This year’s Professional Remodeler Design Awards show a shift to more practical projects
We’ve seen the change over the last several years in the remodeling industry from the luxury projects of the boom to today’s more needs-based jobs.
This year’s Professional Remodeler Best of the Best Design Awards certainly reflects that shift, with the judges frequently citing the more practical tilt to the entries compared to past years.
“I think it’s indicative of what the economy’s doing, what people are doing to their homes,” said Bill Simone, CGR, president of Custom Design & Construction. “They definitely see a need to do some improvements to their homes. However, they’re not doing the improvements that they would have 3 or 4 years ago, that were much more over the top.”
(To see and hear more of the judges’ observations from the awards and tips on putting together a winning entry, visit our video page .)
This year, the team of judges (pictured at left, from left to right: Gino Benvenuti, Benvenuti & Stein; David Merrick, Merrick Design and Build; Dan Griffin, Griffin & Associates; and Bill Simone, Custom Design & Construction) from across the country recognized 38 projects with awards, including a Project of the Year by CG&S Design-Build of Austin, Texas, and three Platinum awards for especially outstanding projects. The judges spent two days in Chicago evaluating the entries.
The winners will be honored at an event at the Remodeling Show in Chicago. Look for coverage of that event here on HousingZone.com.
Click on the links below to see all the winners.
Project of the Year: CG&S Design Build
Platinum Award winners
Green Remodel - Architectural Resource/Meadowlark Builders
Outdoor Living - CG&S Design-Build
Whole House - Phil Kean Designs
Gold Award winners
Addition - Jackson & LeRoy Remodeling
Bathroom - CBi Design Professionals/Thomas Sebold & Associates
Commercial Remodel - Landis Construction/Vitullo Architecture
Exterior - Wentworth Inc.
Finished Basement - CBi Design Professionals/Thomas Sebold & Associates
Historic Renovation - Normandy Builders
Outdoor Living - Marrokal Design & Remodeling
Specialty Room - Darcy Bean Custom Construction
Whole House - Greymark Construction/Gonzalez Architects
Whole House - Roney Design Group/Bayside Building Construction
Silver Award winners
Addition - Architectural Resource/Home Renewal
Finished Basement - Custom Design & Construction
Bathroom - Carnemark
Exterior - Normandy Builders
Green Remodel - Sockeye Homes
Kitchen - Case Design/Remodeling
Kitchen - Case Design/Remodeling
Whole House - Architectural Resource/Meadowlark Builders
Whole House - CBi Design Professionals/Thomas Sebold & Associates
Whole House - College City Design/Build
Whole House - Custom Design & Construction
Whole House - Custom Design/Build
Whole House - mackmiller design + build
Bronze Award winners
Addition - Renewal Design-Build
Bathroom - Custom Design/Build & Designer Inc.
Bathroom - Onshore Construction & Development/YRA Design
Exterior - Landis Construction
Finished Basement - Gehman Design Remodeling
Historic Renovation - Renewal Design-Build
Kitchen - College City Design/Build
Kitchen - Normandy Builders
Whole House - Carnemark
Whole House - Lorich Construction Management/Impact Architecture