Archive for the 'Awards' Category

Kathy’s Remodeling Blog wins prestigious award

Kathy’s Remodeling Blog has been named one of the best 50 home improvement blogs in the entire blogosphere by Interior Design College. The team’s five favorite blogs include: The Art of Doing Stuff The Home Know-It-All Laurendy Home Blog DIY Diva This Damn House Congratulations to all the winners.

Read the rest of this entry »

My plea to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry — help us locate award-winning contractors

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is an organization that helps raise the professionalism of remodeling contractors. So what does this have to do with homeowners? NARI holds a competition each year called the CotY Awards, or Contractor of the Year. Winners are chosen in a variety of categories, like Best Residential Kitchen Under $40,000 and Best [...]

Read the rest of this entry »

Santa Monica landscaper wins award for sustainable Malibu project

Pamela Burton & Co. won an Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects for the gardens and hardscape (seen above) at a Malibu beachfront home. At first, the owner wanted lots of bright green turf. But the designers explained how that would be out of place with the sand and chaparral of the [...]

Read the rest of this entry »

3 SoCal contractors named to Remodeling magazine’s Big 50

Three SoCal contractors — in El Cajon, Fullerton and San Diego — have been included in the 2008 Big 50 list compiled by Washington, D.C.-based Remodeling magazine. According to the website for the respected magazine, which has named 50 top contractors each year since 1986, this is an "elite group of remodeling professionals . . [...]

Read the rest of this entry »

Green Builder Profile: DAD’s Construction (Orange County)

Company name: DAD’s Construction Inc. Website: www.dadsconstruction.com Principals: Dan Derkum and Lori Derkum Contact info: Lori Derkum, 25422 Trabuco Road, Suite 105-220, Lake Forest, CA 92630, phone: (949) 380-0177, e-mail: lori@dadsconstruction.com or dan@dadsconstruction.com Years in business: 25-plus Specialize in: Kitchens, bathrooms, and full interior remodels Professional memberships: National Assn. of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), National [...]

Read the rest of this entry »

L.A. builder wins national energy efficiency award

Los Angeles-based Pardee Homes received an Energy Value Housing Award last month at the International Builder’s Show in Orlando. The awards recognize builders who voluntarily incorporate energy efficiency in the design, construction and marketing of new homes. The word "voluntarily" is key for builders, who want to avoid more regulations and mandates. These builders are [...]

Read the rest of this entry »