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A Lifetime of Luxury September 9, 2011

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Prestige has never been so affordable. Put some life in your style with a new Craftmark home!

It’s not just getting into a new home; it’s being comfortable over time. With lower energy bills backed by the ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing award for two straight years, you can put some life in your style.

Visit any Craftmark community in Maryland or Virginia today for more details!

Craftmark Group Rankings by Washington Business Journal, Builder Magazine and Professional Builder Magazine Reflect 2011 Sales Increases. July 20, 2011

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McLean, Virginia – The Craftmark Group, one of the largest privately held homebuilders in the Nation’s Capital area, is proud to announce its high national rankings in the Washington Business Journal and the two leading homebuilding industry trade magazines.

Washington Business Journal’s Annual Report on Washington’s 100 Largest Private Companies, the lead story in the newspaper’s June 10-16, 2011 issue, honors the Craftmark Group as 56th in the Nation’s Capital region based on total revenues.

Builder Magazine’s annual top 100 builders list, “The Builder Top 100,” the lead story in the magazine’s May, 2011 issue, recognizes the Craftmark Group as 92nd nationally based on total units sold.

Professional Builder’s annual top builders list, “2011 Housing Giants,” the lead story in the magazine’s May, 2011 issue, honors the Craftmark Group as 42nd nationally based on total revenues.

These high rankings are reflected in an equally notable 10% sales increase in 2011 over the same time period in 2010.

“We are proud to be leaders in the recovery of new home sales in our region,” said Ken Malm, President of the Craftmark Group. “When people see our communities firsthand, they experience the prestige we build into every home. With prices and financing still remarkably affordable, our customers can live their dreams right now.”

“People appreciate our quality and dedicated service, which has been honored by the QBW Builder of Integrity Award,” he went on to say. “They also recognize the enduring value of our unique energy efficiency and savings through our Craftmark and Craftstar Green Energy Star programs.”

As befits its status in the Top 100 Builders nationally, the Craftmark Group, consisting of Craftmark Homes and Craftstar Homes, has averaged 400 – 600 sales per year. They are the 6 time winner of the Large Volume Builder of the Year Award, as well as 50 other major design and quality awards.

Craftmark Homes builds luxury estate homes, single family homes and townhomes in Montgomery, Frederick, Howard and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, and in the City of Alexandria and Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties in Virginia.

Craftstar Homes builds townhomes, townhome style condominiums and carriage style single family homes in Montgomery, Frederick, Prince George’s, Talbot and Queen Anne Counties in Maryland, and in Prince William County in Virginia.

For information on other Craftmark communities, visit: www.CraftmarkHomes.com

Craftmark Homes Announces New Website Design! May 20, 2011

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Where can you find A Better Brand of Home?

On our all new website www.CraftmarkHomes.com!

If you liked our old website, you’ll love our new one. This exciting, unique and interactive look behind the scenes of our driving motto, “A Better Brand of Home” is the next best thing visiting Craftmark Homes in person. Just look at all these exciting new features:

  • A sleek New Homepage depicts in a single glance stunning Craftmark homes and all the qualities you desire in a homebuilder.
  • Oversized Graphics & Slideshow Galleries bring every photo to life, winning your heart and mind at a single glance.
  • Craftmark Green interactive modules & videos coming soon illustrating our enduring commitment to the environment, energy efficiency & you.
  • Interactive Navigation on every page of the site makes finding your next destination and getting easy and even fun!

There is much more to discover for yourself! Just visit the all new www.CraftmarkHomes.com.

The Craftmark Group Celebrates Another Successful Month with 36 Sales in February! March 4, 2011

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The Craftmark Group’s unique combination of supreme value and pure prestige in Maryland and Virginia resulted in an outstanding performance of 36 sales in just the one month of February, 2011. A strong supporting role was played by the group’s team of experienced and caring sales professionals, who made sure that each and every homebuyer was shown exemplary service and provided with the home of their dreams. You should consider a home from Craftmark, a proud member of The Craftmark Group, too – check us out at http://www.craftmarkhomes.com

The Craftmark Group Celebrates a Successful 2010 with a Total of 262 Sales! January 12, 2011

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The Craftmark Group’s unique combination of supreme value and pure prestige in Maryland and Virginia resulted in an outstanding performance of 262 sales in 2010! A strong supporting role was played by the group’s team of experienced and caring sales professionals, who made sure that each and every homebuyer was shown exemplary service and provided with the home of their dreams. You should consider a home from Craftmark, a proud member of The Craftmark Group, in 2011 – check us out at http://www.craftmarkhomes.com

The Craftmark Group Celebrates A Successful Month with 31 Sales for November! December 2, 2010

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The Craftmark Group’s unique combination of supreme value and pure prestige in Maryland and Virginia resulted in an outstanding performance of 31 sales in just the one month of November, 2010. A strong supporting role was played by the group’s team of experienced and caring sales professionals, who made sure that each and every homebuyer was shown exemplary service and provided with the home of their dreams. You should consider a home from Craftmark, a proud member of The Craftmark Group, too – check us out at http://www.craftmarkhomes.com

The Craftmark Group Honored With 2010 Large Volume Builder of the Year Award by Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association November 18, 2010

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McLean, Virginia – The Craftmark Group, one of the top 50 privately held businesses in the nation’s capital region, has been honored for the sixth time by the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association (MNCBIA) with the 2010 Large Volume Builder of the Year Award.

This award is voted on by MNCBIA’s Builder and Associate members based on criteria including professionalism displayed by the builder and its employees, the quality of work of the builder and the working relationships between the builder and its subcontractors and suppliers. The MNCBIA Builder of the Year in the large volume category award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of scheduling, supervision, engineering, quality control and ethics.

In the words of Ken Malm, President of the Craftmark Group, “We are gratified to be recognized as the 2010 ‘Large Volume Builder of the Year’ by the MNCBIA for the sixth time. This recognition is a testament to our employees and vendor partners who all work diligently to provide unique home designs and exceptional client service for all our customers.”

He continued, “The quality recognized by this award can be seen by every homebuyer at our communities throughout the Nation’s Capital area. The enduring excellence that we insist upon as the key ingredient in all of our homes sets us apart at the time of purchase and for years to come. It is a direct result of the teamwork between our executives, homebuilding staff and the associates we have carefully chosen to provide us with the finest building services, materials and features available.”

As befits its status in the Top 100 Builders nationally, the Craftmark Group, consisting of Craftmark Homes and Craftstar Homes, has averaged 350 – 550 sales per year. They are the winners of over 50 major design and quality awards.

Craftmark Homes builds luxury estate homes, single family homes and townhomes in Montgomery, Frederick, Howard and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, and in the City of Alexandria and Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties in Virginia.

Craftstar Homes builds townhomes, townhome style condominiums and carriage style single family homes in Montgomery, Frederick, Prince George’s, Talbot and Queen Anne Counties in Maryland, and in Prince William County and the City of Alexandria in Virginia.
  
 Full details and directions to their communities are available on their websites at CraftmarkHomes.com and CraftstarHomes.com

Helping Out: Building Industry Executive Brings his Expertise to Habitat for Humanity Projects October 27, 2010

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Kenneth Malm

President of Craftmark Group, a private builder based in McLean.

Charitable giving highlights: Gives personal and corporate financial contributions to and does pro bono projects for Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, the local affiliate of the organization that builds affordable housing.

Personal: Lives in Bethesda with wife, Nancy. They have three grown children.

I’m a builder. I’ve been in the industry since I was 16. I was raised to always be kind and give something back to the community.

Habitat for Humanity was the natural fit for me. Of course, I can help folks by writing checks, but with Habitat, I can be more helpful because we are both builders. In addition to helping to fund their activities, I can help them find projects to build, design those projects and let them use my plans to build. It makes it easier and safer for Habitat to look at a new community and figure out what they can pay for and the cost of the product they’re going to build. That’s where I can step in.

My first significant contribution was a financial donation along with a donation of our four townhouse building lots in Montgomery County. I also gave them the plans to build it.

Now I’m very involved in helping them figure out what they are going to build, where in Montgomery County they are going to build it and how they’re going to get it done.

Besides the fact that I know where all my efforts are going all the way to the end, if you talk to some of the folks that move into these homes, you realize what a positive life-changing experience it is for them. The kids of these families get to grow up in a safe environment and attend schools where they can get a decent education compared to where they were living before where they probably received none of those things. It’s a big deal for these folks and life-changing for their children.

I remember one time we had a breakfast and one of the families spoke about the difference it made for the children. One of the children had just graduated from Harvard because the new home gave them a pathway to go to better schools.

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Builder Magazine Ranks The Craftmark Group As 48th In The Country! June 10, 2010

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McLean, Virginia – The Craftmark Group, one of the largest privately held homebuilders in the Nation’s Capital area, is proud to announce its rankings on Builder Magazine’s Annual Top 100 Builders list. “The 2009 Top 100,” the lead story in the magazine’s May, 2010 issue, honors the Craftmark Group as 48th in gross revenues and 87th nationally in closings.

“When the housing industry downturn finally hit bottom, our resilience helped catalyze new home sales recovery in the Washington Metro Area,” said Ken Malm, President of the Craftmark Group. “We are honored to have received the QBW 2010 Builder of Integrity Award, which recognizes our affordable quality and dedicated service, as well as our leadership in energy efficiency and savings through our Craftmark and Craftstar Green Energy Star programs.”

He went on to say, “When people see our communities firsthand, they appreciate the prestige we build into every home. With prices and financing still remarkably affordable, our customers can live their dreams right now.”

As befits its status in the Top 100 Builders nationally, the Craftmark Group, consisting of Craftmark Homes and Craftstar Homes, has averaged 400 – 600 sales per year. They are the 5 time winner of the Large Volume Builder of the Year Award, as well as 50 other major design and quality awards.

Craftmark Homes builds luxury estate homes, single family homes and townhomes in Montgomery, Frederick, Howard and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, and in the City of Alexandria and Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties in Virginia.

Craftstar Homes builds townhomes, townhome style condominiums and carriage style single family homes in Montgomery, Frederick, Prince George’s, Talbot and Queen Anne Counties in Maryland, and in Prince William County in Virginia.

Full details and directions to their communities are available on their websites at www.CraftmarkHomes.com and www.CraftstarHomes.com

Maple Woods Coming Soon to Howard County in Highland, MD! May 26, 2010

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McLean, Virginia – In the words of Ken Malm, President of The Craftmark Group, “Highland, Maryland is already recognized for its fine schools, including Reservoir High School, Lime Kiln Middle School, Elementary School and Cedar Lane School. Described by the Washington Post as ‘a sea of tranquility…’ and ‘a parklike setting,’ Highland will now be home to a very special estate community by Craftmark Homes.”

He continued, “Craftmark will have a total of 14 single family homesites, all on 1-3 acre wooded lots. In this community, selections may be made from our classic homestyles, including the Chevy Chase, Clifton, Edgemoor, Kenwood, Kenwood II, Oakmont, Oakton and the Westchester.”

Customers will have the opportunity to give their families the strength and prestige of award winning architecture, including trademark stone and brick exteriors, available 2 – 3 car garages, up to 6 bedrooms and 7 ½ baths, brick or stone stoops, gourmet kitchens, hand-finished hardwood floors, ceramic tile in bathrooms, available 4th level bonus suites and elaborate detailing throughout.

Visit Craftmark Homes Model now at the nearby community of Stratford II, open 11am – 6pm daily. To Visit the Sales Center from I-495, take Rt. 29 N. across the Howard County line and take the first right on Old Columbia Rd. to the Sales Center on the right.

To Visit: From I-495, take Rt. 29 N. across Howard County line and take 216 W. Go approximately 1.5 miles. Veer left to Lime Kiln Rd. Proceed on Lime Kiln for approximately 4 miles to Craftmark Homes at Maple Woods.

For updates and information, contact Peter Ficken at (301) 498-2594.
For information on other Craftmark communities, visit: CraftmarkHomes.com