Shannon Wilson-Chandler of Royal Oaks Building Group Wins 40 Under 40 Leadership Award

Sales Consultant Earns Professional Builder’s Acclaimed Award

Raleigh, NC, June 12, 2011 --( Rich Van Tassel, president of Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC (, has announced that sales consultant Shannon Wilson-Chandler has received the Professional Builder magazine’s 40 Under 40 Residential Construction Award. Wilson-Chandler will be featured in the June 2011 issue of Professional Builder, a magazine that serves the nation’s home building community. The award recognizes and honors the brightest and most promising young “hotshots” in the home building and remodeling markets. Recipients are selected based on dedication and leadership skills, inventiveness, community involvement, and significant career milestones and recognitions. Each award winner displays immense potential for future endeavors in the home building and remodeling markets.

Wilson-Chandler has more than 16 years of professional experience in the industry. She has been with the Royal Oaks Building Group for more than two years and recently received a Silver Award in the category of Sales Team of the Yearby the National Sales and Marketing Council. Wilson-Chandler also received the Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Award for sales team of the year in 2009.

“I am honored to be selected for the 40 Under 40 in Residential Construction Award,” said Wilson-Chandler. “The Professional Builder’s prestigious award is an incredible tribute to many hardworking professionals who strive to make beneficial differences in the greater community every day.”

“I could not be prouder of Shannon,” said Van Tassel. “Her dedication, innovative selling techniques, positivity and passion truly set her apart as a sales consultant in this industry. We are thrilled to have such a talented and impressive consultant represent our communities.”

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- Wilson-Chandler is a member of the Home Builders Association (HBA), Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® (RRAR) and National Sales and Marketing.

- She has sold more than $60 million worth of real estate during the 16 years she has spent in the industry.

- Professional Builder has been dedicated to serving the needs of the nation’s home building community for more than 74 years. Each month, it is read by 112,000 leading decision makers in the home building market, all of whom have the authority and ability to buy or specify building materials, products, and equipment. The editors of Professional Builder produce a variety of industry recognition programs, including Builder of the Year, National Housing Quality Awards, Housing Giants 400 rankings, and 40 Under 40 Awards.

- The 40 Under 40 Award recognizes outstanding members of the building and constructing industry under the age of 40 throughout the United States. This is the inaugural 40 Under 40 in Residential Construction Awards.

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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