Nikles Wins National Recognition

As published in the Pike County Courier

National Association of Home Builders honors Pike builder

Milford – Ed Nikles, President, Ed Nikles Custom Builder, Inc. of Milford has been named as the 2008 Custom Home Builder of the Year.

The award was announced at an October luncheon honoring Nikles in Austin, Texas, at which custom home builders from throughout the United States and Canada gathered to attend the National Association of Home Builders’ annual Custom Builder Symposium.

Before an overflow crowd of hundreds of custom home builders, including Ed Nikles, Sr. and his son and business partner Ed Nikles, Jr., Randy Rinehart, Chair of the Symposium, made the surprise announcement, stating, “The field of nominees was narrowed to twenty national finalists from among our more than 240,000 member companies. This is only the third time NAHB has presented this prestigious national award.”

“Through this award, we recognize a custom builder for his or her outstanding craftsmanship in building one-of-a-kind custom homes as well their exemplary business practices. We recognize their outstanding leadership both in our industry and in their own community. It is also a testament to the professional and ethical manner in which this year’s recipient conducts his own business, contributes to our industry and participates in his community. This award has special merit, as the award committee is comprised of the two past recipients as well as numerous other outstanding custom builders from around the country.”

Rinehart then called honoree Ed Nikles to the podium. In accepting the award, Nikles recognized his wife and partner, Beth, and gave credit to the outstanding contributions and support of their son and partner, Ed Nikles, Jr. He also thanked their staff, their trade contractors and their customers who come back to have him design and build additional homes and additions and continue to refer customers to them.

Long considered the leading custom home builder in Pike County and recognized as a premier custom builder in Pennsylvania, Ed Nikles co-founded the design-build firm, Ed Nikles Custom Builder, Inc. with his wife, Beth, after some years in the construction business. For over twenty years, their son, Ed Nikles, Jr., has also been a full partner in the company.

“We place great value on honesty, integrity, loyalty and old fashioned hard work,” says Nikles. “We expect that, not only within our own company, but from all others whom we employ and with whom we work, as well.” By demanding the highest standards, Nikles has been able to build more than 3,500 homes for satisfied customers.

To find out more information about Ed Nikles Custom Builder, Inc., visit them at their office at 104 Bennett Avenue, Milford, PA or online at or where you will see the four new energy star certified homes designed specifically with the homeowners’ own needs and requirements in mind. Call Ed Nikles, Sr. and Ed Nikles, Jr. at 570-296-9200 with any questions.

Ed Nikles’ Achievement record

Ed Nikles is the recipient of many local, state and national awards during his forty five-year career, including the national designation as one of “America’s Best Builders” by Builder Magazine in 1992. Nikles is also the recipient of Custom Home Magazine’s 1995 “Pacesetter Award” for outstanding Customer Service and Remodeling Magazine’s “Big 50” Remodeler Award in 1997. In 1984, the Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA) honored him with their “Builder of the Year” award.

PBA presented the rarely awarded “Distinguished Achievement Award”, to Nikles in 2004 for his outstanding service to the State Association and its members. The Founding and Charter President of the Pike County Builders Association, Ed Nikles, Sr., went on to serve as the President of the Pennsylvania Builders Association, headquartered in Harrisburg.

Nikles has authored several books and publications for NAHB and PBA, generously donating the publication rights to them, as well. He served on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Home Builders in 2001-2002. A 1962 graduate of the Williamson School of Mechanical Trades, Nikles is also a NAHB Graduate Master Builder, a NAHB Certified Graduate Remodeler and a NAHB Certified Green Professional.

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