Royal Oaks Building Group Wins Two Individual 2011 MAME Awards

Local Home Builder Recognized by The Triangle Sales & Marketing Council for Excellence in the Categories of Superintendent of the Year and Sales Team of the Year for Multiple Communities

Raleigh, NC, May 11, 2011 --( Rich Van Tassel, president of Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC (, has announced that Karen Evans, Lisa Briddle, and David Hoops were awarded individual 2011 Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence (MAME) Awards. Karen and Lisa were recognized as Sales Team of the Year for multiple communities and David Hoops as Superintendent of the Year. The prestigious MAME awards applaud leaders in homebuilding who consistently demonstrate dedication to providing cutting edge industry solutions. Awards were presented by the Triangle Sales and Marketing Council of the Raleigh-Wake County Home Builders Association on April 7 at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh. For more information, visit

“I am proud to have David, Lisa and Karen representing Royal Oaks’ work and for their achievements being noted by the HBA as well as the entire homebuilding community,” said Van Tassel. “It goes without saying that the bottom line of a company’s success is its staff, and we thank the Triangle Sales and Marketing Council for recognizing ours.”

- This is Briddle and Evans’ second consecutive Sales Team of the Year Award.

- In addition to individual staff awards, Royal Oaks received 2011 company MAME Awards for Best General Brokerage/Agent Oriented Program, Best Merchandising for a Detached Home with a sales price of $175,000-$250,000 and Best Parade of Homes in the $175,001-$250,000 price range.

- In 2010, Royal Oaks Building Group was the recipient of four MAME awards, including the highly coveted Builder of the Year Award.

About Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC:
Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC builds fine homes throughout Raleigh, Knightdale, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Wake Forest, Cary, Apex, Angier, Cameron and Spring Lake, 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 included features from which to choose in price ranges from starters to multimillion-dollar luxury homes. Royal Oaks is a member of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh- Wake County and has received multiple gold and silver awards from the HBA Parade of Homes. In 2008 and 2010, the company received the highly coveted Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence (MAME) Building Company of the Year Award, and in 2008 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). Van Tassel has also been named Apex Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Year three times. Additional company awards include the Triangle Business Journal’s Fast 50 Award for three consecutive years and the Small Business of the Year by the Apex Chamber of Commerce, as well as consistent listings in Triangle Business Journal’s premier list of residential builders, based annually by volume in the Raleigh-Durham market. Royal Oaks is proud that two homes it built in Fuquay-Varina as part of Operation Coming Home, a project whose mission is to provide injured war veterans with free houses with donated material and labor, won the HBA the Best Community Spirit in the Nation Award in 2010 from the Nationals, America’s largest competition for new home sales and marketing professionals and communities. For more information, visit

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Royal Oaks Building Group LLC
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