Stone Acorn Builders was selected for membership in the prestigious Southern Living Custom Builder Program in 2009. Principals Sarah Lavine-Kass and Benjamin Lavine are one of just over 100 builders chosen from across the nation for the exclusive program. 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; financial stability; and customer service.
In 2012, Stone Acorn built the first Southern Living Showcase Home in Houston. The home was toured by more than 3,500 guests and raised a combined $30,183 from admissions for the Friends of the Bellaire Library and Houston Center for Literacy. Stone Acorn Builders was a finalist for Builder of the Year at the 2013 Southern Living Custom Builder Program Conference, and was honored in 2014 with the Program's Cornerstone Leadership Award. Stone Acorn Builders won 2015 Southern Living Custom Builder of the year for their West U. Showcase that raised money for Operation Finally home.