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Builder of the Year Award Winners

Santa Barbara Contractors Association Recognize Outstanding Local Firms


The Santa Barbara Contractors Association 2010 Builder of the Year Award is a program that recognizes exceptional performance in various categories in an effort to promote excellence in construction. A panel of experts selects winning projects on the basis of overall quality of workmanship, uniqueness, difficulty of project, green building practices, and aesthetics, epitomizing the SBCA Mission Statement – “Construction professionals shaping, serving, and educating our community with integrity, quality, and environmental balance.”

Established in 1948, the Santa Barbara Contractors Association is a 700-member organization comprised of construction–related companies committed to “preserving the past and building the future” of Santa Barbara by upholding values of integrity, craftsmanship and professionalism in their industry.

The following 2010 Builder of the Year Awards were presented by the Santa Barbara Contractors Association (SBCA) on Friday evening July 30 at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort.

2010 Builder of the Year - Caputo Construction

2010 Subcontractor of the Year - Construction Plumbing

2010 Member’s Choice Award - D.D. Ford Construction Inc.

2010 Industry Professional Award - Hayward Lumber Company

2010 SBCA Presidents Award - Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation

The following awards in various categories were also presented:

Green Building Residential Construction; Project Name: Yanonali Court; Contractor: Berkus Construction; Architect: Jeffrey Berkus Architect & B3 Architects

Green Building Commercial Construction; Project Name: Silvergreens; Contractor: Armstrong Associates, Inc.; Architect: JM Holliday Associates & AB Design Studio

Landscape and Hardscape; Project Name: Fire Restoration; Contractor: Grace Design Associates, Inc.; Designer: Grace Design Associates, Inc.

Outstanding Craftsmanship by a Subcontractor-Finish Trades; Project Name: Starlane Winery; Contractor: Gordon - Fiano, Inc.; Architect: B3 Architects

Outstanding Craftsmanship by a Subcontractor-System Trades; Project Name: SBCA / Built Green Resource Center Restoration / Remodel; Contractor: Hi Fi Club; Designer: Architechnology

New Residential - up to $1,500,000; Project Name: 1624 La Vista Del Oceano; Contractor: Schmidt & Schmidt Construction, Inc.; Designer: Schmidt & Schmidt Construction, Inc.

New Residential - over $1,500,000; Project Name: Ladera Residence; Contractor: Caputo Construction; Architect: Barton Myers Associates, Inc.

New Commercial; Project Name: California Trails at the Santa Barbara Zoo; Contractor: Frank Schipper Construction Co.; Architect: Blackbird Architects, Inc.

Residential Remodel - up to $500,000; Project Name: Donahoo Residence; Contractor: Allen Associates; Architect: Ferguson-Ettinger Architects, Inc.

Residential Remodel - over $500,000; Project Name: Johnston Remodel; Contractor: Newhaven Builders Inc.

Commercial Remodel/Tenant Improvement - up to $1,000,000; Project Name: 421/423 North Milpas Street; Contractor: Becker Construction Corp.; Architect: Becker Studios

Commercial Remodel/Tenant Improvement - over $1,000,000; Project Name: Root 246 Restaurant; Contractor: Young Construction Co.; Architect: DesignARC

For more information on the SBCA and the contributions its members have to made to landmarks and established buildings around Santa Barbara please contact SBCA Executive Director, Karin Perissinotto at 805-884-1100.



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