Howell Township, N.J., March 22, 2004:  The New Jersey Builders Association’s most prestigious honor has been bestowed upon M. Rieder Companies’ Toscana.  The popular Howell Township neighborhood was the recipient of the coveted “Community of the Year” Grand Award   at the recent SAM (Sales and Marketing) Awards gala in Atlantic City. 


“ We are thrilled that our peers in the building industry chose to recognize Toscana for outstanding achievement,” says Jack Mandelbaum, Vice President at M. Rieder Companies.  “Since day one, everyone here at M. Rieder Companies has given their all, and the result is nothing short of extraordinary.  This successful neighborhood continues to have tremendous appeal with homebuyers, many of whom appreciate the thoughtful details, superb quality, well-designed floorplans, and remarkable value rarely seen elsewhere – let alone all in one place!”


M. Rieder Companies took home a total of eight SAM Awards of excellence, including several for design.  The trio of honors comprised of “Best Single Family Home, Landscaping Design, and Interior Merchandising” singled out Toscana once again for its lifestyle of relaxed sophistication and elegance.  The neighborhood also won “Best Sales Office” for it’s superior and comprehensive presentation to homebuyers, along with “Best Logo, Brochure, and Signage Program.”


Toscana Introduces Renaissance Collection

M. Rieder Companies also recently introduced The Renaissance Collection at Toscana, a stunning enclave of four-bedroom designs, with floorplans ranging up to 3,500 square feet and priced from the $480s.  These homes are highlighted by generous layouts that offer a full-sized walk-out or look-out basement, along with a huge attic that can be finished to function as additional work or entertainment rooms, or simply as private retreats for quiet time pursuing a much-loved hobby.  Beautiful homesites, the majority of which border open space, along a quiet court enclave also contribute to the inviting lifestyle.  And, M. Rieder Companies has just announced the addition of two more distinctive home designs to complement the Renaissance Collection!


All Toscana homes are characterized by handsome floorplans inspired by the inviting Tuscan lifestyle.  Gracious master-suites with sumptuous baths, gourmet kitchens with center islands, hardwood flooring throughout the first floor, dramatic two-story entry-foyers, and more are just a few of the gorgeous appointments that many of these home designs include.

Toscana homes also benefit from the innovative new Energy Star Program. M. Rieder Companies has endowed homes at Toscana with this program that makes them at least 30 percent more energy efficient than the norm. As a result, homeowners’ monthly energy bills are dramatically reduced. What’s more, they easily outperform other new homes -- not merely in reduced energy costs, but also in terms of uniform quality and comfort.


With the creation and design of Toscana, M. Rieder Companies has once again shown how intuitive and sensitive they are to the desires and needs of people searching for a very particular way of life. M. Rieder Companies has been building beautiful, high-quality family homes for more than 40 years.

The Sales Center is open every day except Saturdays. Hours are 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Sundays from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM). Directions: Garden State Parkway to Exit 98 to Interstate 195 West. Take Exit 28B (Route 9 North) to West Farms Road West. Make first right onto Fort Plains Road. Continue to Sales Center on left. For more information, please call (732) 863-9990, or visit M. Rieder Companies’ award-winning website, www.mrieder.com.