The 1985 Elan Awards, honoring the home-building industry, will be presented by the Sales & Marketing Council (an affiliate of the Building Industry Assn.) of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Century Plaza Hotel.
The annual dinner is held to mark superior achievement in more than 30 building and marketing categories. Awards give recognition to builders, developers, sales personnel and others in the residential building industry who have made significant contributions during the preceding year.
A home builder or associate (ad agency, architect, interior designer etc.) may enter a project in any or all of the categories provided it is located in Los Angeles, Ventura or Santa Barbara County and was in active sales between July 1984 and July 1985.
Among the judges will be Joe Barrow Jr., vice president-marketing, Woods Bros. Homes, Denver; Al Rubey, president, Al Rubey Interiors, San Ramon, Calif.; Carol Smith, vice-president, Rosenberg & Co. Advertising, Dallas; Larry Kush, president, A-M Community Developers, Tempe, Ariz.; Don Sandy, Sandy & Babcock Architects, San Francisco; Eava Foltz, president, Designs Plus, Denver; John Schleimer, president, Market Directions, Sacramento; Jo Cartwright, vice president-marketing, Suburban American Homes, Dallas; Bill Hurme, president, Map Realty, Bellevue, Wash. and Manny Schatz, vice president-marketing, Braddock & Logan Builders & Developers, San Leandro, Calif. Peter Mayer is producer of the awards, and he selected the judges.
Award sponsors include individuals and companies, who purchase so-called “gold sponsorships” at $600 each or “silver sponsorships” at $300 apiece.