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Glen Ellen home wins design award

Glen Ellen home wins design award


The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named LEFF Construction Design Build a 2021 regional winner in the “Entire House Over $1,000,000” category in its annual awards competition. The trade group received 435 entries valued at over $128 million in remodeling projects. This is the second year in a row that LEFF has won the award.

President and CEO Dave Leff is grateful. “This year, our crew completed their projects while maintaining superstrict safety protocols on our job sites to protect themselves, each other and especially, our clients and their families from COVID-19. All the LEFF teams deserve high praise for delivering another stunning project and for winning this award for the second year in a row.”

Leff founded the company in 1978, and recently created an employee stock option plan (ESOP), making LEFF Construction an employee- owned company. “Their dedication and longevity have more than earned us the opportunity to own the company together. And because employee ownership has a formidable advantage when recruiting and retaining top talent, we look forward to expanding our workforce with more talented and skilled employee-owners,” said Leff.

The winning entry is a family retreat in the wine country hills of Glen Ellen. There was so much deferred maintenance that the clients’ first intention was to demolish, then rebuild, the structure. Instead, an extensive interior and exterior whole-home remodel was designed and built in two phases. Safety features were a top priority in this renovation, with fire-resistant materials and a metal roof, smarthome security, and intuitive controls for lighting. Slate tile and other highly durable tile materials and easyclean counter surfaces are laid throughout the house. Founded in 1978 in Sebastopol, LEFF designs and builds residential remodeling and new home construction projects in Sonoma County.

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Glen Ellen home wins design awardGlen Ellen home wins design award