The Remodelers Council of the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA) announced the winners of its 24th annual Remodeling Award of Excellence competition, at the Rolling Road Golf Club in Catonsville on November 6th. T.W. Ellis Design/Build was pleased to win awards for the three fabulous projects listed below.
An evaluation team that consisted of remodeling contractors from around the Baltimore Metropolitan area rated all entries. The criteria used to judge the entries included: quality of construction, degree of difficulty, value and cost effectiveness, unique and creative design approach and sensitivity to existing structure.
Tim Ellis, president of T.W. Ellis Design/Build and president of the MBIA Remodelers Council, was on hand to present the awards. “These are the most prestigious remodeling awards in the state,” he said. “When remodelers are working on a project, the goal is always to make it worthy of an award of excellence and this year the projects speak for themselves. The members of the council exemplify the most professional and well trained remodelers and they follow the best practices of the remodeling industry.”
Novie Siegars, in-house designer for T.W. Ellis, was also present at the awards ceremony, mingling with the guests while excitedly awaiting the announcements of the winners. Novie was the designer for the Wiener and the Hussain projects. “I just knew the Wiener deck project would win,” she said with enthusiasm. “During the slide show presentation tonight, I could see on their faces that everyone here was mesmerized by the beauty of that project.” She gave credit to the exceptional T.W. Ellis team, as well as to European Landscape & Design for their outstanding landscaping that added so much to the look.
Novie was also pleased when one of the judges told her that the redesigned 2nd floor addition for the Hussain project was so seamless that the judges couldn’t tell which walls had been moved and which were still in their original locations. She said the judge’s comment to her was, “That is the most beautiful bathroom design I’ve ever seen!” Novie was clearly overjoyed when the two projects she designed won.
The third award T.W. Ellis received was for their pro bono remodeling work, along with interior designer Alisha Pitarra, on the existing kitchen at Rockfield Manor for the Designer Show House. The Show House is one of the major fund raising events of the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance.