The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) has announced their national award winners including Nashville area custom builder Carbine & Associates earning a Judge’s Special Award of Excellence and a silver award for their Operation FINALLY HOME (OFH) build in the Kings’ Chapel community of Arrington for retired SSGT Luke Van Dorston and his family.


Carbine & Associates, Operation FINALLY HOME, Arrington, TN

Carbine’s Operation FINALLY HOME build in Kings’ Chapel neighborhood for the Van Dorston family earned two national honors.


The Nationals salutes and honors the best in the building industry for their determination, integrity, creativity and endurance.


Carbine’s OFH work was one of four OFH builds in the country honored and the only one in the Tennessee to earn this distinction said company president James Carbine.


“As long-time community volunteers, custom builders and supporters of the military, we were honored to donate our building services for the over year-long project. Partner and Vice President of Operations Daryl Walny along with our estimator, Kim Dykes, helped marshal donations of time, services and products to make this build possible which included the support of LP Building Products and Kings’ Chapel,” Carbine said. “We were honored to help this nonprofit which assists wounded and disabled veterans and widows of fallen soldiers with new custom-built, mortgage-free homes and are proud to now call the Van Dorstons friends.”


Carbine & Associates, OFH Awards, Franklin, TN

Custom builder Carbine & Associates earned two national awards for the Operation FINALLY HOME build for the Van Dorston family in the gated Kings’ Chapel community. Pictured left to right, C&A’s Daryl Walny with Brooks, Abby & Luke Van Dorston.

The Nationals are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovations in new home design, marketing and sales said Christy Beck, chairperson of the Nationals.


“NAHB’s commitment to recognizing originality, imagination and success has been exemplified by its award winners since the competition’s inception,” Beck said.


Started in 1982 as the Institute of Residential Marketing, The Nationals award program continues to recognize superior new home sales and marketing achievements.  With 57 categories across various disciplines of the new home industry, the awards honor excellence in product and community design, advertising, marketing and sales achievements by individuals and sales teams.


During a three-day judging process, a panel of 7 industry professionals from across the country determined the Silver and Gold award winners from a field of over 1,300 entries.

Using transparent cost control, superior project organization and attention-to-detail, Carbine and Associates is a collaborative partnership of industry veterans James Carbine and Daryl Walny. As top Nashville area custom home builders, the Carbine team was selected to build the 2014 HGTV’s Smart Home® 2014 in Green Hills. C&A’s work was the cover feature of the July/August 2013 “Traditional Home” magazine project partnering with the O’More College of Design. Members in good standing with the local, state and national Home Builders Associations, C&A are NAHB Green Certified Builders and have the distinction of earning a State of Tennessee Unlimited Residential License. More info,