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Our Awards

At Westlake Development Group our first priority is to create beautiful, livable homes our clients love. The icing on the cake is being recognized for our excellence in the design/build industry. Our owner, Gerald Rowlett, has built some of Portland, Oregon’s finest custom homes, catching the attention of organizations like HBA, Houzz, and the Wall Street Journal in the process. The WSJ featured one of his projects as an outstanding example of using glass in a custom home. Gerald Rowlett has also been awarded Portland’s Best Custom Home Builder at the NW Natural Street of Dreams in 2013, 2014, and 2015. See more of our awards and accolades below.

Our work on Houzz receives over 250,000 views per month

MARCH 2017

Metrie 2016 “Every Room Tells a Story – Builder and Design Challenge:
• One of the Top 25 builders in North America to receive an award

NOVEMBER 2015

Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland Awards:
Builder Excellence Award

NOVEMBER 2014

Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland Awards: 
Builder of the Year
Portland’s Best Custom Home Builder (second year in a row)
Builder Excellence Award

2014 STREET OF DREAMS AWARDS | AMERICAN SPIRIT

Westlake Development Group received 17 of the 20 awards honored at the 2014 Street of Dreams event, which had more than 50,000 people in attendance. Our awards included The Honorary Homer Award and The Golden Hammer Award. Gerald Rowlett also became the founder of the Inaugural Veterans Day event during the 2014 Street of Dreams.

People’s Choice: (Voting by the general public attending the event)
Best Architectural Design
• Best Kitchen
• Best Master Suite
• Best Interior Design
• Best Outdoor Living
Best of Show

Realtor’s Choice:  (Voting by realtors from throughout the state that attended)
• Best Architectural Design
• Best Kitchen
• Best Master Suite
• Best Interior Design
• Best of Show

Professional’s Choice: (A jury of industry professionals flown in to judge event)
• Best Kitchen
• Best Interior Design
• Best Outdoor Living
• Best of Show

2013 STREET OF DREAMS AWARDS | AMERICAN DREAM

People’s Choice: (Voting by the general public attending the event)
• Best Master Suite
• Best Interior Design
• Best Outdoor Living
• Best Landscaping
• Best of Show

SEPTEMBER 2013

Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland Awards:
Portland’s Best Custom Home Builder
• Builder Excellence Award

Leading builder of ‘Made in America’ homes in the Northwest

SEPTEMBER 2012

Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland Awards:
Builder Excellence Award

Additional Accomplishments:
Congratulatory Letters from Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Jeff Merkley, and Governor John Kitzhaber for being the first builder to do a ‘Made in America’ Home
• Founder of the Building Better America Council (BBAC)

2011 INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECT CHALLENGE

• First place

2008 STREET OF DREAMS | THE SUMMIT

• People’s Choice Award