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Gryphon Builders Tapped as Houston's Best

Houston remodeler honored for "Green Remodeling Project of the Year" and "Best Print Ad—Remodeler"

(Houston, TX, September 22, 2010) - Gryphon Builders was awarded with two Houston's Best awards in the categories of "Green Remodeling Project of the Year" and "Best Print Ad—Remodeler." The awards were presented on September 18, 2010 at a red carpet gala at the House of Blues in Houston, Texas.

For more than 30 years, the coveted Houston's Best Awards (formerly the PRISM Awards) have recognized excellence in the home building industry. Presented by the Greater Houston Builders Association, the Houston's Best Awards honor builders, remodelers and sales professionals in the categories of People, Product and Promotion. Entries are judged by a panel of industry peers, and with more than 80 categories and hundreds of entries, these awards truly represent Houston's most outstanding building professionals.

Gyphon Builders' award-winning print ad was originally published in the 2010 Houston Remodeling Guide. The ad was designed to highlight the green features of the nation's first Certified Green Renovation, built by the company this year. The home is a Certified Green Home under the ICC 700-2008 National Green Building Standard. The Houston home in was once a one-story, three-bedroom 1950s ranch style house in Afton Oaks, and has been transformed into a two-story, five bedroom, traditional style home that qualifies for green certification.

"We are so excited and honored to receive this award," said Allen Griffin, CGR, GMB, CAPS, CGP, owner and founder of Gryphon Builders. "The goal of our 2010 advertising is to educate consumers on the benefits of green remodeling. Revitalizing older homes makes sense economically, and remodeling is often a better option for the overall environment because much of the old structure is reused and updated with the latest technologies, compared to a tear down which would all be in a landfill."

The winning ad was designed and executed by Larissa Michael, owner and founder of Volume Control, a public relations and marketing firm in Houston.

About Gryphon Builders

Established in 1999, Gryphon Builders is a family owned and operated, award-winning design build firm. Gryphon Builders recently completed the nation's first Certified Green Renovation. The company has also earned numerous other accolades including 2010 Houston's Best Awards for "Green Remodeling Project of the Year" and "Print Ad of the Year-Remodeler" and multiple Star Awards for "Best Remodeled Project over $250,000" in 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2008 and the 2010 "Best Print Ad-Remodeler."

The owner, Allen Gryphon, has been named the "2007 National Certified Graduate Remodeler of the Year" and the "2009 Houston Remodeler of the Year."

Greater Houston Builders Association NAHB Green Certified Home Renovation Remodel Remodelors Council Custom Builders Council National Association of Home Builders Texas Association of Builders Graduate Master Builder TAB Star Awards Green Built Gulf Coast