Awards & Affiliations

Building Relationships, Building Together

Through the years, we've had the honor of collaborating closely with esteemed organizations in the building industry. See some of our partners below.

    Kent Homes Awards

    Wilmington Parade of Homes
    Wilmington Parade of Homes
    • Gold Winner: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2019, 2022, 2023
    • Silver Winner: 2006, 2021, 2024
    • Bronze Winner: 2008, 2010, 2020, 2023, 2024
    • Best Kitchen: 2022, 2023, 2024
    • Best Master Bath: 2022, 2023, 2024
    Brunswick County Parade of Homes
    • Diamond Award Winner: 2013, 2014, 2015
    • Best Home: 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Best Master Bath: 2019
    Guildmaster Awards
    • Customer Service Award Winner: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
    St. James Plantation Builders Guild
    • Guild Award: 2012, 2013, 2014
    SMA and INHSS Best Home Building Practices Summit
    • Best Practices Home Builder of the Year Award: 2017
    40 Under 40 Superstar
    • Ashley Kent, nominated by editors of Professional Builder Magazine: 2018
    NAHB Parade of Homes
    • Gold Award: 1997

    Kent Homes Affiliations

    GuildQuaility GuildMaster

    GuildQuality provides customer satisfaction surveying for homebuilders as an independent, 3rd party resource. We are proud to be a part of an elite group of homebuilders that depends on GuildQuality to receive real-time customer feedback so that we can monitor and improve our practices to bring you the very best product possible.

    RESNET Energy Star Builder

    Kent Homes is committed to building energy-efficient homes and has become a RESNET member. Our current HERS Index home ratings are in the mid-60s. Kent Homes is constantly working on improving this score to create the most comfortable home for our homeowners.
    Learn about the HERS Index below.

    HomeLink Smart Home Solutions

    In partnership with HomeLink Smart Home Solutions, Kent Homes is including the safety and convenience of new smart home technology while offering additional smart home features. HomeLink Smart Home Solutions is a very user-friendly all-in-one system that doesn't just make your home smarter, it also makes your life easier. Learn about what is available for your Kent Home below.

    The Bluffs on the Cape Fear Featured Builders Group

    Proud to be part of the Bluffs Featured Builders Group! This Featured Builders Group has a keen attention to every detail and distinguished reputations, with past and present clients alike, as we are helping to shape a community unlike any other.

    St. James Plantations Builders Guild
    St. James Plantation Builders Guild

    Being a part of this prestigious group means that we live up to rigorous standards that are determined through a rigorous, 5-point review process - so that St. James can recommend us and take the guess work out of selecting your home builder.

    Brunswick Forest Builder Team

    At Brunswick Forest, they not only take special care to protect the integrity of the land, they also make certain that the homes are designed and built to exceed homebuyer's expectations. The Brunswick Forest Builder Team is a carefully selected group of homebuilders who adhere to Brunswick Forest’s architectural and design standards.

    Compass Pointe Builder Group

    The craftsmanship that goes into a Compass Pointe home is planned right down to the smallest detail. Their specially selected builders are experts in their fields, and proud to say that they’ve built some of the Cape Fear area’s finest homes. They know what it takes to construct the perfect Coastal Carolina home, so dream big!

    Sunset Reach Builder Group

    A great community needs great builders – and we check both boxes. We hand-selected our builder partners based on their years of experience, quality of construction, and the stylish variety they bring to Sunset Reach. 

    National Association of Home Builders
    National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

    Kent Homes has partnered with the National Association Of Home Builders in our continued effort to strengthen our organization so that we can continue to provide an experience that goes beyond our customers expectations. The NAHB supports its members by providing resources that help builders continually improve their practices and products.


    CBUSA is made up of over 250 builders in 13 cities leveraging 3000 home starts and $1.98B in material and labor spending annually. Together CBUSA members gain significant purchasing advantage in partnership with more than 700 suppliers. These savings are then passed to prospective home buyers. CBUSA was started in 2004 by builders, for builders as a way to band together to save money and garner better services to enhance their offerings to potential clients. 

    SMA Builders Group
    SMA Builders Coaching Group

    The SMA Builders Group program is designed to form groups of builders (up to 10-12 companies) from non-competing markets with similar business models and near term goals to better serve their market. Group members share common information on problems, success strategies and create a synergy that would take an individual company much longer to cultivate. Members become more systems oriented (the SMA specialty), and develop a more efficient approach to product development, sales and purchasing. 

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