The Milwaukee/National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Home Improvement Council Inc. has named Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling of Southeast and Fox Valley, Wisconsin as a winner in the recent Wisconsin Remodeler Association’s (WRA) awards competition for projects completed in 2017. On January 12, Paul Davis’ designers, project managers, estimators, and members of the office staff accepted the honors at the annual WRA banquet at the InterContinental Milwaukee.

Specifically, Gina Perego, Lead Remodeling Designer; Pat O'Loughlin, Senior Project Manager and Brady Chuckel, Vice President of Sales received a Gold Award for Fire and Water Restoration over $189,000 at the Araujo residence in Menomonee Falls; Prego and Mark Gottfried, Project Manager, won a Gold Award for a commercial interior project over $300,000 at Silent Boost Consulting Group in Pewaukee, and they also won a Silver Award for an interior project over $60,000 at the Schoene residence in Delafield.

“We are honored to accept the awards for projects that were evaluated by an impartial panel of judges and who are experts within the industry and associated fields,” said Jeff Hertel, Paul Davis’ Chief Financial Officer. “The projects were submitted with before-and-after photography and project descriptions. Awards were based on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty, and entry presentation,” he said. “We’d like to thank our employees who deserve the credit. These key individuals are responsible for the success of many beautiful, award-winning residential and commercial restoration projects in southeast Wisconsin.”

With the Araujo project, lightning struck the 10-year-old home and spread from beneath the first floor to the structure of the entire home along with extensive water damage. The unfortunate circumstance spurred the remodel of one of the least admired spaces in the kitchen. The homeowners and Paul Davis designers re-evaluated the space and yielded a new design that was rich, cohesive, and full of new detail.

Opening the floor-plan maximized the room's breadth and allowed for a truly open concept. The layout gave the home a more functional, inviting space, and provided the kitchen the attention it deserved with a clean, contrasting, contemporary feel, and fresh look while blending seamlessly with the rest of the home, Plus, the Arujo family often cooks and entertains in the space to accommodate large groups in the newly designed space with more storage and a myriad of updated materials and lighting fixtures, plus appliances, to name a few. As the hub of the home for entertainment, family meals and homework, the final design and colors fit into the family’s ideas of what the space needed to become. Additionally, with a redo of the pantry, optimum space was created for storage including a wine area. Due to the structural needs of the previous design, the new solution was a well-designed example of how form meets function. The Paul Davis team created a structurally sound solution that offered the kitchen a new sense of openness for the customer’s new dream design.

At Silent Boost Consulting Group, the Paul Davis team met with company owners to design a more urban look in a very suburban setting. The business is made up entirely of software executives who work with billion-dollar private equity funds and their investments, so the space needed to feel high-end and unique. With a fresh, open space to begin with, designers had an opportunity to execute a new space that satisfied the customer’s wishes. The individual office spaces ultimately provided privacy, but didn’t feel like a row of classic cubicles. High-end finishes, luxurious textures and bold design choices gave the office space a truly unique look which served to impress staff, clients and visitors. With an over-sized all glass entryway, the opening statement was bold and beautiful to incorporate the rest of the space. Imported materials and color accentuated the modern motif with the company logo and signage placed above the neutral privacy wall in the lobby. The overall blend of design created a truly unique space that served as an ideal metaphor for what the service company has to offer with the updated layout, lighting, and glass, yet privacy.

The Schoene residence required much needed updates to the exterior and landscape space as the homeowners frequently entertain friends and family. After an extensive remodel of the interior of the home, there was a disconnect between the look and feel of the inside and outside. The Paul Davis design team determined the space required a stunning and multifaceted approach to accommodate large groups and small gatherings. The newly designed expansive outside areas needed to provide the customer with ultimate control in the interior and outdoor areas with a layered environment designed to be cohesive yet compartmentalized. Materials with texture, plus lighting, and material selections were functional. Featured is a mid-patio fire pit and lounge area in decorative block at the center of a large 20-foot circle patio paved in slate. Sight lines to the lower patio and the main deck area were paved with imported limestone slab steps, among other design elements. The outdoor storage space was transformed from an unsightly area in close proximity to the home and a second-floor guest room balcony was separated from the old design with a newly braced cantilever balcony that was added as an overlook. With the main patio being an extension of the interior kitchen, it was important to have the right cooking equipment and overall designs integrated with the hardscapes and newly designed and installed landscape materials.

The Paul Davis office was founded in 1990 and serves Wisconsin’s commercial, industrial and residential disaster restoration and remodeling needs. From flooding to ice dams, fires and frozen pipes, Paul Davis provides emergency response 24/7/365 to restore calm during some of the most chaotic events. Beyond disaster restoration, as a full-service general contractor, the company offers a full range of construction services to complete any size project. The business is headquartered at 2000 South 4th Street in Milwaukee. For more information, contact Tyler Yaudas at 414.383.3131 or email Visit the website at