Southern Living Invitation

Southern Living Invitation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                CONTACTS:        Kristen Payne/Southern Living

11/28/2006                                                                                         205-445-5939

                                                                                                                                MorningStar Homes, Inc.






BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Raleigh builders MorningStar Homes, Inc. has been selected for membership in the Southern Living Custom Builder Program.


MorningStar Homes, Inc. (  is one of 105 builders chosen nationwide for the 14th annual builder program.  Each year, Southern Living carefully selects members based on their reputation among local businesses and consumers; strength of presence in their respective markets; superior quality and attention to detail; innovative style; and other criteria.


Members have exclusive rights to a special portfolio of Southern Living House Plans.  Builders also have access to the entire Southern Living House Plans collection, which includes more than 800 plans created by respected architects and designers.


"The builder program is a natural extension of our overall homes effort, which aims at offering quality designs and new ideas to consumers across the Southeast," said Kristen Payne, Manager of Builder Programs and Services for Southern Living.


MorningStar Homes specializes in building distinctive custom homes on lots, building sites and acreage that their customers own. The also have an active program for building historically accurate homes inside the beltline in downtown Raleigh. Both principals bring over 70 years combined experience in the home building business and a real focus on learning what the customer wants in their home, and delivering it to them. They also have a strategic alliance with Design Right (, an ASID certified interior design firm that assists each of their customers in the color and selection process.


Southern Living ( is published by Southern Progress Corporation, which also publishes Progressive Farmer, Cooking Light, Southern Accents, Coastal Living and Sunset magazines as well as other Oxmoor House books.  The Birmingham-based subsidiary of Time Inc. is a leading publisher of lifestyle information.