Awards & Honors

Vanderbilt community association, inc. named winner!

Vanderbilt has been recognized statewide as either a "finalist" or a "winner" many times over the years, since the Florida Communities of Excellence Awards inception (2009) as stated:

  • 2016 Finalist – Energy Efficiency
    2015 Winner - Community Video Showcase
  • 2013 Finalist – Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Civic Volunteerism & Advocacy, Energy & Water Conservation, and Financial Innovation
  • 2012 Winner - Trendsetter
  • 2012 Finalist - Florida-Friendly Landscaping, as well as named as 1 of 3 finalists in the “Large Communities” category
  • 2011 Winner – Energy & Water Conservation/Sustainable Practices
  • 2011 Finalist – Civic Volunteerism & Advocacy and Florida Friendly Landscaping
  • 2010 Finalist - Safety & Security

On May 15, 2015, Vanderbilt Community Association, Inc. was proudly recognized as a "Finalist" and the "Winner" of the inaugural category for "Community Video Showcase" at the 2015 Florida Communities of Excellence Conference & Awards Ceremony.  Two of our very own Vanderbilt members are most deserving of this recognition, John Chaffee for writing the original music and lyrics and Shirley Rowold for creating the video! 

The Vanderbilt Life Video

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The founders of the Communities of Excellence Awards are the law firm of Becker & Poliakoff and the Florida Community Association Journal, the leading publication for community association managers. They came together in 2008 to initiate the program which officially began in 2009. The founders are committed to maintaining the Awards as a valued and trusted institution to support Florida’s community associations.

The Awards are backed by the leading companies that serve the community association market in Florida. They support the Awards as a way to promote excellence and share best practices in community association governance, management and operations.

Any community association in the state of Florida is eligible to enter, including condominiums, homeowners associations and cooperatives.

The Awards are a celebration of excellence. They recognize outstanding communities and the volunteer board members who invest their time to improve the quality of life for their residents.

The Awards enable volunteer boards, committee members and professional managers to be recognized for their dedication, hard work and accomplishments. Recognition that communities
receive is a source of differentiation that can increase home owner values and protect property investment. Many communities also report that winning the Awards is a source of pride and satisfaction that helps to build community consensus and spirit among residents.

A panel of judges comprised of independent subject matter experts reviews the written submissions. The scoring of the judges is tallied and the communities with the highest scores are chosen as the winners.

Don’t forget to also visit our Community Involvement page. Because of its efforts to reduce the vulnerability of homes and landscapes to wildfire, Vanderbilt Country Club has earned Firewise Communities/USA® recognition from the National Firewise Communities Program.


Check out this video that two of our very talented members made. Mr. Paul Giacobbe wrote the lyrics and Mr. Tom DesRochers performed the song. The golf course renovations are completed - hallelujah! (CLICK HERE)


BCBE Wins Sand Dollar for Vanderbilt Fitness Center

BCBE Construction was awarded a Sand Dollar award on September 27, 2014 from the Collier Building Industry Association at the 2014 Sand Dollar Awards Gala. BCBE won for the Vanderbilt County Club Fitness Center and Terrace Cafe Commercial Remodel category. (click here)

BCBE Construction Wins ANOTHER award for Best Commercial Project/Remodel

on September 26, 2015 for  the renovations that were completed at Vanderbilt Country Club. The clubhouse underwent a comprehensive remodel including both the interior and the exterior. The clubhouse was expanded to allow for additional seating in the main dining room with the kitchen doubling in size to accommodate the members and large groups for weddings. Additional square footage was added to the administration area and all of the social spaces were expanded in order to host events for the members and the general public.


Solid Waste Management Dept. of Collier County selects one business each month to receive the Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) award. This award recognizes businesses that are making a significant contribution in reducing the solid waste and hazardous materials that are dumped in the county landfills. Vanderbilt Country Club has been named the winner for June 2012 and accepted the award on behalf of the entire staff and membership at the June 26th Board of County Commissioners meeting.

We are only the third country club to be recognized for this award, which is eligible to all commercial, private, and non-profit businesses in the county. Thank you members and staff for doing your share in contributing to our recycling efforts. This is another example of why we are the premier bundled community in southwest Florida!

        Visit our Community Involvement page . Because of its efforts to reduce the vulnerability of homes and landscapes to wildfire, Vanderbilt Country Club has earned Firewise Communities/USA® recognition from the National Firewise Communities Program.