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Milwaukee/NARI Presents Annual Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards

Jan. 20, 2014

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 52 years, presented 2013 Local Achievement Awards and the Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards Fri., Jan. 17, 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 2013 Milwaukee/NARI Local Achievement Awards were as follows:

Gordy Ziglinski “Spirit of Education” Award: Bingo Emmons, CR, Creative Construction of Wisconsin, Inc., Franklin

Marvin Johnson Meritorious Service Award: Dan Riedel, WiSC, Woller-Anger & Company, LLC, Elm Grove

Mary Fox Hagner Lifetime Achievement Award: Tom Weiher, MCR, CKBR, Carmel Builders, Inc., Menomonee Falls

Government Affairs Award: David Pekel, MCR, UDCP, CAPS, Pekel Construction & Remodeling, Inc., Wauwatosa

Professionalism Award: Chris Egner, MCR, UDCP, Chris Egner Design-Build-Remodel/Four Seasons Sunrooms, New Berlin

Bill Bobrowitz Image Award: Tom Callen, Callen Construction, Inc., Muskego

Affiliate Organization of the Year: United Press & Graphics, Hartland

Distributor of the Year: Western Building Products, Milwaukee

Media Outlet of the Year: WSSP-AM 1250, Hales Corners

The awards program also featured the presentation of the 2013 Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards to Milwaukee/NARI members in the following categories:

Remodeling Categories

Residential Kitchen $20,000 - $40,000: Connor Remodeling & Design, Inc., Menomonee Falls: Gold; The Cabinet Maker, LLC, Milwaukee: Silver; Callen Construction, Inc.: Silver; Story Hill Renovations, LLC, Wauwatosa: Silver; and AB&K Bath & Kitchen, Inc., Greenfield: Bronze

Residential Kitchen $40,000 - $80,000: AB&K Bath & Kitchen, Inc.: Gold; Brillo Home Improvements, Inc., Milwaukee: Gold; Callen Construction, Inc.: Gold; Mukwonago Remodeling, LLC, Mukwonago: Gold; Owner Assisted Remodeling, Elm Grove: Gold; Jim Wirtz's Woodworks, Inc., Milwaukee: Gold; Carmel Builders, Inc.: Silver; Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling, Milwaukee: Silver; Joseph Douglas Homes and Remodeling, Menomonee Falls: Silver; J&J Construction Lake Country, Inc., Dousman: Silver; Kitchens By Design, Inc., Elm Grove: Silver; Artisan Kitchen & Bath Gallery, Wauwatosa: Bronze; The Cabinet Maker, LLC/Story Hill Renovations, LLC: Bronze; Joseph Douglas Homes and Remodeling: Bronze; Design Tech Remodeling, Milwaukee: Bronze (two awards); DG Remodeling, Pewaukee: Bronze; and Jim Wirtz's Woodworks, Inc.: Bronze

Residential Kitchen $80,000 - $120,000: AB&K Bath & Kitchen, Inc.: Gold; AB&K Bath & Kitchen, Inc.: Silver; Carmel Builders, Inc.: Silver; J&J Construction Lake Country, Inc.: Silver; S.J. Janis Company, Inc., Wauwatosa: Silver; and Quality Remodeling Specialists, Inc., Pewaukee: Silver

Residential Bath Under $15,000: AB&K Bath & Kitchen, Inc.: Silver

Residential Bath $15,000 - $30,000: AB&K Bath & Kitchen, Inc.: Silver; DG Remodeling: Silver; Kowalske Kitchen & Bath, Delafield: Bronze; Mukwonago Remodeling, LLC: Bronze; and S&K Remodeling, Brookfield: Bronze

Residential Bath $30,000 - $60,000: Carmel Builders, Inc.: Gold; AB&K Bath & Kitchen, Inc.: Silver; Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling: Silver; Design Tech Remodeling: Silver (two awards); Owner Assisted Remodeling: Silver; Refined Renovations, Wauwatosa: Silver; AB&K Bath & Kitchen, Inc.: Bronze; and Callen Construction, Inc.: Bronze

Residential Bath Over $60,000: Quality Remodeling Specialists, Inc.: Gold; AB&K Bath & Kitchen, Inc.: Silver; Brillo Home Improvements, Inc.: Silver; JM Remodeling and Construction, LLC, Brown Deer: Bronze; and Kowalske Kitchen & Bath: Bronze

Lower Level Under $50,000: Joseph Douglas Homes and Remodeling: Bronze

Lower Level $50,000 - $100,000: Mukwonago Remodeling, LLC: Silver (two awards)

Lower Level $100,000 - $150,000: Story Hill Renovations, LLC: Silver

Lower Level Over $150,000: Quality Remodeling Specialists, Inc.: Gold

Residential Addition Under $60,000: S.J. Janis Company, Inc.: Silver

Residential Addition $60,000 - $100,000: Joseph Douglas Homes and Remodeling: Gold; and Callen Construction, Inc.: Silver

Residential Addition $100,000 - $250,000: Cream City Construction, Inc., Milwaukee: Gold; Frozé Design-Build, Inc., Milwaukee: Gold; Urban Herriges & Sons, Inc., Mukwonago: Gold; Callen Construction, Inc.: Silver (two awards); DG Remodeling: Silver; and Mukwonago Remodeling, LLC: Bronze

Residential Interior Under $50,000: Connor Remodeling & Design, Inc.: Gold; and Mukwonago Remodeling, LLC: Bronze

Residential Interior $50,000 - $100,000: Callen Construction, Inc.: Silver; and Jim Wirtz's Woodworks, Inc.: Silver (two awards)

Residential Interior Over $100,000: Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource, Delafield: Gold; Cream City Construction, Inc.: Gold; JM Remodeling and Construction, LLC: Gold (two awards); Refined Renovations: Gold; Callen Construction, Inc.: Silver; Pekel Construction & Remodeling, Inc.: Silver; and Jim Wirtz's Woodworks, Inc.: Silver

Entire House Under $250,000: DG Remodeling: Silver; and Kowalske Kitchen & Bath: Silver

Entire House $250,000 - $500,000: Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource: Gold; and Urban Herriges & Sons, Inc.: Gold

Entire House $500,000 - $1,000,000: Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource: Gold

Residential Historical Renovation/Restoration: Pekel Construction & Remodeling, Inc.: Gold

Residential Exterior Under $100,000: Callen Construction, Inc.: Gold; Carmel Builders, Inc.: Gold; and Allrite Home & Remodeling, Inc., Milwaukee: Silver

Residential Exterior Specialty: JM Remodeling and Construction, LLC: Gold; and Swimming Pool Services, Inc., Waukesha/Connor Remodeling & Design, Inc.: Gold

Disaster Restoration – Fire: Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling: Gold

Disaster Restoration – Water: Carl Krueger Construction, Inc., Milwaukee: Bronze; and PuroClean First Responders, Waukesha: Bronze

Universal Design: S.J. Janis Company, Inc.: Gold

Commercial Specialty: Carl Krueger Construction, Inc.: Bronze

Landscape Over $60,000: KD Poolscapes, Ltd., Franksville: Gold; LandCrafters, Inc., New Berlin: Gold; Swimming Pool Services, Inc.: Gold; and LandCrafters, Inc.: Silver

Advertising/Marketing Categories

Website: AB&K Bath & Kitchen, Inc.: Gold; Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource: Gold; Design Tech Remodeling: Silver; and JM Remodeling and Construction, LLC: Silver

Social Media: Renovators Ltd., Elm Grove: Gold; and JM Remodeling and Construction, LLC: Silver

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