2016 CARE Award Winners

The Custom Builder and Remodeler Council (CBRC) of the HBA of metro Denver held the 19th annual CARE (Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence) Awards on Thursday, September 22nd. The event was held at the beautiful AMG Dome Plaza in Greenwood Village where guests enjoyed a magnificent sunset from the rooftop deck. It was a night to remember as remodeling projects, architects, designers, and builders from around the Denver metro area were recognized for their exemplary work in the remodeling capacity throughout the Denver metro area. The CARE Awards is the largest ceremony in Colorado focusing specifically on the remodeling industry.

As more than 150 guests enjoyed culinary treats from Epicurean catering, the awards presentation featured more than 50 winners in various categories including: best kitchen remodel, best basement remodel, best landscape remodel, best bathroom remodel, best exterior remodel, and best whole house remodel, just to name a few. The Finished Basement Company highlighted the evening by taking home several awards for their outstanding work in more than 10 categories. Other winners with several awards throughout the evening included: Trio Environments, Duet Design Group, Doug Walters Architects, Ellis Construction, KGA Studio Architects, and Consolidated Construction Management.

The Gold award for Whole House Remodel over $1 million went to Melton Design Build for their Santa Ana Ranch project which included a complete home remodel, addition, and added detached garage. The judges noted that this project had “excellent use and combination of materials and architectural elements with details, and an impressive mix of natural finishes and modern materials.”

KGA Studio Architects won the Gold award for Architectural Design for The Joblon Residence where the judges noted “the material treatment inside was exemplary and exquisitely dramatic.” Melton Design Build also won Gold in the Luxury Kitchen Remodel for The Pembroke kitchen. The goal of this project was to relocate and increase the size of the kitchen; and to create a functional space for a gourmet chef. The judges commented on the “incredible contract of finishes and the great job on opening the space.”

The night ended with the highly coveted awards for Project of the Year, Associate of the Year, and Remodeler of the Year. Doug Walters Architects and Coggeshall Construction won project of the year for their “A Ranch to Roll Around In” project. The client for this project is completely paralyzed on the left side of her body and spends 95% of her time in a power chair. Doug Walters Architects and Coggeshall Construction made sure that the remodel paid special attention to the clients capabilities and strengths. They also completed the project in a very short amount of time and under budget. The judges appreciated the minor construction changes that ultimately made a monumental impact on the client’s life, as well as the incredible attention to detail. The judges commented that the clients “well being is rest-assured” and that the remodel “will allow her an improved life.” The judges loved the thoughtful raised garden bed and the marrying of universal and luxury design.

Linda Monroe with Colorado Homes and Lifestyle magazine was awarded with Associate of the Year. Linda recently joined the Remodelers Council, now the CBRC and has made incredible contributions to the council in her short tenure. The Remodeler of the Year award went to Tom Thompson. Tom has bee an HBA member for several decades and was one of the founding members of the Remodelers Council. Jeff Whiton, Executive President of the HBA notes that Tom “has been very supportive of the HBA for years and has an incredible reputation in the building industry.”

View photos of Gala.

Below is a list of winners by Category:

Project of the Year Gold Doug Walter Architects
Project of the Year Gold Coggeshall Construction
55+/Universal Design Remodel Gold Doug Walter Architects
55+/Universal Design Remodel Gold Coggeshall Construction
Addition Gold Godden|Sudik Architects
Addition Silver Jill Ellis, Colorado Kitchen Designs
Addition Silver Tiny’s Granite Works
Architectural Design Gold KGA Studio Architects, PC
Basement Remodel Basic Gold Finished Basement Company
Basement Remodel Standard Gold Finished Basement Company
Basement Remodel Luxury Gold Finished Basement Company
Basement Remodel Luxury Silver Finished Basement Company
Bathroom Remodel Basic Gold TRIO Environments
Bathroom Remodel Basic Silver Duet Design Group
Bathroom Remodel Basic Bronze Christine Kosoff, Colorado Kitchen Designs LLC
Bathroom Remodel Basic Bronze Consolidated Construction Management
Bathroom Remodel Luxury Gold Classic Homeworks
Bathroom Remodel Luxury Silver Finished Basement Company
Commercial Remodel Gold TRIO Environments
Commercial Remodel Silver Jeff Gates – Denver Design Build
Detached Structure Gold Ellis Construction, Inc.
Detached Structure Silver Josh Gubser, Denver Design Build
Details Gold High Bluff Design
Details Gold DAJ Design
Details Silver Finished Basement Company
Details Bronze Duet Design Group
Exterior Facelift Gold TRIO Environments
Exterior Remodel Gold Grey Design Build
Exterior Remodel Silver KGA Studio Architects, PC
Exterior Remodel Bronze 3 Trees Design & Drafting, Inc.
Historic Remodel Gold Doug Walter Architects
Historic Remodel Gold Consolidated Construction Management
Historic Remodel Silver Classic Homeworks
Insurance Restoration Gold Architectural Workshop
Interior Remodel/Design Gold Finished Basement Company
Interior Remodel/Design Silver H & H Builders LLC
Interior Remodel/Design Bronze Denver Design Build
Kitchen Remodel Basic Gold Point Design LLC & Kitchens by Wedgewood
Kitchen Remodel Basic Silver Finished Basement Company
Kitchen Remodel Basic Bronze Doug Walter Architects
Kitchen Remodel Basic Bronze Tom Owens, Creative Remodeling
Kitchen Remodel Standard Gold Helly S. Duncan, Allied ASID, Design Matters Home
Kitchen Remodel Standard Silver Ellis Construction, Inc.
Kitchen Remodel Standard Bronze Christine Kosoff, Colorado Kitchen Designs LLC
Kitchen Remodel Standard Bronze Consolidated Construction Management
Kitchen Remodel Standard Bronze Doug Walter Architects
Kitchen Remodel Luxury Gold Melton Design Build
Kitchen Remodel Luxury Silver Colorado Design Consortium – John Buchanan
Kitchen Remodel Luxury Bronze KGA Studio Architects, PC
Kitchen Remodel Luxury Bronze Kaleidoscope Design
Landscape Remodel Gold Colorado Design Consortium – Lifescape Associates
Pro Bono Gold Duet Design Group Foundation
Specialty Rooms Gold Briar Blach, Eheart Interior Solutions
Specialty Rooms Gold Daniel Mulder, DPM Construction LLC
Specialty Rooms Silver Finished Basement Company
Storage Solutions Gold Jana Henderson, Closet Factory
Storage Solutions Silver TRIO Environments
Whole House Remodel Under $250,000 Gold Camerata Homes
Whole House Remodel Under $250,000 Silver Bormann Eitemiller Architects
Whole House Remodel $250,000 – $500,000 Gold Architectural Workshop
Whole House Remodel $250,000 – $500,000 Silver Laura Hodgson, Haven
Whole House Remodel $250,000 – $500,000 Bronze 3410 W. 34th Ave. – Lawford Partners LLC
Whole House Remodel $250,000 – $500,000 Bronze 3410 W. 34th Ave. – Enger Architecture
Whole House Remodel $500,000 – $1,000,000 Gold High Bluff Design
Whole House Remodel $500,000 – $1,000,000 Silver Ellis Construction, Inc.
Whole House Remodel $500,000 – $1,000,000 Silver The Artisan Shop
Whole House Remodel $500,000 – $1,000,000 Silver Summit Studio Architects LLC
Whole House Remodel $500,000 – $1,000,000 Bronze MQ Architecture & Design, LLC
Whole House Remodel Over $1,000,000 Gold Melton Design Build
Whole House Remodel Over $1,000,000 Silver Nest Architectural Design, Inc.
Whole House Remodel Over $1,000,000 Silver BOA Construction Inc.
Whole House Remodel Over $1,000,000 Bronze Ellis Construction, Inc.
Whole House Remodel Over $1,000,000 Bronze Morgan-Loveland Interiors
Whole House Remodel Over $1,000,000 Bronze The Artisan Shop