As we begin 2017, we reflect on what a whirlwind year 2016 was. It has been a great year here at Deltec and we want to wrap it up by highlighting some of our favorite moments.
One of the biggest milestones of 2016 was in February when we achieved B Corp Certification, an honor given to companies who meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. Since Deltec Homes started in 1968, we’ve been passionate about not only creating a better home, but a better environment & world around us. Staying true to those values, even when the housing market was at its worst, makes us even more proud of this accomplishment. Click here to learn more about how we did it!
2. New Model Home & Innovation Center Grand Opening
We opened our brand new Model Home and Innovation Center in April and the grand opening party was a huge success! The 1,500 square foot net-zero model home not only showcases what its like to be inside a Deltec home, but it also serves as a research center, making it the ultimate smart home. Located at 275 Manor Road, Mars Hill, NC 28754 (right next door to our first model home), it is open to the public Wednesday – Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday – Tuesday by appointment only. Can’t make it to North Carolina? Take the virtual tour.
3. Best of Houzz Award
In February, Deltec won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. This award is given based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews, making this even more special. “This is a huge honor,” said Steve Linton, president of Deltec Homes. “Customer service is extremely important to us. We believe building a home should be exciting, not stressful, so we focus on going above and beyond for our customers. This is the ultimate measure of our success and it’s so rewarding to see how genuinely satisfied our customers are.”
4. Deltec Buzz
It’s been a big year for Deltec in both local and national media. From small mentions to featured articles, we’re extremely thankful for the reporters and bloggers who took notice. You may have come across us in Curbed (February and April), Inhabitat (March and June), DoItYourself.com, Fast Co., Asheville Citizen Times, Mountain Xpress, Tech Insider or Architect Magazine, or you may have seen us speak about green home design at the International Builders Show in January.
The success of our high performance & net-zero line of homes, the Renew Collection, has far exceeded our expectations. It’s given us the opportunity to design homes outside of our norm and offer an option for those who want the best home in the world in a style that fits their taste. We’ve made it a priority to continue adding to it so that our customers have even more options. In 2016, we designed three new models:
- Ridgeline C & D – a larger version of our ever-popular Ridgeline was launched in February 2016
Okay, we’re cheating a little with the next two. While these models aren’t officially launching until mid-January 2017, they were designed in 2016. Think of this as a sneak peak, but be sure to stay tuned for more…
- Ridgeline E & F – a smaller version of the Ridgeline, ranging from 1120 – 1232 square feet
- Solar Farmhouse – a modern take on a classic design, featuring 2094 square feet