- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Nine central Maryland home remodeling companies have been recognized by the Maryland Improvement Contractors Association (MICA) for outstanding projects completed in 2006.

The Remodeler of the Year Awards (ROYAL) will be presented by MICA on Nov. 17 during an awards banquet at the Center Club in Baltimore.

The nine companies captured 24 awards in 11 categories of competition.

Topping this year’s list of award recipients is American Contracting Services Inc. of Jarrettsville, Md.

The company will receive four ROYAL Awards in the following categories: residential bath $40,000 or more, entire house, residential exterior $50,000 or more, and residential historical.

The company also will be presented with the award of merit for a project in the residential exterior under $50,000 category.

Welsh Construction Remodeling Co. of Baltimore will also receive five MICA awards, including one ROYAL Award in the Insurance Restoration category. Four awards of merit will be presented to Welsh Construction.

The remaining award winners include Thomson Remodeling of Baltimore; River Crest Design Build of Annapolis; Lazzell Design Works of White Hall, Md.; Snyder Home Services of Owings Mills; ADR Builders of Timonium; and American Design and Build of Bel Air.

MICA (www.marylandremodelers.com)is a nonprofit trade association representing licensed home improvement contractors in Maryland.

It has been presenting its Remodeler of the Year Award for nearly 30 years.

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Atlantic Builders Ltd. (www.AtlanticBuilders.com) received four 2006 “Parade of Homes” awards for furnished models during a banquet and awards presentation sponsored by the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association on Oct. 5.

The models are in Stafford Estates in Stafford, Lee’s Crossing in Spotsylvania, and the Villas at Snowden in Fredericksburg.

The Caroline at the Villas at Snowden, winner in the category of “Best Multi-Family Model Over $400,000,” also was named best in show, multifamily.

Now in its 23rd year, the Parade of Homes is a tour showcasing design trends and new home construction in the city of Fredericksburg and in Virginia’s Caroline, King George, Orange, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties.

The event, held during two weekends in October, featured 59 homes and communities with prices ranging from less than $200,000 to more than $1,700,000.

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