Highland Homes Recognizes Top Producers at Annual Sales Awards Banquet

Posted: March 17, 2017 | Categories: News | Events
By Highland Homes


Karen Gianos Karen Gianos is presented the Overall Excellence award for her dedication to Highland Homes


Our sales team continues to demonstrate their passion for the home building industry through their customer-focused skills and positive attitudes. That’s why, each year, they are recognized for their outstanding achievements at the annual Highland Homes Sales Awards Banquet! This year marked the 20th annual banquet of honoring top performers with awards and gifts for their success in selling new homes in Florida during the previous year.

The 2016 Highland Homes Sales Awards Banquet was held on March 7, 2017 at exquisite Grasslands Golf and Country Club in Lakeland. With a theme based on a Night at the Casino, our sales team members, executive management, and support staff celebrated our success with sophistication and fun!

We were dealt a winning hand as this was our most successful year yet for awards. The top producers were recognized in a variety of categories for the 2016 year, including highest net sales, highest final closings, Sales Counselor of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Overall Community Manager of the Year and a special appreciation award for excellence.

Congratulations to our 2016 award winners:

Net Sales


Sheila Stephens Sheila Stephenson is awarded Highest Net Sales and Highest Closings of 2016











  1. Sheila Stephenson — 60 sales
  2. Gene Kucher — 59 sales
  3. Sherri Stephens — 57 sales


Final Closing Units










  1. Sheila Stephenson — 58 closings
  2. Gene Kucher — 56 closings
  3. Roxanne Bowen — 49 closings



Sales Counselor of the Year

Katie Campbell-Barris - 80 Net Co-Sales

Rookie of the Year

Sales Counselor - Ashley Williams

Community Manager - Will Wartenberg

Overall Community Manager of the Year

Tina Neher - Overall performance as new home sales professional

Excellence Award

Karen Gianos

We hit the jackpot with our hard working and dedicated team members who go above and beyond to help Florida home buyers achieve the American dream of homeownership.


Katie Campbell-Barris Katie Campbell-Barris is awarded Sales Counselor of 2016


We also want to thank our executive management for the opportunities they provide, our support staff who facilitate important functions such as marketing and closings and the designers at the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio for assisting home buyers with designing the new home of their dreams. It was our pleasure and honor to make the dream of homeownership come true for our Florida home buyers in 2016, and all bets are off when we say that 2017 will be spectacular!

Since 1996, Highland Homes has been building quality new homes in communities throughout Tampa Bay, Manatee County, Lakeland, Winter Haven, Davenport, Ocala, Orlando and Central Florida. We are dedicated to building homes both priced for your budget and designed for your life, and are pleased to have built homes for more than 6,000 happy home owners in Florida.

To learn more about Highland Homes and find your new home in Florida, visit our website or contact our New Home Specialists at 863-797-4999!

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