Royal Oaks Building Group Wins National Sales Team of the Year Honor

Local Homebuilder Sales Consultants Karen Evans and Lisa Briddle Awarded by National Sales and Marketing Council at The International Builder Show.

Raleigh, NC, February 25, 2012 --( Rich Van Tassel, president of Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC (, has announced that Karen Evans and Lisa Briddle, sales consultants at the company’s Churchill neighborhood in Knightdale, N.C., received the National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) National Sales Team of the Year award on Feb. 8 at the International Builder Show during the “Nationals” awards ceremony at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando. Evans and Briddle won their local sales team competition prior to this event. The National Association of Home Builders hosts the International Builder Show, an annual industry convention that includes education sessions, exhibits, and committee and council meetings, as well as the awards ceremony.

Located at 901 Churchill Glen Blvd., the Churchill neighborhood features homes from the $150s designed for activity and convenience. Amenities include miles of sidewalks, walking trails with exercise stations, a pool, a children’s wading pool with an interactive water feature, a multipurpose field and tot lots. Home plans include ranch, first-floor master and two-story options.

“On behalf of everyone at Royal Oaks Building Group, we congratulate Karen and Lisa for a job well done,” said Van Tassel. “They both exemplify our pledge to provide quality customer service to help guide our clients into making the selections they want in a new home. To be awarded by your peers on a national level is an impressive achievement, and Karen and Lisa have performed excellently in making Churchill a top destination of choice for new homebuyers in the Triangle.”

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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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