- Robson Resort Communities: Three Robson communities in the Tucson area were recognized with gold and silver awards at the 2018 National Association of Home Builders. Earning gold for the best 55+ detached home over 3,000 square feet is the Sonrisa model at The Preserve. The Sonrisa model also earned silver in the category of interior merchandising of model over 3,000 square feet. The Quail Creek Tesoro model earned silver in two categories: detached home and interior merchandising of a model 2,001 to 2,500 square feet. SaddleBrooke Ranch’s Aria model received silver for the attached home category. Robson Resort Communities also received the silver award for builder of the year.
- Harold Burtzloff: The Tucsonan was awarded the The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award by the Federal Aviation Administration. The award recognizes people who have exhibited professionalism, skill and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft as “master pilots.” Burtzloff previously flew his plane for the furtherance of the manufactured housing businesses he owned in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas and Texas. He now flies for pleasure out of La Cholla Airpark in Oro Valley.
- Tucson Subaru: The dealership was named the 2018 national winner for the Subaru franchise as recognized by DealerRater, a car dealer review website. Recipients are recognized for distinction in outstanding customer service based upon consumer reviews of dealership experiences shared on DealerRater.com.
- Lori Carroll & Associates: The Tucson interior designer was among 27 winners at the 2018 National Kitchen & Bath Association Design Awards. Her entry, “Stone Sanctuary” earned first place in the powder-room category. Lori Carroll also attended the International Builders’ Show where two projects, a master bathroom and the NKBA powder room, received National Association of Home Builder’s awards — platinum and silver, respectively. Carroll’s platinum master bathroom “Beautiful Necessities” was also named 2017 room of the year.
- Pima Community College: PCC is one eight colleges and universities nationwide selected by the Institute of International Education to receive an IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education. Pima won honorable mention for internationalizing the community college. The award honors forward-thinking and successful models.
Submit items to email@example.com; please use “Biz Awards” in the email subject line.