The DelChester Contractor of the Year (DelCY) Awards are confired each year by the local chapter to members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects.

NARI is delighted and proud to share our members' accomplishments and their projects.

Congratulations to the 2011 DelCY Award Winners!

TEAM ENTRY

Residential Kitchen under $40,000

Woodworks by Bruce AND
A&C Kitchens & Baths, Inc.

A kitchen demolition and bump-out was required to accomplish this remodeled space. An opening between the kitchen and family room was created by removing two walls allowing for a wider are to encompass an island for the family to enjoy.



TEAM ENTRY

Residential Kitchen $40,000 - $80,000

 

Bellweather Construction, LLC  AND 

 

A&C Kitchens & Baths, Inc.

 

 

Our clients wanted to combine their 10’ x 20’ one-car garage and small, out-dated kitchen into an eat-in kitchen with a style that reflected the owner’s taste. We were able to achieve a strong style continuity with the existing house and a pleasing layout of work space.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Residential Kitchen $40,000 - $80,000

Donovan Construction

This projected required completely gutting and remodeling the existing kitchen from this 1930’s home.  The kitchen was enlarged by expanding it into the existing dining room creating an open floor plan between the kitchen and dining room. New stainless steel appliances, marble backsplash and lighted hutch cabinet with lead glass door give a modern touch to this eight plus year old home.

 

Residential Bath $30,000 - $60,000

Brian Walters Factotum Inc.

Our clients wanted to remodel a bathroom that consistently leaked causing damage to rooms below.  They wanted to transform this Jack and Jill style bathroom with a 1950’s color combination of “Pepto pink” and bright green into a sleek, luxurious master bathroom.  Their vision was for the wall tile to cascade like a waterfall – flowing into the room.  We added natural wood accents with a recessed shelf and matching window sill providing storage without taking up any floor space.  The addition of a rain showerhead has the whole family using this bathroom.

 

Residential Interior Under $100,000

Spring Creek Design, LLC

This small old rancher suffered from some serious "flow" and efficiency problems. The kitchen was cramped by the basement stairway and served as the main traffic route from the back door. The back porch was an underused, forlorn 3-season space.  On the other hand, the unfinished basement provided a gold mine of unused space.  The renovation moved the stairway from the kitchen into the back porch, which was insulated, given new windows and doors, and finished into a charming mudroom/entryway.  The traffic pattern was rerouted from the kitchen to the mudroom. The basement was finished to provide a guest bedroom, full bath, play and media space and a laundry room. 

TEAM ENTRY

Residential Interior over $100,000

James A. Turner Company  AND

Gas Works, Inc.

This ten year old home had some existing materials and products which weren’t meeting the homeowners expectations as well as some poor building practices which resulted in problems and product failure.  The original desire was to modify the existing fireplace and incorporate a new custom built entertainment center which took the room from it’s original more formal appearance to a visually warmer, cozier atmosphere.  During the demolition and modification to the fireplace wall, it was discovered that extensive damage had occurred to the existing framing due to water penetration behind the exterior stucco finish.  As a result, the fireplace floor system and the majority of the exterior chimney structure had to be removed and completely rebuilt. We worrked with their original design and developed a construction plan and schedule to restore and improve their home. The transformation in their home was remarkable and exceeded their expections.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Residential Interior over $100,000

Gavin Design-Build

Equally at home in both mid-century modern as well as

today 's upscale designs these stone veneer walls create a dramatic effect both visually and texturally on the living environment.  Proper lighting helps to amplify this effect.

 

 

 

TEAM ENTRY

Residential Addition under $100,000

Bellweather Construction, LLC  AND 

 

A&C Kitchens & Baths, Inc.

Our clients wanted to build an addition that would include a new powder room and laundry room for the 1st floor of their 1920’s cottage style home. To integrate the style of the existing home with the new structure, we worked with the client to select sympathetic lighting, plumbing & appliances, duplicated the original trim, installed new flooring to create continuity between the kitchen, laundry room and bath. On the exterior, we matched the cornice, windows, and stucco finish, while bringing in more natural light.

 

TEAM ENTRY

Residential Addition $100,000 - $250,000

James A. Turner Company  AND

J&L Building Materials, Inc.

This beautiful 3-story colonial stone farmhouse was missing amenities for this family to remain for the balance of their lives.  The addition offers larger open rooms and the capability to get from the garage to the self-contained living environment within the first floor.  A complete and functional laundry was incorporated into the new addition as well as a fully functional bathroom which meets both current and possible future needs and requirements.  The owners love their new addition as it appears like it’s always been a part of the original structure.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Residential Addition $100,000 - $250,000

Corner to Corner Construction, LLC

The homeowners wanted an addition that offered a solution for expanding the kitchen, adding a breakfast room and an in-law suite.  The existing powder room and laundry room were also updated to carry the new design elements throughout the space.  The client, being a skilled interior designer, has been phasing out the jewel tone color scheme for a more contemporary, clean look.  This project allowed her to complete this dream and step up her existing kitchen to accommodate a family of five with ease.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Residential Addition $100,000 - $250,000

Cornerstone Construction Group

This project is a complete renovation of a historical 1940’s bungalow. The goal was to maintain the original Craftsmen charm and character throughout while providing well-appointed conveniences a homeowner would expect.  We created an open, flexible layout for today 's lifestyle by adding an addition, as well as updating the existing square footage with modern amenities. We were able to balance the historical Craftsmen detail while maintaining the budget, and giving the home all the modern comforts.  The ultimate compliment was paid when the original owner walked through the completed project and stated it “was more beautiful then he could ever imagine.”

 

Residential Exterior under $100,000

Spring Creek Design, LLC

This modern remake of an older poolside patio includes a living room with a gas fireplace, a dining room, bedroom with an outdoor shower and a sundeck. Careful placement of walls and privacy screens makes this roofless house truly livable throughout the warmer months. A small pool house provides space for a kitchen and bathroom. Container-based landscaping, river stone mulch, hardwood decking and concrete patio surfaces contribute to a clean environment that makes the outdoor house comfortable to live in and easy to maintain.

 

Residential Exterior Specialty

Antonio Zullo Electric, LLC

Also received the Green Recognition Award

The owners wanted to offset as much of their electric usage that they could.  A 9.8 KW system was installed which will handle approximately 75% of their yearly electric utilities.  The system features Sanyo solar panels, Enphase microinverters and Unirac mounting system.

 

 

Entire House under $250,000 

Cornerstone Construction Group, LLC

This homeowners’ 20-year dream was to remodeling their house to accommodate the needs of their growing family.  They loved their home’s location and community and gave a lot of thought to this project.  We not only acted as the builder, but also handled all the architectural services, designing for them the home they’d dreamt of.  In this project a second story was added to the single floor ranch home, which included a master bed and bath, second bedroom, office loft, and open to below element.  Also added is a 3-car attached garage with a kitchenette and a completely renovated first floor to include and open feel kitchen with dining room. Dreams really do come true!

 

Entire House $500,000 - $1,000,000

Pine Street Carpenters, Inc.

A garage addition and the conversion of the existing garage into living space allowed for an open floor plan and first floor remodel that successfully matched the client’s lifestyle and remodeling goals. These goals included: a larger family room; an open layout connecting the main living areas; better flow and functionality for both daily living and entertaining; better storage and organizational opportunities; and defined study and reading areas that were still connected to the heart of the main living areas. To this end, this whole house remodel created an open layout for the main living spaces, including a new kitchen, wet bar, dining room, family room with fire place and built-ins, sun room, and study. Connecting these remodeled living spaces to the new garage is a new mud-room and laundry area. Integral to this remodel was to make the garage addition seamless to the existing home, making it look from both the exterior and interior as if an addition had never been made at all!


 

Residential Historical Renovation / Restoration

Donovan Construction, Inc.

Our team was brought in by an engineer to secure the bulging brick façade on this nineteenth century former textile mill that is now condominiums.  Two structural plates were installed between the first and second floor to secure the orginial cast iron beam.  “Star bolts” were installed between the second and third floors and the third and fourth floors all while the condos were occupied.


 

Commercial Interior

S. B. Conrad, Inc.

This Garnet Valley, PA funeral home addition and remodel was requested by the client to expand the capabilities and modernize his highly respected business. Much flexibility was needed in scheduling as by its very nature, the demand for funerals cannot be planned. Our project manager had to ensure that noisy and hazardous interior tasks were completed without disrupting services. Trompe l’oeil painting accents the interior décor blending the original and new space. The success of this renovation and addition project is most evident in the main viewing area, which can now accommodate additional or larger gatherings.  Goals of adding an additional viewing room, use of technology to elevate services to the clients, maintaining the aesthetic interior appearance, and adding new office space were all realized.


 

Commercial Exterior

S. B. Conrad, Inc.

The owners of a successful funeral home in

Garnet Valley , PAwere trying to increase square footage while maintaining the integrity of their existing building. This project was not without it’s challenges .  Of note was the “marrying” of the existing wood frame with the new steel construction of the addition. The staging of this project was crucial to it’s successful execution. The new addition had to be built to enclose the original exterior wall so that the business could continue to operate.  New manufactured stone was matched to the existing for the addition, and the original wrought iron railings were duplicated by a local blacksmith.  After completion it is evident that the integrity of the original structure remains intact and enhanced by the addition which incorporates another entrance and second story office suite. 


 

Commercial Specialty

Mingioni Construction Co., Inc.

The owners purchased the property for its unique farmhouse charm with the intent of an expansion to accommodate all of their needs. They wanted the building to stay within the existing style. The new structure emulates a

Pennsylvaniastone barn, which is keeping to the surrounding area. The façade hides the new technology that thrives inside.  One main feature of the building includes timberframe trust style beams with structural insulated roof panels.  Work areas include a conference room with a smart board, a computer IT area, and executive offices on the second floor. The finished basement has a games room, workout area, lockers and shower for the workers to retreat. They also have a recreation room located off a full size kitchen for all of the employee needs.

 

Home Theater / Media Room under $150,000

Media Rooms Inc.

This homeowner wanted a clean uncluttered look but did not want a media unit to be more than 12” deep, in order not to be too imposing in the room.  Speakers on the shelves would be too obvious and undesirable, so the speakers were mounted in the ceiling and pointed toward the listening area.  They now have a top notch home entertainment system for the whole family to enjoy while watching movies in 3D.

 

Home Theater/Media Room over $150,000

Media Rooms Inc.

The homeowners and their children all play instruments and the family performs together frequently.  The stage provides a perfect setting for family band concerts.  When the family is not performing together, a motorized video screen drops down and the family can sit back and enjoy a move or play video games on their 106” diagonal screen.  All of the audio video components are hidden from view giving the room an elegant uncluttered appearance. 

 

 

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