The Janus Award is a national award for remodeling excellence. Earned by remodeling companies that have won both a Chrysalis and Master Design Award for the same project in the same year. Presented by the Chrysalis Awards and Qualified Remodeler Magazine.

Best Project: Outdoor Living Area

Best Project: Bathroom Remodel

Best Project: 225 year old home bedrooms remodel




Master Design Awards is the premier national contest recognizing outstanding residential remodeling projects in 21 categories. Nominees are residential remodeling companies from across the country and entries are judged on aesthetic appeal, construction techniques used, financial value of the project, functionality of space and overall impression of the project.

Sponsored by Qualified Remodeler Magazine.

Gold Award: Outdoor Living Area

Gold Award: Residential Speciality (78’ long curved cedar pergola)

Bronze Award: Bathroom renovation under $30k

Finalist: Bathroom remodel $30-50k

Finalist: Room Remodel (mud room & sitting area in Lincoln)

First Place: Room Remodel (2 Bedroom under $85k)




The Chrysalis Awards recognize the nation’s best work in fifteen general categories of residential remodeling and recognize professional excellence in the remodeling industry. Modern Yankee Builders’ work was selected for honors from over 475 project entries.

Award for Remodeling Excellence: Bathroom under $40k

Award for Remodeling Excellence: Outdoor living Area (deck, pergola, screened porch, fire pit, landscaping, lighting)

Regional Winner: Addition under $200k

Green Remodeling Award: project where 27 tons of waste were recycled

Best Project: Bathroom Remodel under $40k (rotted floor discovery led to complete overhaul)

Best Project: Room Remodel (Bedrooms with custom furniture and closets)




Best of the Best Design Awards recognizes outstanding design, craftsmanship and functionality in the projects of remodelers across the United States. The judging panel included remodelers, architects and kitchen and bath designers. Sponsored by Professional Remodeler magazine.

Silver Award: Addition under $200k. (4-season room converted into functional family sunroom space with home office above)




Rhode Island Monthly’s Design Awards honor outstanding professional architects and interior designers in the state. Winners are featured each fall in Rhode Island Monthly magazine. The Design Awards program considers projects in the following categories: Interior Design, Residential; Interior Design, Commercial/Corporate; Architecture, Residential New Construction; Architecture, Residential Renovation; and Architecture, Commercial/Corporate New Construction or Renovation.

Gold Award: Residential Remodeling (major remodel with guest addition, greenhouse, screen porch & front entry)