Apartment Industry’s Best and Brightest Celebrated at PTAA’s Diamond Awards

Over 500 members and guests of The Piedmont Triad Apartment Association (PTAA) gathered to celebrate individuals, communities, and supplier partners from their membership who were nominated and won recognition for achievements in the multifamily apartment industry in 2018.

Individual professionals and apartment community on-site teams were nominated by peers and supervisors, then submitted applications which were evaluated by multiple judges in the apartment industry in areas outside of North Carolina. Finalists were chosen using a scoring matrix comprised of financial performance, community composite, personal performance, professional development and recommendation letters. Leasing Professional and Community finalists were subject to additional evaluation in the form of a secret or scheduled shop.

Supplier Partners were voted on by PTAA members who are apartment owner/operators. The companies receiving the highest number of votes in each category submitted applications and recommendation letters for review by impartial judges spanning multiple operational roles in the multifamily industry. The number of votes and a quantitative score from the applications were weighted equally to determine the winner. The Piedmont Triad Apartment Association has been recognizing member organizations with the annual Diamond Awards ceremony for more than 20 years.

The following awards were presented for this year:

Individual and Supplier Partner of the Year 2018 Awards

Rookie Supplier Partner of the Year: Emergency Restoration Xperts

Rookie Maintenance Technician: Chad Arndt | Addison Point

Rookie Leasing Professional: Megan Sizemore | The Village Lofts

Advertising & Promotions Supplier: Fast Signs High Point

Landscaping Supplier Partner: Cox Landscape Management

Leasing Professional: Dion Harris | Sebastian Village

Maintenance Technician: Ramon Nieves | Plantation at Pleasant Ridge

Professional Services Supplier Partner: Loebsack & Brownlee, PLLC

Product Supplier Partner: ProSource Fitness Equipment

Assistant Manager: Beth Gavin | Collegiate Commons

Bobby Proctor Maintenance Supervisor of the Year: Brett Barney |

Blue Ridge Companies

Cynthia Apple Manager of the Year: Kimberly Noel | Brookberry Park

Regional Manager: Jennifer Hewitt | Blue Ridge Companies

Corporate Professional – Tie: Michelle Chesson | Burkely Communities; Elizabeth Anne Richardson | Phillips Management Group

Interior Contractor Supplier Partner: Got You Floored

Exterior Supplier Partner: BluSky Restoration

Volunteer of the Year Awards:

Supplier Partner: Joshua Owen, ProSource Fitness Equipment

Owner/Operator: Kimberly Noel, Brookberry Park

President’s Choice: Jody Longwill, Burkely Communities

Community Awards:

Turnaround Community: The Gardens at Country Club |

Blue Ridge Companies

Dynamic Team: Briarleigh Park | Blue Ridge Companies

Student Community: Campus Crossing | Signature Property Group

Conventional Community: The Village Lofts |

Hawthorne Residential Partners

Additionally, PTAA also announced at the ceremony that their membership raised a record number of 419,057 meals in their 2018 summer food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. Each year, PTAA members collect canned food and financial donations in a friendly competition between apartment communities. This year Phillips Management Group and their communities collectively raised more than 78,000 meals. They were awarded the Clyde Fitzgerald Owners Cup, named for the late former CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank, for 2018.

Congratulations to PTAA’s Diamond Award Winners!

We had a great Diamond Awards ceremony on March 31, 2015 and we’d like to congratulate all of the winners:

Congratulations to the 2014 Diamond Award Winners!

Individual Performance Winners

Rookie of the Year, Leasing
Tyler Anderson
Amesbury on West Market

Rookie of the Year, Maintenance
Andre Stewart
Stonesthrow Apartments

Leasing Professional of the Year
Kelly Willis
Palladium Park Apartments

Maintenance Technician of the Year
Robert Trent
Lincoln Green

Assistant Manager of the Year
Ariel Gordon
Alexandria Park

Maintenance Supervisor of the Year
Brian Williams
Burkely Communities

Managers of the Year
Kelsey Pawsat- Signature Property Group
Rebecca Kirkman- Hawthorne Residential Partners

Regional Manager of the Year
Stephanie Atkinson
Hawthorne Residential Partners

Corporate Professional of the Year
Gina Carter
Blue Ridge Companies

Communities of the Year

Best Use of Social Media
Blue Ridge Companies

Student Community of the Year
Campus Crossing
Signature Property Group

Turnaround Community of the Year
The Park
Burkely Communities

Community of the Year Under 200 Units
Nissen Building Apartments
HRI Properties

Community of the Year Over 200 Units
Hawthorne at Main
Hawthorne Residential

Vendor Partners of the Year 

Advertising & Promotions
Apartments.com

Interior Contractor
Got You Floored

Exterior Contractor
Disaster One

Landscaping
Cox Landscape Management

Professional Services, Administrative
Full House Marketing

Professional Services, Operational
Carolina Poo Prints

Supplier
Maintenance Supply HQ

President’s Awards

Owner Member Volunteer
Mary Gwyn
Apartment Dynamics

Vendor Partner Volunteer
Matt Ketterman
Got You Floored

President’s Choice
Stephanie Loyd
Blue Ridge Companies

Congrats to PTAA’s 2012 Diamond Award Winners

On April 25, 2013 PTAA held its annual Diamond Awards event at the Greensboro/High Point Airport Marriott. Below are all of the 2012 Diamond Award winners. Congratulations to them all!

 

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President’s Choice
Angela Crenshaw
Shana Golladay
Emily Sundseth

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Owner Member Volunteer
Maria Barker

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Vendor Partner Volunteer
Kim Yedlosky

 

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Rookie of the Year
Casey Mason, Cottonwood Residential

Leasing_DiMatteo
Leasing Professional of the Year
Chelene Dimatteo, Abbington Place Apartments (100 shop score!)

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Assistant Manager of the Year
Vanida Chithtamath, Addison Point

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Manager of the Year
Virginia Cummings, Cedar Trace Group

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Service Tech of the Year
Garret Beisner, Campus Crossing

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Service Supervisor of the Year
Bobby Pegram, Campus Crossing
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Regional Manager of the Year
Emily Goodman, CORE

CorpPro_Redmon
Corporate Professional of the Year
Katrina Redmon, HAWS (Kelly Church pictured accepting on behalf of Katrina)

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Turnaround
Lodge at Lakeshore, Signature Property Group

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Community of the Year Under 300 Units
Bell Bridford, Bell Partners, Inc

CommunityOver300_Amesbury
Community of the Year Over 300 Units
The Amesbury, Signature Property Group

AdCategory_Crenshaw
Advertising & Promo
Apartments.com

InteriorContractor_GYF
Interior Contractor
Got You Floored

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Exterior Contractor
Disaster One

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Landscaping
Long Brothers Landscaping

AdminProServices_Stir
Administrative Professional Services
Stir Creative Group

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Operational Professional Services
Waste Industries

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Suppliers
Wilmar