2015 CARE Award Winners

The CARE Awards (Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence) were presented September 17th, 2015 by the Remodelers Council of the HBA of Metro Denver. The CARE Awards are the largest awards program in Colorado that focuses exclusively on the remodeling industry. These awards recognize a number of architects, designers and builders who have made a positive impact on remodeling projects across the Denver Metro area.

Excitement filled the air, as winners were identified in numerous categories, along with individuals who were honorably mentioned during the awards program. Specific categories were comprised of historic, face-lift and exterior remodels, as well as interior remodels which featured standard and luxury kitchens, baths, finished basements and specialty rooms. Pro Bono accomplishments were also recognized for non-profit Home Aid Colorado remodeling projects. The largest category of evening, highlighted Whole House renovations based on price point, which honored these winners: Classic Homeworks, Enger Architecture, Comstock Design and Cheri Belz Architecture.

While winners of the various categories accepted their awards throughout the evening, anticipation increased as three major awards, Project of the Year, Associate of the Year, and Remodeler of the Year were presented at the end of the event. The recipient of the Project of the Year was the Duet Design Group, the Associate of the Year was presented to Doug Walter, A.I.A., and the Remodeler of the Year was presented to Melissa Lambrecht.

“With such a competitive remodeling market, it is truly an honor to be acknowledged as a CARE Award winner. The commitment to detail these architects, designers and builders have shown with their remodeling projects is evident. Congratulations to all of the winners, who have just been recognized as the best in the industry!” states Jenni Russell, Chairperson of 2015 The CARE Awards, and Co-Chair of the Remodeling Council of the HBA of Metro Denver.  Below is the list of 2016 Winners by category:

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Basement Standard Homorable Mention Jenni Russell, AKBD HŌM Solutions,Inc
Basement Standard 2nd Place Miranda Frye
Basement Standard 1st Place Miranda Frye
Basement Luxury 2nd Place Diane Gordon Design LLC
Basement Luxury 2nd Place Best Builders Inc.
Basement Luxury 1st Place Erin Van Galder
Kitchen Remodel Standard-Honorable Mention Lin Lee, ASID
Kitchen Remodel Standard 2nd Place Julia Zettler
Kitchen Remodel Standard 1st Place Husek Remodeling , Inc.
Kitchen Remodel Standard 1st Place Maureen McGuire Interiors LLC
Kitchen Remodel Luxury 2nd Place Classic Homeworks
Kitchen Remodel Luxury 1st Place Duet Design Group
Specialty Room Homorable Mention Robert R. Larsen, A.I.A.
Specialty Room Homorable Mention Sam King, S & S Woodworking Inc.
Specialty Room Homorable Mention Daniel B. Stern, Xssentials, LLC
Specialty Room 2nd Place Julia Zettler
Specialty Room 1st Place Savante Wine Cellars
Specialty Room 1st Place Coggeshall Construction Inc.
Interior Remodel 1st Place Larry Larsen Larsen Development Company
Bath Standard Honorable Mention H & H Builders LLC
Bath Standard 2nd Place Godden/Sudik Architects Doug Walter, AIA
Bath Standard 2nd Place Aspen Builder
Bath Standard 2nd Place Lynn Hegstrom, Kitchens By Wedgewood
Bath Standard 1st Place Classic Homeworks
Bath Luxury 2nd Place Duet Design Group
Bath Luxury 1st place Legend Construction & Development
Bath Luxury 1st place Rob Daihl-OTS Design
Pro Bono 2nd Place HomeAid Colorado
Pro Bono 2ndt Place McStain Neighborhoods
Pro Bono 1st Place HomeAid Colorado
Pro Bono 1st Place David Weekley Homes
Details Homorable Mention Erin Van Galder
Details 1st Place Duet Desgin Group
Exterior Facelift Honorable Mention Kevin Minne, Sun Homes Inc.
Exterior Facelift Honorable Mention Heather Attardo, 3 Trees Design and Drafting
Exterior Facelift 1st Place Grey Design Build
Exterior Facelift 1st Place Bormann Eitmiller Architects
Landscape Remodel 1st Place Sarah Christian, RLA Urban Gardens, Inc.
Exterior Remodel 2nd Place Larry Larsen Larsen Delelopment Company
Exterior Remodel 1st Place Cheri Belz, Architect
Historic Remodel 2nd Place H & H Builders
Historic remodel 1st Place Classic Homeworks
Addition Homorable Mention Classic Homeworks
Addition 1st Place Bormann Eitemiller Architects
Whole House Remodel Under $250,000 2nd Place Camerata Homes
Whole House Remodel Under $250,000 1ST Place Classic Homeworks
Whole House remodel $250,000-$500,000 2nd Place Enger Architecture
Whole House remodel $250,000 -$500,000 1st Place Comstock Design
Whole House remodel $500,000-$1 Million 1st Place Cheri Belz, Architect
Associate member of the Year

The voting is in and this years Associate member of the year Award doubles as the longevity award because this member has been a loyal – long time contributing member of the HBA.  This years winner has generously contributed countless hours of building expertise, education and support to the remodeling industry, the HBA’s Remodeling Council and been instrumental in maintaining a standard of excellence for the CARE Awards judging criteria and entrant education. For his years of contribution the remodeling industry please help me congratulate the 2015 Associate of the Year Mr. Doug Walter!

Doug Walter, A.I.A.
Remodeler of the Year

Clearly everyone here is producing some of the highest quality remodeling work in the industry.  And, thankfully, most of us have had our schedules full and been able to turn away the occasional job without fearing it might be our last opportunity.  So, this year’s award winner was chosen not just for remodeling excellence (as a winner of numerous CARE Awards in the past) or for business longevity but for consistent and tireless contribution to the HBA, the Remodeling Council board and CARE Awards Committee in spite of all the numerous pressures and demands to keep customers happy in her remodeling business.  Please join me in congratulating and thanking the 2015 HBA Remodeler of the Year Melissa Lambrecht.

Melissa Lambrecht
Project of the Year

Kitchen Remodel Luxury 1st Place

Duet Design Group