BENSALEM, Pa., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 22, 2013, the best of this year's residential real estate sales, marketing and design was honored at The National Sales and Marketing Awards gala -- "The Nationals(SM)," as it is known to industry insiders.

Orleans Homes is happy to share that the company's North Division design center took home the Gold this year for Best Design Center.

An annual competition, and one of the industry's most prestigious, the 2013 awards ceremony attracted more than 500 building industry professionals to The Wynn Resort in Las Vegas during the International Builders' Show for a first-hand look at the most innovative and successful ideas from across the nation.

"Our industry continues to produce exceptional work, and we are thrilled to recognize the sales and marketing professionals who have made that happen," said Dorothy Tayloe, chair of The Nationals(SM).

"We had a talented team of dedicated vendors who worked collaboratively to create a design studio that would represent our new Orleans brand and provide a positive experience for our buyers," said Linda Kelley, Vice President of Marketing for Orleans Homes. North Division President John Evans adds, "The Bensalem design center has been really well-received by our customers and we couldn't be happier to receive this award."

A diverse panel of industry professionals from across the country chose this year's Gold winners from more than 700 entrants. Categories include advertising, architectural achievements, merchandising and more.

Additional details and the history of The Nationals(SM), as well as a list of Gold and Silver winners are available at

About Orleans Homebuilders, Inc.

Orleans Homes was founded in 1918 and is one of the oldest, continually operated homebuilders in the United States. It is committed to building thoughtfully designed homes and creating unique neighborhoods that cater to the way people live today. The company builds single family homes, townhouses, and condominiums that range in price from the upper $170,000s - $1.5 million. It is currently operating in 39 neighborhoods in 10 distinct markets: Southeastern Pennsylvania, Central and Southern New Jersey, Orange County, NY, Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, NC, Richmond and Hampton Roads, VA, and Chicago, IL. Orleans is headquartered outside of Philadelphia and employs 170 people.

Contact: Linda Kelley

SOURCE Orleans Homebuilders, Inc.

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