Miller & Smith Recognized With Distinctive Honors At 2019 Gala Awards


President, Doug Smith, Surprised with Lifetime Achievement Award

McLean, VA, (October 11, 2019) Miller & Smith, the Washington region’s most award-winning homebuilder and real estate developer is thrilled to announce its success at the 2019 Great American Living Awards (GALA) Ceremony held Thursday, October 11, 2019 in Tysons, Va.

During the GALA ceremony, Doug Smith, president of Miller & Smith, was surprised with first-of-its-kind Lifetime Achievement Award and recognized for his nearly 30 years of service to the homebuilder industry. Organizers and judges of the prestigious residential home competition resorted to secrecy with the Lifetime Achievement Award as they were convinced Smith would decline acceptance and humbly deflect credit to those he deemed more deserving.

“I’m incredibly humbled and overwhelmingly honored to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award,” says Doug Smith, president of Miller & Smith. “It’s a privilege to be recognized among our peers and celebrate alongside some of the most innovative and forward-thinking individuals in our industry. This year was no exception and we are thrilled to see the GALA honors reflect our momentum.”

The Great American Living Awards (GALA) celebrates excellence in new home architecture, interior design and sales and marketing. The ceremony is presented annually by the Washington Metropolitan Sales & Marketing Council (WMSMC), the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), and the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association (MNCBIA).

Miller & Smith also received honors in the following categories:

Outstanding Sales Person

(Attached Homes $700,001 to $900,000)

  • Catherine Taylor

Interior Merchandising in Attached Home

(Priced from $600,001 to $700,000)

  • Whitney Model at West Village at One Loudoun

Interior Merchandising in Attached Home

(Priced from $700,001 to $850,000)

  • Waverly Model at West Village at One Loudoun

Best Design & Architecture in Attached Home

(Priced from $600,001 to $700,000)

  • Allegro at Birchwood at Brambleton

Best Design & Architecture in Attached Home

 (Priced from $700,001 to $850,000)

  • West Village at One Loudoun

 Outstanding Implementation of Innovative Design Concepts for a Product Line in Detached or Attached Home   

  • Birchwood at Brambleton

Innovative Land Planning in Residential

  • Walhaven at Kingstowne

About Miller & Smith:

Founded in 1964, Miller & Smith has been one of the Washington area’s top privately owned buildings and development firms for over 55 years. Active in both residential and commercial real estate, the company has earned a reputation for creating innovative and imaginative homes and communities. In 2018, Miller & Smith sold 168 single-family homes, 193 townhomes and 32 condo-townhomes. Miller & Smith has built 6,250+ single-family homes, nearly 9,600 townhomes and 2,232 condominiums, and has developed approximately 13,950 homesites in 134 communities throughout Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more information, click here or follow Miller & Smith on Facebook and Twitter and YouTube.