Terry Wardell has been named the 2012 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Custom Home Builder of the Year. Wardell, president of Wardell Builders Inc. was presented with the award Jan. 23 during the 2013 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.

"Wardell Builders is not only an inspiration to the building industry, but a testament to the notion that builders do much more than just build beautiful homes," said Keith Butz, 2012 Custom Home Builders Committee Chairman. "Wardell Builders creates outstanding projects and design concepts coupled with a high standard of customer service and community outreach that helps to build lives."

Based in Solana Beach, Calif., Wardell has been in business for 20 years and said his success, in part, is due to the company's reputation for stellar customer service. Wardell Builders' goal is to build projects and relationships that embody their ethics and make a lasting contribution to the quality of life in their community.

Wardell is a chapter member of the NAHB Doors 20 Club and has been a significant leader within the group for more than 17 years. He has also served on the NAHB Custom Home Builders Committee.

The NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year Award, sponsored by Boral North America, recognizes the professional achievement of one builder who creates exceptional and innovative custom homes, exhibits a high level of customer service and demonstrates leadership and dedication within their company, the industry and local community.