Jackson has REX appeal

Jackson Remodeling, a Queen Anne design/build firm, has been making a habit of collecting prizes.

Several weeks ago, on June 16,Jackson took home the grand prize in two categories at the REX awards. The awards - the Seattle area's highest remodeling honors - are sponsored each spring by the Remodelers Council of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties.

In addition to the two trophies, the Jackson team collected three Merit Awards, which are issued when the judges, a panel of impartial industry professionals, vote in a virtual tie.

Now the firm has scored big at the BIAW (Building Industry Association of Washington) REX awards given June 27. That means Jackson has been recognized at both the local and state levels for Best Major Remodel, for a whole-house remodel and second-story addition in the Wedgwood neighborhood.

The judges were impressed with how Jackson's design team dramatically transformed the 1960 home, while maintaining the scale and feel of the surrounding neighborhood. The same project was recognized in the Universal Design category, features making the home wheelchair accessible for a family member of the homeowners.

At the June 16 awards the same house won Jackson the Best Kitchen award in the top price category. In accepting these awards, Erik Jackson recognized lead carpenter Richard Williams and designer Michelle Molloy.

Jackson's Merit awards signify that their projects received at least 80 percent as many votes as the winners in their categories. The first was bestowed on a "Built Green" Wallingford second-story addition, constructed with sustainably harvested lumber, solvent-free paints and finishes, and solar heat and hot water. Jackson was also recognized with Merit awards for a West Seattle kitchen remodel and a polished concrete fireplace mantel and hearth on Queen Anne Hill.

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