Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) February 02, 2013
The team of Custom Craft Contractors and JFA Architecture were recently honored with a local Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award and National Universal Design Recognition for a residential addition in the $250,000 and up category. The local awards were presented by the Bucks-Mont Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) at a ceremony held at the Pine Crest Country Club in Montgomery Township, PA on Friday, January 25, 2013. The project will also be recognized at NARI National’s Annual Evening of Excellence on April 12 at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.
The CotY Award winning generational suite addition was a Design-Build collaboration between the remodeling craftsman at Custom Craft Contractors and architect Joseph Augustine, owner of JFA Architecture. For this project, the two companies teamed up to create a barrier free, wheelchair-accessible addition for homeowners in Perkasie who were expanding their residence to accommodate the needs of an aging parent. By designing and building a beautiful, yet accessible addition, complete with a spacious bedroom, full kitchen and bath, sitting room, and a separate entrance ramp, they enabled this family matriarch to comfortably join her son’s household, while maintaining her independence. To view additional photos of the project, follow this link, http://www.customcraftcontractors.com/portfolio/home-additions/aging-in-place.
The homeowners are thrilled with their new addition and came to appreciate the accessible features all too soon. According to the homeowner, “My mother is a registered nurse and is incredibly active. When they encouraged us to design the addition with wheelchair access, we agreed but thought she wouldn’t need those features for another 10 years or more. But when my mom fell and broke her hip shortly after moving in, having the zero threshold doorways and bath were a godsend. We couldn’t be happier with the work performed by both Joe and the Custom Craft team. They were outstanding.”Notified via phone call immediately following the awards ceremony, the homeowners were excited to learn that their project had won both local and national honors.
To win a CotY Award is no easy task. Many entries are submitted each year, but only the very best win the coveted award. The entries are evaluated in a double blind process by an impartial panel of industry experts. Judging is focused on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, degree of difficulty, and entry presentation.
NARI Chapters are not-for-profit trade associations committed exclusively to the service of the professional remodeling industry. The NARI remodeling contractor is pledged to uphold the Association's Code of Ethics and is dedicated to the professionalism and integrity of the remodeling industry.
Both JFA Architecture and Custom Craft Contractors have won CotY Awards previously across a broad range of categories. For information on JFA Architecture, contact Jospeh Augustine at (215) 517-8068 or visit http://www.jfa-architecture.com. For more information on Custom Craft Contractors, visit http://www.customcraftcontractors.com or contact Mike Foering at (610) 584-0665.