New Brightwell Crossing Community in Poolesville, MD Receives Three Awards for Environmental Innovation and Excellence in Architecture and Interior Design

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Homeowners Ready to Move into Kettler Forlines Homes' New Award-Winning Community

Brightwell Crossing (, Kettler Forlines Homes' newest residential living community in Western Montgomery County, has been honored with a Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association (, MNCBIA) Environmental Award and two 2010 Great American Living Awards (, GALA). The Great American Living Awards are hosted by the Washington Area Building Industry Associations.

"These awards truly reflect the essence of Brightwell Crossing homes--functional, efficient homes for today's modern family, that don't compromise on the cherished elements of a traditional home," said Richard Kettler, owner of Kettler Forlines Homes. "We proudly accept these awards as our first families are ready to move into their award-winning ¬¬¬homes. Within a manner of weeks, the first homeowners of Brightwell Crossing will be calling the community home."

MNCBIA's Environmental Awards recognize builders and developers like Kettler Forlines Homes who go to extra lengths to preserve, enhance and protect the environment. Kettler Forlines Homes ( won in the Building (Lot Specific) category for Brightwell Crossing's Montgomery model home in Poolesville, MD. Among one of the first new homes to be certified with the EPA Indoor airPLUS label, the Montgomery home is designed for improved air quality, lower utility costs, greater comfort, and better durability. The model also exceeds ENERGY STAR® for homes criteria, employing such energy-saving features as Low-E windows, exterior foam sealing, a high-efficiency gas furnace and pressure-tested sealed ductwork.

At the 2010 GALA Awards, Brightwell Crossing's Montgomery model home was recognized in two categories: Best Design and Architecture for Detached Homes (3,201-3,800 finished square feet) and Best Interior Merchandising for a Detached Home (3,201-3,800 finished square feet). The GALA program celebrates excellence in the Washington, D.C. region's new home building industry.

With the model home located at 17919 Elgin Rd. in Poolesville, Brightwell Crossing lot sizes range from one-third to one acre and home prices start in the $500,000s. Seven new home designs are available to choose from, ranging from 2,450 to 4,200 square feet. Currently, one half of Brightwell Crossing's Phase I homes have been sold.

Contact Chris Pikus, community sales manager, 301-208-2588 or at, for a personal tour of the model home between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. Visit the community's new website,, for more details, interactive floor plans and virtual tours.

About Kettler Forlines Homes
Founded in 1978, Kettler Forlines Homes has helped over 4,000 families achieve the American Dream of home ownership in communities throughout Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Every single-family home built by Kettler Forlines provides excellence in design, attention to detail and the highest of quality. The management team averages over 25 years of tenure, providing knowledge and experience that few competitors can equal. For more information, visit


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