Awards & Accolades

Aurora Award
|
2017

Best Single Family Detached Home

3,000 to 3,499 Sq.Ft.

Grand Aurora Award
|
2017

Best Single Family Detached Home

Under 2,000 Sq.Ft

Grand Aurora Award
|
2016

$500,000 to $1,000,000

Obie Awards of Atlanta (Gold)
|
2016

2016 Community of the Year Award

Smyrna Grove

Obie Awards of Atlanta (Gold)
|
2016

Single Family Attached

All Builders - $300,000 to $399,999

Obie Awards of Atlanta (Gold)
|
2016

Single Family Attached

Urban Redevelopment/Revitalization

All Builders $299,999 and under

Obie Awards of Atlanta (Gold)
|
2016

$500,000 to $599,999

Obie Awards of Atlanta (Gold)
|
2016

Best Building Design - Detached Model

$300,000 to $399,999

Obie Awards of Atlanta (Silver)
|
2016

Single Family Builder - Detached

100+ Homes/Year $500,000 to $599,999

Aurora Award
|
2015

Soleil Laurel Canyon
50+ Housing

Grand Aurora Award
|
2015

Soleil Laurel Canyon
50+ Housing

HBA of Delaware
|
2015

Best Clubhouse Design
Bishop's Landing Clubhouse

HBA of Delaware
|
2015

Best Outdoor Area Design
Bishop's Landing

HBA of Delaware
|
2015

Best Interior Merchandising
for a Clubhouse

Obie Awards of Atlanta (Gold)
|
2015

Single Family (Detached)
Urban Redevelopment/Revitilization
$299,999 and Under

Obie Awards of Atlanta (Gold)
|
2015

Single Family (Zero Lot Line)
$300,000 to $399,999

Obie Awards of Atlanta (Gold)
|
2015

Best Interior Merchandising
$299,999 and Under

Obie Awards of Atlanta (Gold)
|
2015

Single Family (Attached)
Urban Redevelopment/Revitilization
$299,999 and Under

Obie Awards of Atlanta (Silver)
|
2015

Single Family (Zero Lot Line)
$300,000 to $399,999

NAHB IBS Awards (The Nationals)
|
2014

Best Design of a Single Family Home (Silver) Under 2,000 sq. ft. (Category 38)

NAHB IBS Awards (The Nationals)
|
2014

Best Design of a Single Family Home (Finalist for Gold) Under 2,000 sq. ft. (Category 38)

Obie Awards of Atlanta (Gold)
|
2014

Single Family Detached
$575,000 - $649,000

Obie Awards of Atlanta (Gold)
|
2014

Single Family Detached Urban Redevelopment
$300,000 - $449,000

Parade of Homes Winner (1st Place)
|
2014

Production Single Family (Orlando, FL)
$550,000 - $699,000

Obie Awards of Atlanta (Silver)
|
2013

Best Building Design Detached
Under 2,500 sq. ft.

Mame Awards of Charlotte, NC
|
2011

Gold Award for Best Product Design
$351,000 - $450,000

Wake County Parade of Homes Winner
|
2011

Category 5 (Gold & Bronze)
$276,245 - $294,900

Obie Awards of Atlanta (Gold)
|
2010

Best Product Design (Attached)
Under $199,999

Obie Awards of Atlanta (Gold)
|
2010

Best Product Design (Detached)
Under $199,999

Parade of Homes Winner (Gold)
|
2010

Category 7 (Raleigh, NC)
$279,700 - $289,900

Parade of Homes Winner (Gold)
|
2010

Category 9 (Raleigh, NC)
$324,700 - $350,000

Client Feedback

Donnie and all those who handle the MI Homes account for Texas, I want to say thank you. MI Texas is on the cusp of a break out year in 2017 and a lot of it has to do with the efforts of you (GMD). All four Texas divisions and Darvin and myself prefer GMD to be our go to outsource for CAD work. Over the last few years you have embraced the new regional standards and have really become an integral part of our success here in Texas. I know not all of you are in the same office, but that is even more impressive with the results that we receive as a client.

 

Kevin Procaccino (MI Homes), Texas Region Architect
GMD Design Group of Georgia has always been a team I can rely on. They have an amazing abilty to consistently perform beyond my expectations, both timeliness of delivery and quality of the product delivered is aways great. I will be using the team for projects in the future.
Elicia E. Trujillo (Beazer Homes), Architectural Product Manager
We have had the pleasure of working with Donnie McGrath of GMD Design Group for several years. He delivers the best builder friendly design a customer could expect because he includes sales, purchasing, builders, suppliers and contractors in the process. We have had only minor changes in our frame walks which the project manager attributes to the "best detailed construction plans he has even worked with.
Chuck Fuhr (Ryland Homes), Division President
With GMD Design Group taking over our plan development, we have seen an incredible improvement in our value engineering process. Our plans are designed to meet our construction budget and most importantly, they are designed to meet or exceed the target markets expectations. We perform a frame walk on each new plan that is designed. These walks are now done with great results. We have no major structural changes occurring and with our sales force attending, GMD is able to give them all the tools they need to highlight the homes features during a showing.
Brian Milbrett (Core Homebuilders, Atlanta, GA), Operations Manager