Awards and Articles, Built by Waters, Inc.

Built By Waters and our owner, Lori Waters, has received many awards, including:

  • Past President of the Polk County Builders Association (PCBA) - only woman to be president
  • Past President of the Builder's Foundation & a founding member of the Philanthropic arm of PCBA
  • Named a Woman of Distinction from NAWBO
  • Best Home on the Block Award - many in the PCBA Parade of Homes
  • Received many Energy Plus Home Awards in the PCBA Parade of Homes
  • The Ledger Reader's Choice Awards for the Best of the Best New Home Builder
  • Received seven Aurora Awards - Nationally recognized Aurora Awards honor builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, interior merchandisers, and other housing-related professionals within a 12-state region, stretching from Texas to Virginia, plus the Eastern Caribbean.
  • She Knows Where She Is Going - Julie Pope Award
  • Builder of the Year for Polk County - 2001
  • Several Parade of Home Awards, including Best Kitchens, Best Bathrooms, Best Overall Construction, and Best Floor Plan
Aurora Awards, Built By Waters Inc. | 1700 N. Lake Eloise Drive Winter Haven, Florida 33884 | (863) 324-6853

Listed below, you'll find various articles featuring Lori Waters. You will need Adobe Reader to view them.

Built By Waters Inc. | 1700 N. Lake Eloise Drive Winter Haven, Florida 33884 | (863) 324-6853
21st Century Women

The Ledger (News Paper)
Sunday, January 23, 2005
Article Name: 21 Women for the 21st Century

Women In Business

Woman to Women (Magazine)
Summer 2001 Issue
Article Name: Women in Business

Landmark Article

Article Name: PCBA Celebates Landmark Presidential Ceremony

Built By Waters Inc. | 1700 N. Lake Eloise Drive Winter Haven, Florida 33884 | (863) 324-6853
Builder of the Year

The Ledger (News Paper)
Saturday, December 22, 2001
Award: Build of the Year 2001

Focus Article

Focus (News Paper)
November 2009 (Volume 2, Issue 6)
Article Name: Lori Waters, Building Strong families, building a stronger Community

Lessons Learned
The Ledger (News Paper)
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Article Name: Lessons Learned, Successful Women Recall Their Worst Business Decisions

Her Voice Article

Her Voice (Magazine)
May 2004 (Premiere Issue)
Article Name: Award Winning Builder - Lori Waters

Built By Waters Inc. | 1700 N. Lake Eloise Drive Winter Haven, Florida 33884 | (863) 324-6853
Leadership Staff

Florida Home Builders Association (www.fhba.com)
Monday, October 31, 2006
Article: Leadership & Staff - Lori Waters

Women Featured

The Ledger (News Paper)
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Article: Women of Distinction - Lori Waters

Women Honored

Accent News Chief (News Paper)
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Article: Girls Inc. Honors Women at Banquet