Best of Houzz 2014

Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users

Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals

Houston, TX, 2014 – Morning Star Builders, LTD owned by Ted and Yvonne Cummins of Houston, TX has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The award winning design/build company was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.
The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, Winners received a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
Ted Cummins, Chief Creative Officer, commented, “ I am passionate about creating designs that meet our client’s needs and then implementing those details in the field during construction.   We at Morning Star are honored to receive this recognition and be one of the top 4% of Houzz design professionals.   Currently we have more than 150 photos on Houzz and this photo of the master bathroom has been added to more than 20,000 idea books.  Morning Star was privileged to work with Cindy Aplanalp of By Design Interiors on this project.”
“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of a home improvement professional on the Web, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Morning Star Builders among our “Best Of” professionals for design as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively designing, remodeling and decorating their homes.”
With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Morning Star Builders, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.
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Morning Star Builders is a husband and wife owned custom home building company in the Greater Houston area.   Ted and Yvonne Cummins have been designing and building one of a kind custom home for discerning clients for the past decade primarily in
northwest Harris County and southern Montgomery County.   Ted is a Graduate Master Builder and Certified Green Professional and Yvonne is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, designations through the National Association of Home Builders. Ted currently serves as the chair of the Custom Builders Council of the Greater Houston Home Builders Association. Morning Star Builders was awarded Custom Builder of the Year in 2011, by the Greater Houston Builders Association. Morning Star Builders has focused on their clients’ needs in the design and build process.  Team members attend the International Builders Show every year to keep abreast of the trends in building science (best practices for building in the hot, humid Houston market), home technology and newest products on the market.   Morning Star’s goal is to educate clients on products currently on the market and for them to choose those that fit their budget and family’s needs.  The team has created a process that encourages teamwork with the architect, builder, interior designer and vendors and of course the owner to produce a custom home with outstanding architectural details, energy efficiency and universal design features all within the owner’s budget.
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