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March 16, 2024

National Awards Received

Cornerstone Homes Thrives at International Builder’s Show, Winning Gold in The Best of 55+  Housing Awards & Platinum in The Best In American Living Awards Richmond, VA (March 1, 2024) 

Local Richmond homebuilder Cornerstone Homes is bringing platinum and gold home to Richmond following the International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hosted by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), the builder was awarded  Platinum for the Best New Home Community for its 55+ Agri-Hood Chickahominy Falls and Best  55+ Integrated Marketing Campaign for Thrive 55+, a print and digital publication focused on the health and wellness of the active adult experience. This award is the builder’s second and third national recognition by NAHB, last year winning the Best Community Amenity Silver award for The Farmhouse, a five-star clubhouse serving Chickahominy Falls in Glen Allen, VA.


Cornerstone Homes has received regional and national attention for Chickahominy Falls because of its unique lifestyle mix. Anchored by Woodside Farms and Market, a 10-acre, four-season, professionally managed farm, this community amenity keeps health and wellness at its core.  With options to participate in the community-supported agriculture program, volunteer on the farm, and shop from the market, which sells produce and locally grown, produced, and crafted goods for sale, residents can reap the rewards of this lifestyle in so many ways. 

“We don’t just talk about health and wellness at Cornerstone Homes, but we put those ideals into real-life practice,” says Roger Glover, Principal, Cornerstone Homes. “There is never a shortage of opportunities to live a healthier, happier life here, and our job as builders is to  connect homeowners with all those unique possibilities."

The award-winning lifestyle-focused publication Thrive 55+ pulled together content geared toward optimizing the health and wellness benefits of this unique homebuyer niche. From  Social Security tips from an award-winning financial journalist to an at-home workout plan custom-created by a 55+ fitness trainer, the publication’s content is strategically conceived to present ways health and wellness opportunities affect all aspects of life.  

“We take great care in the decisions that help to shape the lifestyles in our communities,” says  Kirsten Nease, Director of Marketing at Cornerstone Homes. “From the locations and the amenities to the community spirit created, Thrive 55+ is just a part of that continued education and outreach.” 

Besides Chickahominy Falls, Cornerstone Homes identifies locations that expand those benefits outside the main-level homes they build. Recognized as a top 100 golf course by Golf Digest and the top residential course in Virginia, Cornerstone is now also bringing a main-level living home to Spring Creek in Charlottesville. From Fredericksburg to Smithfield, Cornerstone Homes is proving that everything it touches turns into lifestyle gold for a local builder competing on a national stage. 

“Thrive 55+ has given us a brand-new platform to continue to preach the importance of mindfulness at this stage of life,” says Nease. “And to be recognized as a small regional builder  competing against large national builders for all of those efforts, well, that is gold.”


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