Neil Kelly Company Wins International JERCO Design Award

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Design competition helps inspire Japanese homeowners to remodel their homes with greater confidence and offers ideas for incorporating good design principles.

Neil Kelly Company Presented with JERCO Design Award in Tokyo

"The designer had a real magic"

Neil Kelly Company received an International Recognition Award at the 22nd annual JERCO (Japan Extension & Remodeling Conference Organization) design contest held in Tokyo, Japan. This competition showcases exemplary home renovation projects and provides inspiration and ideas for homeowners looking to remodel their homes.

“The Japanese remodeling market is rapidly expanding,” states Mr. Nobuyoshi Nakayama, Chairman of JERCO. This year’s contest attracted 570 applicants in 8 different categories. Neil Kelly Company received an International Recognition Award for a kitchen design remodeling project by Diane Foreman, designer.

According to the official judges’ review, “The designer had a real magic” and achieved a sense of symmetry through “the contrast between the kitchen’s bold color schemes and patterns and the delicately designed tile and hardware.”

“JERCO is a highly-regarded organization and receives a large number of award nominations for the best remodeling designs in Japan,” states Tom Kelly, president of Neil Kelly Company. “We are both humbled and honored to receive this prestigious award and to be in the company of these industry leaders.”

Based in Tokyo, the Japan Extension & Remodeling Conference Organization (JERCO) is the largest association of house remodeling companies from Hokkaido to Okinawa in Japan. The organization’s main purpose is to propose safe, secure, and comfortable house remodeling services. For more information about the remodeling contest, visit

About Neil Kelly Company
Neil Kelly Company, the largest residential design-build remodeling firm in the Northwest, helps homeowners care for all aspects of their homes. Services include custom homes, award-winning design-build remodeling, energy upgrades and home repairs big and small.

Neil Kelly is proud to be a certified benefit company (B Corporation) and seeks to be a caring corporate citizen in everything that it does. With five Pacific Northwest locations in Portland, Lake Oswego, Eugene, Bend and Seattle, Neil Kelly is renowned for its innovative design and remodeling services, quality craftsmanship and sustainable building practices. Homeowners are invited to visit Neil Kelly design centers or attend free educational workshops. Visit

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