While there is no greater honor than working with a family to create the custom home of their dreams, Orren Pickell has enjoyed and appreciated the recognition of his peers and industry-leading publications as one of the Midwest’s premier designers and builders for a significant portion of his career. His projects are regularly featured in magazines, trade publications and other local and national media, highlighting current trends and techniques or to demonstrate the unique features and spaces of his clients’ custom dream homes.

Furthermore, Pickell and his team have been honored with hundreds of awards for design creativity and innovation, as well as construction excellence throughout the years. With every project Orren Pickell Building Group undertakes, they strive to continue these winning efforts, whether it is designing and building a new custom home or remodeling projects of any size.

While Orren Pickell Building Group truly appreciates each award and acknowledgement, its greatest rewards are found in the years of enjoyment its clients experience in their homes with family and friends. When considering such a significant decision as to who will build your custom dream home or who to trust in the design and build-out of your next re-model, we hope you will see the following list of honors as confirmation that when you choose Orren Pickell Building Group, you are choosing a team dedicated to excellence and exceeding your every expectation.

We are very proud of the following awards and honors – a complete list of awards is available upon request:

CATEGORY YEAR AWARD LOCATION
Crystal Custom Home Award 2016 Crystal Key Bull Valley Residence
Excellence in New Construction 2016 Gold Key Chesterton, IN Residence
Excellence in New Construction 2016 Gold Key Lake Forest Residence
Excellence in New Construction 2016 Gold Key Hinsdale Residence
Excellence in Remodeling 2016 Gold Key Lake Forest Whole House Remodel
Excellence in Remodeling 2016 Gold Key Libertyville Kitchen Remodel
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home 2013 Gold Key Olympia Fields Residence
In Recognition of Innovation & Creativity – Remodeling 2013 Gold Key Lake Forest Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Whole House 2013 Gold Key Wilmette Residence
In Recognition of Innovation & Creativity – New Home 2012 Crystal Key Bannockburn “At Home Getaway” Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Room Addition 2012 Gold Key Chicago Residence
LBA – Parade of Homes Tour – Builders Choice Award 2011 Best Overall Layout Genoa City Residence
LBA – Parade of Homes Tour – Builders Choice Award 2011 Best Kitchen Genoa City Residence
LBA – Parade of Homes Tour – Builders Choice Award 2011 Best Front or Rear Elevation Genoa City Residence
In Recognition of Innovation & Creativity – Remodeling 2010 Crystal Key Highland Park Residence
In Recognition of Innovation & Creativity – New Home 2010 Crystal Key Bannockburn Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home 2010 Gold Key Wilmette Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home 2010 Gold Key Bannockburn Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Room Addition 2010 Gold Key Highland Park Residence
In Recognition of Innovation & Creativity – New Home 2009 Crystal Key Bannockburn Residence
In Recognition of Innovation & Creativity – Remodeling 2009 Crystal Key Lake Bluff Residence
Excellence in Arch. Design for Custom Home 4,201-4,900 sq. ft. 2009 Gold Key Lake Geneva Residence
Excellence in Arch. Design for Custom Home 4,901-5,600 sq. ft. 2009 Gold Key Bannockburn Residence
Excellence in Arch. Design for Custom Home 5,601-6,500 sq. ft 2009 Gold Key Bannockburn Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home 2009 Gold Key Elmhurst Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home 2009 Gold Key Mettawa Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home 2009 Gold Key Libertyville Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Whole House 2009 Gold Key Northfield Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Whole House 2009 Gold Key Northbrook Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Room Additions 2009 Gold Key Evanston Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Kitchens 2009 Silver Key Lake Bluff Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Baths 2009 Silver Key Lake Bluff Residence
In Recognition of Innovation & Creativity in a Model Home 2008 Crystal Key The Scottish Manor
In Recognition of Innovation & Creativity in a Custom Home 2008 Crystal Key The Scottish Manor
Excellence in New Home Construction for a Spec Home 2008 Gold Key The Scottish Manor
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home 2008 Gold Key The Scottish Manor
Excellence in Architectural Design for Custom Home 2008 Gold Key The Scottish Manor
Excellence in Architectural Design for Custom Home 2008 Gold Key Hinsdale Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home 2008 Gold Key Lake Geneva Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home 2008 Gold Key Hinsdale Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home 2008 Gold Key Glencoe Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Room Addition 2008 Gold Key Barrington Hills Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Kitchen Renovation 2008 Gold Key Woodstock Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Kitchen Renovation 2008 Gold Key Riverwoods Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home 2008 Silver Key Western Springs Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Whole House Renovation 2008 Silver Key Winnetka Residence
Excellence in Architectural Design for Custom Home 2008 Silver Key Lake Geneva Residence
Excellence in Architectural Design for Custom Home 2008 Silver Key Winnetka Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Bathroom Renovation 2008 Silver Key Glencoe Residence
Excellence in Architectural Design for Custom Home 2008 Bronze Key Western Springs Residence
In recognition of Innovation & Creativity in Remodeling 2007 Crystal Key Orren Pickell Design Showroom
Architectural Design for Custom Home 2007 Gold Key Northbrook Residence
Architectural Design for Custom Home 5,201 – 6,000 sq. ft. 2007 Gold Key Lake Geneva Residence
Architectural Design for Custom Home over 7,000 sq. ft. 2007 Silver Key Winnetka Residence
Custom Home 4,401 – 4,800 sq. ft. 2007 Silver Key Delavan Residence
Remodeling/Conversion Specialty Project 2007 Gold Key Orren Pickell Design Showroom
Remodeling/Conversion – Whole House 2007 Gold Key Northfield Residence
Remodel Chicagoland Tour – Best Whole House Renovation 2007 1st Place Northfield Residence
Remodel Chicagoland Tour 2007 Best in Show Northfield Residence
Custom Home 3,601 – 4,000 sq. ft. 2006 Gold Key Chicago Residence
Architectural Design for Custom Homes 4,001 – 4,400 sq. ft. 2006 Gold Key Green Oaks Residence
Architectural Design for Custom Homes 6,201 – 7,000 sq. ft. 2006 Gold Key Lake Geneva Residence
Architectural Design for Custom Homes 3,601 – 4,000 sq. ft. 2006 Gold Key Lake Geneva Residence
Custom Home for Sale or Sold 4,401 – 4,800 sq. ft. 2006 Silver Key Highland Park Residence
Architectural Design for Custom Homes 4,401 – 4,800 sq. ft. 2006 Silver Key Northbrook Residence
Remodeling/Conversion/Specialty Projects 2006 Silver Key Lincolnshire Residence
Architectural Design for Custom Homes 3,201 – 3,600 sq. ft. 2006 Silver Key Lake Geneva Residence
Remodeling/Conversion/Specialty Projects 2006 Bronze Key Lincolnshire Residence
Best Project Residential Specialty Item 2006 Chrysalis Award Lake Forest Residence
Best Design Build Whole House Remodel 2006 Chrysalis Award Chicago Residence
Remodeling Magazine Movers & Shakers Award 2006 Big 50 Award Orren Pickell Remodeling Group
Remodel Chicagoland Tour – Best Exterior 2006 1st Place Mettawa Residence
Best of the Best Design Awards – Finished Basement 2006 Bronze Award Lake Forest Residence
Outstanding Innovation & Creativity in New Home Construction 2005 Crystal Key Pickell Residence
Custom Home under 3,700 sq.ft. 2005 Gold Key Mettawa Residence
Architectural Design – Custom Home/One of a Kind 2005 Gold Key Pickell Residence
Custom Home 4,801 – 5,500 sq. ft. 2005 Gold Key Northbrook Residence
Architectural Design – Custom Home/One of a Kind 2005 Gold Key Deerfield Residence
Remodeling/Conversion – Kitchen & Baths 2005 Gold Key Bannockburn Residence
Custom Home over 7,501 sq.ft. 2005 Gold Key Bannockburn Residence
Architectural Design-Custom /One of a Kind over 7,001sq. ft. 2005 Gold Key Long Grove Residence
Remodeling/Conversion – Kitchen & Baths 2005 Gold Key Northfield Residence
Remodeling/Conversion – Whole House 2005 Silver Key Deerfield Residence
Remodeling/Conversion – Room Additions 2005 Silver Key Northfield Residence
Custom Home 3,701-4,200sq. ft. 2005 Silver Key Powers Lake Residence
Architectural Design – Custom /One of a Kind 4,001- 4,400 sq. ft. 2005 Silver Key Highland Park Residence
Remodeling/Conversion – Room Additions 2005 Silver Key Northbrook Residence
Custom Home 4,201-4,800sq. ft. 2005 Silver Key Northbrook Residence
Custom Home 5,501-7,500sq. ft. 2005 Bronze Key Long Grove Residence
Architectural Design – Custom Home/One of a Kind 2005 Bronze Key Libertyville Residence
Lake County Tour of Homes – Best Exterior 2005 People’s Choice Award The Tuscan Villa
Lake County Tour of Homes – Best Interior 2005 People’s Choice Award The Tuscan Villa
Design – Custom/One of a Kind 3,201-3,600 sq. ft. 2004 Gold Key Northbrook Residence
Architectural Design – Custom/One of a Kind 3,601-4,000 sq. ft. 2004 Gold Key Riverwoods Residence
Architectural Design – Custom/One of a Kind 4,401-4,800 sq. ft. 2004 Gold Key Glenview Residence
Architectural Design – Custom/One of a Kind 4,801-5,200 sq. ft. 2004 Gold Key The Design House
Semi-Custom and Spec Homes – under 4,000sq. ft. 2004 Gold Key Highland Park Residence
Architectural Design – Custom/One of a Kind – over 7,001 sq. ft. 2004 Silver Key Winnetka Residence
Custom Home 5,501 – 7,500sq. ft. 2004 Silver Key Lake Geneva Residence
Remodeling/Conversion – Room Additions 2004 Silver Key Barrington Residence
Architectural Design- Custom One of a Kind- under 3,200 sq. ft. 2004 Bronze Key Barrington Residence
Remodeling/Conversion- Kitchens & Baths 2004 Bronze Key Highland Park Residence
Constructech Magazine 2004 Vision Award Orren Pickell Designers & Builders
Design/Build Business Magazine. 2004 Leading Design/Build Firm Orren Pickell Builders Inc.
National Home Builders Association 2003 Best in American Living The Vacation House
In recognition of Innovation 2003 Pacesetter Award Orren Pickell Designers & Builders
Custom Home over 7,501 sq. ft. 2003 Gold Key Highland Park Residence
Custom/One of a Kind 4,401-4,800 sq. ft. 2003 Gold Key Glenview Residence
Custom/One of a Kind 4,001-4,400 sq. ft. 2003 Gold Key Lake Forest Residence
Single Family Detached over 3,801 sq. ft. 2003 Gold Key The Vacation House
Custom Home 5,001-7,500 sq. ft. 2003 Gold Key The Vacation House
Room Additions 2003 Gold Key Wilmette Residence
Whole House Remodel 2003 Gold Key Winnetka Residence
Custom Home 4,01-4,800 sq. ft. 2003 Silver Key Glencoe Residence
Spec. Home over 4,001 sq. ft. 2003 Silver Key The Vacation House
Special Projects 2003 Silver Key Winnetka Residence
Kitchens and Baths 2003 Bronze Key Wilmette Residence
Lake County Tour of Homes: Interior Design (Susan Fredman) 2003 1st Place The Vacation House
Lake County Tour of Homes: Kitchen Design 2003. 1st Place The Vacation House
Lake County Tour of Homes: Master Bath & Suite Design 2003 1st Place The Vacation House
Lake County Tour of Homes: Interior & Exterior Architecture 2003 1st Place The Vacation House
Chicago Home Book: Outstanding Design of Stairs & Railings 2003 Honorable Mention The Architect’s Cottage
Chicago Home Book: Excellence in Interior Design 2003 Honorable Mention Lake Forest Residence
Chicago Home Book: Outstanding Millwork 2003 Bronze Award Mettawa Residence
Chicago Home Book: Excellence in Custom Home Building 2003 Bronze Award. Renaissance.com House
Chicago Home Book: Outstanding Building Stone 2003 Silver Award The Architect’s Cottage
Chicago Home Book: Outstanding Ceramic Tile 2003 Silver Award The Architect’s Cottage
Chicago Home Book: Outstanding Custom/Windows & Doors 2003 Silver Award The Architect’s Cottage
Chicago Home Book: Outstanding Millwork 2003 Silver Award Renaissance.com House
Chicago Home Book: Excellence in Bath Design/Construction 2003 Silver Award Renaissance.com House
Chicago Home Book: Excellence in Interior Design 2003 Silver Award Long Grove Residence
Chicago Home Book: Excellence in Custom Home Building 2003 Silver Award The Jewel Box
Chicago Home Book: Excellence in Architecture over 5,000 sq. ft 2003 Silver Award Transition House
Chicago Home Book: Excellence in Architecture under 5,000 sq.ft 2003 Silver Award The Architect’s Cottage
Chicago Home Book: Outstanding Hardwood/Flooring 2003 Gold Award The Architect’s Cottage