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Meritage Homes Honored With 2023 Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award

Posted by Viktoria Dolinaj on May 3, 2023

Scottsdale, Ariz., May 02, 2023Meritage Homes, the fifth-largest homebuilder in the U.S., was honored with the 2023 Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award for its philanthropic and volunteer efforts. Presented by the editors at BUILDER magazine in partnership with Hearthstone, the leading private investment partner in for-sale housing in the U.S., this annual award recognizes homebuilders who demonstrate a lifetime commitment to public service.

The Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award has contributed $7.5 million to various charities since 1999, making it the single largest charitable award program in the homebuilding industry. In connection with this year’s award, Meritage selected the nonprofits, No Child Hungry and National Association of Women in Construction, to receive the cash award, which supplemented with donations from Meritage and its vendor partners, totaled $400,000.

Additional Award Wins for Meritage Homes

Meritage was honored to become a ten-time recipient of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. Given our longstanding commitment starting in 2009 to build 100% energy-efficient homes, we have completed over 112,000 Meritage ENERGY STAR certified homes and are proud to be an innovator in the sustainability space.

In the 20th annual Avid Awards®, Meritage was recognized for its customer service excellence. Thirteen Meritage divisions were honored, including Southern California, which won the Avid Cup – Production for a second consecutive year. The Avid Cup is the program’s top honor, with only one builder in North America receiving the award for the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the production category. The Nashville division was honored with the Gold Award – Production for having the highest customer ratings in the production category in the southeast region. Meritage’s Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Greenville, Houston, Northern California, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, and San Antonio divisions took home the Avid Benchmark Award for scoring among the top 25% in customer ratings nationwide.

Fortune recognized Meritage as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for 2023, a ranking of the best-regarded companies based on reviews from executives and board directors within their own industry regarding customer satisfaction, employee engagement and development, innovation, social responsibility and financial strength.

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About Meritage Homes Corporation

Meritage Homes is the fifth-largest public homebuilder in the United States, based on homes closed in 2022. The Company offers affordable, energy-efficient entry-level and first move-up homes. Operations span across Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Meritage Homes has delivered over 165,000 homes in its 37-year history, and has a reputation for its distinctive style, quality construction, and award-winning customer experience. The Company is an industry leader in energy-efficient homebuilding, a ten-time recipient of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award since 2013 for innovation and industry leadership in energy-efficient homebuilding, and the recipient of the EPA’s 2022 Market Leader Award for Certified Homes as well as the EPA’s 2022 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award.

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