For Norman Building, Tour of Homes Best of Shows are becoming the norm

Local builder claims five awards, including second consecutive Best of Show.

Bend, OR – When it comes to the design, construction and attention to detail they put into every one of their incredible custom homes and remodeling projects, the folks at Norman Building & Design, LLC like to say that “extraordinary is the norm.” But even they have to admit that winning Best of Show in the $2.4 million and up category in the Central Oregon Builders Association (COBA) Tour of Homes for the second year in a row is extra-extraordinary. 

“Winning Best of Show again in the high-end category speaks volumes about the expertise and dedication of our team,” said Brian Murphy, President of Norman Building & Design (NBD). “They don’t rest on their laurels. They get excited about the next project and dive in. Of course, it helps to have homeowners like Dave Moog and Janet Sweeney Moog give us a spectacular homesite to work with, as well as the leeway to do what we do best.”   



Indeed, the homesite perched on a bluff overlooking Whychus Creek just off Camp Polk Road in Sisters is simply drop-dead gorgeous. Several people who made the drive and wandered through the courtyard were heard to gasp in astonishment upon walking through the front door and taking in the stunning view captured in the floor-to-ceiling Great Room windows. Beyond the Whychus Creek Canyon, the snow-capped Three Sisters Peaks dominate the horizon. 

“As soon as I walked in, I was drawn to those windows,” said Lori Davis, a Tour of Homes visitor from Bend. “I felt like getting my phone out and taking pictures like a tourist.” 

While it was easy for people to be mesmerized by the killer views, they had a lot to say about the rest of the home with its 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 4,875-square-foot floor plan designed in a rustic French Country style.

“I watchedas folks walked in and I could see them visibly relax,” said Greg Garrick, NBD’s Director of Sales & Marketing who hosted during the Tour. “Their shoulders would drop and they would just feel instantly at peace in the space. Many commented that other people on the tour told them that they ‘hadto see this house,’ and it was absolutely worth the drive. More than one indicated that it was the most beautiful home they’d ever seen.”

Norman’s team of highly skilled designers and craftsmen used the space both inside and out to create a place that feels like home, even though most homes might not have:
  • Three stone fireplaces with custom-built mantels.
  • A four-car garage with plenty of room for more recreational toys.
  • A Theater Room complete with a 120-inch screen, plush reclining seats, a soul-shaking sound system, and a starry-sky ceiling.     
More hardware for the trophy case.

In addition to Best of Show, the Theater Room, engineered by Central Oregon Audio Video, helped Norman win another Tour of Homes award for Best Feature to go along additional awards for Best Interior Finish, Best Landscaping and Best Value.

“We’re delighted that the COBA judges found so much to like about the home, especially in terms of the value that is a huge part of every Norman home,” said Garrick. “But the icing on the cake for me came from a visitor who prides himself on finding mistakes on the Tour of Homes. After exploring the entire home with a critical look on his face, I asked him what he found. He said, ‘Nothing! Everything was perfect.’”

But just like last year when NBD won Best of Show and six other awards in their category, the team won’t be content to rest on their past perfection. They’ve already begun framing on a home in Tetherow that will be ready for the Tour of Homes in 2020. Can anyone say, “Extra-Extra-Extraordinary”?          ​

About Norman Building & Design

Norman Building & Design has been designing, building and remodeling fine custom homes in Central Oregon since 1977. Our unique approach includes home design and construction, cabinetry design and craftsmanship, and interior doors and front entry systems, all under one roof. Our team also includes interior designers to assist in making your home building experience complete. Our goal is to deliver a residence that reflects the owner’s individual tastes, desires and budget, and to make the entire process enjoyable throughout. 

​To learn more about Norman Building & Design, visit or call 541-280-6753.     

Contact Us To Learn More About Building With Norman Building & Design

At Norman Building & Design we strive to build timeless dream homes - crafted by passionate artisans who care deeply about the homes we build and the relationship with the clients we build them for.

Norman Building & Design - Where Bend's Dream Homes Are Designed & Built
Andrew Bloo in Bend, OR on Houzz Andrew Bloo in Bend, OR on Houzz Andrew Bloo in Bend, OR on Houzz Andrew Bloo in Bend, OR on Houzz Andrew Bloo in Bend, OR on Houzz Andrew Bloo in Bend, OR on Houzz

Subscribe to "Norman News" to stay abreast of the latest news from Norman Building & Design

  • 1016 SW EMKAY Dr.
  • Bend, OR 97702 
  • 541.389.4245
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.