Allen Associates, Santa Barbara, received two national awards for its remodeling work during the seventh annual Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. The awards, sponsored by Lowe's Companies and Professional Remodeler magazine, were presented at the Southern Building Show in Charlotte, NC. The awards, Best Whole House Remodel $500,000 - $1 million, and Best Historic Renovation Over $250,000 were for two projects, the first on Hot Springs Road in Montecito and the second located at Plaza Rubio near the Old Mission in Santa Barbara.

"Both projects dealt with very old homes, which always present challenges," says Ken Kanline, Chrysalis director. "One had virtually no utility maps to work from and the other was the renovation of a George Washington Smith house. Renovating the home of one of California's foremost architects is a daunting effort that only the best remodeler could hope to undertake successfully." Dennis Allen and his wife, Jenny Cushnie, flew to Charlotte to receive the awards.

Judged by the staff of Southern Living magazine, Sunset magazine, and, the winners' projects covered all aspects of remodeling. 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. Allen Associates participated in the award ceremonies with remodeling companies from 35 states. "Working with thousands of contractors, we see the tremendous work that is being done by professional remodelers," says Mike Brown, vice president of Lowe's Companies. " By showcasing the 'best of the best,' the Chrysalis Awards help increase quality and professionalism throughout the industry." Lowe's Companies has been a sponsor of the awards since their inception. The award-winning projects can be seen on the Internet.

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