The 2018 Master Builders Association of Pierce County (Master Builders Association of Pierce County) celebrated the 21st Annual Remodeling Excellence (REX) Awards Tues., May 22 at Tin Can Alley in Tacoma. Every year, local contractors submit their projects done throughout Pierce County to showcase their craftsmanship, creativity, and skill. Entries were judged by independent remodeling professionals who chose winners based on the following six criteria: • Aesthetics—Is the project visually appealing? • Special or unique design solutions—Does the project reflect optimal space planning and livability? • Quality workmanship—Does the project exhibit special crafting or exceptional features? • Use of appropriate building material—Does the project complement existing structure and design? • Budgetary consideration—How did the remodeler successfully utilize solutions to budgetary constraints? • Challenges and obstacles—Did the remodeler overcome unique challenges in completing the project? The awards ceremony took place at Tin Can Alley, the new events venue by PJ Hummel. There was a pre-dinner showcase where attendees could look at all the entries and submit their ballot for the “People’s Choice Awards.” York Enterprises sponsored the professional photography for the evening by Matt Francis of Open Door Productions. You can view the photo gallery and purchase prints here.
“I would like to congratulate all of the 2018 winners of the Remodeling Excellence award for Pierce County. You have once again shown that you are able to create beauty and happy clients, while maintaining the high ethical standards necessary to be a Master Builder member. Thank you for your dedication to our industry, ” said Clifford Kendall of Wren & Willow, 2018 Master Builders Association of Pierce County President.
Here are the 2018 Winners:
Aging in Place – York Enterprises
Exterior Under $25,000 – R4 Construction
Kitchen $30,000-$60,000 – American Dream Design Build
Kitchen $60,000-$125,000 – R4 Construction
Kitchen Over $125,000 – Phase II General Contractor, Inc.
Bath $25,000-$40,000 – Phase II General Contractor, Inc.
Bath $40,000-$75,000 – Phase II General Contractor, Inc.
Bath Over $75,000 – Phase II General Contractor, Inc.
Addition over $150,000 – American Dream Design Build
Entire House Under $150K – American Dream Design Build
Entire House $150,000-$300,000 – Reier Construction, LLC
Entire House Over $500,000 – Mike Schwartz Construction, Inc.
Commercial Over $250,000 – American Dream Design Build
Residential Interior Design – Signature Design & Cabinetry
Basements – American Dream Design Build
Get Away Room – Phase II General Contractor, Inc.
Residential Specialty/Open – American Dream Design Build
People’s Choice Award: American Dream Design Build