Wood-Mode Announces 75th Anniversary Design Awards Winners

Wood-Mode recently announced the winners of the first-ever Wood-Mode Design Awards contest. As part of the company’s 75th anniversary, it looked to celebrate great design by featuring designer projects showcasing custom Wood-Mode and Brookhaven cabinetry in spaces throughout the home. More than 560 premier designs were submitted from the Wood-Mode network of talented designers and dealers across North America.
 
“As part of our 75th anniversary celebration, we wanted to recognize and highlight the best-of-the-best projects that showcase Wood-Mode at the heart of the design,” said Brooks Gronlund, president and COO of Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry.
 
Award categories ranged from showroom displays and kitchen and bath projects to unique, innovative spaces utilizing the seemingly limitless customization options offered by the company.
 
All submissions were scored on a 20-point scale for lifestyle, creativity, and use of space.
 
Judging for the national categories was performed by two distinguished Wood-Mode alumni: John Troxell, former director of design, and Don O’Connor, former director of training. For more than 30 years apiece, both esteemed judges were instrumental in the evolution of the Wood-Mode brand and the aspirational lifestyle it has represented for many years.
 
Winners were recognized and celebrated at a reception during the Wood-Mode 2018 New Product Showcase, held September 17-18 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
 

National Kitchen - Andi Stephens and Becky Charton of Kitchen Distributors and Tablesetters, Inc.

National Bath - Julia Kleyman of Ulrich, Inc.

National Other Spaces - Susan E. Coleman of Easterly-Coleman Furniture

National Small Kitchen - Susan Fredman of Fredman Design Group

National Contemporary Space - Kris Atwood of Atwood: Fine Architectural Cabinetry and LS3P-Neal Prince Studio

National Transitional Space - Gail Bolling of The Kitchen Company

National Traditional Space - Kris Bilty and Jody Ryg of Renaissance Design & Renovation

President's Lifestyle - Tricia Bayer of Belle Kitchen

Showroom Design - Michael Rossman of Abruzzo Kitchen & Bath

Regional Design Awards

From coastal palettes to southwest themes, design style influenced by regional flavor was the emphasis behind the projects selected to be recognized and awarded within each Wood-Mode territorial region.

Territory 02 (PA, Baltimore, WV) - Melissa Sakell of Kenwood Kitchens

Territory 03 (North Central Region) - Michael Rossman of Abruzzo Kitchen & Bath

Territory 04 (New England) - Julie Lyons of Roomscapes Cabinetry & Design Center

Territory 08 (New York & Connecticut) - Lakshmi Sheth, Joanne Murphy and Noelle Wiswesser of Cabri, Inc.

Territory 11 (MI) - Bonnie Schut of Kitchen Design Studio

Territory 14 (IN, OH, KY, TN) - Laura Dalzell of Cabinets & Designs

Territory 15 (Central Region) - Scott Bogner of Kitchens, Inc.

Territory 16 (Mid-Atlantic & South) - Monique Poche Bennett of Cabinets by Design

Territory 18 (NJ and Philadelphia) - Rachel Hale of Colmar Kitchen Studio

Territory 22 (Southwest Region) - Rich Dicola of Gilmans Kitchens and Baths

Territory 23 (NY and Northern PA) - Heather Plano of L.A. Johnson 

Territory 25 (FL) - Dwayne Bergmann of Dwayne Bergmann Interiors

Territory 26 (South Central Region) - Micqui McGowen of Kitchen & Bath Concepts

Territory 30 (Northwest Region) - Brian Schoener of Schoener