MBA 2023 Annual Award Winners


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Phone: (262) 522-4720

Metropolitan Builders Association Unveils 2023 Annual Award Winners

Parade of Homes Builders and Members honored

Waukesha, WI – October 17, 2023The crème de la crème of Milwaukee’s building industry took center stage on Thursday, October 5th as the Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) hosted its annual awards gala. Over 300 attended the award celebration held at the Marriott Milwaukee West in Waukesha to honor members and builders featured in the 77th running of the Parade of Homes, the longest running Parade in the US as well as members that have exemplified a strong commitment to the association.  

Each year the Parade of Homes showcases some of the finest home designs, newest trends, and cutting-edge features. This year's Parade showcased 12 amazing homes by 10 of the MBA's builder members in two subdivisions: Wrenwood North - Germantown and Redford Hills - Sussex. Awards were presented to the top parade winners in the following categories:


People’s Choice Award, voted on by those who attended the Parade of Homes, went to:

     Wrenwood in Germantown: Stepping Stone Homes, first time entry into the Parade of Homes.

     Redford Hills in Sussex: J & J Custom Homes


Wrenwood North in Germantown

Best Overall Home:

     Gold: Korndoerfer Homes

     Silver: Aspen Homes

     Bronze: UBuildIt Custom Homes and Renovations

Best Exterior Design - NuPath Homes

Best Exterior Landscape/Hardscape - UBuildIt Custom Homes and Renovations

Best Interior Decorating - Korndoerfer Homes

Best Floorplan - Stepping Stone Homes

Best Kitchen - Tim O'Brien Homes

Best Family Living Area - Korndoerfer Homes

Best Master Suite - Aspen Homes


Redford Hills in Sussex

Best Overall Home:

     Gold: J & J Custom Homes

     Silver: Espire Homes

     Bronze: Allan Builders

Best Exterior Design – Allan Builders

Best Exterior Landscape/Hardscape – Espire Homes

Best Interior Decorating – Demlang Builders

Best Floorplan – J&J Custom Homes

Best Kitchen – Allan Builders

Best Family Living Area – Espire Homes

Best Master Suite – J& J Custom Homes

“It’s exciting to see all the unique designs and stylish feature from some of the finest home builders in the area and recognize their hard-work at our annual gala,” said David Roembke, President of the Metropolitan Builders Association.

The award gala also honored the exceptional efforts of those Associate and Builder members who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment to the Association throughout the year.

     Hall of Fame Inductee: Scott Thistle

     Builder of the Year: Steve DeCleene from Neumann Developments

     Associate of the Year: Sarajane Trier from Bell Bank Mortgage

     Rookie of the Year: Maren Lichtie from Frontier Title and Closing Services LLC

     Industry Advocate: Joe Orendorf from Cornerstone Developments

     Rising Star: Mike Turowski from Werner Electric

“Our Association is stronger due to the commitment and outstanding contributions from these members,” said Kathy Raab, MBA Executive Director. “We are so grateful for all they have done to grow and provide exposure for the building industry community. Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to our next event in January, the MBA Home Building & Remodeling Show at State Fair Park.”

Photo 1: MBA Parade of Homes People’s Choice Award Winner in Redford Hills in Sussex: J & J Custom Homes

Photo 2: MBA Parade of Homes People's Choice Award Winner for Wrenwood North in Germantown: Stepping Stone Homes

Photo 3: MBA Associate and Builder Members from L to R: Joe Orendorf, Scott Thistle, Sarajane Trier, Steve DeCleene, Maren Lichtie, Mike Turowski


About the Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA):

The Metropolitan Builders Association, located in Waukesha, Wis., is a not-for-profit trade association that represents nearly 700 companies involved in the construction, development, and remodeling of single and multifamily housing and light commercial property in Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, Jefferson, and Milwaukee counties.  Collectively, its members employ tens of thousands of workers in the Milwaukee area and conduct millions of dollars of business each year.  For more information, visit or the Metropolitan Builders Association’s Facebook page