Master’s Craft Construction Named Local and Regional Contractor of the Year

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The Master’s Design Build Group, formerly Master’s Craft Construction, has been honored with three Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards by the Bucks-Mont Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and two Northeast Regional Contractor of the Year Awards by NARI National.

The Master’s Design Build Group, formerly Master’s Craft Construction, has been honored with three Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards by the Bucks-Mont Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and two Northeast Regional Contractor of the Year Awards by NARI National.

As the CotY Winner in the category of Kitchens from $40,000 to $80,000, Master’s Design Build partnered with Lifestyles Design of Perkiomenville, PA in transforming a dated, builder grade kitchen in Quakertown, PA, into an entertainer’s showcase. The client tasked the team with creating an open, interactive kitchen, to serve as the heart of the home. By incorporating a cooking station in the peninsula and extending it into a granite-topped floating table for guest seating, Master’s Design Build was able to create the entertaining hub the homeowners longed for. Removing the soffits and installing recessed lighting opened up the space. A thoughtful and creative design, using semi-custom Talora cabinetry by Décor, created the additional storage the homeowners needed. Well placed lighting is controlled by Lutron’s Spacer system giving the client convenient lighting control.

The CotY award-winning kitchen in the $80,001 to $120,000 category was located in Green Lane, PA. Master’s Design Build was challenged with bringing order and light to a dark, poorly designed kitchen. Mindful of the homeowner’s seasonal affective tendencies, Master’s Design Build designed a space which optimizes natural light and incorporates energy efficient LED lighting. The design provides ample, thoughtfully placed, semi-custom Talora Cabinetry, including a large center island featuring a stainless steel farmhouse sink and an area for seating. Completing the transformation are Cambria Blackstone Quartz countertops, a peninsula between the kitchen and family room with cabinetry accessible from both sides, a coffee prep center and sink and a bonus closet for added storage. The new expanded kitchen is brightly lit, has a purposeful flow, extensive storage and most importantly, happy owners. This project also won its CotY category in the Northeast Regional competition and is in consideration for the National award.

The CotY award winning project in the Residential Addition Under $100,000 category was for a sunroom renovation in Hatfield, PA. In preparation for retirement, the homeowners wanted to convert their existing three season sunroom into a space they could relax in year round. The existing sunroom had a low ceiling and low windows which kept the adjoining family room quite dark. The Master’s Design Build Group’s design incorporated a gable end roof with a cathedral ceiling and a half circle window, casement windows which were 16” higher than the existing windows, an 8’ Jeld Wen sliding door between rooms, recessed lighting and exterior sconces for accent lighting. Sometimes, it’s the details that matter, like the wide window stool featured throughout the sunroom where the homeowner now displays plants and decorative items. In the end, the homeowners were thrilled with the transformation and are looking forward to retirement. This project also won its CotY category in the Northeast Regional competition and is in consideration for the National award.

Judging for the 2012 Bucks Mont CotY competition was conducted by an impartial panel of 6 Bucks Mont NARI associates. The National judges panel is made up of industry experts from around the country who judge over 350 entries according to 7 Geographical Regions. The winners in each region are then judged against each other to determine the national winner in each category. Winners are selected based the complexity of the project, how problems were solved along the way, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and the entry presentation which includes “before and after” photography. It is a very competitive process. Regardless of the number of entries, CotY's are only awarded to companies whose work is deemed to be of the highest caliber.

Brian Martin, owner of The Master’s Design Build Group, also received the Spirit of NARI Achievement Award which is given to a NARI member who embodies: strong leadership, a passion for NARI, dedication, a commitment to good works for both the local Chapter and NARI organization and the highest standards of ethics. Bucks-Mont NARI Chapter President, Mark Glidden, shares, “Brian stands out for his incredibly positive attitude and dedication to our chapter. He oversees our Programming Committee and willingly takes on whatever is asked of him”.

For more information on Master’s Design Build Group and additional photos of these projects, visit http://www.mastersdesignbuild.com or contact Brian Martin at: (215) 723-6162.

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