Royal Oaks Building Group Named to Builder Magazine’s “Next 100” List

Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC , has announced that the company has earned a spot on the 2011 Builder 100 list, coming in at No. 111 in the publication’s “Next 100” list of rankings. Joining the nation’s top builders, the company achieved this ranking after it exceeded all expectations and ended the 2011 calendar year with 215 total closings despite the economic challenges of the local housing market.

Each year, Builder magazine ranks the top 100 builders and the “Next 100” in the United States based on calendar-year closings. The survey encompasses a variety of homes, from subsidized to upscale categories, and public and private builders. The magazine serves as the industry’s premier listing of the nation’s largest home builders since 1984, and the firms making it have managed to survive and thrive during the recent economic downturn.


“Royal Oaks Building Group is proud to be listed among the country’s top builders on the 2011 Builder 100 list,” said Royal Oaks Building Group President Rich Van Tassel. “2011 was a great year for us—a direct result of our hard work and dedication to building top-quality homes that help customers save money and reduce their carbon footprint. We are committed to what we do and the clients we serve.”

About Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC:

Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC builds fine homes throughout Raleigh, Knightdale, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Wake Forest, Cary, Apex, Angier, Cameron and Spring Lake, N.C. Locally owned and operated, the company focuses on quality of design, construction and customer service, offering a portfolio of plans and a wide selection of included features from which to choose in price ranges from starters to multimillion-dollar luxury homes. Royal Oaks is a member of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh- Wake County and has received multiple gold and silver awards from the HBA Parade of Homes. In 2008 and 2010, the company received the highly coveted Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence (MAME) Building Company of the Year Award, and in 2008 its president, Rich Van Tassel, was named a recipient of the Builder of the Year Award presented by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA). Van Tassel has also been named Apex Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Year three times. Additional company awards include the Triangle Business Journal’s Fast 50 Award for three consecutive years and the Small Business of the Year by the Apex Chamber of Commerce, as well as consistent listings in Triangle Business Journal’s premier list of residential builders, based annually by volume in the Raleigh-Durham market. Royal Oaks is proud that two homes it built in Fuquay-Varina as part of Operation Coming Home, a project whose mission is to provide injured war veterans with free houses with donated material and labor, won the HBA the Best Community Spirit in the Nation Award in 2010 from the Nationals, America’s largest competition for new home sales and marketing professionals and communities. For more information, visit