2013 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence

This year, 79 remodeling and design companies were honored as winners of the 2013 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. The winning projects were selected from over 300 entries judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.

July 01, 2013
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2013 Chrysalis National Winner, Allen Associates of Santa Barbara, Calif., Whole House Remodel $250,000-$500,000 category.

The Chrysalis Awards program began in 1994 and recognizes the nation’s best remodeling and design work in 16 general categories of residential and commercial remodeling. The Chrysalis Awards are open to all professional remodelers and design professionals in the United States.

This year, 79 remodeling and design companies were honored as winners of the 2013 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. The winning projects were selected from over 300 entries judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.

While many of this year’s winning companies have won multiple Chrysalis awards over the years, there are some that have won 10 or more since Chrysalis became a national competition in 2000. So let us take this opportunity to congratulate them for their demonstration of excellence over that time.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen Remodel Under $50,000

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National Winner
Lamar Design, Winter Park, Fla.

Regional Winner
Renewal Construction, Puyallup, Wash.

Regional Winner
Artistic Renovations of Ohio LLC, Seven Hills, Ohio

Kitchen Remodel $50,000-$75,000

National Co-Winner
Michael Nash Design Build & Homes, Fairfax, Va.

National Co-Winner
Renewal Design-Build, Decatur, Ga.

Regional Winner
Powell Custom Homes & Renovations, Des Moines, Wash.

Regional Winner
Clark Construction of Ridgefield Inc., Ridgefield, Conn.

Regional Winner
Time 2 Remodel, Madison, Wis. and First Supply LLC, Madison, Wis.

Kitchen Remodel $75,000-$100,000

National Winner Team
ART Design Build, Bethesda, Md. and Grossmueller’s Design Consultants Inc., Washington, D.C.           

Regional Winner
Renewal Design-Build, Decatur, Ga.

Regional Winner
Renewal Construction, Puyallup, Wash.

Regional Winner
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Kitchen Remodel Over $100,000

Kitchen Remodel Over $100,000
Hubert Whitlock Builders, Inc., Charlotte, N.C.    
Kent Lineberger Architecture, PLLC, Charlotte, N.C.

The main goal was to transform this kitchen (at left) into an updated, open, cohesive and distinctive space aesthetically. It also needed to be convenient and enjoyable for cooking and entertaining. To alleviate the closed-in nature of the area, three rooms were combined intone large room and opened up to the front hall, dining room and den. A bar and wine storage was installed, as well as an island with seating for 3 people. A new bay window provides the desired deep windowsill by the sink and makes the kitchen brighter. Light-colored marble counters and backsplash also help to brighten the kitchen. Custom cabinetry and a distinctive island and range hood cover add character. These items, and the kitchen as a whole, beautifully merge style and utility. This room is now inviting and conducive to entertaining.

National Winner Team
Hubert Whitlock Builders Inc., Charlotte, N.C. and Kent Lineberger Architecture, PLLC, Charlotte, N.C.

Regional Winner
Sullivan Building & Design Group, Quakertown, Pa.

Regional Winner
Craftsman Design and Renovation, Portland, Ore.

Regional Winner
Mukwonago Remodeling, Mukwonago, Wis.

Bath Remodel Under $40,000

National Winner
Jackson & LeRoy Remodeling, Salt Lake City, Utah

Regional Winner Team
Time 2 Remodel LLC, Madison, Wis. and First Supply LLC, Madison, Wis.

Regional Winner
New South Remodelers, Charlotte, N.C.

Regional Winner
Case Design/Remodeling Inc., Bethesda, Md.

Bath Remodel $40,000-$60,000

National Winner
Denny + Gardner, Sterling, Va.

Regional Winner
Hudson Valley Preservation Corp., Sherman, Conn.

Regional Winner
J.S. Brown & Co., Columbus, Ohio

Regional Winner
Renovations-Your Complete Remodeling Resource, Prescott, Ariz.

Bath Remodel Over $60,000

Bath Remodel Over $60,000
Jackson Design and Remodeling,  San Diego, Calif.

For a couple sharing a master bathroom (at left) in the home they have owned for more than 30 years, a sense of separate space was essential. They wanted a modern organic aesthetic with earthy simplicity. Space planning was critical for this master bath, created from the existing bathroom plus room borrowed from a little-used landing. Distinct areas for the husband and wife mirror each other with pleasing symmetry and create the sense of personal space the clients desired. Floating vanity cabinetry is an architectural element that establishes a light, open feeling. Haze Alzak recessed lighting, a mindful choice for environmentally conscious clients, provides the best light output with the least amount of glare. The design’s appealing character is expressed with material and finish choices. Quarter sawn oak cabinetry displays a subtle, complex texture. Dramatic slab travertine in the shower is reminiscent of the surrounding sandstone hills, much beloved by the clients.

National Winner
Jackson Design and Remodeling, San Diego, Calif.

Regional Winner
Clark Construction of Ridgefield Inc., Ridgefield, Conn.

Regional Winner
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Regional Winner
Ganesh Raman, Houston, Texas

Addition Under $100,000

National Winner
Smiley Renovations, Silver Spring, Md.

Regional Winner
Michael Nash Design Build & Homes, Fairfax, Va.

Addition $100,000-$250,000

National Winner
Landis Construction, Washington, D.C.

Regional Winner
Renovations Unlimited Inc., Grove City, Ohio

Regional Winner
Westphall Remodeling, San Antonio, Texas

Addition Over $250,000

National Winner Teams
ART Design Build, Bethesda, Md. and Grossmueller’s Design Consultants Inc., Washington, D.C.          

Regional Winner
CG&S Design-Build, Austin, Texas

Regional Winner Team
Sockeye Homes, Kent, Wash. and Candace Nordquist Interiors, Gig Harbor, Wash.

Regional Winner
Mosby Building Arts, St. Louis, Mo.

Residential Interior Under $100,000

National Winner
Platt Builders, Groton, Mass.

Regional Winner Team
M. Designs Architects, Los Altos, Calif.

Regional Winner Team
Lynstar Enterprises Inc., San Jose, Calif.

Regional Winner Team
Decorating Den Interiors, Baton Rouge, La.

Regional Winner Team
LACon Construction, Baton Rouge, La.

Residential Interior Over $100,000

National Winner
CG&S Design-Build, Austin, Texas

Regional Winner
TimeLine Renovations Inc., Maspeth, N.Y.

Regional Winner Team
M. Designs Architects, Los Altos, Calif.

Regional Winner Team
StreamLine Builders, San Jose, Calif.

Regional Winner
Normandy Design Build Remodeling, Hinsdale, Ill.

Residential Exterior Under $100,000

National Winner
Normandy Design Build Remodeling, Hinsdale, Ill.

Regional Winner
Michael Nash Design Build & Homes, Fairfax, Va.

Residential Exterior Over $100,000

National Winner
Donatelli Builders Inc., Wheaton, Ill.

Regional Winner
Custom Design & Construction, El Segundo, Calif.

Detached Outbuilding

National Winner
Platt Builders, Groton, Mass.

Regional Winner
Lauten Construction Co., Purcellville, Va.

Regional Winner
Mosby Building Arts, St. Louis, Mo.

Outdoor Living

Outdoor Living
Anthony Wilder Design/Build, Inc., Cabin John, Md.

The client wanted to reconfigure his back yard (at left) to create a four-season outdoor living space, divided into 4 distinct areas…a dining room, a sitting lounge, a pool/spa area, and a well-manicured lawn area. We knew this project was an overwhelming success when the owner invited us to a gathering shortly after completing the project. He proudly greeted each guest at his new front entry. From there, everyone was enjoying some part of his private outdoor retreat…there were people playing cricket on the perfectly level lawn, there were several people swimming and marveling over the new steps in the pool, the hot tub was at capacity, the dining area was filled with friends nibbling and imbibing, and every seat in the sitting lounge was taken, the gas lanterns were all lit and both sides of the fireplace were blazing. We recently received a note from the client stating that he loves his backyard so much that he spends almost no time inside the home.

National Winner
Anthony Wilder Design/Build Inc., Cabin John, Md.

Regional Winner
Melton Design Build, Boulder, Colo.

Regional Winner
PURE Design Environments, Eden Prairie, Minn.

Residential Specialty

National Winner
Anthony Wilder Design/Build Inc., Cabin John, Md.

Regional Winner
Vision Woodworks Inc., Maple Valley, Wash.

Regional Winner
Donatelli Builders Inc., Wheaton, Ill.

Regional Winner
Matt Powers Custom Homes & Renovations, Houston, Texas

Whole House Remodel Under $250,000

Whole House Remodel Under $250,000
Custom Design/Build Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.

The desire for sanctuary transformed this 1980’s, T1-11 Ranch into a contemporary, Zen cottage. Nestled in an old growth forest, two blocks from Lake Michigan…we combined understated lines with bold forms to emphasize a seamless flow of indoor (top)/outdoor (bottom) spaces. Exposed concrete columns and corrugated steel combine with a standard shingle roofline to marry “cutting edge” with cutting costs. Hardipanel and Azek board & batten, high efficiency windows, recycled timbers and a carefully designed thermal envelope offer a low maintenance, eco-friendly design.

National Winner
Custom Design/Build Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.

Regional Winner
Anthony Wilder Design/Build Inc., Cabin John, Md.

Regional Winner
Tenhulzen Residential, Redmond, Wash.

Regional Winner
Race Design Inc., Austin, Texas

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

Whole House Remodel $250,000-$500,000
Allen Associates, Santa Barbara, Calif.

This whole house remodel was a wonderful transformation of a classic California ranch style beach bungalow into a modern villa retreat. The original residence, built in 1952, was dated. Numerous small rooms made it feel crowded and even smaller than it actually was. The remodel opened up the kitchen to the dining and living rooms to create one larger space. Two old bedrooms were converted into one master bedroom and bath. These changes, along with new light finishes, custom-made windows and French doors, created an open plan that is light and airy with a feel of casual elegance. Living spaces now open seamlessly to generous outdoor patios, water fountains, walled private garden, and lush tropical landscaping.

National Winner
Allen Associates, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Regional Winner
Donatelli Builders Inc., Wheaton, Ill.

Regional Winner
CG&S Design-Build, Austin, Texas

Regional Winner Team
ART Design Build, Bethesda, Md.

Regional Winner Team
Grossmueller’s Design Consultants Inc., Washington, D.C.

Whole House Remodel $500,000-$1 Million

National Winner
CARNEMARK design + build, Bethesda, Md.

Regional Winner
Architectural Resource, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Regional Winner
Allen Associates, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Regional Co-Winner
Realty Restoration, Austin, Texas

Regional Co-Winner
Harry Braswell Inc., Alexandria, Va.

Whole House Remodel Over $1 Million

National Winner
Benco Construction, Bohemia, N.Y.

Regional Winner
Allen Associates, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Regional Winner
Craftsmanship by John Inc., Houston, Texas

Residential Historic Renovation

National Co-Winner
Dovetail Construction Co. Inc., Richmond, Va.

National Co-Winner
Renewal Design-Build, Decatur, Ga.           

Regional Winner
J.S. Brown & Co., Columbus, Ohio

Regional Winner
Thomas Buckborough & Associates, Acton, Mass.

Regional Winner
Craftsman Design and Renovation, Portland, Ore.

Residential Universal Design

National Winner
CARNEMARK design + build, Bethesda, Md.

Regional Winner
S&S Renovators Inc., New Iberia, La.

Best Green Remodeling Project

National Winner
Cablik Enterprises, Atlanta, Ga.

Regional Winner
Murphy Brothers Contracting, Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Regional Winner
Meadowlark Builders, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Regional Winner
Beck Building Co., Avon, Colo.

Residential Insurance Restoration

National Winner
BELFOR USA, Sterling, Va.

Regional Winner
PURE Design Environments, Eden Prairie, Minn.

Regional Winner Team
The Wood Connection, San Jose, Calif.

Regional Winner Team
Top Shelf Construction, San Jose, Calif.

Regional Winner
Master Remodelers, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Commercial Insurance Restoration

National Winner
Sterling Group DKI, Tacoma, Wash.

Regional Winner
Kelmann Restoration, Wauwatosa, Wis.

Regional Winner
A&I Fire and Water Restoration, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Commercial Remodel

National Winner
Sullivan Building & Design Group, Quakertown, Pa.

Regional Winner
Cablik Enterprises, Atlanta, Ga.

Regional Winner
Artistic Renovations of Ohio, LLC, Seven Hills, Ohio

Regional Winner
Wren & Willow Inc., Tacoma, Wash.

Basement Remodel

National Winner
Creative Design Construction Inc., Northvale, N.J.

Regional Winner
TreHus Architects+Interior Designers+Builders, Minneapolis, Minn.

Regional Winner
Finished Basement Co., Denver, Colo.

Regional Winner
Sun Design Remodeling Specialists Inc., Burke, Va.

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