Awards

Often honored for the design, development and management of our communities, we’re proud to bring greater recognition to the place we call home. Below are accolades earned from local and national organizations, as well as government agencies, in recent years.

Awards


The Dragas Companies has built award-winning communities in Hampton Roads for over 50 years. As a local builder, with a national reputation for quality, Dragas is honored to be recognized for the development of more than 50 award-winning condominium communities in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. But don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself:

HOME BUILDER AWARDS

  • Builder of Integrity Award, Quality Builder’s Warranty Corporation – 2015, 2017
  • America’s Best Builders, Builder Magazine – 2009
  • Dream Builder Award, Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads – 2009
  • Lee Evans Award for Building Management Excellence, The Shinn Consulting Group – 1999, 2009
  • Singular Award in the United States National Association of Homebuilders/Builder Magazine (only one developer in the nation is recognized with this award each year. In selecting The Dragas Companies, the judges committee commended the company for “thoughtfully designed communities, executed with quality and style, that make a lasting contribution to the fabric of the community.”)

VIRGINIA BEACH & CHESAPEAKE COMMUNITY AWARDS

Ridgely Manor at Lake Smith, Virginia Beach

  • Best Electronic Media Advertisement, Television, Tidewater Builders Association – 2008
  • Best Model Landscaping, Tidewater Builders Association – 2007
  • Award of Merit for Consistently Maintaining an Attractive and Litter Free Premises, The Council of Garden Clubs of Virginia Beach and Virginia Beach Beautification Commission – 2007, 2008 and 2009
  • Honor Award for Superior Residential Development, City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission – 2009
  • Honor Award for Exceptional Residential Development, City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission – 2006

North Trail at the Arboretum, Chesapeake

  • Best Community, 100-250 Homesites, Tidewater Builders Association – 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation – 2007, 2005
  • For dedication and enthusiasm in helping to keep Chesapeake beautiful – 2005 and 2007, Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council

Cromwell Park at Salem, Virginia Beach

  • Honor Award for Superior Residential Development, City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission – 2004

Red Mill Village, Virginia Beach

  • Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Residential Development, City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission – 2004
  • Best Community, 100-250 Homesites, Tidewater Builders Association – 2003
  • Merit Award for Exemplary Residential Development, City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission – 2003

Southampton at Salem Springs, Virginia Beach

  • Merit Award for Exemplary Residential Development, City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission – 2003

Columbus Station Apartments, Virginia Beach

  • Award of Excellence, Tidewater Builders Association/Tidewater Multifamily Housing Council – 2003, 2002, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1986
  • Water Conservation Leadership Award, City of Virginia Beach Public Utilities Department – 1996
  • Best of the Beach Honorable Mention, The Virginian-Pilot – 1995

Plantation Woods, Chesapeake

  • Community of the Year, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1997, 1999
  • Best Product, Detached, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1999
  • Best Marketing Brochure Between $100–$150,000, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1997
  • Best Model Landscaping Between $100–$150,000, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1997
  • Best Interior Merchandising Between $100–$150,000, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1997

Asbury at Plantation Woods, Chesapeake

  • Best Product, Attached, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1999

Shearin Residence, Virginia Beach

  • Certificate of Recognition for Exceptional Rural Residential Development, City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission – 1997

Wellington at Dam Neck, Virginia Beach

  • Best Marketing Brochure Below $100,000, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1996
  • Best Model Landscaping Attached Below $100,000, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1966
  • Best Model Complex Attached Below $100,000, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1996
  • Best Interior Merchandising Attached Below $100,000, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1996

Lesner Pointe East Condominium, Virginia Beach

  • Best Marketing Brochure Above $150,000, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1996
  • Best Marketing Brochure Above $125,000, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1993
  • Best Model Landscaping Attached, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1993     
  • Design Award of Excellence for Outstanding Residential Development, City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission – 1993
  • The Virginia Beach Habitat Enhancement Committee Certificate of Appreciation, Recognizing valuable contributions to Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Projects – 1994

The Gables at Bellamy, Virginia Beach

  • Best Interior Merchandising Attached, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1994
  • Best Model Complex Attached, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1994

Brenneman Farm, Virginia Beach

  • Certificate of Honorable Mention for a Quality Residential Development, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council

Lake Smith, Virginia Beach

  • Best Special Promotion, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1992

Lake Smith/The Gables at Bellamy, Chesapeake

  • Advertisement of the Year – Magazine Color, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1991
  • Advertisement of the Year – Black and White, Tidewater Builders Association/Sales and Marketing Council – 1991

VIRGINIA BEACH APARTMENT COMMUNITY AWARDS

  • Best Model Apartment, Built 2007 and After Presented to The Apartments at Spence Crossing, The Hampton Roads Apartment Council – 2015
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