Five Projects Honored by 2012 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Program
By John Kirchner
July 11, 2012
Award recognizes design, innovation and quality among nation’s premier builders
Fargo, N.D., July 11, 2012 – Integrity Windows and Doors is proud to recognize six businesses whose impressive construction projects have made them winners in the 2012 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Program. The award recognizes outstanding design, innovation, sustainability and quality in projects by the nation’s premier builders using Integrity products. For each submission, winners are nominated by the Integrity dealers and distributors who supplied Integrity windows and doors for the project.
“Red Diamond Achievers are absolute models of excellence,” said Becky Felling, director of marketing for Integrity Windows and Doors. “We’re happy to shine the spotlight on builders who reflect our values, operate responsibly, innovate constantly and deliver superior quality no matter the project.”
Winners of the 2012 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Program include:
- Bensonwood Homes of Walpole, N.H.
- Pinnacle Custom Builders of Cobb County, Ga.
- Sellars Lathrop Architects of Westport, Conn.
- Imbue Design & Benchmark Modern of Salt Lake City, Utah
- Blue Sky Building Company of Sunset Beach, N.C.
Bensonwood Homes is a residential design-and-build company that creates high-performing wood homes fabricated off-site. For The Elizabeth Islands Project, located on an island off Cape Cod, architect Randall S. Walter designed a family retreat that offers energy efficiency, storm protection and a popular destination for extended family. The project used Integrity’s Wood Ultrex Double Hung, Awning and Picture Windows, as well as Wood Ultrex French Doors. Bensonwood Homes was nominated by Windows and Doors by Brownell and A.W. Hastings.
Pinnacle Custom Builders focuses on green building, historic restoration and custom homebuilding. Robert Soens Jr., president of Pinnacle Custom Builders, oversaw the remodeling of The Rebel Valley Project, a contemporary home in Vinings, Ga., built in 1974. The project included the addition of a new building envelope with rain-screen siding, a completely remodeled kitchen, and window and door replacement throughout the home to improve energy efficiency. Integrity’s All-Ultrex Casement, Awning and Custom Polygon Windows and an All-Ultrex Sliding Patio Door were used for this project. Pinnacle Custom Builders was nominated by Architectural Visions, Inc. and Super Enterprise.
Sellars Lathrop Architects specializes in residential renovations, additions and retrofits to meet modern living standards. To accommodate a growing family, owner and architect Ann Sellars Lathrop led the renovation of Bailey Residence, a 1950s Cape Cod in Westport, Conn. The roof was raised to create larger bedrooms and bathrooms, the kitchen and dining room were flipped to increase functionality through adjacency, a garage bay was converted to a mudroom/powder room/laundry area and a new front entry was improved with the addition of a front porch. The project features Wood Ultrex Casement, Awning and Picture Windows, along with Wood Ultrex Inswing French Doors. Sellars Lathrop Architects was nominated by Woodbury Supply and A.W. Hastings.
Imbue Design and Benchmark Modern specialize in custom, modern residential projects with emphasis on deliberate living, site-specific design and responsive, functional spaces. Matt Swindel of Imbue Design and Mark Haslam of Benchmark Modern teamed up to oversee construction of The Pasture Product, a single-story home in Holladay, Utah, that features an open floor plan, concrete floors, radiant heat and floor-to-ceiling windows. The project features Integrity Wood Ultrex windows and doors, along with a 36’ x 11’ Marvin Lift and Slide Door. Imbue Design and Benchmark Modern were nominated by All Purpose Windows.
Blue Sky Building Company builds retirement, vacation and second homes in the South Brunswick Island area of North Carolina. Builder Luke Perisich led the construction of The 40th Street Project, a Sunset Beach, N.C., vacation home and private residence intended to last for generations to come. That meant construction of a home built to withstand the region’s most severe weather conditions. The project includes Integrity IMPACT Double Hung Windows and French Doors, which are rated to withstand hurricane-force winds. Blue Sky Building Company was nominated by Guy C. Lee Building Materials.
Integrity will provide each Red Diamond Achiever and a guest with an all-expense paid VIP trip to Warroad, Minn., for events including a roundtable discussion; a tour of the Marvin Windows and Doors factory; dinner with Susan Marvin, president of Marvin Windows and Doors; and several other activities.
Additionally, each winner will be featured on IntegrityWindows.com with photos and information from their award-winning project submission. Winners also will receive a beautiful glass award, 200 print copies of case study cards, direct mail postcards and electronic files, recognition through Integrity’s social media outlets, and a $200 cash donation in the winner’s name to a charity of the winner’s choice.
“Good, honest business can weather nearly any storm,” Felling said. “As a company with a rich tradition, we appreciate businesses like our Red Diamond Achievers who have selected Integrity products as part of their enduring commitment to quality and excellence. We couldn’t be prouder knowing Integrity products have earned their trust.”