Sunday, December 5, 2021

Aurora Award



By Noelle H. Lowery

Marco Island custom home builder Steven A. Henell Inc. won an Aurora Award for construction and design excellence at the 2014 Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) held recently in Orlando.

Competing against the top home builders from 13 states in the Southeast, Henell was honored in the “Green New Construction” for 316 Bald Eagle Drive model home. This year’s Aurora Awards competition attracted a record 382 entries, and entries were judged by a panel of housing, design and construction experts. A total of 143 Aurora Awards were given plus 26 “Grand Awards” and six “Best of State” honors.

It will be no surprise to Marco Islanders that Henell’s 316 Bald Eagle Drive model was recognized for its commitment to energy conservation and green design. After all, Henell has spent the last 13 years building a reputation on the island trust, professionalism and innovative design.

Henell offers comprehensive design and build capabilities, as well as competitive bids. With 28 years in the construction

Linda and Steven Henell pose with the company’s Aurora Award. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Linda and Steven Henell pose with the company’s Aurora Award. SUBMITTED PHOTO

industry, Henell’s experience includes custom design and building of new homes, competitive bids on home designs, interior residential remodels, condo updates and renovations, home additions (pools, garages, second stories) and energy efficient sustainable building solutions.

The model home at 316 Bald Eagle Drive is certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition and features the latest technology in sustainable building. Its state of the art air conditioning system, advanced insulating solutions, superior windows and doors and water conserving features ensures the home excels in energy conservation when compared to local industry standards. This home also qualifies for the very exclusive designation of an Energy Star Certified Building from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The home now serves as the model center for Henell and consists of three bedrooms, three baths with a den and 2,310 square feet under air. For more information about Steven A. Henell Inc. stop by the model 10 AM-4 PM, Monday-Saturday, call 239-289-3975 or 239-394-3349, or visit the web site at

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