2021 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence

authors Ken Kanline | October 13, 2021

On July 6, the Chrysalis Awards program recognized some of the nation’s best remodeling and design work in 14 categories of residential and commercial remodeling. Chrysalis began in 1994 and is open to all remodeling and design professionals in the U.S.

This year, 70 companies received awards. The winning projects were determined based on overall design, creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure or space.

Photos of all 2021 award-winning projects can be seen at chrysalisawards.com along with all other winning projects since 2000.

Kitchen Under $75,000

National Award
Studio Stratton
San Diego, Calif.

Regional Award
Knutson Residential Design
St. Paul, Minn.

Regional Award
RS Mannino Architects + Builders
Rutherford, N.J.

Regional Award
Carriage House Custom Homes & Interiors
Franklin, Tenn.

Kitchen $75,000-$150,000

National Award
Daniel Contelmo Architects
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Tiffany Eastman Interiors, LLC
Fairfield, Conn.

Regional Award
TreHus Architects
Golden Valley, Minn.

Regional Award
S&W Kitchens
Longwood, Fla.

Regional Award
Slater Interiors
Bothell, Wash.

Kitchen Over $150,000

National Award
Studio Stratton
San Diego, Calif.

Regional Award
MA Peterson Designbuild
Edina, Minn.

Regional Award
Platt Builders
Groton, Mass.

Regional Award
dB Atlanta
Alpharetta, Ga.

Bath Under $50,000

National Award
C&R Remodeling
Salem, Ore.

Regional Award
Jaque Bethke Design
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Regional Award
OA Design Build
Minneapolis, Minn.

Regional Award
Great Northern Builders
South Berwick, Maine

Regional Award
TEW Design Studio
Raleigh, N.C.

Bath $50,000-$75,000

National Award
S&W Kitchens
Longwood, Fla.

Regional Award
Advance Design Studio
Gilberts, Ill.

Regional Award
Carnemark design+build
Bethesda, Md.

Regional Award
Studio Stratton
San Diego, Calif.

Bath Over $75,000

National Award
Innovative Construction
Peachtree Corners, Ga.

Regional Award
Marvista Design + Build
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Regional Award
Marrokal Design & Remodeling
San Diego, Calif.

Bath Over $75,000
Innovative Construction
Functionally, this couple wanted a lot of storage. The project included recessed medicine cabinets and scads of cabinetry on the his-and-hers vanity. In addition to the vanity cabinets, a countertop cabinet was added to make sure they always have enough space. Drawers were created beneath cabinets, and some of the cabinets contained specialty pull-outs, including a trash pull-out and a handy scale pull-out at the bottom of one of the cabinets.

Addition Under $250,000

National Award
RIKB Design Build
Warwick, R.I.

Regional Award
Ben Quie & Sons LLC
St. Paul, Minn.

Regional Award
Daniel Builders
Anderson, S.C.

Addition Over $250,000

National Award
Platt Builders
Groton, Mass.

Regional Award
MA Peterson Designbuild
Edina, Minn.

Regional Award
Trace Ventures Holdings LLC
Nashville, Tenn.

Regional Award
JNT Building and Remodeling Inc
Auburn, Calif.

Residential Interior Under $150,000

National Award
Trace Ventures Holdings LLC
Nashville, Tenn.

Regional Award
mackmiller design+build
Eden Prairie, Minn.

Regional Award
Harth Builders
Spring House, Pa.

Regional Award
Renewal Remodels & Additions
Puyallup, Wash.

Residential Interior $150,000-$300,000

National Award
Neil Kelly Company
Portland, Ore.

Regional Award
Benvenuti and Stein
Evanston, Ill.

Regional Award
Carnemark design + build
Bethesda, Md.

Regional Award
HomeMasons, Inc.
Manakin-Sabot, Va.

Residential Interior Over $300,000

National Award
Katz Builders, Inc.
Austin, Texas

Atmosphere Design
Austin, Texas

Regional Award
Deep River Partners
Milwaukee, Wis.

Regional Award
Sacha Jacq Interiors
Lexington, Mass.

Adams Beasley Associates
Carlisle, Mass.

Regional Award
Model Remodel
Seattle, Wash.

Residential Exterior

National Award
Michael Nash Design Build & Homes
Fairfax, Va.

National Award
Synapse Construction
Seattle, Wash.

Regional Award
OA Design Build
Minneapolis, Minn.

Regional Award
Daniel Contelmo Architects
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Addition Over $250,000
Platt Builders
With four daughters about to enter their teenage years, there was a need for more space in this elegant timber-frame home built in 1797. Most additions change a building’s footprint, but the company added 1,100 square feet by going up and creating a third floor with a fifth bedroom, office and two bathrooms—all without disrupting any of this antique home’s lower levels. The new, airy space blends seamlessly into the existing home’s flow and matches its elegance as well.

Detached Outbuilding

National Award
LEFF Construction Design Build
Sebastopol, Calif.

Regional Award
Corinthian Fine Homes
Indianapolis, Ind.

Regional Award
Harth Builders
Spring House, Pa.

Regional Award
Michael K. Walker & Associates
Sarasota, Fla.

Outdoor Living Under $75,000

National Award
Hanson Carlen Architecture & Construction
Spokane, Wash.

Regional Award
Karma Construction Group
Washington, D.C.

Regional Award
Michael Nash Design Build & Homes
Fairfax, Va.

Outdoor Living Over $75,000

National Award
Sun Design Remodeling Specialists, Inc.
Burke, Va.

Regional Award
Hogan Design & Construction
Geneva, Ill.

Regional Award
Feinmann, Inc.
Lexington, Mass.

Regional Award
Lewis Builders
Carmel, Calif.

Residential Specialty Under $50,000

National Award
Jaque Bethke Design
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Regional Award
Provanti Designs
Redmond, Wash.

Anderson Fireplace + Spa
Everett, Wash.

Regional Award
Davitt Design Build
West Kingston, R.I.

Regional Award
Innovative Construction
Peachtree Corners, Ga.

Regional Award
Provanti Designs
Redmond, Wash.

Anderson Fireplace + Spa
Everett, Wash.

Residential Specialty Over $50,000

National Award
Harwick Homes
Bonita Springs, Fla.

Regional Award
Jaque Bethke Design
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Regional Award
Nip Tuck Remodeling
Monroe, Wash.

Whole House Under $300,000

National Award
Corinthian Fine Homes
Indianapolis, Ind.

Regional Award
BLB Custom Building
Amesbury, Mass.

Regional Award
Michael Nash Design Build & Homes
Fairfax, Va.

Regional Award
Jaque Bethke Design
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Whole House $300,000-$700,000

National Award
Jackson & LeRoy
Salt Lake City, Utah

Regional Award
TreHus Architects
Golden Valley, Minn.

Regional Award
Great Northern Builders
South Berwick, Maine

Regional Award
Moss Building & Design
Chantilly, Va.

Whole House Over $700,000

National Award
Rochman Design Build
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Regional Award
Domus Constructors
Norwalk, Conn.

Regional Award
Cumberland Contractors
Brunswick, Ga.

Regional Award
Hubert Whitlock Builders
Charlotte, N.C.

Circa Interiors
Charlotte, N.C.

Regional Award
LEFF Construction Design Build
Sebastopol, Calif.

Kitchen Over $100,000
Studio Stratton
This traditional kitchen was newly built to accommodate the needs of a young, growing family. The large windows created some challenges with regard to upper cabinets. The designer chose to solve this issue with a unique glass-fronted, built-in cabinet in a different gray color with Cremone bolts to highlight the homeowner’s collection of decorative plates and serving pieces.

Historic Renovation

National Award
H Anne Blakely Sciarrone Architecture LLC
Atlanta, Ga.

Regional Award
TreHus Architects
Golden Valley, Minn.

Regional Award
Platt Builders Inc.
Groton, Mass.

Regional Award
Craiker Architects and Planners
Napa, Calif.

Ausmus Structural Engineering
Chico, Calif.

Universal Design

National Award
Summers & Sons Development Co.
Tucker, Ga.

H. Anne Blakely Sciaronne Architectue LLC
Atlanta, Ga.

TSD Studio
Atlanta, Ga.

Regional Award
Great Northern Builders
South Berwick, Maine

Insurance Restoration

National Award
A&I Fire and Water Restoration
Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Regional Award
Capezio Contractors
Millersville, Md.

Commercial Under $500,000

National Award
Roll-A-Cover International
Bethany, Conn.

Regional Award
J.C. Restoration Inc.
Rolling Meadows, Ill.

Regional Award
DMG Design + Build
Metairie, La.

Commercial Over $500,000

National Award
Hogan Design & Construction
Geneva, Ill.

Regional Award
GTM Architects
Bethesda, Md.

Regional Award
AMB Architects
Houston, Texas

Basement Under $100,000

National Award
HIVEX Basement Finishing Co.
Fredericksburg, Va.

Regional Award
Knutson Residential Design, LLC
St. Paul, Minn.

Regional Award
BLB Custom Building
Amesbury, Mass.

Ivory + Bone Interiors
Newburyport, Mass.

Basement Over $100,000

National Award
Innovative Construction Inc.
Peachtree Corners, Ga.

Regional Award
mackmiller design+build
Eden Prairie, Minn.

Regional Award
Jan Neiges CKD LLC
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Team Chisel Construction
Foxfield, Calif.

2021 Decade of Excellence Award

Carnemark design + build
Bethesda, Md.

Davitt Design Build
West Kingston, R.I.

Hubert Whitlock Builders
Charlotte, N.C.

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