Renewal Design-Build Honored as NARI 2016 Regional Contractor of the Year Winner

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Renewal Design-Build received a Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) for a Residential Addition Over $250,000. With the addition of this year’s award, Renewal Design-Build, currently celebrating their 15th anniversary, has now earned six NARI CotY Awards over the past eight years.

Renewal Design-Build of Decatur, GA, received a Region II Contractor of the Year (CotY) award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) for a Residential Addition Over $250,000. Entries were judged on functionality, problem solving, aesthetics, craftsmanship, and innovation.

Since 2001, Renewal has completed hundreds of home remodeling projects and earned more than 80 awards for design, craftsmanship and customer service. Renewal’s mission is to deliver Intown Atlanta’s best home renovation experience. From their team of expert designers, project managers and craftspeople, to their detailed procedures that leave nothing to chance, they renew homes into places of beauty, comfort and function.

Renewal received the prestigious award for an addition to a 1920s single-story bungalow that was also featured in the Virginia Highlands Tour of Homes in December 2015. The 652 sq. ft. 2nd story addition features a new master suite and an open, airy floor plan with better function and flow. The new addition includes a spacious master bedroom, large walk-in-closet, laundry room and a luxurious bathroom. A covered balcony off the master overlooks the backyard.

Maintaining the integrity of the home's Craftsman-Prairie style and blending with the character of this neighborhood was of particular importance to the clients. Now totaling 2,609 sq. ft., this 4br/3ba home boasts a light-filled open floor plan and modern kitchen perfect for entertaining.

The biggest challenge of this project was designing and building the exterior to look original to the existing home and complement the neighboring houses in this classic Atlanta neighborhood. The Renewal team was careful to respect the massing and proportions when planning this second-floor addition and were able to do it within the setback guidelines, in some spots by only a few inches.

“We are humbled to receive this prestigious Contractor of the Year Award,” said Peter Michelson, CEO of Renewal. “It is such an honor to be recognized by our peers with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. We are grateful for the positive recognition for our design solutions, and we are thankful to all our wonderful clients over the past 15 years who make winning these awards possible.”

In addition to winning the 2016 CotY Award, Renewal has also received five other CotY awards since 2008, including:

  •     2012 Award-winning kitchen
  •     2012 Award-winning bathroom
  •     2011 Award-winning kitchen
  •     2009 Award-winning kitchen
  •     2008 Award-winning renovation

Renewal has received many other recent awards, including:

  •     Best of Houzz - Design 2012-2016
  •     Best of Houzz - Client Satisfaction 2013-2016
  •     Best of Kudzu 2012-2015
  •     GuildQuality Atlanta Service Excellence Award 2013
  •     GuildQuality Guildmaster 2008-2015
  •     Ranked as an Atlanta Top Ten Residential Remodeler by the Atlanta Business Chronicle 2008 through 2015
  •     Best of the Best Project Awards from Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine – Judges Choice Award - Tied for 1st Place in the Whole House Category and 2nd Place in Whole House Category 2014

About NARI:

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the premier association of remodeling professionals and industry experts dedicated to advancing the professionalism of the remodeling industry and educating the public on the benefits of using a qualified professional. NARI members follow a strict code of ethics with high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility. For more information, contact NARI at 847-298-9200 or visit

About Renewal Design-Build:

Celebrating 15 years of service to Atlanta, Renewal Design-Build is a full-service design-build firm specializing in the renovation of older homes. Renewal delivers Atlanta’s best home renovation experience with inspiring design and excellent craftsmanship that exceeds expectations. They renew homes and lives with concierge service and an on-time, on-budget guarantee. Renewal offers a wide variety of remodeling services – from kitchens and master baths, to additions and whole-house renovations.

Renewal is, at its core, a family business. Peter Michelson, CEO, founded Renewal in 2001 and was joined by his brother, David Michelson, President, in 2004. The Michelson brothers are fourth generation contractors who have a long and proud family history of construction. Their great-grandfather started a construction company in Boston in 1896. Growing up, they were always immersed in construction, either directly on the jobsite, or in discussion around the dinner table.

Founded in 2001, Renewal Design-Build has earned more than 80 prestigious national and local design, construction and customer service awards. What they value even more are the accolades they earn every day from their clients. To learn more about why Renewal’s clients consistently rate them as market leaders in customer satisfaction, please call 404-378-6962 or visit them online at

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