Master Builders Pierce County Announces 2021 Remodeling Excellence Award Winners

Aug 2, 2021

Master Builders Association Pierce County is proud to announce its 2021 Remodeling Excellence (REX) Award winners. The REX awards program recognizes outstanding remodeling projects throughout Pierce County. Categories included outdoor living, kitchen and bath updates, additions, and entire home transformations, among others. This year, winners received awards in 15 categories.

rex awards 2021

A judging panel meticulously reviewed each project before making their selections, making sure they met a set list of high criteria. Some winners were recognized in multiple categories. The People’s Choice Award was opened up to the general public for voting. With over 200 votes tallied leading up to the event, the winning project from the Entire House Over $600,000 category by Cornerstone Specialties won the People’s Choice Award. 

The awards were handed out during REX’s reception on July 29th at Farm 12 in Puyallup, Wash. Master Builders REX awards are an annual opportunity for members to gain professional recognition for their outstanding work for clients during the year. The awards are open to all Master Builders Association of Pierce County members who have completed a project that meets the requirements of an award category. See below for a list of REX categories and 2021 winners.

2021 Remodeling Excellence Award Winners

Kitchen Under $45,000
Phase II, Inc
Rick Hjelm
Trades Partners: Contract Furnishings Mart, Modern Electric

Kitchen $45,000 – $75,000
Kairos Construction
James Snyder

Kitchen $75,000-$140,000
Renewal Remodels & Additions
George Eide
Trades Partner: Bellmont Cabinet Co.

Kitchen Over $140,000
Renewal Remodels & Additions
George Eide
Trades Partner: Bellmont Cabinet Co.

Bath $35,000 – $60,000 
Renewal Remodels & Additions
George Eide
Trade Partner: Ferguson Enterprises

Bath over $80,000
Renewal Remodels & Additions
George Eide
Trades Partners: Bellmont Cabinet Co., Ferguson Enterprises

Addition over $250,000
Renewal Remodels & Additions
George Eide
Trades Partner: Bellmont Cabinet Co.

Entire House $200,000 – $400,000
Renewal Remodels & Additions
George Eide
Trades Partner: Bellmont Cabinet Co.

Entire House over $600,000
Cornerstone Specialties
Ryan Bittenbender
Trades Partner: Hymer Electric

Aging in Place / Accessibility
Renewal Remodels & Additions
George Eide
Trades Partner: Ferguson Enterprises

Basement / ADUs
Renewal Remodels & Additions
George Eide
Trades Partner: Ferguson Enterprises

Get Away Room
Renewal Remodels & Additions
George Eide
Trades Partners: Bellmont Cabinet Co., Ferguson Enterprises

Historic Renovation / Restoration
Phase II, Inc
Rick Hjelm
Trades Partner: Modern Electric, Innovative Hardwood Floors

Residential Interior Design
DeMane Design 
Nancy Finneson
Trades Partners: Crescent Lighting, Hyland Cabinetworks

Outdoor Living / Landscaping
Hyland Cabintetworks
Justin Souers

People’s Choice Award
Cornerstone Specialties
Ryan Bittenbender
“Lakeside Tudor” from Entire House Over $600,000 category
Trades Partner: Hymer Electric

Click here to view before and after photos for all Remodeling Excellence Award project entries.