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Sunday, December 14, 2003

Southwest Florida Firms Saluted For Remodel Efforts

(As printed in the Naples Daily News)

The Collier Building Industry Association’s (CBIA) Remodelors Council honored seven companies at the Remodeling Excellence Awards (REA) ceremony December 6 at the Naples Robb & Stucky showroom.

This was the inaugural year for the awards and also the first year to honor one person as Remodelor of the Year.

The REA committee received 23 entries for 11 categories and four entries for the Remodelor of the Year.  The winners were chosen by industry experts from Southwest Florida.  Judges focused on the difficulty of the remodel, materials used, length of time to complete work, cost of the project, livability/functionality, quality of workmanship and overall design.

Remodelor of the Year was awarded to the individual who exhibited a high level of CBIA activity, industry accomplishments, and community involvement.

The Grand Sponsors were Gulfshore Life Magazine and Robb & Stucky.  Diamond sponsor was DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, a division of Reed & Company.  Awards Sponsors were Natural Stone Concepts and Bonded Builders Home Warranty Association.  Emerald Sponsors were Abbie Joan Enterprises, Homeworks of Collier County, Naples Flooring Gallery, Norris Furniture, Wm.J.Varian Construction Co., Inc., The Lykos Group and Ryan Construction.

This year’s winners include:

Best Specialty Item: Henry Westforth Contracting for the Pollard residence
Best Bathroom Remodel: Abbie Joan Enterprises for the Phillips residence
Best Kitchen Remodel Under $30,000: Abbie Joan Enterprises for Bruijn residence
Best Kitchen Remodel Over $50,000: Homeworks of Collier County for Joyce residence
Best Kitchen Remodel Over $200,000: Collins&DuPont Interiors forWaichman residence
Best Addition Under 600sq.ft.: Homeworks of Collier County for Berlage residence
Best Addition Over 600sq.ft./Under $100,000: Construction Professionals for Pilger residence
Best Addition Over 600sq.ft./Under $500,000: Wm.J.Varian Const. for Sidlovsky residence
Best Commercial Exterior Remodel: Gates McVey Builders, Inc. for Bayridge Plaza
Best Condo Remodel: Henry Westforth Contracting for Schmidt residence
Best Residential Remodel: Rokela Development for Hays residence
Remodelor of the Year: William J. Varian of Wm.J.Varian Construction Company, Inc.

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