2015 Remodeling Excellence Award Winners Announced

Kitsap HBA Remodelers

Trophies on Table



Each year, the Kitsap HBA Remodelers Council holds the annual Remodeling Excellence Awards event.  All HBA members that have completed a remodeling project in the previous 14 months are encouraged to submit an application for award consideration.  The award categories are diverse and include commercial projects as well as residential.  Each year the number of applications changes and so too do the types of projects submitted.  This year’s event did not disappoint.

REX applications are judge by a panel of members but the judging is done “blind.”  Applicants are not allowed to include any identifiable insignia in their photos and are encouraged to avoid using any “boiler plate” language in their written summaries when submitting more than one project for consideration.  HBA staff also work to scrub any identifying language or images so the judges can be kept as “blind” as possible to the contractor’s name that submitted the project.  Each project is reviewed carefully and in addition to the quality of the outcome, is also considered on its “value to cost” ratio.  Remodels have the burden of obstacles and challenges that are part of the job when working around existing structures, occupants, and unforeseen obstacles.

Kitsap has the benefit of professional, talented, and dedicated contractors that make their living improving the homes and buildings in our community.  Each year, the HBA is reminded just how excellent our members really are!  View our 2014 Remodeling Excellence winner’s projects on our Houzz.com site and soon we will be uploading the projects of the 2015 winners.  For now, please scroll down and see the one photo from each project awarded last week.

Remember, when hiring a contractor, always hire a professional registered with the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.  To find yours, be sure to use the HBA Membership Directory on this site!


2015 Universal Design — Sentinel Construction and Design


2015 Exterior Finishes Award — Accurate Builders

Dohrmann Office Area Walls, ceiling, floors and trim

2015 Existing Basement Remodel — CleanSpace Northwest Inc.

4-Arena Entry

2015 New Carport/Garage/Utility Building — Sentinel Construction and Design










2015 Decks, Gazebos, Porches, Outdoor Kitchens — Accurate Builders

Picture to be added soon:

Other/Specialty Room — A Kitchen That Works








2015 Residential Kitchen Under $30,000 — WRK Construction

Texeira Residential Kitchen 30-60 After 1 (4)

2015 Residential Kitchen $30K to $60K — TN Miller Remodeling

Picture to be added soon:

Residential Kitchen Over $60K — A Kitchen That Works









2015 Residential Bath Under $15K — Wayne R Keffer Construction

2015 Residential Bath $15K to $30K — A Kitchen That Works










Anderson After 3

Residential Addition Over $175K….This project put a second story on an existing home. This is photo one of 3. Winner is Joe Gates Construction

Anderson After 6

Photo 2 of 3 in the 2015 Residential Addition Over $175K (added a second story) Winner — Joe Gates Construction

Anderson After 2

Photo 3 of 3 for the Residential Addition Over $175K (adding a second story) Winner — Joe Gates Construction









Smith After 6

2015 Whole House $100K to $150K (1 of 3 photos) — Joe Gates Construction

Smith After 4

2 of 3 photos for Residential Whole House $100K to $150K — Joe Gates Construction

Smith After 5

3 of 3 photos for the Residential Whole House $100K to $150K — Joe Gates Construction