Chrysalis 2000

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This year, the Chrysalis Awards expands beyond the Southeast and honors remodelers in five regions across the country.

July 01, 2000

 

Regions

Northeast Region

Midwest Region

Southern Region

Southwest Region

Western Region

The Chrysalis Award has long been recognized as a symbol of great design among remodelers in the Southeast. Perhaps that’s because they are always awarded during that region’s Southern Building Show. Perhaps it’s because the Award program is run by Ken Kanline, a proponent of remodeling who firmly believes that good design executed by a well-managed company lifts the entire industry.

Regardless, the prestige of the Chrysalis Award is about to spread to the rest of the country. This year, the program’s seventh, Chrysalis Awards have been presented to remodelers in five regions. Each region is run as a separate contest, with each winner recognized as a regional winner. In addition, Chrysalis Remodelers of the Year were recognized in almost every state.

The Chrysalis Awards program is sponsored by Lowe’s and Professional Remodeler magazine, and managed by Kanline, who, along with his wife PJ, also owns and operates the Southern Building Show.

Kanline’s panel of judges - Louis Joyner, building editor of Southern Living magazine; Daniel Gregory, home editor of Sunsetmagazine; and Mark Englund, partner of HomeStyles.Com - evaluate each entry on quality of design, technical difficulty, and the overall function of the project as it integrates into the existing structure.

Remodelers of the Year are chosen by different standards. "The primary criteria is what they give back to the community and/or the industry," Kanline says. That is then coupled with evidence of customer satisfaction and fair business dealings.

Marketing of the Award by the winners is a special passion for Kanline. He’s put together a package that not only includes photographs of the remodeler receiving the award, but also an Internet package that allows remodelers to market online. Lead generation through www.chrysalis.com has been a major part of the Award for a number of years. Each winner will receive a page on the website, at no cost, that will remain on the site for at least a year. The page includes color photography of the winning entry and general information about the remodeler.

Last month, at the Southern Building Show in Charlotte, N.C., the 2000 Chrysalis Awards were presented to the winners from each of the five regions.

2000 Chrysalis Award Winners

Northeast Region

Kitchen Under $40,000

Category Winner Davitt Design Build, West Kingston, R.I.

Kitchen $40,000-$75,000

Category Winner: Davitt Design Build, West Kingston, R.I.

Design/Build Award: Williams-Builder, Robbinsville, N.J.

Kitchen Over $75,000

Category Winner: Davitt Design Build, West Kingston, R.I.

Design/Build Award: Construction Concepts Corp., Stamford, Conn.

Bath Under $40,000

Category Winner: Davitt Design Build, West Kingston, R.I.

Bath Over $40,000

Category Winner: Construction Concepts Corp., Stamford, Conn.

Room Addition Under $100,000

Category Winner: Construction Concepts Corp., Stamford, Conn.

Room Addition Over $100,000

Room addition over $100,000: This addition includes a family room, screened porch, breakfast area, kitchen, back hall, rear entrance/mud room and laundry on the first floor, and an exercise room in the cellar. This dramatic addition features Douglas Fir Timber Frame and Trusses constructed on site, Mercer Moravian Tile fireplace surround hearth and porch floor, and quarter-sawn red oak wainscoting and floors. Dunleavy Construction, Photograph Copyright Greg Premru Photography

 


Category Winner: Dunleavy Construction, Winchester, Mass.

Design/Build Award: Uptack Timber Frame, Groveland, Mass.

 

 

Room Remodel Under $50,000

Category Winner: Davitt Design Build, West Kingston, R.I.

Room Remodel Over $50,000

Category Winner: Ronald L. Dimon Construction, Manlius, N.Y.

Exterior Facelift

Category Winner: Patrick Brewer Carpentry, Annville, Pa.

Sunroom Under $40,000

Category Winner: Ronald L. Dimon Construction, Manlius, N.Y.

Sunroom Over $40,000

Category Winner: Williams-Builder, Robbinsville, N.J.

Deck Under $20,000

Category Winner: Michael Debenedet, North Haven, Conn.

Deck Over $20,000

Category Winner: The Sullivan Co., Newton Highlands, Mass.

Detached Outbuilding Under $100,000

Category Winner: Pequot Remodeling Corp., Fairfield, Conn.

Detached Outbuilding Over $100,000

Category Winner: Schulte Restorations, Inc., Hopewell, N.J.

Design/Build Award: Construction Concepts Corp., Stamford, Conn.

Whole House Remodel Under $100,000

Category Winner: Desalvo Construction, Inc., Chelmsford, Mass.

Design/Build Award: Claar Carpentry, Duncansville, Pa.

Whole House Remodel $100,000-$250,000

Category Winner: Tweddle Construction Co., Meadowbrook, Pa.

Whole House Remodel $250,000-$500,000

Category Winner: F.H. Perry Builder Inc., Hopkinton, Mass.

Historic Renovation Over $250,000

Category Winner: Uptack Timber Frame, Groveland, Mass.

Special Award: N.Y. City Housing Authority, N. Y.

Finished Basement Under $30,000

Category Winner: Alure Home Improvements, East Meadow, N.Y.

Finished Basement Over $30,000

Category Winner: Clemmer Building & Remodeling, Perkiomenville, Pa.

Residential Insurance Restoriation Under $50,000

Category Winner: Ronald L. Dimon Construction, Manlius, N.Y.

Northeast State Remodelers of the Year

Connecticut Remodeler of the Year: George Christiansen, Pequot Remodeling Corp., Fairfield, Conn.

Massachusetts Remodeler of the Year: Paul L. Sullivan, The Sullivan Co., Newton Highlands, Mass.

New Jersey Remodeler of the Year: Chris S. Edwards, Total Remodeling Inc., Union, N.J.

New York Remodeler of the Year: Ronald L. Dimon, Ronald L. Dimon Construction, Manlius, N.Y.

Rhode Island Remodeler of the Year: Matthew O. Davitt, Davitt Design Build, West Kingston, R.I.

Chrysalis Remodeler of the Year: Chris S. Edwards, Total Remodeling Inc., Union, N.J.

2000 Chrysalis Award Winners

Midwest Region

Kitchen Under $40,000

Kitchen $40,000-$75,000: The clients are empty-nesters who entertain frequently. The use of two refrigerators (one wall built-in, the other a drawer refrigerator on the island) allows for two cooks to work in the kitchen simultaneously around the island. Part of the balance was the selection of appliances that accept cabinet panels to blend into the design. This kitchen gracefully accommodates a heavy schedule of entertaining and everyday use. Riverside Custom Design, Photograph by Beth Singer

 


Category Winner: Tds, Custom Construction, Madison, Wis.

 

 

Kitchen $40,000-$75,000

Category Winner: Riverside Custom Design, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.

Kitchen Over $75,000

Category Winner: Dreammaker, St. Louis Park, Minn.

Kitchen Facelift

Category Winner: Dreammaker, St. Louis Park, Minn.

Bath Under $40,000

Category Winner: E.H. Duncan Inc., Poland, Ohio

Design/Build Award: Riverside Custom Design, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.

Bath Over $40,000

Category Winner: Design & Construction Concepts, Northbrook, Ill.

Room Addition Under $100,000

Category Winner: Ballwin Siding & Construction, Ballwin, Mo.

Room Addition Over $100,000

Category Winner: Ahern Home Improvement, Centerville, Ohio

Room Remodel Under $50,000

Category Winner: Urbieta Construction, Dayton, Ohio

Exterior Facelift

Category Winner: Sutton Siding & Remodeling, Springfield, Ill.

Sunroom Under $40,000

Category Winner: Norman Beebe Builders, Spring Lake, Mich.

Deck Under $20,000

Category Winner: Norman Beebe Builders, Spring Lake, Mich.

Deck Over $20,000

Category Winner: Schafer Builders, Inc., Crystal Lake, Ill.

Whole House Remodel Under $100,000

Category Winner: The Remodeling Company, Kansas City, Mo.

Whole House Remodel $100,000-$250,000

Category Winner: Design & Construction Concepts, Northbrook, Ill.

Whole House Remodel $250,000-$500,000

Category Winner: Architectural Building Arts, Madison, Wis.

Whole House Remodel $500,000-$1 Million

Category Winner: Schafer Builders, Inc., Crystal Lake, Ill.

Whole House Remodel Over $1 Million

Category Winner: Gulati Construction, Chicago

Historic Renovation Under $250,000

Category Winner: Kinter Construction Services, Des Moines, Iowa

Special Award: Tds Custom Construction, Madison, Wis.

Historic Renovation Over $250,000

Category Winner: Winston Brown Construction, Topeka, Kan.

Finished Basement Over $30,000

Category Winner: Ron Roell Custom Remodeling, Cincinnati, Ohio

Midwest State Remodelers of the Year

Illinois Remodeler of the Year: Tom Swartz, J.J. Swartz Co., Decatur, Ill.

Ohio Remodeler of the Year: Greg Zimmerman, Zimmerman Remodeling & Construction, Bellevue, Ohio

Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year: Cindy Knutson-Lycholat, Knutson Brothers II llc, East Troy, Wis.

Chrysalis Remodeler of the Year: Tom Swartz, J.J. Swartz Company, Decatur, Ill.

2000 Chrysalis Award Winners

Southern Region

Kitchen Under $40,000

Category Winner: Elemente’, Atlanta

Kitchen $40,000-$75,000

Category Winner: Rls Construction, Atlanta

Design/Build Award: Greg Smith Co., Falls Church, Va.

Kitchen Over $75,000

Category Winner: Classic Remodeling & Construction Inc., Charleston, S.C.

Special Award: Kendale Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.

Kitchen Facelift

Category Winner: Gilday Design & Remodeling, Silver Spring, Md.

Bath Under $40,000

Category Winner: The Home Rebuilders, Atlanta

Special Award: Case Design/Remodeling, Bethesda, Md.

Bath Over $40,000

Category Winner: Lauten Construction Co., Purcellville, Va.

Special Award: The Bainbridge Crew, Charlotte, N.C.

Room Addition Under $100,000

Category Winner: Classic Remodeling & Construction Inc., Charleston, S.C.

Room Addition Over $100,000

Category Winner: Houseworks Construction, Atlanta

Special Award: Craftsmen Construction, Charlotte, N.C.

Room Remodel Under $50,000

Category Winner: Coleman Construction, Inc., Nolensville, Tenn.

Room Remodel Over $50,000

Category Winner: Classic Remodeling & Construction Inc., Charleston, S.C.

Exterior Facelift

Category Winner: Koehler Building Co., Mooresville, N.C.

Special Award: Lawrence Murr, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.

Sunroom Under $40,000

Sunroom under $40,000: Starting with the roof structure and brick floor of an existing screened porch, this became an air conditioned family room/sun space, whose major function was to house the owner’s grand piano and collection of books. Proper climate conditioning was required to protect the Steinway piano. This was difficult since there was little space for HVAC equipment and few walls or chases to bring the heating supply down to the floor of the 14-foot high room. To accomplish this, a fan coil unit was installed in the existing ceiling plenum. Access is provided through a removable exterior gable vent. Supply lines were fitted down the only two exterior wall sections, which were 8 inches thick. Structural concerns were addressed with diaphragm walls, special fastening systems, and collar ties designed to fit seamlessly between stacked window sections. McGuire, Hearn & Toms Inc.; Photo: Taylor Dabney

 


Category Winner: The Porch Company, Nashville, Tenn.

Design/Build Award: Fagan Builders, llc, N. Augusta, S.C.

 

 

Sunroom Over $40,000

Category Winner: Mcguire, Hearn & Toms Inc., Manakin-Sabot, Va.

Deck Under $20,000

Category Winner: Gym & Swim, Louisville, Ky.

Deck Over $20,000

Category Winner: sCasanave Construction, Raleigh, N.C.

Special Award: Lawrence Murr, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.

Detached Outbuilding Under $100,000

Category Winner: David James & Co., Wilmington, N.C.

Design/Build Award: Tom Giglio Contractor, South Boston, Va.

Detached Outbuilding Over $100,000

Category Winner: Hayes Construction, Fort Valley, Va.

Design/Build Award: Sean Clay Building & Remodeling, Woodstock, Ga.

Whole House Remodel Under $100,000

Category Winner: Superstructures Inc., Cumming, Ga.

Special Award: Macon Housing Authority, Macon, Ga.

Special Award: United Methodist Relief Center, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Whole House Remodel $100,000-$250,000

Category Winner: Coleman Construction, Inc., Nolensville, Tenn.

Whole House Remodel $250,000-$500,000

Category Winner: The Home Rebuilders, Atlanta

Design/Build Award: Landis Construction Corp., Washington, D.C.

Whole House Remodel $500,000-$1 Million

Category Winner: Ellison Marshall Lenhart Interiors, Cookeville, Tenn.

Whole House Remodel Over $1 Million

Category Winner: Scott Wilson Architect, Brentwood, Tenn.

Historic Renovation Under $250,000

Category Winner: Sei Design/Build, Vienna, Va.

Design/Build Award: Mcguire, Hearn & Toms Inc., Manakin-Sabot, Va.

Historic Renovation Over $250,000

Category Winner: Lauten Construction Company, Purcellville, Va.

Special Award: Fisher Remodeling Inc., Annandale, Va.

Accessible Remodel

Category Winner: Hilliard Contracting, Inc., Raleigh, N.C.

Special Award: David A. Tyson Inc., Charlotte, N.C.

Finished Basement Over $30,000

Category Winner: Fryday & Doyne Architects, Charlotte, N.C.

Design/Build Award: Derrick Design & Remodeling, Huntsville, Ala.

Residential Insurance Restoration Under $50,000

Category Winner: Bowles Construction Co., Augusta, Ga.

Residential Insurance Restoration Over $50,000

Category Winner: Houseworks Construction, Atlanta

Special Award: Inrecon, Sterling, Va.

Southern State Remodelers of the Year

Georgia Remodeler of the Year: Bob Connelly, R. L. Connelly & Sons Inc., Decatur, Ga.

Kentucky Remodeler of the Year: Glen E. Stuckel & Rick Buttorff, Buttorff-Stuckel Joint Venture, Louisville, Ky.

Louisiana Remodeler of the Year: Charles G. Sanders II, S&S Renovators, Inc., New Iberia, La.

Maryland Remodeler of the Year: Hopkins & Porter Construction, Potomac, Md.

North Carolina Remodeler of the Year: Barry Klemons, Archadeck of Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C.

South Carolina Remodeler of the Year: Daniel Isaac & William Alford, A&I Inc., Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Tennessee Remodeler of the Year: Skeeter Coleman, Coleman Construction Inc., Nolensville, Tenn.

Virginia Remodeler of the Year: Dan Betts, Deck America, Woodbridge, Va.

Chrysalis Remodeler of the Year: Barry Klemons, Archadeck of Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C.

2000 Chrysalis Award Winners

Southwest Region

Kitchen $40,000-$75,000

Category Winner: Randall Hall Design/Build, Dallas, Texas

Bath Over $40,000

Category Winner: Randall Hall Design/Build, Dallas, Texas

Room Addition Over $100,000

Category Winner: Equus, Inc., Santa Fe, N.M.

Exterior Facelift

Category Winner: Randall Hall Design/Build, Dallas, Texas

Deck Under $20,000

Category Winner: Dek 4u, Flower Mound, Texas

Detached Outbuilding Under $100,000

Category Winner: S&W Foundation Contractors, Richardson, Texas

Whole House Remodel Under $100,000

Category Winner: Promeer Remodelers, Sugar Land, Texas

Whole House Remodel $500,000-$1 Million

Category Winner: Legacy Custom Builders, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Whole House Remodel Over $1 Million

Whole house remodel over $1 million: The owners of this adobe home wanted to restore and modify the existing house and to add family and entertaining space with state-of-the-art equipment. Because of the steep hillside, the addition had to be located on the opposite end of the house from the main entertaining area. To connect the two areas, a galleria for an art and memorabilia collection was created along the back of the home. A series of decks and pathways was created that lead to a "secret garden" and connects new patios with the existing pool area. The result of the project is a home that provides new space and modern conveniences that the owners wanted, while maintaining the charm of the original adobe house, and adding many new natural and unique elements. Shiloh Custom Homes. Copyright Mark Boisclair Photography

 


Category Winner: Shiloh Custom Homes, Scottsdale, Ariz.

 

 

Historic Renovation Over $250,000

Category Winner: Galaxy Builders, Ltd., San Antonio, Texas

Residential Insurance Restoriation Under $50,000

Category Winner: Kowalski Construction, Phoenix, Ariz.

Southwest State Remodelers of the Year

Texas Remodeler of the Year: Randall Hall, Randall Hall Design/Build, Dallas, Texas

Chrysalis Remodeler of the Year: Randall Hall, Randall Hall Design/Build, Dallas, Texas

2000 Chrysalis Award Winners

Western Region

Kitchen Under $40,000

Category Winner: Complete Design & Remodeling, Carlsbad, Calif.

Kitchen $40,000-$75,000

Category Winner:T Square Remodeling, Vancouver, Wash.

Kitchen Over $75,000

Category Winner: Winans Construction Inc., Oakland, Calif.

Design/Build Award: Marin Kitchen Works, Novato, Calif.

Kitchen Facelift

Category Winner: Marin Kitchen Works, Novato, Calif.

Bath Under $40,000

Category Winner: Dreammaker, Anaheim, Calif.

Room Addition Under $100,000

Category Winner: Artisan Construction, Merced, Calif.

Room Addition Over $100,000

Category Winner: Levonian Construction Co., La Canada, Calif.

Room Remodel Over $50,000

Category Winner: Winans Construction Inc., Oakland, Calif.

Exterior Facelift

Category Winner: Drew Construction, Boise, Idaho

Detached Outbuilding Under $100,000

Category Winner: Steve Heiteen Construction, Portland, Ore.

Whole House Remodel $100,000-$250,000

Category Winner: T Square Remodeling, Vancouver, Wash.

Whole House Remodel $250,000-$500,000

Category Winner: Artisan Construction, Merced, Calif.

Whole House Remodel $500,000-$1 Million

Whole house remodel $500,000-$1 million This estate cottage was severely damaged in a flood. FEMA financing to restore the structure was contingent upon raising it 5 feet. In considering this radical measure, the owner was able to rationalize a total remodel with added-on square footage. This property is part of what was the 14-acre Edgewild Estate developed by one of the Armour sisters in 1929. Because the property was so old, utility maps were unclear, inaccurate or nonexistent. For example, a 4,000-volt power line was identified by the utility as a water line. The hallmark of this project was attention to detail. Every phase and facet required unusual planning, problem solving and craftsmanship. The end result achieved a timeless tranquility. Allen Associates. Photo: Ian Cronshaw

 


Category Winner: Allen Associates, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Design/Build Award: Sun King Management Corp., Grand Junction, Colo.

 

 

Historic Renovation Under $250,000

Category Winner: B-Line Construction, Sacramento, Calif.

Historic Renovation Over $250,000

Category Winner: Allen Associates, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Special Award: North Country Builders/Kingston Construction, Whitefish, Mont.

Western State Remodelers of the Year

Alaska Remodeler of the Year: N. Claiborne Porter Jr., Ncp Construction, Anchorage

California Remodeler of the Year: Paul & Nina Winans, Winans Construction Inc., Oakland, Calif.

Colorado Remodeler of the Year: Greg, Jody & Chris Motz, Sun King Management Corp., Grand Junction, Colo.

Idaho Remodeler of the Year: John Drew, Drew Construction, Boise, Idaho

Chrysalis Remodeler of the Year: N. Claiborne Porter Jr., Ncp Construction, Anchorage

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