Two homebuilders received the inaugural awards:
- D.R. Horton, Inc., Mobile/Baldwin County Division, received a Crystal Award for completing more than 500 designations during 2015.
- Truland Homes, received a Spotlight Award for completing more than 100 designations during 2015.
Two certified FORTIFIED Evaluators received the inaugural awards:
- Bethel Engineering, received a Crystal Award for completing more than 500 evaluations during 2015.
- Disaster Smart Consulting, received a Spotlight Award for completing more than 100 evaluations during 2015.
"The FORTIFIED program is growing," said Malik. "IBHS is proud to present these awards to the builders and FORTIFIED Evaluators who have worked hard and are helping make their communities stronger and better able to recover from severe weather events and natural disasters."
Visit fortifiedhome.org and sign up to learn more about FORTIFIED Home, future training opportunities, how to begin the designation process, how to find a FORTIFIED Evaluator, and other helpful resources.
IBHS' mission is to conduct objective, scientific research to identify and promote effective actions that strengthen homes, businesses and communities against natural disasters and other causes of loss.
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SOURCE Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)