May 12, 2014. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

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Chrysalis Awards recognizes WA CPBD.

Continuing to set new standards of professionalism, 70 remodeling companies from across the United States were named winners at the 2014 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. The entries were judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.

The entry submitted by Thomas Hagge of Hagge Design Associates, Inc. in Sammamish, WA, was a whole house remodel located on the shore of Puget Sound in West Seattle, WA., with sweeping views of Puget Sound, Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains. The Narrow, 22 foot wide, three story residence, won in the Whole House Remodel $500,000 – $1,000,000 category. “This was the first year Hagge Design Associates has entered the awards, and to take home top honors on the first attempt is impressive,” says Ken Kanline, Director of the Awards.

The finished home includes main floor living and dining, a spacious master suite, 2 additional bedrooms, a home office, cantilevered decks at all levels, 2 private courtyards, an elevator that serves the main residence and an attached accessory dwelling unit with a roof top deck.

The Chrysalis Awards program, begun in 1994, recognizes the nation’s best work in sixteen general categories of residential and commercial remodeling. The Chrysalis Awards are open to any professional remodeler and design professional in the United States.

To get a peek at the award winning entry by Tom, CLICK HERE.

To learn more about Tom and his company, Hagge Design Associates, CLICK HERE.

Pictures of all the 2014 award-winning projects can be seen on Chrysalis website and on beginning in late June. For more information about the Chrysalis Awards, contact Ken Kanline at 888-263-5687 or at

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NCBDC Marketing Color smallOhio CPBD receives convention upgrade.

During last week’s First Tuesday @ 2:00 program, Certified Member Rich Rokisky in Dover, OH, was randomly chosen from among 33 AIBD Convention early registrants to have his hotel room at the Hilton Columbus Downtown upgraded from a standard room to the hotel’s Presidential Suite. The drawing consisted of those who had registered for the AIBD Convention/iCORD “un-conference” before April 30th. Regular registration for the conference ends June 27th and space is limited to 130 professional attendees.

iCORD is a dynamic training experience designed to provide you the timely and relevant information you need in your career or business today. This much-anticipated event is one part conference, one part technical training, and three parts industry summit. Borrowing from the best of each format, iCORD is a blended teaching and learning environment that is both memorable and effective.

For more information about Rich and his company RNR Designs, CLICK HERE.

For more information about the AIBD Convention/iCORD and to register, CLICK HERE.

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ARDA Winner LogoAIBD opens its 2014 international design competition.

American Residential Design Awards entries are accepted until June 24th. Three categories are open to everyone in the industry, eight are reserved for AIBD members only. Use the links below to get more information on how to get your work recognized.


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This week in Columbus: A bit of the “hoods”

A  city is defined by its neighborhoods and these are some of our finest. German Village, circa 1830, was developed as the brewing companies and packing houses grew. Old Towne East, circa 1880, was one of the very first suburban areas in Columbus. Many of the homes were build by the city’s most affluent citizens at the time.

As the twentieth-century began…

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Registration is now open for the AIBD Convention & iCORD conference (July 29 – August 1) in Columbus, Ohio:


For more information about the iCORD, the AIBD Convention and to register, CLICK HERE.

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