Awards and Accomplishments

2020 CHPA Corporate Housing Company of The Year

PCH was awarded the prestigious Corporate Housing Company of the Year for 2020 at the Annual CHPA Conference in Austin, TX. This marks the second time our company has been awarded the Company of The Year and we are very proud of our dedicated team members who are the reason we were able to win this award.

Member of the Year

2019 ARC Awards - Shortlisted in Two Categories. Winners to be announced on November 14, 2019

Teamwork Category: Providers that embrace a positive culture and are here to support one another both personally and professionally. The company's success is dependent on every employee and teamwork is recognized and rewarded!
Transforming Perspectives Category: Providers that embrace the mission to change a transferee's perspective. Relocation is a major life event. We are literally changing someone's life. Where they live. The culture they live in. The people they interact with. And the life experiences they have. "ARC Relocation enjoys a very close relationship with PCH! In fact PCH receives more corporate housing bookings for ARC than any other provider! The reason? Team Work! PCH's responsiveness and customer service is second to none! Prior to onboarding PCH it was difficult for ARC to find a temp housing provider who really excelled at customer service and truly embraced "Team Work". "Now that we have PCH I don't know how we ever serviced our clients without them! They are amazing!" said one ARC Employee survey. ARC uses PCH for temporary housing across the united states but PCH has stepped up in more ways than just employee relocation. When an employee in CA lost their home in the fires, PCH responded on the weekend, and had the employee set up the next day! Now that is Team Work!!"

2019 ARC Awards

ARC Awards

2019 Best Places to Work Finalist, Houston Business Journal - Rankings to be announced Oct 31, 2019

This marks the 9th consecutive year for Preferred Corporate Housing to be included on this prestigious list of companies! Houston Business Journal has found PCH among 105 local companies that tout work-life balance, unlimited PTO and other perks that have their employees deeming them one of the Best Places to Work. All employees were given the opportunity to take a confidential survey online. PCH's Employees evaluated their companies in areas such as goals and leadership, communication and support, advancement opportunity and skill development, recognition and compensation, tolerance and flexibility, and embracing innovation and ideas.

2019 Best Places to Work

Best Places to Work

2019 Women Who Mean Business Awards - Top 25 Women-Owned Businesses in Houston, Houston Business Journal

PCH has had the privilege to be honored for the 2nd consecutive year on this list! Samantha Elliott, CRP, CCHP, President of Preferred Corporate Housing, accepted this award as one of Houston's leading women in senior leadership positions that display outstanding career achievements, contributions to their company, and community involvement and industry leadership. The Top 25 Houston-area Women-Owned Businesses List ranks top for-profit, woman-owned businesses based in the Houston area. PCH was recognized as one of Houston's businesses with at least 51 percent woman-owned, be privately held and for-profit, have headquarters in the Houston area and have closed its fifth year by Dec. 31, 2018.

2019 Women Who Mean Business Awards

WWMB Award

2019 Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Houston Business Journal

Ranked as the 85th Fastest Growing Company in the 4th Largest City in the US! 2nd Consecutive Year to make this list Fast 100 Awards is a celebration of the fastest-growing private companies in Houston. PCH is among the distinguished companies that were recognized for their innovation and risk taking.

2019 Fastest Growing Companies

Fastest Growing

2019 Forum for Expatriate Management EMMA Award

Highly Commended in "Corporate Housing Provider of the Year" Category as the Corporate Housing Provider, large or small, that has demonstrated best in class corporate housing support for their clients and their internal assignee population in the last year. Honored Finalist in "Best Employee Benefits and Family Support Program"as an organization which provides best-in-class specialized support to relocating employees and their families. This includes cultural training, employment counseling, language training, social networking and other solutions. PCH was recognized as an outstanding example of how Service providers should demonstrate their dedicated support to the individual client, assignee and/or their families, while holistically helping families settle into their new home location..

2019 Forum for Expatriate Management EMMA Award

EMMA Award

2019 Partner of the Year Award, Synergy Global Housing

PCH was presented this award for being partner-centric and consistently going above and beyond in service of Synergy's global clients.The executive leadership team at Synergy, along with its client-facing counselor team, identified PCH as one of the top suppliers in both the domestic and international markets. Winners were selected based on their partner-centric practices, reputation for going above and beyond for clients, consistently providing a personalized guest experience, dependability for responsiveness and providing 24-7 support, offering transparent business processes, and flexibility in serving both major and remote markets.

PCH Partner of the Year Award

Partner of the Year Award

2019 CHPA Tower of Excellence Award - "Individual Member of the Year" awarded to PCH Director

Michelle Velasquez, GMS, CCHP, Director of Client Services for Preferred Corporate Housing, was honored, by a panel of industry leaders and peers, as an outstanding employee who has demonstrated commitment and excellence within the company and the corporate housing industry as a whole. The award recognizes her dedicated involvement in CHPA through committee, Board or other volunteerism, her reputation for developing strong relationships with other corporate housing providers, her efforts in maintaining collaborative relationships with supplier partners, her active involvement with other associations (ERC, NAA, etc.), and her innovation in creating a new program or solution to enhance PCH's business, therefore, the reputation of the corporate housing industry as a whole.

2019 Individual Member of the Year

Member of the Year

2018 Top Performer Award, Aboda by Reside

PCH was recognized for outstanding partnership and commitment to service excellence. PCH achieved Top Performer Rating by scoring over 8 on a 10-point scale on guest satisfaction surveys and delivered an exceptional guest experience. "Our partners help our brand family deliver quality housing options, maximized value, a consistent experience and transaction transparency to our Fortune 1000 clients. Our Partner Award Reception was our way of celebrating their accomplishments this year and thanking them for their continued partnership," Matt Daniel, CCHP, Vice President of Global Services for ABODA by RESIDE.

2018 Top Performer Award

Top Performer Award

Preferred Corporate Housing wins Best Community or Philanthropic Award 2018

Preferred Corporate Housing wins the Best Community or Philanthropic Award for 2018 by the corporate housing industrys trade organization, Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) in Las Vegas. This award recognizes Preferred Corporate Housings long committment to philanthropy thru its PCH Charity Helpers Program. PCH donates to client charities of their choice for each month of housing stay with our company.

Best Community or Philanthropic Award 2018

Emma award shortlist

Preferred Corporate Housing Shortlisted for Americas EMMA Award

Preferred Corporate Housing, a leading provider of temporary lodging solutions in more than 72,000 North American destinations, has been shortlisted for the Forum for Expatriate Management's (FEM) annual EMMA Award for " 2017 Corporate Housing Provider of the Year"

FEM'S EMMA Award 2017

Emma award shortlist

PCH earns first ever CHPA Company Accreditation

The Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) is the professional trade association exclusively dedicated to supporting corporate housing professionals and expanding the corporate housing industry around the world. CHPA's Company Accreditation Program was designed to recognize and elevate companies who have proven their legitimacy, professionalism and commitment to industry best practices and ethics when providing corporate housing services. CHPA announced last week that Preferred Corporate Housing, a national corporate housing provider servicing more than 72,000 locations across North America, would be the first to achieve the 'CHPA Accredited Company' endorsement.

PCH's First Ever CHPA Accreditation

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CHPA Tower of Excellence - Volunteer of the Year Award

The Tower of Excellence awards recognize success and achievement from within the corporate housing industry's more than 300 member companies and their associates. CHPA members from around the world come together to honor their peers and industry leaders. Preferred Corporate Housing's President, Samantha Elliott, was honored to be named as this year's Tower of Excellence Award winner for 'Volunteer of the Year.' This award acknowledges leadership and service dedication, and recognizes an outstanding members who lend themselves to service and expansion of CHPA and the corporate housing industry.

Volunteer of the Year Award

Emma award shortlist

Largest Woman-Owned Business in Houston Recognition

Preferred Corporate Housing listed as one of the Largest Woman-Owned Businesses in Houston. The Houston Business Journal released its annual "Largest Woman-Owned Businesses" list earlier this month. This list includes the top 25 Houston-based companies that are at least 51 percent owned by women. Preferred Corporate Housing is pleased to have been listed as the 17th Largest Woman-Owned Business in Houston according to HBJ's rankings. "Corporate diversity plays a significant role in our day-to-day partnerships and transactions. We seek out diverse suppliers and sub-contractors to help us service our national corporate housing clients, so it is nice to be recognized because of our ownership diversity as well," said Samantha Elliott, President of Preferred Corporate Housing.

Houston's Largest Woman-Owned Businesses

Emma award shortlist
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Best Places to Work 2016

PCH is proud to be listed as one of Houston's Best Places to Work for the 6th consecutive year! The Houston Business Journal released its annual "Best Places to Work" rankings this month, and PCH was once again included! Only 105 companies were honored with the title this year. The rankings released by the Houston Business Journal were compiled in partnership with Quantum Workforce Solutions, and were calculated from team-member responses to employee satisfaction surveys. "We are so excited to celebrate our 6th year on the list," said Megan Margetusakis, Director of Operations for Preferred Corporate Housing. "We've built a great team and an environment where hard work is consistently rewarded. Its ultimately our clients who win from an award like this," said Margetusakis. "If our team is happy, they make our clients happy!"

Houston's Best Places to Work 2016

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Preferred Corporate Housing is a 'Best Place to Work in Houston' for the 4th Consecutive Year

The Houston Business Journal released its 15th annual "Best Places to Work in Houston' list last month, and for the fourth consecutive year, Preferred Corporate Housing was included in this prestigious list. More than 800 corporate attendees gathered in October 2015 to recognize the 100 companies who made this year's list.

Best Places to Work in Houston 2015

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PCH Receives "Highly Commended" Honors at the 2015 Americas EMMAs

PCH was honored as one of the top 3 corporate housing providers at the Forum for Expatriate Management's (FEM) annual EMMA awards black-tie gala, receiving "Highly Commended" honors from the judging panel. The annual Americas Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMAs) winners, were decided by a prestigious panel of sixteen judges from within the relocation industry, including Human Resources, Talent and Mobility Managers from corporations around the world, including several Fortune 100 and 500 companies.

2015 Americas EMMAs

Emma award shortlist

Preferred Corporate Housing has been "short-listed" to receive the FEM EMMA award for Corporate Housing Provider of the Year

The Awards, were created to celebrate excellence in global mobility worldwide, and are the only international accolades that truly recognise industry leaders, business successes and rising stars, and we are thrilled to de nominated!

Emma award shortlist

Preferred Corporate Housing wins The 2015 Tower of Excellence award for "Provider Member/Company of the Year - Over 300 Units"

Preferred Corporate Housing was announced as the Tower of Excellence "Company of the Year (Large Provider Member)" award winner by the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA). CHPA is the professional trade association exclusively dedicated to supporting corporate housing providers around the world. CHPA selects award winners based on scored evaluations by reviewing things such as creating unique client programs, national/local contributions to the growth of the industry, Guest Satisfaction, collaboration with Associate Partners and financial excellence.

Tower of Excellence Award 2015

Preferred Corporate Housing Director wins Tower of Excellence Award at Corporate Housing Provider's Association Annual Conference - 2014

Michelle Velasquez, Director of Client Services for Preferred Corporate Housing, was honored last week in New Orleans with the CHPA Tower of Excellence Award for 'Volunteer of the Year.'

Tower of Excellence Award 2014

Preferred Corproate Housing ranked the 9th Best Places To Work - 2014

Preferred Corporate Housing was honored as Houston's 9th Best Place to Work by the Houston Business Journal and is ranked among the top 82 Best Places to Work for the third year in a row

Best Places To Work 2014

Preferred Corproate Housing ranked the 15th Best Places To Work - 2013

Preferred Corporate Housing was honored as Houston's 15th Best Place to Work by the Houston Business Journal and is ranked among the top 15 Best Places to Work for the second year in a row

Best Places To Work 2013

Preferred Corporate Housing is included in this year's edition of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America - 2012

This achievement puts PCH in a select field, especially considering there are nearly 7 million private, employer-based companies in the U.S.A. The elite group PCH is now a part of has, over the years, included companies such as Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Oracle, and Zappos.

Inc Magazine Fastest Growing Private Company 2012

Preferred Corporate Housing is included in this year's edition of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America - 2012

This achievement puts PCH in a select field, especially considering there are nearly 7 million private, employer-based companies in the U.S.A. The elite group PCH is now a part of has, over the years, included companies such as Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Oracle, and Zappos.

Inc Magazine Fastest Growing Private Company 2012

Houston Business Journal Award - Best Places To Work - 2012

The 2012 list of 'Best Places to Work' is released by the Houston Business Journal at their annual luncheon event in October where honoree rankings are officially announced. Of the 80 companies selected to make up this year's list, Preferred Corporate Housing has been included as an honoree.

Best Places To Work 2012

Samantha Elliott CRP, CCHP and President of PCH
wins 'CHPA Individual Member of the Year' Tower of Excellence Award - 2012

Samantha Elliott, President of Preferred Corporate Housing, was honored with the Tower of Excellence award for 'Large Provider, Individual Member of the Year.' This award is given to an outstanding employee, executive or owner who maintains more than 300 corporate apartments, and who has demonstrated commitment and excellence within their company and the corporate housing industry as a whole.

Individual CHPA Member of the Year 2012

Houston Business Journal Award - 40 UNDER 40 - 2011

Preferred Corporate Housing CEO, Samantha Elliott, CRP, CCHP, was awarded the Houston Business Journals award of top 40 under 40 for 2011. This award highlights the top 40 CEO's in Houston under 40 years of age. Samantha credits much of her success to the outstanding team at Preferred Corporate Housing.

Houston Business Journal - Top 40 Under 40 Award 2011

PCH CEO Named to Corporate Housing Providers Association Board

Preferred Corporate Housing CEO, Samantha Elliott, CRP, CCHP, was nominated to the Board of the Corporate Housing Providers Association for 2011.

Preferred Corproate Housing CEO, Samantha Elliott, CRP, CCHP nominated to CHPA Board of Directors for 2011

Nominated for Corporate Housing Provider of The Year 2010

Preferred Corporate Housing was nominated by pur peers for the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) Corporate Housing Provider of the Year 2010. The nomination was in the "large market" provider class for corporate housing companies that maintain a unit base of over 300 furnished apartments.

Preferred Corporate Housing - Provider of The Year 2010

Cut Above Award 2010

Amy Ducharme and Tamera Kritzler, a PCH Account Management team, have won the "Cut Above the Rest" Award for the Virginia market. This award was presented by Apartment Outfitters/Convenient Housewares for maintaining an exceptional client/vendor relationship and for offering outstanding business growth opportunities.

Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) Accreditation

Preferred Corporate Housing's managers have earned the relocation industry designation of Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) which is awarded to those individuals who have mastered extensive knowledge on the principles and practices of relocation by the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council (ERC).

Preferred Corporate Housing's CRP Certification

Certified Corporate Housing Professional (CCHP) Accreditation

Preferred Corporate Housing's management has been one of the first in the corporate housing industry to earn the accreditation of Certified Corporate Housing Professional (CCHP) which is awarded to outstanding corporate housing professionals by the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA).

Preferred Corporate Housing's CCHP Certification

Virginian Vase given as Vendor Appreciaton

Preferred Corporate Housing was presented with an antique Virginian vase by the management and staff of Dominion Resources travel department for our work relocating displaced families due to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The successful relocation of 325 families in several weeks time, earned Preferred Corporate Housing high praise from our client and acts as an industry case study in successfully planning and delivering housing in a disaster recovery group move. More information regarding this group move can be found at ...

Disaster Relief Case Study - Hurricane Katrina

Operation Noble Eagle and Task Force Guardian Commanders Medals

Preferred Corporate Housing has been awarded the Operation Noble Eagle Commander Medals by the commanding officer for outstanding service in providing military off-base accommodations for the task force soldiers.

Artillery Cannon

Preferred Corporate Housing has been awarded a replica artillery cannon by the commanding officer of the 135th Field Artillery Brigade which is a symbol of the strength of the brigade. This award was presented at an end of assignment awards ceremony whereby Preferred Corporate Housing was praised for our outstanding commitment to our military soldiers at the end of the unit's mission ceremony of Task Force Guardian.

Military Commanders for the 135th Field Artillery Brigade

Preferred Corporate Housing Military Housing Page