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Bartelt Wins 2016 Regional CotY Award

Elm Grove Kitchen RemodelBartelt was named the 2016 Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) for the Residential Addition Over $250,000 category.

“We are honored to be named the 2016 Regional Contractor of the Year in this category,” said Rick Bartelt, owner. “These awards are the result of the expertise and dedication of the entire team, including our designers, carpenters, production staff, trade partners, and customers.”

Bartelt was selElm Grove Hearth Room Remodelected as the winner of Region 3, an area that includes contractors from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  Contractors from seven regions around the country vie for CotY Awards on an annual basis, and all regional winners will now be eligible for the National CotY Awards.  National winners will be honored at NARI’s Evening of Excellence on Friday, April 8, 2016, in Austin, Texas.

The winning Bartelt project was originally an 1850s barn and was converted to a home in 1938. With so much charm and history, the homeowners wanted to retain and enhance the home’s original character while accommodating their modern lifestyle. The two-story addition houses a new mudroom, kitchen expansion, hearth room, master suite, and attached garage with a bonus room. Throughout the addition, it was important to create a rustic, yet refined aesthetic. This was achieved with beams, board and batten siding, shakes, layers of lighting, exposed wood, and other selections that acknowledge the home’s barn past.Elm Grove Kitchen Remodel

Competing projects were completed between December 1, 2013, and November 30, 2015, and were not submitted in prior NARI National contests. An impartial panel of judges who are experts within the industry and associated fields selected winners based on each entrant’s submission, which include “before and after” photography and project descriptions. Judging focused on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, and degree of difficulty.

To be considered for a CotY Award, a company must be a NARI member in good standing.  NARI members represent an elite group of the approximately 800,000 companies and individuals in the U.S. identifying themselves as remodelers.

See more photos of the winning project on Houzz!

Bartelt Wins Three Wisconsin Remodelers Awards

On Friday, January 15, 2016, we took home two Gold awards and one Silver award from the Wisconsin Remodeler Awards (WRAs).

The Wisconsin Remodeler Awards is an annual event hosted by the Milwaukee NARI Home Improvement Council, Inc. It is an opportunity to honor the outstanding work its members have accomplished throughout the year. Categories range from the Residential Kitchen Under $30,000 category to the Entire House category.

Thank you to our customers, employees, and trade partners!  We would not have achieved this without your support, creativity, and expertise.

Here are the categories we were recognized for:

Elm Grove Kitchen Remodel

GOLD | Residential Addition Over $250,000

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Delafield Exterior Remodel

GOLD | Entire House $250,000 – $500,000

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Oconomowoc Basement Remodel

SILVER | Basement Over $100,000

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Bartelt Kitchen Featured in M Magazine

One of our Elm Grove kitchen remodels was featured in the January 2016 issue of M Magazine.

Check out this kitchen with “barn charm” on pages 94-95 of M Magazine.

Barn Charm M Magazine January 2016Barn Charm M Magazine January 2016

Bartelt Named Best of Houzz 2016

Bartelt Best of Houzz 2016Bartelt was awarded Best Of Houzz 2016 for the Design and Customer Service categories by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. We were chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community.

“We are honored to be named Best Of Houzz 2016 in the Design and Customer Service categories” said Rick Bartelt, owner. “It is the result of our team’s dedication to customer satisfaction and innovative design.”

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service, and Photography.  Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz.  Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015.

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Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device.  From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts, and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world.  With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products, and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality.  Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, and Tokyo.  Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide.  For more information, visit houzz.com.

Bartelt Donates Over 700 Pounds of Food to Hunger Task Force

Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource, a premier, family-owned remodeling firm specializBartelt Team with Food Drive Donationing in residential and commercial design and construction, hosted a food drive in December for Hunger Task Force and donated over 700 pounds of non-perishable food items and $370 with the help of community members.

“We’d like to thank our customers, employees, industry partners, and neighbors for supporting our food drive,” said Rick Bartelt, owner.  “We are pleased that we are able to help families in need.”

Hunger Task Force Food Drive DonationHunger Task Force believes that every person has a right to adequate food obtained with dignity.  Its mission is to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger free community tomorrow.  Hunger Task Force makes sure donations stay “Free & Local.”

Bartelt Wins Two MBA Achievement Awards

On Friday, October 2, 2015, Bartelt took home two MBA  Achievement Awards – Best Remodeling Project $30,000-$150,000 and Best Remodeling Project $150,000+.

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

The winning Bartelt projects each had uniqueWaukesha Kitchen Remodel
components.  The Best Remodeling Project $30,000-
$150,000 was originally dated and inefficient.  Bartelt created a layout conducive to entertaining and updated the space without straying too far from the feel of the home’s existing spaces.  The kitchen features custom, raised panel birch cabinetry, travertine subway tile, and granite countertops.  It also has a two-level island, making it multi-purpose: one level for food prep and the other with seating for six.

AftWauwatosa Sunroom Remodeler previous remodels, the Best Remodeling Project $150,000+ home was dated, and its spaces lacked unity.  Bartelt remodeled both the interior and exterior, including a new master suite, an exterior “facelift,” a new detached garage, a family room transformed from the old, attached garage, and an expanded kitchen.  The remodel restored and enhanced the original charm of the 1940s home.

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Best Remodeling Project $30,000-$150,000

Best Remodeling Project $150,000+

Bartelt Sinks and Faucets in 30West Magazine

Recently, our designer, Heather Scott, was asked about trends in sinks and faucets.  Here is the “The List” and photos from some Bartelt remodels.

See it on page 13 of 30West Magazine.

30West Sinks

Bartelt’s Matt Retzak in 30West Magazine

“Barn wood is a look back in time; there’s a story in the reclaimed wood that adds interest to the space,” Matt Retzak, designer at Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource.  Check out the “Dwellings” section in 30West magazine to learn more about using reclaimed barn wood in your home!

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See the article on page 33 here.

Bartelt’s Milwaukee/NARI Tour Home in The Freeman

Bartelt’s first floor remodel in Waukesha, a project on the 2015 Milwaukee/NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes, was recently featured in The Waukesha Freeman.

Waukesha Kitchen RemodelOur customers’ home was dated and didn’t reflect their personality.  They wanted to create a functional layout and make their first floor more conducive to entertaining.

In the kitchen, a peninsula and soffits were eliminated, improving the overall flow of the room.  The remodeled space features custom quarter sawn oak cabinetry, a painted island, granite countertops, a subway tile backsplash, handmade glass pendants, and a recessed niche for oils and spices.  Situated between the kitchen and family room, the wet bar serves as the home’s entertaining hub.  It features beverage and wine refrigerators, wine cubbies, and ample storage for glasses and barware.

The family room’s updated fireplace became the space’s focal point, with a quarter sawn oak surround, custom corbels, an arched apron, and slate mosaic tile.  The room also includes built-in bookshelves with glass inserts and new red oak hardwood floors.

Bartelt Kitchen in Waukesha Freeman