Rilington Communities Named 2006 ‘Builder of the Year’


CATHEDRAL CITY ― January 2, 2007 ― Rilington Communities has been recognized with the prestigious “Builder of the Year” designation for 2006 from the BIA (Building Industry Association) Desert Chapter. Theaward was presented to Rilington principals, Mickie and Hansi Riley at the holiday-themed BIA awards gala by Palm Springs Mayor Ron Odom and John Young, President of Young Homes and of the BIASC. Fred Bell, the BIA Desert Chapter Executive Director offered many words of praise to the Rileys and Rilington Communities. Numerous cities in Riverside County presented a proclamation to the newly named “Builder of the Year.” Held at the elegant Renaissance Esmeralda on Saturday, December 16, the black-tie gala included a roster of attendees made up of prominent city dignitaries as well as building industry professionals.

“Receiving ‘Builder of the Year’ is a high honor that can’t be matched. Every member of our Rilington team has made this award possible through their collective hard work and dedication. Rilington Communities is more than a company, we are a family made up of professionals that take pride in every community we create… and enjoy every minute of working together to make it happen,” stated Mickie Riley, President of Rilington Communities. “In addition, without the support of our exceptional consultants, subcontractors, lenders and peers within the industry, we couldn’t have received this honor. We are all looking to the new year with excited anticipation and thank the BIA for honoring us with this esteemed designation. It means a lot to us.”

Rilington Communities successfully met and exceeded the criteria that qualify a company for the BIA’s “Builder of the Year” award. A few of the prerequisites include: Building a quality product of exceptional value; effectively promote product, maintain a professional reputation with buyers and participates in local charity and community activities.

About Rilington Communities

Rilington Communities is a family-owned and operated builder of premier new-home neighborhoods throughout the Coachella Valley. Their recent projects include Palazzo in Indio, Prado in Coachella and Dolce in Palm Desert. Rilington Communities was recently honored with the coveted “Builder of the Year” award for 2006 by the BIA Desert Chapter. Rilington recently relocated their company from San Diego after 30 years and now call the Coachella Valley their home. They are based in Cathedral City. For more information on Rilington Communities, please visit their Web site: