Awards & Certifications

2009 NAHB Award

On November 7th, 2009, in San Diego, California, the Custom Homebuilders Committee of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) named Payne & Payne Builders as its 2009 National Custom Home Builder of the Year. We have received the highest honor bestowed by the NAHB for custom home building. It is given yearly to one builder the committee thinks has excelled in customer satisfaction, quality, and consistent service, and who is actively involved in their community and industry.

We would like to recognize our entire family of employees, trade and supplier partners, and associates for representing our values, supporting our goals, and helping us consistently stand out and succeed. As a part of our team, you all deserve to share our pride in this accomplishment!

Below are links to local and national media about this award:

Recent Awards

Below are a number of awards Payne & Payne Builders is proud to have recently received for custom home building in Cleveland, Ohio.


2018 Home Builder Digest

Home Builders Digest

  • 2018 Best Custom Home Builder in Ohio
  • 2018 Best Custom Home Builders in United States • #13
LEED Platinum Award

2013 HBA of Greater Cleveland Builder of the Year

LEED Platinum Award

U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum Award

Forty Under 40 Award

2011 Crain’s Business Magazine’s Forty Under 40 Award

Received by David Payne

2013 Cleveland Choice Award

2013 HBA Cleveland Choice Award

  • Best Overal Custom Home over $500k
  • Best Green Built Home
  • Product Design of the Year 2,001-3,001 SF
  • Product Design of the Year 3,001-4,001 SF
  • Product Design of the Year 4,000 SF
  • Best Overall Exterior Renovation
Cleveland Choice 2013 Winner

2013 HBA Cleveland Choice Award Winner

HBA 2012 Builder of the Year

2012 HBA of Greater Cleveland Builder of the Year

News Herald Best of the Best

News Herald Best of the Best Builder of Geauga County

2012 Cleveland Choice Award

2012 HBA Cleveland Choice Award

  • Best Overal Custom Home over $500k
  • Best Product Design 2,000-3,000 SF
  • Best Product Design 3,000-4,000 SF
  • Best Product Design over 4,000 SF
  • Best Exterior Design 2000-3000 SF
  • Best Exterior Design over 4000 SF
  • Best Single Family Community – Hidden Glen
  • Best Email Newsletter
2011 Cleveland Choice Award

2011 HBA Cleveland Choice Award

  • Best Product Design over 4,000 SF
  • Best Product Design over 3,000-4,000 SF
  • Best Green Built Home
  • Best Community Service
  • Best Overall Renovation
  • Best Exterior Renovation
PRO Professional Remodelers of Ohio

2011 Professional Remodelers of Ohio Remodeler of the Year Awards

  • 1st Place – Residential Entire House $250k- $500k
  • 1st Place – Residential Exterior Specialty
  • 1st Runner-Up – Interior Renovation over $250k
Guildmaster Award

2011 Guildmaster Award

Rated among top 55 in the nation for customer service by Qualified Remodeler Magazine

Top 55 in National Customer Serviceby Qualified Remodeler Magazine

2010 Cleveland Choice Awards

2010 Cleveland Choice Awards

  • Best Community Service
  • Home of the Year – Best of Green Home Tour
  • Best Green Built Home
  • Community of the Year – Stoneridge Subdivision
  • Best Website
  • Best Interior Merchandising – Hidden Glen model
  • Best Green Built Marketing Campaign
Guildmaster Award

2010 Guildmaster Award

Residential Design & Build Magazine

Residential Design & Build Magazine February/March 2010

Builder Architect 2010

Builder Architect Magazine January 2010

Custom Home Builder Magazine

Custom Builder Magazine feature January 2010

2009 Custom Home Builder of the Year

2009 NAHB National Custom Home Builder of the Year

Guildmaster Award

2009 Guildmaster Award

2006 Cleveland Choice Awards

2006 Cleveland Choice Awards

  • Product Design of the Year
  • Product Design of the Year 2,701-3,500 SF
  • Product Design of the Year 3,501-4,500 SF
  • 1st Runner-Up – Interior Renovation over $250k
HBA of Greater Cleveland

Board of Directors HBA of Greater Cleveland

  • 2004-2010
HBA Green Building Initiative

Acting Chairman HBA Green Building Initiative – David Payne

HBA of Greater Cleveland

Executive Board HBA of Greater Cleveland

  • 2007-2010
2005 Cleveland Choice Awards

2005 Cleveland Choice Awards

  • Product Design of the Year
  • Product Design of the Year 4,500+ SF
Guildmaster Award

2001 Cleveland Choice Awards

  • Best Design Center
2001 Parade of Homes Award

2001 Parade of Homes

  • Best 3,000+ SF, HBA Greater Cleveland
1997 Pacesetter Award

1997 National Pacesetter Award – Custom Home Magazine