Royal Oaks Building Group Wins Silver At 2009 Parade of Homes

From: MMI Public Relations
Published: Mon Nov 02 2009

Rich Van Tassel, president of Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC (, has announced that the company has received a Silver Award from the 2009 Parade of Homes competition, an annual event hosted by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County. The company received the Silver Award in the competition’s Category 1 ($120,000 - $188,174) for its Poplar entry, lot 374 in the Southern Oaks community. There were 7 homes entered in the category. The award-winning ranch home, located at 624 Lawson Cypress Lane in Fuquay-Varina, N.C was listed at $179,700, and features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, hardwood floors in the foyer, kitchen and dining room, as well as a trey ceiling in the dining room and other extensive trim work throughout the house. The home has already sold.

Organized annually by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County and celebrating its 44th year in the Triangle, the Parade of Homes event offers potential home buyers the opportunity to view the latest in floor plans, designs, and technological innovations in houses built by local participating builders. Nearly 200 builder-submitted homes competed in this year’s parade, with homes ranging in price from $120,000 - $2 million. All Parade homes were open to the public, as well as viewed by a panel of judges from different builder-related fields across the Southeast. This year’s event took place on Oct. 3-4, Oct. 9-11, and Oct.16-18.

Royal Oaks Building Group builds customized and award-winning homes throughout Raleigh, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Wake Forest, Cary, Apex and Chapel Hill, N.C. For a full list of Royal Oaks communities, visit or contact the sales office at (919) 233-4523.

"We are honored to take home a Silver Award in the 2009 Parade of Homes event," said Van Tassel. "The event has continued to showcase the premier homes and expanding communities in the Triangle and we are excited to be a part of it."

Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC builds fine homes throughout Raleigh, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Wake Forest, Cary, Apex and Angier, N.C. Locally owned and operated, the company focuses on quality of design, construction and customer service, offering a portfolio of plans and a wide selection of standard features from which to choose in price ranges from starters to multimillion-dollar luxury homes. Royal Oaks is a member of the Raleigh-Wake County Home Builders Association and has received multiple gold and silver awards from the HBA Parade of Homes. In 2008, the company received the highly coveted Triangle Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence (MAME) Building Company of the Year Award, and its president, Rich Van Tassel, was named a recipient of the Builder of the Year Award presented by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA). Additional company awards include the Triangle Business Journal’s Fast 50 Award, the Small Business of the Year by the Apex Chamber of Commerce, as well as consistent listings in the Triangle Business Journal’s premier list of residential builders, based annually by volume in the Raleigh-Durham market. For more information, visit

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