And the winners are…

Celebrating the Excellence All Around Us

In the hustle and bustle of our everyday grind, it’s sometimes easy to forget that we should take a step back and marvel at the skill, beauty, and creativity involved in our craft.  It is not often enough that we celebrate ourselves and those around us for the true craftsmanship that is exhibited in our community by members of the Professional Remodelers Organization.  On June 8th we took a moment to celebrate the wealth of quality and innovation in our PRO community of Professional Remodelers and Designers.

Nearly 200 home building professionals gathered for the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland’s sixth annual Excellence Awards Banquet, which recognizes the outstanding work of local companies across a variety of marketing, green building, remodeling, and residential building categories.

This year, the Home Builders Association presented 28 awards to 21 different companies.  Of those awards, 12 Remodeling Excellence Awards were presented; 9 for excellence in remodeling and 3 for excellence in design. Winners were selected by a panel of industry professionals who rated each project based on its aesthetics, general design, budgetary considerations, and challenges and obstacles faced.

“The annual Excellence Awards competition is a testament to the undying spirit of the remodeling and building industry in our community,” said HBA President Karl Finkelnburg. “Despite very difficult economic conditions, these professionals continue to pour their hearts and souls into their work and to produce the highest-caliber projects. All things considered, it is a great time to purchase a new home or revamp an existing home. I applaud the individuals who lead our association and industry through their efforts and commitment to excellence.”


Residential Bath Design – The Urban Realm, Inc.

Residential Kitchen Design – Paolo Design Group

Residential Whole House Design – Paolo Design Group

Bathroom Remodel – Neil Kelly Design/Build Remodeling

Kitchen Remodel under $100,000 – Metke Remodeling & Woodworking Inc.

Kitchen Remodel $100,000 and above – Cascade Restoration & Remodeling

Master Suite Remodel – Neil Kelly Design/Build Remodeling

Open Category – Craftsman Design and Renovation

Exterior/Outdoor Living/Deck Remodel – Stanley Renovation & Design, Inc.

Whole House Remodel under $250,000 – Neil Kelly Design/Build Remodeling

Whole House Remodel $250,000-$375,000 – NW Renovations and Design Co.

Whole House Remodel $375,000-$500,000 – Cascade Restoration and Remodeling

The awards program was sponsored by ProBuild, Energy Trust of Oregon, Contract Furnishings Mart & Ansonylon, The Oregonian, and

Excellence awards were also presented in the categories of Green Building, Marketing, and Residential Building.  For more information about the Excellence Awards or other HBA or PRO programs, go to

The Professional Remodelers Organization of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland is dedicated to facilitating expert remodeling choices to all residents in the greater Portland area.  PRO partners with related industry professionals creating an environment which enables members to effectively and knowledgeably meet the needs of their clients and employees.



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