MillBridge Earns HBA Charlotte’s 2020 Developer of the Year


Landeavor LLC, developer of MillBridge, has been named the 2020 Developer of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Greater Charlotte. The recognition was formally announced through the trade organization’s annual Major Achievement in Market Excellence (MAME) Awards. 

In addition to being named Developer of the Year, MillBridge – Landeavor’s master-planned community located in Waxhaw, North Carolina – was recognized for Best Sales Environment and Best Community Signage for 2020, adding to a growing list of MAME Awards earned by the community during Landeavor’s successful tenure. This year’s accolades come on the heels of MillBridge’s selection as Community of the Year by the Association in 2017 and 2019 (the award cannot be received by the same community in consecutive years). Due to its array of resort-like amenities including its pool pavilion, full coffee bar and movie theater, MillBridge was also presented the Community Amenity Package of the Year award in 2014 and 2016. 

“We continue to receive some of the highest accolades in our industry for MillBridge,” states Adam Lorry, principal and co- owner of Landeavor. “I attribute its success as one of the top communities in all of the southeast to the vision and strategic plan developed years ago following our purchase of the community.” Landeavor purchased MillBridge in 2011 and, during its tenure, has recorded 1,400 new home sales. 

At a time when home builders and realtors are struggling to maintain momentum, Landeavor bucked the trend at MillBridge by showing consistent new home sales while offering unique, stay-at-home-friendly programming for current residents. As stay- at-home orders took effect in the month of April, national statistics were showing a 65%-85% drop in new home sales across the country. During that month, 20 new homes were sold at MillBridge utilizing a series of adaptive strategies including remote realtor visits, virtual tours from community builders, and targeted social media campaigns. 

“We are thrilled by these recognitions and by the continued interest in our community during these unprecedented times”, says Kelley Archer, Director of Marketing for Landeavor (developer of MillBridge). “As we adapt, we continue to look for new and creative ways to give homebuyers and their families an in-depth look at our community from the comfort of their own homes while also providing first class lifestyle experiences for each of our current residents.” 

Through the MAME Awards, the Home Builders Association of Greater Charlotte honors builders, developers, remodelers, and associates who have made a significant and creative contribution in residential marketing and homebuilding. Candidates are judged by a panel of impartial, nonresident professionals for outstanding excellence in their respective fields. 

About MillBridge

MillBridge is a 900-acre, master-planned community located in Waxhaw, NC. The Community features resort-style amenities, including a full coffee bar, three swimming pools, a movie theater, fitness center and covered basketball court, with more to come. MillBridge also boasts a full event calendar each month with activities from story time, to knitting night, as well as community events including Light Up MillBridge and the Fall Festival. Contact MillBridge at 704-834-3190 for information on upcoming events and real estate. For more information, visit: