Warren Smith, president of L and L of Raleigh, was recently honored with the Judy Richardson Parade of Homes Lifetime Achievement Award.

Unlike most builders in this market, Warren was born and raised in the Raleigh area. The son of a builder-developer and a real estate appraiser, he was destined to become an award winning custom home builder.  He and his family live in Raleigh (his wife Julie, daughters Landt and Lilly, and son Warren); he loves this market, he loves this industry, and he loves tail-gating at NC State football games. He also loves the Parade of Homes. He is the true embodiment of the spirit of the POH. He is not only committed to the POH, he gets excited about it, with his company often planning their Parade Homes a year or more in advance.

For more than a decade, L and L of Raleigh has won multiple awards in every POH, often with “1 Perfect Score” homes. In 2012 he won Gold in all 3 categories he entered, and topped that in 2013 by becoming the first “Parade Full Sweep” winning Gold, Silver & Bronze in a single category.

He uses his Parade Homes as opportunities to give back to the community.  His 2015 “For The Kids” Parade Home was a charity home, with proceeds from the sale going to the HBA-Wake Charitable Foundation and Scholarship Program. His Gold-winning Holiday House last year was the catalyst for a donation of 3 trucks full of toys for Toys for ‘lil’ Troops, going to families of deployed and low income troops. And he is the proud builder of the 2017 Duke Children’s Hospital Miracle Home. This Parade home is already sold, and proceeds will go to Duke Children’s Hospital.

He has served on, and chaired numerous HBA Committees through the years, and served as the 2010 HBA Wake President. He has been named MAME Builder of the Year twice, and is only the 2nd builder to be named the HBA Wake Builder of the year twice, the first being his father. He was named NCHBA Distinguished Builder of the Year in 2013.

Warren Smith and his company L and L of Raleigh are committed to giving every homeowner their very best. “ It is vitally important to us that our homeowners are happy and proud of their home. We realize we are making their dreams a reality and we build each and every home with the care and attention we would give our own,” says Warren. “Dream homes do exist, at L and L of Raleigh we create them every day.”