HOUSTON, TX (Feb. 22, 2012) Morning Star Builders, Ltd., owned by Ted and Yvonne Cummins, was named the 2011 Custom Builder of the Year at the Greater Houston Builders 71st Anniversary Extravaganza in January.

The Builder of the Year awards are chosen by a panel of judges comprised of winners from the previous five years. Criteria for winning builders include, first and foremost, that they provide a quality product and maintain an exemplary reputation in the community. In addition, their support of the communities in which they live and build and their service to the local and national builder associations are also considered.

Morning Star Builders’ high quality work and caring attitude toward the community made them a natural choice for this award. Earlier this year, Morning Star Builders built a Southern Living Showcase Home and conducted tours of the home and awarded a portion of the proceeds to HomeAid. HomeAid Houston targets homeless care providers in need of additional capacity and pairs them with GHBA builders, vendors and suppliers who donate time, materials and labor to build transitional homeless shelters.

The Southern Living Custom Builder Program is an invitation-only program which selects custom builders acclaimed for their detailed craftsmanship, excellence in customer service, financial stability, and use of quality building materials in their homes. Morning Star Builders’ Southern Living Home, located in the Hidden Falls subdivision in Cypress, features master brickwork throughout the home, including soaring brick barrel ceiling and coordinating brick accents. The sumptuous master bath melds high-tech conveniences and old world opulence to create the perfect at-home spa experience.  In addition, the house incorporated many green building practices as well as high-tech security and convenience features.

Morning Star works to create a home that is not only unique, but includes thoughtful details that work in harmony  that allow its owners – or future owners- to ‘age in place’ without making design changes to accommodate changes in mobility status.

Morning Star Builders, a design/build firm, has been a Preferred Builder in High Meadow Ranch in Magnolia since 2002 and in Hidden Falls in Cypress since 2007.

For more information on Morning Star Builders, visit www.homesbymorningstar.com.


Yvonne Cummins