Charlie Allen Renovations, Inc.

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CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS WINS
CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR (CotY) AWARD

Firm Wins Gold Award for Residential Historical Renovation/Restoration

CAMBRIDGE, MA [April 4, 2018] ó Cambridge-based Charlie Allen Renovations has won a 2018 Contractor of the Year (CotY) Gold Award for its work remodeling and restoring a fire-damaged, historically significant Victorian home in Somerville. The award was presented at a gathering of the Eastern Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry on Wednesday, March 28.

In December 2014, fire damaged an iconic 1894 Victorian on Belmont Street in Somerville. Teenage prodigy Thomas Marriott James, who would later design the Shubert Theatre in Boston, had designed the home for his parents. When the current homeowners purchased the house in the late 1970s, they hired Charlie Allen Renovations to restore it. After the fire devastated the home, they once again contacted the firm and asked them to bring it back to prominence.

“We were saddened to learn about the fire,” says Charlie Allen Renovations president Julie Palmer. “But we were also honored to take on the task of restoring this majestic house once again. And this time, the homeowners also asked us to add some sensitively-designed improvements, which included updating the kitchen and adding a safety rail to the main staircase.”

The EM NARI Residential Historical Renovation/Restoration category requires that: “All changes should closely match architectural style and building type. Any and all products used are to be of a material authentic in style to the area in which the building was originally built, paying special attention to period trim detail and period coloring. Restoration of missing historic features and added structures are to respect the essential historic character and architectural style of original building design.”

In addition to the Contractor of the Year Gold Award, this project was also recognized with the 2017 Directors Award from the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission.

“This project was both a challenge and a joy. We worked methodically and carefully to honor Thomas Marriott James’ design, as well as the meticulous care and stewardship that our clients have invested in their home,” says Palmer. “We were aided in this process by outstanding project partners, including Jackson Schillaci Woodworking, master finisher Wayne Towle, Jim Anderson Stained Glass, and Belfor. We share this recognition with them.”

The Eastern Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is a not-for-profit trade association committed exclusively to enhancing the professionalism of the remodeling industry and providing ethical and quality service to the regionís remodeling homeowners. Representing full-service remodeling contractors, design-build firms, architects, designers, subcontractors, product manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and those who provide services and products to the remodeling field, NARI stands as the spokesgroup of the industry and an ally to the nationís homeowners.

Charlie Allen Renovations is an award-winning firm specializing in the seamless integration of modern amenities into period homes while retaining original period details. Charlie Allen Renovations combines expert tradespeople and established project management techniques to deliver exceptional customer satisfaction.

For more information about Charlie Allen Renovations, please call 617/661-7411 or visit www.charlie-allen.com. For press inquiries, please contact Chris Kelly at 617/532-0574 or ckelly@fifthhousepr.com.

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PRESS RELEASES

  April 4, 2018
CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS WINS CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR (CotY) AWARD
Firm Wins Gold Award for Residential Historical Renovation/Restoration
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  January 16, 2018
CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS PRESIDENT NAMED REMODELER OF THE MONTH BY NATIONAL TRADE GROUP
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  May 26, 2017
HOME RESTORED BY CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS WINS 2017 DIRECTORS
AWARD FROM SOMERVILLE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

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  September 15, 2016
CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF CAMBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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  February 22, 2013
CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP
Julie Palmer named President; Charlie Allen to remain as CEO
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  February 4, 2013
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  November 15, 2011
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  July 7, 2011
TWO HOUSES RENOVATED BY CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS RECOGNIZED WITH PRESERVATION AWARDS
Awards from Cambridge and Somerville Historic Commissions are the twelfth and thirteenth received by the Cambridge firm
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  January 6, 2010
CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS NAMED BEST OF BOSTON 2010 BY BOSTON HOME MAGAZINE
Cambridge firm is region’s Best Restoration Contractor
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  June 1, 2009
REMODELING PROJECT BY CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS WINS 2009 CHC HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD
Award is the 4th for the Cambridge-based firm
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  October 30, 2008
CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS PRINCIPALS ACHIEVE AGING-IN-PLACE AND GREEN REMODELER CERTIFICATIONS
Programs from National Association of Home Builders and National Association of the Remodeling Industry Address Growing Demand For Services
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  May 13, 2008
CHARLIE ALLEN RENOVATIONS NAMED TO REMODELING MAGAZINE’S “BIG 50” LIST
Award recognizes nation’s best remodeling firms
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  January 7, 2008
BATHROOM BY CHARLIE ALLEN
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Cambridge room praised for “classically styled yet high
tech” design

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November 13, 2007
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