Milwaukee/NARI Presents Annual Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards

Jan. 21, 2013

The Milwaukee Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the area’s leading home improvement and remodeling industry resource for more than 51 years, presented 2012 Local Achievement Awards and the Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards Fri., Jan. 18, at the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council, Inc. Awards Night held at The InterContinental Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis.

Local Achievement Awards are presented to association members in recognition of their achievements and commitment to the organization. Several of the awards are presented in honor of former Milwaukee/NARI members who had significant achievements within the industry and community. The winners of the 2012 Milwaukee/NARI Local Achievement Awards were as follows:

Affiliate Organization of the Year: AmeriSign & Graphics, Milwaukee

Bill Bobrowitz Image Award: Jack Loppnow, Robertson Ryan & Associates, Milwaukee

Certified Professional of the Year: Chris Egner, MCR, UDCP, Chris Egner Design-Build-Remodel/Four Seasons Sunrooms, New Berlin

Distributor of the Year: A. Fillinger, Inc., Milwaukee

Mary Fox-Hagner Lifetime Achievement Award: Jim Klappa, CGR, jdj builders, Inc., Greenfield

Marvin Johnson Meritorious Service Award: Ronna Bromberg Pachefsky, Plaster Gallery, Milwaukee

Media Outlet of the Year:, Milwaukee

Professionalism Award: Tom Callen, Callen Construction, Inc., Muskego

Gordy Ziglinski “Spirit of Education” Award: Ken Connor, CR, Connor Remodeling & Design, Inc., Menomonee Falls

The awards program also featured the presentation of the 2012 Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards to Milwaukee/NARI members in the following categories:

Remodeling Categories

Residential Kitchen $20,000-$40,000: AB&K Bath & Kitchen, Greenfield: Gold; AB&K Bath & Kitchen: Silver; Joseph Douglas Homes and Remodeling, Menomonee Falls: Silver; Kowalske Kitchen & Bath, Delafield: Silver (2); Renovators Ltd.: Silver; Story Hill Renovations, Wauwatosa: Silver; Mukwonago Remodeling, Mukwonago: Bronze; and Remodeling Innovations Group, Brookfield: Bronze

Residential Kitchen $40,000-$80,000: AB&K Bath & Kitchen: Silver; Brillo Home Improvements, Milwaukee: Silver, Callen Construction: Silver; Pitzen Design, Brookfield and Owner Assisted Remodeling, Elm Grove: Silver; Heather Scott Designs, Brookfield, and Bunker Construction, Pewaukee: Silver; Cream City Construction, Milwaukee: Bronze; Design Tech Remodeling, Milwaukee: Bronze (2); Urban Herriges & Sons, Mukwonago: Bronze; JM Remodeling & Construction, Brown Deer: Bronze; Kitchens By Design, Elm Grove: Bronze; Mukwonago Remodeling: Bronze; Quality Remodeling Specialists, Pewaukee: Bronze (2); S&K Remodeling, Brookfield: Bronze; and Jim Wirtz's Woodworks, Milwaukee: Bronze

Residential Kitchen $80,000 - $120,000: AB&K Bath & Kitchen: Gold; Callen Construction: Gold; AB&K Bath & Kitchen: Silver; S.J. Janis Company, Wauwatosa: Silver; Kitchens By Design: Silver; Renovators Ltd., Elm Grove: Silver; and Jim Wirtz's Woodworks: Silver

Residential Bath $15,000 - $30,000: Design Group Three. Glendale: Gold; AB&K Bath & Kitchen: Silver; Dwelling Renovations, Grafton: Silver; JM Remodeling & Construction: Silver; AB&K Bath & Kitchen: Bronze; and Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling, Milwaukee: Bronze

Residential Bath $30,000 - $60,000: AB&K Bath & Kitchen: Silver; Brillo Home Improvements: Silver; Design Tech Remodeling: Silver; Kowalske Kitchen & Bath: Silver; AB&K Bath & Kitchen: Bronze; and Carl Krueger Construction, Milwaukee: Bronze

Residential Bath Over $60,000: AB&K Bath & Kitchen: Silver; Cream City Construction: Silver; S.J. Janis Company: Silver; AB&K Bath & Kitchen: Bronze; and Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource, Delafield: Bronze

Lower Level Under $50,000: Joseph Douglas Homes and Remodeling: Gold (2)

Lower Level $50,000 - $100,000: AB&K Bath & Kitchen: Gold; Brillo Home Improvements: Gold; Mukwonago Remodeling LLC: Gold; Story Hill Renovations: Gold; and Mukwonago Remodeling LLC: Silver

Lower Level $100,000 - $150,000: Refined Renovations: Gold

Residential Addition $60,000 - $100,000: Callen Construction: Silver; and JM Remodeling & Construction: Silver

Residential Addition $100,000 - $250,000: J&J Construction Lake Country, Dousman: Gold; Kerzner Remodeling & Construction, Oconomowoc: Gold; Wade Design & Construction, Mequon: Gold; Dimension Design, Build, Remodel, Brookfield: Silver; Dwelling Renovations: Silver; Urban Herriges & Sons: Silver; Owner Assisted Remodeling: Silver; and Nehmey Construction, Oak Creek: Bronze

Residential Interior Under $50,000: DG Remodeling, Pewaukee: Silver

Residential Interior $50,000 - $100,000: Wade Design & Construction: Silver

Residential Interior Over $100,000: Brillo Home Improvements, Inc.: Gold; Carmel Builders, Menomonee Falls, and Blue Hot Design, Glendale: Gold; Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling: Gold; and S.J. Janis Company: Gold

Residential Exterior Under $100,000: Callen Construction: Gold; J&J Construction Lake Country: Gold; Mukwonago Remodeling: Gold; Allrite Home & Remodeling, Milwaukee: Silver; and Cream City Construction: Silver

Entire House Under $250,000: Mukwonago Remodeling: Gold

Entire House $250,000 - $500,000: Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource: Gold; Cream City Construction: Gold; and Mukwonago Remodeling: Silver

Entire House Under $500,000 - $1,000,000: A. Fillinger, Milwaukee and Gabor Design Build, Mequon: Gold

Disaster Restoration – Fire: Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource: Gold; Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling: Silver; and ServiceMaster Recovery Services, New Berlin: Silver

Disaster Restoration – Water: Carl Krueger Construction: Bronze

Landscape $15,000 - $30,000: LandCrafters, New Berlin: Gold

Landscape $30,000 - $60,000: Wandsnider Landscape Architects, Menomonee Falls: Silver

Landscape Over $60,000: KD Poolscapes, Franksville: Gold; LandCrafters: Gold; and Swimming Pool Services, Waukesha: Silver

Advertising/Marketing Categories

4-Color Brochure: Callen Construction: Gold; A. Fillinger: Silver

30-Second Television Commercial: Owner Assisted Remodeling: Silver

The Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council was chartered in July 1961, as a Chapter of the National Home Improvement Council. In May of 1982, the National Home Improvement Council merged with the National Remodelers Association to form NARI ⎯ the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. With over 800 members, the Milwaukee Chapter is the largest in the nation.

The Council’s goals of encouraging ethical conduct, sound business practices, and professionalism in the remodeling industry have led to the growth of the remodeling industry nationwide and made NARI a recognized authority in that industry.

For more information on the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council or to receive a free copy of an annual membership roster listing all members alphabetically and by category and the booklet, “Milwaukee/NARI’s Remodeling Guide,” call (414) 771-4071 or visit the Council’s website at

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