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Wieland wins Four Pillar Award for '06

LAWRENCEVILLE - John Wieland, one of the biggest movers and shakers among metro Atlanta homebuilders for decades, can put another feather in his cap.

Wieland will receive the 2006 Four Pillar Award presented by the Council for Quality Growth, a nonprofit made up of builders, developers and other key players in the metro Atlanta real estate business.

Wieland is founder, chairman and chief creative officer of Atlanta-based John Wieland Homes & Neighborhoods. His company also builds more than 1,700 homes annually in major cities across the Southern United States from South Carolina to

Kentucky.

The Duluth-based Council for Quality Growth, which represents the interests of the development industry across the metro region, presents its Four Pillar Award every year. The honor is meant to recognize an outstanding

individual in metro Atlanta that best exemplifies the Council's mission of promoting balanced and responsible growth.

This year's Four Pillar tribute takes place September 28. The black-tie gala will be held at the Gwinnett Center Ballroom. This annual tribute is the Council's largest event - and fund-raiser - of the year. At least 800 guests are expected.

The Four Pillar award has changed monikers in recent years. It was once known as the Button Gwinnett Award, but the Council has adopted a more regional

outlook. Past recipients have included Gwinnett entrepreneur Virgil Williams, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson and longtime Gwinnett school board member Louise Radloff.