Originally published in Business Digest, November 1998

Better Homes Awards

Thirty projects were recognized at the Home Builders Association of Northern Vermont Inc. 21st annual Better Homes Award Banquet in September. Andre Thibault received the association's lifetime achievement award for his dedication to affordable housing in Vermont. Thibault is life national director of the National Association of Home Builders. Mark Lords from the Snyder Companies in Essex Junction was named the 1998 T. Wayne Kondor builder of the year. The associate of the year award, presented to a non-builder member of the association, went to Larry Godard, owner of Closet Crafters in Williston.

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Gold: Robert Struble Construction, Colchester
Silver: Ovations, Williston
Bronze: Homestead Design Inc., Williston

PhotoCommercial renovation

Gold: Retrovest Associates Inc., Burlington

PhotoCondominium-Standard quality

Gold: Retrovest Associates Inc., Burlington

Residential renovation-Costs more than $25,000

Gold: Roundtree Construction, New Haven
Silver: Tom Moore Builder Inc., Underhill Center
Bronze: Distinctive Restoration Inc., Monkton

Single family home 1,500-2,000 SF-Standard quality

Gold: Reiss Building & Renovation, Hinesburg
Silver: Overlake Development Corp., Colchester

PhotoSingle family home 1,500-2,000 SF-Upgraded quality

Gold: Lundy Construction, Colchester

PhotoSingle family home 2,001-2,500 SF-Standard quality

Gold: Hergenrother Construction, Colchester

Single family home 2,001-2,500 SF-Standard quality

Gold: Hergenrother Construction, Colchester
Silver: C.C. Construction Co., Sheldon

PhotoSingle family home 2,001-2,500 SF-Upgraded

Gold: A.W. Clark & Son Inc., Waitsfield

Single family home 2,001-2,500 SF-Upgraded quality

Gold: A.W. Clark & Son Inc., Waitsfield
Silver: The Snyder Companies, Essex Junction

Single family home 2,501-3,000 SF-Standard quality

Gold: Master Built Construction, South Burlington

Single family home 2,501-3,000 SF-Upgraded quality

Gold: Sterling Construction Inc., Williston
Silver: R&L Taft Building Co., Shelburne

Single family home 3,001-4,000 SF-Cost less than $500,000

Gold: H.R. Thurgate & Son, Jericho
Silver: S.P. Larson Construction, Colchester
Bronze: Hubbard Construction, Williston

Luxury home $500,000-$1 million

Gold: Coastal Development Inc., Shelburne

Best kitchen less than $25,000

Gold: Coastal Development Inc., Shelburne
Silver: Master Built Construction, South Burlington
Bronze: Wesbuilt Co., South Burlington

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Best kitchen more than $25,000

Gold: Hubbard Construction, Williston

Best bathroom

Gold: Wesbuilt Co., South Burlington
Silver: Hubbard Construction, Williston
Bronze: R&L Taft Building Co., Shelburne

Environmental excellence and energy efficiency award

Reiss Building and Renovation, Hinesburg