Washington, D.C (PRWEB) December 6, 2008
American Business Media awarded BUILDER magazine the Grand William D. Littleford Award for Corporate Community Service and 1st runner up honors for its February 2008 story, "World Changers," alongside two notable builders, Tom Gipson and Jeff Rutt.
BUILDER and N.C.-based Thomas Gipson Homes' President Tom Gipson were honored with the Grand William D. Littleford Award for Corporate Community Service for Gipson's successful "Home Builder Blitz" for Habitat for Humanity, featured in BUILDER's February 2008 article, "World Changers." Gipson organized Habitat for Humanity's Home Builder Blitz, a five-day event in 2006 that drew 1,000 builders and trade partners to approximately 130 sites nationwide. In that week alone, 459 houses were built, making it the largest single event in the organization's history. Gipson followed up with a second builder blitz in 2008. Even with the housing market in a crisis, builders nationwide participated in building another 263 homes. The value of the homes built is approximately $50 million.
BUILDER also tied for 1st runner up for its story on Jeff Rutt, President of Keystone Custom Homes. Rutt founded Hope International, a micro-credit organization that has made small loans to more than 200,000 entrepreneurs in 13 countries. Rutt is also featured in BUILDER'S February 2008 story, "World Changers."
The William D. Littleford Awards for Corporate Community Service recognize companies, organizations or individuals that are involved in active community service programs aimed at alleviating critical social problems. Littleford established this award to raise the visibility of the business media editorial product, to encourage increased coverage and recognition of community service success stories and to motivate other organizations to apply such solutions in their own communities.
About Hanley Wood:
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media and information company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Business Media (Washington, D.C.), publishes 30 award-winning residential and commercial construction titles, including BUILDER, REMODELING, CUSTOM HOME, CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and residential architect. Hanley Wood Business Media also offers the construction industry's foremost collection of Web sites, including BUILDER ONLINE, REMODELING ONLINE, and ebuild, the comprehensive online guide to building products, as well as the largest collection of house plans online through eplans.com and Dream Home Source.
Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $250 million company owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, LLC. CCMP Capital Advisors manages the Hanley Wood investment for JPMorgan Partners.