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Our Chrysalis Awards
for Remodeling Excellence

2019 Regional Award
Kitchen Remodel
over $150,000

2018 Decade
of Excellence

2017 National Award
Residential Historic Renovation

2016 National Award
Commercial Remodel
Team Award

2015 Whole House Remodel
over $1 Million

2014 National Winner
Whole House Remodel
Over $1 Million

2014 Green
Remodeling Project

2014 Whole House Remodel

2013 National Winner
Whole House $250K-$500K

2013 Whole House
$500K-$1 Million

2013 Whole House
over $1 Million

2012 Best Residential
Exterior over $100,000

2012 Best
Outdoor Living

2012 Best
Whole House Remodel
$250,000 - $500,000

2011 Whole House Remodel
$250,000 - $500,000

2009 Whole House
Remodel $500K - $1 Million

2007 Whole House
Remodel over $500K

2007 Whole House
Remodel $200 - $500K

2006 Best Whole House
Remodel Over $500K

2005 Best
Commercial Remodel

2002 Best
Commercial Remodel

2000 Best Residential
Historic Renovation

2000 Best Whole House
 Remodel $200K-$500K

Allen Construction
Remodelers of Santa Barbara, CA

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Industry Associations: Santa Barbara Contractors Association, Ventura County Contractors Association, Green Building Alliance, The Sustainability Project
Professional Designation: LEED AP

Bryan Henson
Allen Construction
201 N. Milpas Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone: 805-884-8777
Fax: 805-884-0029


2016 National Award - Commercial Remodel

The goal of this commercial remodel was to transform a former warehouse space into an upscale wine tasting room. The owners sold their original ranch location to move to the accessible and popular urban “wine ghetto”. As the owner aptly describes, “We started with a shoe box. The challenge was how to make it interesting and inviting for our visitors and bring the earthiness of the ranch into this very urban space.”

The process was organic with heavy involvement by all team members and one that evolved with the project. Finish materials include reclaimed Douglas fir originally harvested in 1912, local stone, metal, and a live olive tree – nicknamed “Olivia”. Every inch of the space was modified during the remodel.

Other key elements of the remodel included:

• Instead of a large bar in the main tasting room where guests sample wine, “wine guides” pour at small group tasting tables made with 30 x 40 in. reclaimed Douglas fir slabs. Metal bases filled with diatomite rocks serve as foot rests. Pneumatic castors make tables “floatable” and easily movable.
• Two large skylights impart ample natural light.
• Original concrete floors were polished and left exposed.
• Custom made wood and metal shelves showcase wine and a 19 ft. Douglas fir bench provides additional seating along one entire wall of the tasting room.
• A glass and metal “barn door” separates a space at the rear of the building from the main tasting room for private parties and wine club events.
• An elegant Rumford fireplace, with accent pieces from the original Singer Sewing Machine building in New York, creates the “heart space."