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Rusaw Homes is "Florida's Award Winning Builder"

George Rusaw was named "Builder of the Year" for 1992-1993 by the Florida Home Builders' Association (FHBA). The FHBA is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, with 18,000 members and associates. The "Builder of the Year" award is the FHBA's highest honor and is awarded annually to a builder who has exemplified excellence and dedication to the building industry in Florida and to his own community. In addition, the Citrus County Builders Association has named George "Builder of the Year" four times, leading to the designation of "Builder of the Decade".

Energy Plus Home Award is awarded by Central Florida Gas to the CCBA Builder who best exemplifies a dedication to energy-efficient home design .

The CCBA (Citrus County Builders Association) is in its 26th year of existence and is a construction industry association comprised of over 250 builder and associate members. The Association promotes quality, affordable housing for Citrus County, while creating a favorable business climate for its members. Its mission is to serve its members and community through proactive involvement in government activities affecting the building industry; ethical business practices, promotion of members' products and services; continuing education and enhanced membership benefits. The Builder of the Decade Award was created to honor George Rusaw and Rusaw Homes for their exemplary record of demonstrating the aforementioned qualities.

George Rusaw was named "Builder of the Year" for 1992-1993 by the Florida Home Builders' Association (FHBA).


The FHBA is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, with 18,000 members andassociates.The "Builder of the Year" award is the FHBA's highest honor and is awarded annually to a builder who has exemplified excellence and dedication to the building industry in Florida and to his own community.


Builder of the Year
1992 - 1993

CCBA Best of Show (top left) is awarded annually at the Parade of Homes to honor just that, the Best of Show in originality, quality and value. Rusaw Homes has won this coveted award numerous times in its 30+ year career.

The Aurora Award for Energy Efficiency is awarded by Progress Energy Corporation to the Florida builder who best incorporates energy-efficient design and products into the homes they build. Rusaw Homes is a 5-time winner of this important award, including two Grand Aurora Award wins.

"The AURORA Awards are the Grammy’s of the home building profession," said Kay Green, 2003 AURORA Award Chair and an Orlando, FL designer. "The AURORA symbolizes tremendous achievement, honor and distinction among building industry professionals."

AURORA Awards are presented annually to builders, architects, interior designers, landscape architects and other home building professionals in a 12-state region: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

The AURORA Awards program is affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Association and the Southeast Building Conference – one of two regional trade shows recognized by, and affiliated with, the National Association of Home Builders. AURORA Award winners are announced each year in conjunction with the Southeast Building Conference.

1993 marked a highlight in George's new home building career when Rusaw Homes was honored by the Home Owners' Warranty Corporation with one of the highest builder's awards in the nation, the Award for Construction Excellence (ACE), recognizing Rusaw Homes as one of the top five builders in the United States.



The Builder of the Year Award is awarded annually to the builder who best exemplifies the qualities as set forth in the Mission Statement of the Citrus County Builders Association. George Rusaw has won the award 4 times.

The CCBA conducts its annual Parade of Homes during which participating builders showcase their best home models to the public. The Parade of Homes is one of the largest and most popular public events in Citrus County, attracting thousands of visitors to the model homes from the community, other parts of Florida and from other states.

A committee of judges from outside of the CCBA, inspect the model homes and present awards in various categories. One of the most sought-after honors is the "WOW" award which is given to the model home with the most "consumer appeal." Rusaw Homes has won multiple "WOW" awards over the years and for several different home designs.