Drummondville, Quebec, Canada, February 22, 2005 - Drummond Designs, a developer of architectural residential home plans, with business operations in the United States, Canada and abroad, is pleased to announce it has been awarded the top prize for best artwork in 2004 by Hanley Wood, the single largest publisher of homes plans in North America.
The Canadian-based Drummond Designs, which earned top honours based on the overall quality of its drawings, was selected from among more than 100 North American companies - large and small - that submit plans to Hanley Wood for publication on a regular basis. Hanley Wood publishes home plans in more than 60 magazines and books and 2 dedicated web sites.
« The industry-leading quality of the artwork developed by Drummond Designs is a contributor to the growing success of our magazines, » remarked Matt Higgins, Director, Plan Products Hanley Wood Magazines Consumer Group. Drummond Designs' craft systematically responds to two key elements in the feedback expressed by our readers: the artwork delivers variety and, above all, enjoyment for readers who browse through Drummond Designs' home plans. »
Denis Chamberland, Senior Design Director for Drummond Designs, said the company is elated by the honour. « It is the result of tremendous teamwork, so this is an accolade to be shared with many talented colleagues. Not only is it a testament to the quality of our craft but it underscores Drummond Designs' continuous efforts to develop home plans that are in sync with an ever-evolving industry, » he added.
About Drummond Designs inc.
Founded in 1973, Drummond Designs, is a privately held company with a staff of 49 employees. It also relies on some 55 collaborators, primarily specialists in developing architectural plans and related services, who work in 20 regional offices.
About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through five operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data, and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading provider of home plans.
Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a 200$ million company owned by VSA Communications Partners III, LP, the private-equity affiliate of media industry merchant bank Veronis Suhler Stevenson
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