Donatelli Builders, Inc. Named Regional Winner in Prestigious 2014 Chrysalis Awards Competition: Designers Gail Drury and Vicki Ovitt Part of Design/Build Team

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Wayne, IL-based Donatelli Builders, Inc. wins a 2014 Chrysalis Award in the highly competitive category of kitchen remodeling. The functional and aesthetic transformation of this modest-size kitchen is dramatic.

This is the second consecutive year in which Donatelli Builders has won an award, which demonstrates this team’s ongoing commitment to excellence.

Donatelli Builders, Inc. today announces its team win in the 2014 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence competition. In collaboration with kitchen designer Gail Drury, CMKBD, of Drury Design in Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Vicki Ovitt, interior designer of Wheaton, Ill., Donatelli Builders received a regional award in the category of kitchen remodel between $75,000-$100,000.

“To win an award in this highly competitive category is quite an achievement,” says Ken Kanline, director of the Chrysalis Awards. “This is the second consecutive year in which Donatelli Builders has won an award, which demonstrates this team’s ongoing commitment to excellence.”

The winning project was a modest-sized kitchen remodel in Schaumburg, Ill. The existing kitchen had major space-planning flaws, insufficient storage space, poor construction and lackluster finishes. The function of the space was immensely improved after the remodel. A small one-cook kitchen is now designed as a two-cook kitchen to accommodate this young family of avid cooks. The aesthetic transformation is phenomenal, going from bland to chic contemporary with clean lines and a European influence featuring frameless cabinetry, unique focal points, stunning finishes, and upgraded electrical throughout.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our work with back-to-back awards,” said Chris Donatelli, president of Donatelli Builders, Inc. “Gail Drury and Vicki Ovitt did an outstanding job space-planning and designing this custom kitchen. Our collaborative process resulted in a seamless integration of design and construction services. Our clients are over-the-top pleased with their new kitchen.”

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.

About the Chrysalis Awards

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.

High-res photos of this award-winning project are available upon request. To read more about Donatelli Builders, Inc., please visit or call 630-289-9981.

About Donatelli Builders, Inc.

Donatelli Builders is a custom home builder and remodeler that has been serving the Chicago area for 25 years. The Wayne, Ill.-based full-service design/build firm provides an unmatched commitment to every project through its dedication to the client, the details it pays attention to, the depth of knowledge it shares and the consistent delivery of its services. Donatelli Builders’ services include new home construction, home additions, large-scale home renovations, kitchen and bath remodeling and pre-construction planning and construction prioritization.

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