Veneer stone nails top Builders’ Show award criteria

Sources: National Association of Home Builders, Washington, D.C.; Evolve Stone, Winchester, Va.; CP staff

Evolve Stone Mortarless Series manufactured stone veneer, cast to enable installation with pneumatic nail guns, took Most Innovative Building Material and Best of Show honors in the National Association of Home Builders’ Best of IBS Awards program. Awards in eight categories are presented to International Builders’ Show exhibitors with a product embodying “the best combination of design, functionality and innovation, as well as its usefulness to consumers and/or home builders.” 

“The innovation and sustainability of the entries were evident in all aspects of products and services, but the biggest take away I saw from a judging standpoint was the efforts to create products that were easy to install for contractors and the ease of use for the end user,” says Pat Coveny of Illinois’ Arch Construction Management Inc.

“This year’s winners represent innovative and aesthetically-pleasing designs and functions,” adds fellow judge Tom Wong of Danielian Associates, Irvine, Calif. “These products enhance building procedures and solve solutions in all aspects of residential construction.”  —

Evolve Stone is produced in five patterns and four colors, including Capital Sky and Phantom Shadow shown here.

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