Royal Oaks Building Group Wins Gold at 2010 Nationals

Raleigh, NC, February 13, 2010 --( Rich Van Tassel, president of Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC (, has announced that the company has received a Gold Award in the category of Building Industry Spirit at the 2010 NationalsSM Gala held at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas on Jan. 19. The award recognizes the originality, concept, and successful execution of a community service project or program. Royal Oaks Building Group received the award in recognition of “Operation: Coming Home,” a community service project run in conjunction with the Triangle Real Estate and Construction Veterans (TREACV). The company built and donated a home to Joey Bozik, a deserving veteran and triple-amputee who was injured while serving in Iraq. Started in early 2007, Operation: Coming Home works to build free homes for severely wounded veterans who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“We are honored to be recognized with an award in this category,” said Van Tassel. “We feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to give back to our veterans in such a significant way, as they continue to give to us. We would also like to thank all the volunteers, vendors and businesses that helped us with this project. We could not have done it without them.”

- Now in its 28th year, The NationalsSM pays tribute to superior new-home sales and marketing achievements by individual sales and marketing professionals, homebuilders and associates, and sales and marketing councils.

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About Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC:
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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