2019 Icon Awards
Saturday, September 21st
5:00 pm
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

The BIA Icon Awards recognize the industry’s most outstanding contributors (builder, trade, and design professionals) who have distinguished themselves by working hard to deliver their best each day for the betterment of our industry.

Award winners were announced and honored at the 10th Annual Icon Awards show on Saturday, September 21st at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

2019 icon winners

Sponsor the Event:

This sellout event is prime time exposure in the San Diego building industry. Put your company in front of the best of the best in our industry on one of the most important nights of the year.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact Karla Valeri to secure your sponsorship.

Nominating & Entry Process:

Whether you are nominating for an individual, company, or submitting an entry for a new project, the nomination and entry process couldn’t be easier!

If you are nominating an individual or company we only need the name, company, and contact information of the person or company you are nominating. Takes less than one minute to submit a nomination!

The process for submitting a product entry is easy and 100% digital! First, review categories and requirements, then complete the entry application. Once submitted you will receive entry numbers and instructions to deliver your final entry materials.


The Nominations and entry applications deadline has been extended to Friday, July 19th.

How to Nominate & Submit Entries:

We invite you to nominate qualified candidates and companies and submit entries for products that have been standouts during the period of January 1, 2018 through July 12, 2019.

Looking for more information on how to submit a product entry? Check out the informational seminar put on by Team PMP, the company that handles the judging. Click here for the presentation and click here to watch a video of the seminar.

Need last minute photos for your project entries?  Contact one of our BIA Members.

Yrsina Colangelo-Gomes | YC Photography | yrsina@ycphotography.com

Jason Holmes | Jason Holmes Photography | jason@jholmesphoto.com

Click Here to Submit an Individual or Company Nomination

Click Here to Submit a Product or Sales & Marketing Professional Entry

If you were nominated for an award and did not receive the link to answer your questions and complete the nomination please email Karla.

Click here to download the complete entry packet.

Interview Process:

All nominees will be judged based on their answers to the nomination questions. This panel of judges will determine the three finalists. The three finalists will then be notified via email by August 3rd and interviews will take place on the following dates:

Category #32 & #33:
Interviews will be held on Wednesday, August 14th at the BIA office.

Category #21, #22, & #26-#31:
Interviews will be held on Thursday, August 15th at the BIA office.

2019 Icon Award Categories:

Category 1 - Best Architectural Design of a Multi-Family Community Category 23 - BIA Sales Professional or Team of the Year (Individual or Team)
Category 2 - Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home up to 3,000 sq. ft.Category 24 - BIA Builder Sales or Leasing Manager of the Year (Individual)
Category 3 - Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home 3,000 sq. ft. & over Category 25 - BIA Online Sales Counselor or Team of the Year (Individual or Team)
Category 4 - Best Interior Merchandising of a Multi-Family Home Plan Category 26 - BIA Marketing Professional of the Year (Individual)
Category 5 - Best Interior Merchandising of a Detached Home priced under $1 Million Category 27 - BIA Off-Site Trade Contractor of the Year (Company)
Category 6 - Best Interior Merchandising of a Detached Home priced $1 Million & over Category 28 - BIA Rough Trade Contractor of the Year (Company)
Category 7 - Best Landscape Design for Multi-Family Category 29 - BIA Finish Trade Contractor of the Year (Company)
Category 8 - Best Landscape Design for Single Family CommunityCategory 30 - BIA Supplier of the Year (Company)
Category 9 - Best Outdoor Living SpaceCategory 31 - BIA Consultant of the Year (Individual)
Category 10 - Best Community Amenity Feature Category 32 - BIA Associate of the Year (Individual)
Category 11 - Best Sales/Leasing Environment Category 33 - BIA Trade Sales Representative of the Year (Individual)
Category 12 - Best Overall Advertising/Marketing Campaign - Digital or PrintCategory 34 - BIA Product Supplier/ Manufacturer/ Representative of the Year (Individual)
Category 13 - Best Virtual or Hybrid Sales Program Category 35 - BIA Purchasing Professional of the Year (Individual)
Category 14 - Best Website for a Company or CommunityCategory 36 - BIA Project Manager of the Year (Individual)
Category 15 - Best Special Promotion – Limited Time Sales or Marketing by a Builder or AssociateCategory 37 - BIA Superintendent of the Year (Individual)
Category 16 - Best Out of Market Community Category 38 - BIA Rookie of the Year (Individual)
Category 17 - Best Custom Home of the YearCategory 39 - BIA Industry Professional of the Year (Individual)
Category 18 - Best Infill Project of the YearCategory 40 - Best Out of Market Architecture
Category 19 - Community of the Year – AttachedCategory 41 - Best Out of Market Interior Merchandising
Category 20 - Community of the Year - DetachedCategory 42 - Best Out of Market Landscape
Category 21 - Master Planned Community of the YearCategory 43 - Best Out of Market Advertising
Category 22 - Best Affordable Community of the Year

Builder/Developer of the Year Award:

The top honor at each year’s Icon Awards is the Builder/Developer of the Year, which recognizes the member company whose record of support to BIA San Diego is of an exemplary nature. This award is not subject to the nomination process. Attend the Icon Awards on September 21st to see who will join the club.

2018 Winner: Chelsea Investment Corp.
2017 Winner: H.G. Fenton Company
2016 Winner: CalAtlantic Homes
2015 Winner: Chelsea Investment Corp.
2014 Winner: Cornerstone Communities
2013 Winner: Sudberry Properties
2012 Winner: The Corky McMillin Companies

Click here for a complete list of last year’s winners.

2019 Icon Award Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Show Sponsors

Wine Sponsor


Dessert Sponsor

Cocktail Accessory Sponsor

Champagne Sponsor

Trophy Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor

Engineering Partners

Water Bottle Sponsor

Interior Logic Group

Giveaway Prize Sponsor

Fisher & Paykel

Instagram Wall Sponsor

Design Line Interiors

Icon Supporter Sponsor

Andrew Lauren Interiors

Carrie Johnson + Culture

GMP Landscape Architecture and Planning

Hunsaker & Associates

Friends of Icon Sponsors

Ami Samuel Interiors

Chelsea Investment Corporation

Dahlin Group Architecture Planning

Milgard Manufacturing

Shea Homes

Vivint Solar

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

with-IN Design

Marketing Concepts Provided By:
Engaged Marketing

Collateral Design Provided By:
Motivational Systems, Inc.