Phil Kean named NAHB Custom Builder of the Year

Phil Kean, president of Phil Kean Design Group in Winter Park, Fla., has been named the Custom Builder of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

The award was presented at a luncheon in Las Vegas during the International Builders’ Show.

Kean was nominated by the Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando, Fla. In 2012, Kean’s company designed and built The New American Home, the annual show home for IBS.

“Because of his status as a leader in the custom building industry, many awards and recognitions, and his generosity and genuine personality, I believe Phil deserves to be recognized as NAHB’s 2013 Custom Builder of the Year,” said Metro Florida executive officer Scott Merritt.

Phil Kean Design Group builds about a dozen projects a year, specializing in modern custom homes of all architectural styles, including Spanish, traditional and French West-Indies. The company specialized in indoor/outdoor living spaces and green certified homes. 

Kean is on the HBA board of directors, and the company has been part of the HBA Remodeler/Design Council, Sales & Marketing Council and Green Building and Parade of Homes committees.

Phil Kean Design Group experienced growth during the recession and increased its employee count from eight to 24.