The National Association of Home Builders National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) has announced the Silver Award Winners forThe Nationals new home sales and marketing awards.

Carl M. Freeman Companies has received 2018 Silver Award honors for Lifestyle Director of the Year. Jennifer Idzi, Bayside Institute Coordinator, has been named as one of the four finalists for this prestigious National award. Jennifer has done an incredible job of programming life enrichment classes for Bayside Institute that members are excited to attend. Her relationship with members and commitment to the community show why she has been nominated as a finalist.

The Nationals salutes and honors the best in the building industry for their determination, integrity, creativity and endurance.

“We couldn’t be prouder of Jen and all that she’s accomplished by creating a program that has enriched lives within Bayside.” – Sean Gradomski, Bayside General Manager

Silver Award Winners are the top vote recipients in each category and are the finalists for the Gold Award. Gold Awards in each category will be presented as part of the International Builders’ Show, the awards ceremony on January 9th at Hyatt Regency Orlando and is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees.

“The Nationals are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovations in new home design, marketing and sales,” said Meredith Oliver, chairperson of the Nationals. “NAHB’s commitment to recognizing originality, imagination and success has been exemplified by its award winners since the competition’s inception.”

Started in 1982 as the Institute of Residential Marketing, The Nationals award program continues to recognize superior new home sales and marketing achievements.  With 57 categories across various disciplines of the new home industry, the awards honor excellence in product and community design, advertising, marketing and sales achievements by individuals and sales teams.

During a three-day judging process, a panel of 7 industry professionals from across the country determined the Silver and Gold award winners from a field of over 1,300 entries. To view sliver award winners or to order tickets to the event, visit


Bayside Institute is a program of life enrichment classes offered exclusively to the members of Bayside Resort Golf Club and their guests. The program was launched in June of 2014 as a way to further the Carl M. Freeman Companies mission to create places that enrich lives. Bayside Institute offers a great variety of life enrichment classes year-round, twice a week, with a third class added throughout the summer months, June, July and August, for a total of nearly 100 classes. The dynamic programming is thoughtfully planned by Jennifer to accommodate the wide variety of interests of our community, and is specifically tailored to requests for classes submitted by Bayside members. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, health and wellness seminars, history lectures, culinary demonstrations, art workshops, gardening classes, and nature excursions.