April 2013 – Our national award winning project located in the Spanish Hills of Camarillo is the cover story in the Home & Garden issue of Ventana Monthly. This home recently won top honors from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) Contractor of the Year Award Program in the Entire House over $1 Million category. The project won a separate award for its green building and sustainability features.
Spring/Summer 2013 – Dining and Destinations Magazine tells the story of our LEED for Homes Platinum Project, Victoria Garden Mews - a model of sustainability. The article describes how Dennis Allen’s vision to create a project that would push the limits of green building and allow a small group of friends to enjoy a satisfying lifestyle in an urban setting became a reality. This project involved a team approach to make it happen, including the owners, architect, builder, interior designer, landscape architect. Read the article: Victoria Gardens Mews 3-2013.
January 2013 – One of our recent award winning residential remodels is the cover story in this month’s Qualified Remodeler Magazine. “A Wave of the Tropics in Santa Barbara” describes the client’s goals for the project and how they were creatively accomplished by Neumann Mendro Andrulaitus Architects and Allen Associates Construction. This home won a Gold Medal (Whole House Remodel $200,000 – $500,000) and the Judges’ Vision Award in the 2012 Master Design Awards competition.
January 2013 – Food & Home Magazine, “Thinking of Remodeling – It may not be just about your return on investment” – An article by Bryan Henson encourages homeowners to consider “WHY?” they want to do a remodel not just what the ROI will be. Read the article: Thinking of Remodeling – January 2013.
October 25, 2012 – Noozhawk, “Allen Associates’ Leadership Helps Contractors Weather Storm” – Article focuses on Bryan Henson’s role as the new president of Allen Associates. Read the article.
June 13, 2012 – Wall Street Journal article – “The Shared Backyard” – showcases our LEED for Homes Platinum Project, Victoria Garden Mews, as a model, multifamily, sustainable compound where garden space and socializing are shared amenities. In the article, Dennis Allen – Allen Associates’ founder, project visionary and builder, as well as one of the owners – describes how he invited two sets of close friends to be partners in the project.
Spring/Summer 2012 – Dining and Destinations Magazine features our award winning exterior remodel of a home on the Santa Barbara Riviera. This project won a 2012 Southwest Regional Contractor of the Year Award in the Residential Exterior Remodel $100,000 and Over category. Click here to read the article, Dining & Destination – Spring Summer 2012.
January 2012 – One of our recent residential remodels is featured in the Qualified Remodeler Magazine‘s (January 2012) cover story “Creative Spark, A California Remodel Dampens Fire Hazards and Amplifies Living Space” (pages 26 – 29). The story focuses on the fire resistant features added to the structure during the remodel as well as the transformation of the 1950′s Ranch-style house into an bright and airy space with contemporary, clean lines.
Winter Issue 2012 – Food & Home Magazine’s story, “Rising Stars“, highlights how Bryan Henson’s unique experience as a builder and business manager has paved the way for his new role as President of Allen Associates.
Dec/Jan/Feb 2011 – This Seasons Magazine article, From Hope to Home, tells the story of the Schiffer family’s effort to rebuild the home they lost in the Jesusita Fire. They saw it as an opportunity to build their dream home – this Tuscan Villa in Mission Canyon. Visit Seasons Magazine’s blog to learn more.
August 25, 2011 – The Santa Barbara Independent, “Greenest House Ever?” – This cover story highlights the Victoria Garden Mews project – not only its cutting edge green features, but the story of owner/builder Dennis Allen’s life-long vision to make a project like this become a reality.
August 2011 – Traditional Home Magazine, “New Home: Eco Design Goes Victorian” – This article describes the unique blending of tradtional Victorian design – both inside and out – with the latest in green building features in this LEED for Homes Platinum project in downtown Santa Barbara. Architect: Dennis Thompson, Thompson Naylor Architects. Interior Design & Owner: Kathy Bush, Kathy Bush Interiors.
February/March 2011 – Santa Barbara Magazine, “At Home on the Range” – This story showcases Rancho Latigo, a new 14,000 sq. ft. home on a 5,000 acre ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley. Allen Associates was the contractor for the project, completed in 2007.
Winter 2011 – Construction Leaders Today, “Globally Grown, Locally Minded” – A story summarizing the evolution of Allen Associates as a company – “one of Southern California’s most successful construction companies.” It emphasizes both our community-minded focus and our green building philosophy as the keys to our success.
June 22, 2010 – Santa Barbara News Press, “Setting their SITES on Sustainability” – This story announces the selection of the Victoria Garden Mews as a pilot project for the USGBC’s Sustainable Sites new certification program. (pdf: Santa Barbara News Press 06-10)
Summer 2010 – Food & Home Magazine, “Old Homes, New Opportunities – New technologies and financial incentives make energy improvements easier than ever”, by Bryan Henson. (Food and Home Summer 2010)
March/April 2010 – Seasons Magazine, “Mastering Midcentury” – This cover story showcases the key features of this whole house remodel of a Montecito contemporary home originally built in 1973. The architectural design is by Brett Ettinger and Allen Associates was the General Contractor. (SB Seasons Mag – March April 2010)
April 2, 2009 – Los Angeles Times, Pardon Our Dust Column, “Goleta Home’s Green Remodel Gives Mother & Daughter Space” – This story focuses on the green building goals and features of the Burke whole house remodel completed by Allen Associates. Our company is mentioned as one of the largest and most respected green builders in Santa Barbara.
April 13, 2009 – Santa Barbara News Press, “Green Home Taking Shape, Project Showcases Energy Efficiency, Fire Safety” - Continuing coverage on Allen Associates’ construction of the Green Demonstration Home for Santa Barbara Earth Day 2009. The home, designed by Wade Davis Design, was partially donated to a family on Coyote Road following the Tea Fire.
April 24 – 30, 2009 – Pacific Coast Business Times, “Top 50 Private Companies” – Allen Associates listed as #45
July 2009 – Qualified Remodeler, Cover Story: “Spanish Revival, Remodeling Preserves Soul and Charm” – Story on the renovation of a 1916 colonial artist’s studio in the Montecito Hedgerow District completed by Allen Associates. Architectural design by: Neumann, Mendro, Andrulaitis Architects. (Qualified Remodeler July 2009)
July 13, 2009 – Food & Home Magazine, “Builder Profile: Green Stars” – Story on Allen Associates’ green expertise and client satisfaction., “Builder Profile: Green Stars” – Story on Allen Associates’ green expertise and client satisfaction. (Food & Home Green Stars 7_2009)
November 5 – 12, 2009 – Montecito Journal, “Montecito’s Most Charming Cottage of 2009” – This article focuses on the Gutterman residence which received this award from Montecito Beautification Committee of the Montecito Association. Allen Associates remodeled this home for the Guttermans in 2006. (Montecito Magazine Nov 2009)
July 2007 – Qualified Remodeler, “Green Home, Healthy Home” – This article showcases the green remodel of a 1950’s track home in Santa Barbara’s San Roque neighborhood. Architect – Thompson Naylor. (Qualified Remodeler July 2007)
Spring 2006 – Seasons Magazine, “Back to the Future” – This cover story showcases the green remodel of a 1,000 sq. ft. vacation home in the Santa Ynez Valley. The architectural design is by Brett Ettinger and Allen Associates was the General Contractor. (Seasons Magazine -Spring 2006)