The 2011 Professional Remodeler Design Awards

This year’s Professional Remodeler Design Awards show a shift to more practical projects

October 11, 2011
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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

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

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