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Our Chrysalis Awards
for Remodeling Excellence:

2009 Regional
Remodeler of the Year

2007 Sunroom/Conservatory

2006 Best Kitchen
Remodel Under $40,000

2006 Best Residential
Universal Design

2004 Best Residential
Universal Design

2003 Design/Build Award
 Residential Universal Design

2003 Design/Build Award
Whole House Remodel
Under $200,000

2002 Southern
Remodeler of the Year

2002 North Carolina
Remodeler of the Year

2002 Best Deck/Porch

2002 Best Sunroom

2002 Design/Build Sunroom

2001 Special Award Deck/Porch

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Industry Associations: NRC, RC Raleigh/Wake County, NKBA, HBA
Professional Designation:   CGR, CAPS, NC GC License

Dave Mackowski
3823 Junction Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-779-3964
Fax: 919-779-0312

2003 Design/Build Award Residential Universal Design


We were approached at the Fall Southern Ideal Home Show by this customer who has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a degenerative disease. The timing was perfect since the president of our company was scheduled to attend CAPS (Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist) training in Indianapolis in November. The key to this project was listening to the frustrations of the homeowner. She had gotten 3rd degree burns when removing a dish from the microwave. To ensure this did not happen again, we removed a drawer enabling us to lower the oven and microwave making these items accessible from a wheelchair. She expressed difficulty removing hot items from the stove without going around the island to reach the back burners and difficulty reaching the sink faucet. We removed the top drawer on the base cabinets to lower the cooktop, sink and all working areas which are now topped with gold leaf granite. She can now place items from the stove directly on the granite countertops. The cabinet hardware has been relocated on the cabinets to make them more accessible from a wheelchair and positioned in a way her hands can easily grab them. The homeowner also complained that she could not get close enough to her kitchen sink. We cut out an area under the sink to allow her to roll her wheelchair closer to the sink when the cabinet doors are open. The homeowner also complained that her wheelchair rubs along the front of the cabinets causing damage to this area. During the process of refacing the cabinets we installed a removable piece of trim around the base of the cabinets with screws making it easy to replace if they get damaged in the future.