, company, or organization that has shown exceptional dedication to the goal of ending homelessness through service to HomeAid Northern Virginia.

Past recipients include:

2017 Brian Davidson, group president, Van Metre Homes
 Russ Rosenberger, president, Madison Homes
2015 John Darvish, president, John Darvish Construction
2014 John Monacci, svp of operations, Winchester Homes
2013 Mike Cleary, vice president of production, Stanley Martin Homes
2012 Cecilia Hodges, group manager, M&T Bank
2011 Doug Smith, president, Miller & Smith
2010 Bill Gilligan, regional president, Toll Brothers
2009 Terri Stagi, vice president, Jack Morris Advertising
2008 Steve Alloy, president, Stanley Martin Homes & Don Knutson, president, The Knutson Companies

Brian Davidson, group president of Van Metre Homes, was awarded the 2017 Presidents’ Award, HomeAid’s most prestigious award for individuals. Brian is passionate about his involvement with HomeAid Northern Virginia: an engaged member of its board of directors since 2013, Brian served as board president in 2015. Brian serves as the co-chair of our Shelter Care Committee and, under Brian’s leadership, Van Metre Homes has been the Builder Captain on three HomeAid Northern Virginia projects leaving lasting impact on the Northern Virginia region and ensuring that vulnerable families have access to safe and stable housing options. Brian is also one of our chapter’s biggest fundraisers and was one of the founders of our Annual Golf Tournament which has quickly become a sought-after event. His invaluable leadership and active involvement in our shelter projects, our fundraising efforts and our community has helped us to think outside-of-the-box and seek new ways to engage the Northern Virginia building industry and to evolve and respond to the ever-changing needs of our shelter partners.

Trade Partner of the Year Award

The Trade Partner of the Year Award is presented to the vendor, trade partner, or industry partner who has gone above and beyond in their service to HomeAid.

Past recipients include:

2017 Buhl Electric Company
Signature Companies
2015  Builders First Source
2014  Heritage Contracting
2013  T.A.C. Tile Ceramic Co.
2012  Mid South Building Supply
2011  John Darvish Construction
2010  Century Tile
2009  84 Lumber
2008 Masters, Inc.

HomeAid’s trade partners are those in the home building industry – suppliers, manufacturers, electricians, plumbers, etc. – who play meaningful roles in shelter construction projects by donating materials, time, labor and expertise. This award recognizes Buhl Electric Company’s willingness to step up and pitch in, regularly—over the long term, and provide tremendous assistance with HomeAid’s projects to serve our region’s homeless communities. Buhl Electric is a residential electrical contractor serving Northern Virginia and the surrounding area for over 50 years. Buhl Electric Company has participated on 11 HomeAid projects and has provided labor, resources and materials worth more than $68,000 towards the enhancement and improvement of shelters and housing facilities. On top of that they have provided an additional $40,000 in sponsorships and other support.

Non-Profit Service Provider Project of the Year Award

The Non-Profit Service Provider Project of the Year Award is given to the shelter organization that has seen the greatest positive impact helping the homeless because of their partnership with HomeAid.

Past recipients include:

2017 Community Lodgings
2014  Cornerstones
2013  Doorways for Women and Families
2012  Northern Virginia Family Service
2011  Northern Virginia Family Service
2009 Good Shepherd Alliance
2008 ACTS

For the past 30 years, Community Lodgings has helped homeless and low-income families by providing a variety of affordable and transitional housing options. In addition we offer Youth Education programs and Community Outreach. A consortium of Builder Captains, including Brookfield Residential, The Evergreene Companies, M/I Homes, Richmond American Homes, as well as a Project Manager from Madison Homes, led this nearly $900,000 renovation. A six-unit apartment building and family learning center was renovated from top to bottom—and turned into a beautiful, new seven-unit apartment building. Each unit was fully furnished and outfitted with household essentials by Staged Interior, so that families moving from homelessness into this apartment complex had everything they need and could focus on making the most of Community Lodgings many programs and services. The renovation included the attached family learning center and added community meeting space, making a safe and comfortable space for after-school and summer programs for children and computer, ESL, and other classes for adults.The award recognizes Community Lodgings’ impact on its community and on the lives of the clients it serves.

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