Monthly Archives: September 2013

Bartelt Wins Two MBA Achievement Awards

On Friday, September 27, 2013, we took home two Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) Achievement Awards – Best Remodeling Project $150,000+ and People’s Choice for the 2013 MBA Spring Tour.

The winning Bartelt projects each had unique components.  The first floor remodel transformed a dated and compartmentalized home into a rustic space conducive to entertaining.  It features custom cabinetry, hand-scraped floors, distressed beams, leather-textured granite countertops, and a large island with a butcher block top.

The first floor remodel featured on the 2013 Spring Tour offers the homeowners a functional layout and character.  The custom cherry cabinetry complements the sage-colored island and slate backsplash.  The remodel also includes laundry and mudroom space with custom lockers, a drop zone, and ample storage, serving as the home’s “launch pad” to get in and out of the door easily.

We are honored to receive two Achievement Awards.  These awards are the result of the creativity, dedication, and expertise of the entire team, including our designers, carpenters, production staff, trade partners, and customers.

Hartland First Floor Remodel

Best Remodeling Project $150,000+

Mequon First Floor Remodel

2013 Spring Tour People’s Choice

Bartelt to Present at the Milwaukee/NARI Fall Home & Remodeling Show

Matt Retzak and Rick Bartelt, CGR, CAPS, CCP, MBC, of Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource will lead a presentation, “Timeless Design, Seamless Transitions,” on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. at the Milwaukee/NARI Fall Home & Remodeling Show at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park.

The presentation will answer an important question: How can we create a space that stands the test of time and looks like it has always been there?  A remodel is a big investment, so it’s important to ensure that a space has a long “life span.”

Matt Retzak is the project designer and coordinator for Bartelt.  With over 14 years of architectural and industry experience, he has worked for the company for over 10 years, overseeing the design process and helping clients think outside of the box.  Retzak has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Rick Bartelt is the owner of Bartelt.  He began in the construction industry 40 years ago, assisting his father, Ronald Bartelt, on project sites during weekends, holidays, and summer vacations.

Founded in 1984, Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource is a premier, family-owned remodeling firm specializing in residential and commercial design and construction.  The company has won local, regional, and national industry awards, including 2013 Regional and National “Contractor of the Year” (CotY) awards presented by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).  With in-house designers, production staff, and expert carpenters, Bartelt is a member of the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council, Inc. and Metropolitan Builders Association.

Bartelt in Living Lake Country

We were featured in the Sunday, September 1, edition of Living Lake Country.  The story focuses on using repurposed materials in home remodeling.  Reclaimed items can add charm to a space, helping homeowners navigate away from a “cookie cutter” home.  See what our client and designer, Matt Retzak, had to say in the article!

Living Lake Country Repurposing Article