Category Archives: In the News

Bartelt Project Featured in “Dream Homes” in Milwaukee Magazine

The Milwaukee Magazine “Dream Homes” article is “A virtual ‘if-only’ tour of some of the most spectacular, awesome, extraordinary houses in the metro area.”  See Bartelt’s project and insight from our designer, Matt Retzak, on page 43 of the April 2014 issue.

1800s Farmhouse Remodel in Milwaukee Magazine

 

Bartelt Named “Best of Houzz” 2014

Bartelt was awarBartelt Best of Houzzded “Best Of Houzz” 2014 by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. We were chosen by more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

“We are honored to be named “Best of Houzz” 2014,” said Rick Bartelt, owner. “It is the result of our team’s dedication to customer satisfaction and innovative design.”

The “Best Of Houzz” award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks.

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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 room to building a custom home, 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 powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit http://www.houzz.com/

Bartelt Named 2014 Regional Contractor of the Year

Bartelt was named the 2014 Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) for the Residential Interior $100,000 and Over category.

“We are honored to be named the 2014 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 selected 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, March 28, 2014, at the Marriott New Orleans.

The winning Bartelt project was previously dated and compartmentalized.  Bartelt created a layout conducive to entertaining and introduced a rustic aesthetic to complement the clients’ heavily wooded lot.  It features textured granite, hand-scraped floors, hand-trowelled plaster walls, custom cabinetry, and other rustic details.

Competing projects were completed between July 1, 2012, and November 30, 2013, 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 binders, 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.

2014 Regional CotY Winner - Residential Interior $100,000 and Over

2014 Regional CotY Winner – Residential Interior $100,000 and Over

2014 Regional CotY Winner - Residential Interior $100,000 and Over

2014 Regional CotY Winner – Residential Interior $100,000 and Over

2014 Regional CotY Winner - Residential Interior $100,000 and Over

2014 Regional CotY Winner – Residential Interior $100,000 and Over

2014 Regional CotY Winner - Residential Interior $100,000 and Over

2014 Regional CotY Winner – Residential Interior $100,000 and Over

See more photos of this project on Houzz!

Bartelt’s Matt Retzak in “Winning Whites” in M Magazine

Is a white kitchen the right option for your home?  Find out in the article “Winning Whites” on pages 96-98 of the January 2014 issue of M Magazine.  Our designer, Matt Retzak, shares his insights.

Also, check out our 30th anniversary ad on page 86 of this issue!

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See the article here.

Bartelt Featured in Blue Magazine for 30th Anniversary

In January, Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource was featured in Blue magazine, an exclusive publication for the Yacht Club members of Waukesha County, Beaver, La Belle, Nagawicka, North Lake, Oconomowoc, Okauchee, Pewaukee, and Pine lakes.  See our story here!

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Bartelt Wins Four Gold Awards at the Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards

On Friday, January 17, 2014, we took home four Gold awards from the Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards (WRAs).

The Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards is an annual event hosted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). 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:

Gold Winner Residential Interior Over $100,000

Gold Winner – Residential Interior Over $100,000

Gold Winner Entire House $250,000 - $500,000

Gold Winner – Entire House $250,000 – $500,000

Gold Winner Entire House $500,000 - $1,000,000

Gold Winner – Entire House $500,000 – $1,000,000

Gold Award Website

Gold Winner – Website (created with Orion Group – www.orionweb.net)

See more photos of these projects on Houzz:

Residential Interior Over $100,000

Entire House $250,000 – $500,000

Entire House $500,000 – $1,000,000

Bartelt Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Bartelt Remodeling Celebrates 30 YearsBartelt. The Remodeling Resource, a premier, family-owned remodeling firm specializing in residential and commercial design and construction, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2014.

Rick Bartelt, a seasoned carpenter, had worked in the family business for 10 years, learning the ins and outs of the remodeling and construction industry.  In 1984, Bartelt and his wife, Chris, established Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource.

“We would not have reached this milestone, our 30th year in business, without the support, creativity, and expertise of our customers, employees, and trade partners,” said Rick Bartelt, owner.  “We are truly fortunate to work with the best.”

The Bartelt team includes three in-house designers, production staff, and rough and finish carpenters.  Beyond the in-house team, Bartelt has built longstanding partnerships with some of the area’s finest and well-established tradesmen who offer their expertise in areas ranging from mechanical to millwork.  Originally located in Menomonee Falls, Wis., the Bartelts moved the company to Downtown Delafield in 2009.

The Bartelt team has also won many 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).

The company is a member of the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council, Inc., and the Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA).

Bartelt Donates Over 130 Pounds of Food to the Hunger Task Force

Bartelt Food DriveBartelt. The Remodeling Resource, a premier, family-owned remodeling firm specializing in residential and commercial design and construction, hosted a food drive in December for the Hunger Task Force and donated over 130 pounds of non-perishable food items 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 were able to give back to help families in need.”

Hunger 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.” Last year, 10 million pounds of food were delivered free of charge.

Bartelt to Host Hunger Task Force Food Drive

We will host a Hunger Task Force Food Drive, Mon., Nov. 18 – Fri., Dec. 20, 2013.  Non-perishable food items and monetary donations will be collected at our office, 528 Wells Street, Suite B, in Delafield.

Office hours are Mon. – Fri. from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Call 262-646-8020 for directions.

Community members are encouraged to donate the following preferred food items:

  • Canned fruit and juice
  • Breakfast items such as cereal, oatmeal, and pancake mix
  • High protein foods such as peanut butter, canned meats, canned beans, and stews
  • Canned vegetables
  • Infant formula and baby food
  • Dinner items such as pasta, macaroni and cheese, and potato mixes
  • Lunch items such as canned soups or canned pasta

Hunger 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.”  Last year, 10 million pounds of food were delivered free of charge.

Rick Bartelt Elected to the MBA Board of Directors

Congratulations to Rick Bartelt!  Last night, Thursday, October 24, 2013, he was elected to the Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors is the policy-making body of the Association and is responsible for the business affairs of the Corporation.  It represents the membership of the Association.

As a longtime member of the MBA, Rick has previously served as a board member of the MBA Board of Directors, chairman of the Remodeler’s Council, co-chair of the Membership Committee, and member of the MBA Arbitration Board. Rick and the Bartelt team are also the recipients of numerous MBA Standard of Excellence awards, the WBA “A Cut Above the Rest” award, and the NAHB Spike Club.