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Cornerstone Homes named master builder

Cornerstone Homes of Howard County has earned the Certified Master Builder rating from the Home Builders Association of Maryland.

The Master Builder program requires builders to abide by the association's standards. Among the criteria are at least three years in the business; independent audit to determine financial stability; continuing education program; references from customers, suppliers, subcontractors and lenders; and disclosure of any legal proceedings involving the company.

Cornerstone has been in business since 1991 and is building Patuxent Ridge in Laurel and Rockburn View in Elkridge.

"Builders are compelled to distinguish themselves worthy of homebuyer confidence, and the way to do that in Maryland is through the Certified Master Builder and Remodeler program," said John Kortekamp, executive vice president of the association.

Winchester completes sales at Grovemont

Winchester Homes has announced the completion of sales of single-family homes in its Grovemont development in Howard County.

The builder is active at Chapel Grove in Odenton, where it is offering 261 single-family homes and 159 townhouses, starting at $399,000.

News in brief

Connie Morrissette,

branch vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Annapolis Plaza office, has been selected by the Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors as 2002 Realtor of the year. The award is presented each year to the member who best exemplifies leadership in the profession.

Coldwell Banker

Residential Brokerage announces its August top producers:

Andrews -- Patricia Dowtin; Annapolis/Church Circle -- Georgie Berkinshaw; Annapolis Plaza -- Andy Batch.

Bel Air/Abingdon -- Bob Head; Bel Air/Festival -- Gregg Pluemer; Bel Air/Forest Hill -- Donna Roloff; Bethany Beach -- Laurie Handlin; Bethesda/7272 Wisconsin Ave. -- Beverly Piccone; Bethesda/10450 Auto Park Ave. -- Helen Han; Bethesda/7832 Wisconsin Ave. -- Jane Fairweather; Bowie -- George Hughes; BWI -- Susan Thomas; Cambridge -- Anne Hurley; Catonsville -- Kendall Skirven.

Centreville -- Milagro Lopez; Chestertown -- Lisa Raffetto; Columbia/Governor Warfield Parkway -- Randall and Linda Nash (team); Columbia/Town Center -- Paul and Jackie Duncan (team); Crofton -- Dawn Baxter.

Easton -- Bill Wieland; Eldersburg -- Patti Hittel; Ellicott City/Chatham -- Gayle Briscoe; Ellicott City/Enchanted Forest -- Diane Kenworthy.

Federal Hill -- Will Runnebaum; Fells Point -- Frank Lanham; Frederick -- Gail Mann; Gaithersburg -- Joy Knox.

Glen Burnie -- Gary Straton; Greenspring -- Barbara Vaughan; Hagerstown -- Cynthia Moler; Hampstead -- Douglas Johnson; Hunt Valley -- David Marshall; Jacksonville -- Chuck and Deanna Daley (team); Lake Ridge -- Kathie Eckert; Lanham -- Kevin Hill; Laurel -- Kevin Hammersmith; Lexington Park -- Dave and Ronnie Tippett.

Mount Airy -- Charlie Condon; Ocean City/104th St. -- Dan Clayland; Ocean City/52nd St. -- Rick Meehan and Katy Durham; Ocean Pines -- Edie Brennan; Odenton -- Lanta Workman; Owings Mills -- Jeannie Wachter; Oxon Hill -- Sheila Seldon; Pasadena -- Joanne Baker-Pruner; Potomac -- Marsha Schuman; Rehoboth -- Linda Book; Reisterstown -- Debra Barrett.

Roland Park/Stone Mill -- Bill Magruder and Azam Khan; Roland Park/Wyndhurst -- Melvin L. Knight and Daniel Motz; Severn -- Lore Petersen and Wil Tolbert; Severna Park -- Audrey Bartlett.

St. Michaels -- Eva Velo; Timonium -- Joan Klein; Towson/Lutherville -- Karen Ege; Towson/South -- Temple Peirce; Upper Marlboro -- Anthony Williams.

Waldorf -- Susan Cook; Washington/Chevy Chase -- Chris Georgatsos; Westminster -- Peggy Hoffman; White Marsh -- Kay Staszak.

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