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 acknowledgment, 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:

CATEGORYYEARAWARDLOCATION
Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago – Best Custom Builder2018Best Custom BuilderJanuary 2018 Issue
Excellence in Housing Design 5,000-7,000 sq. ft.2017Crystal KeyNorthfield Residence
In Recognition of Outstanding Design 3,800-4,500 sq. ft.2017Platinum KeyMettawa “Maison Mettawa” Residence
Whole House Remodel 3,501-4,000 sq. ft.2017Platinum KeyGlenview Residence
In Recognition of Outstanding Design 6,000-7,000 sq. ft.2017Gold KeyNorthfield Residence
Whole House Remodel 3,001-3,500 sq. ft.2017Gold KeyGlenview Residence
Excellence in New Construction2016Gold KeyChesterton, IN Residence
Excellence in New Construction2016Gold KeyLake Forest Residence
Excellence in New Construction2016Gold KeyHinsdale Residence
Excellence in Remodeling2016Gold KeyLake Forest Whole House Remodel
Excellence in Remodeling2016Gold KeyLibertyville Kitchen Remodel
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home2013Gold KeyOlympia Fields Residence
In Recognition of Innovation & Creativity – Remodeling2013Gold KeyLake Forest Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Whole House2013Gold KeyWilmette Residence
In Recognition of Innovation & Creativity – New Home2012Crystal KeyBannockburn “At Home Getaway” Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Room Addition2012Gold KeyChicago Residence
LBA – Parade of Homes Tour – Builders Choice Award2011Best Overall LayoutGenoa City Residence
LBA – Parade of Homes Tour – Builders Choice Award2011Best KitchenGenoa City Residence
LBA – Parade of Homes Tour – Builders Choice Award2011Best Front or Rear ElevationGenoa City Residence
In Recognition of Innovation & Creativity – Remodeling2010Crystal KeyHighland Park Residence
In Recognition of Innovation & Creativity – New Home2010Crystal KeyBannockburn Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home2010Gold KeyWilmette Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home2010Gold KeyBannockburn Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Room Addition2010Gold KeyHighland Park Residence
In Recognition of Innovation & Creativity – New Home2009Crystal KeyBannockburn Residence
In Recognition of Innovation & Creativity – Remodeling2009Crystal KeyLake Bluff Residence
Excellence in Arch. Design for Custom Home 4,201-4,900 sq. ft.2009Gold KeyLake Geneva Residence
Excellence in Arch. Design for Custom Home 4,901-5,600 sq. ft.2009Gold KeyBannockburn Residence
Excellence in Arch. Design for Custom Home 5,601-6,500 sq. ft2009Gold KeyBannockburn Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home2009Gold KeyElmhurst Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home2009Gold KeyMettawa Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home2009Gold KeyLibertyville Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Whole House2009Gold KeyNorthfield Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Whole House2009Gold KeyNorthbrook Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Room Additions2009Gold KeyEvanston Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Kitchens2009Silver KeyLake Bluff Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Baths2009Silver KeyLake Bluff Residence
In Recognition of Innovation & Creativity in a Model Home2008Crystal KeyThe Scottish Manor
In Recognition of Innovation & Creativity in a Custom Home2008Crystal KeyThe Scottish Manor
Excellence in New Home Construction for a Spec Home2008Gold KeyThe Scottish Manor
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home2008Gold KeyThe Scottish Manor
Excellence in Architectural Design for Custom Home2008Gold KeyThe Scottish Manor
Excellence in Architectural Design for Custom Home2008Gold KeyHinsdale Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home2008Gold KeyLake Geneva Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home2008Gold KeyHinsdale Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home2008Gold KeyGlencoe Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Room Addition2008Gold KeyBarrington Hills Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Kitchen Renovation2008Gold KeyWoodstock Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Kitchen Renovation2008Gold KeyRiverwoods Residence
Excellence in New Home Construction for Custom Home2008Silver KeyWestern Springs Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Whole House Renovation2008Silver KeyWinnetka Residence
Excellence in Architectural Design for Custom Home2008Silver KeyLake Geneva Residence
Excellence in Architectural Design for Custom Home2008Silver KeyWinnetka Residence
Excellence in Remodeling – Bathroom Renovation2008Silver KeyGlencoe Residence
Excellence in Architectural Design for Custom Home2008Bronze KeyWestern Springs Residence
In recognition of Innovation & Creativity in Remodeling2007Crystal KeyOrren Pickell Design Showroom
Architectural Design for Custom Home2007Gold KeyNorthbrook Residence
Architectural Design for Custom Home 5,201 – 6,000 sq. ft.2007Gold KeyLake Geneva Residence
Architectural Design for Custom Home over 7,000 sq. ft.2007Silver KeyWinnetka Residence
Custom Home 4,401 – 4,800 sq. ft.2007Silver KeyDelavan Residence
Remodeling/Conversion Specialty Project2007Gold KeyOrren Pickell Design Showroom
Remodeling/Conversion – Whole House2007Gold KeyNorthfield Residence
Remodel Chicagoland Tour – Best Whole House Renovation20071st PlaceNorthfield Residence
Remodel Chicagoland Tour2007Best in ShowNorthfield Residence
Custom Home 3,601 – 4,000 sq. ft.2006Gold KeyChicago Residence
Architectural Design for Custom Homes 4,001 – 4,400 sq. ft.2006Gold KeyGreen Oaks Residence
Architectural Design for Custom Homes 6,201 – 7,000 sq. ft.2006Gold KeyLake Geneva Residence
Architectural Design for Custom Homes 3,601 – 4,000 sq. ft.2006Gold KeyLake Geneva Residence
Custom Home for Sale or Sold 4,401 – 4,800 sq. ft.2006Silver KeyHighland Park Residence
Architectural Design for Custom Homes 4,401 – 4,800 sq. ft.2006Silver KeyNorthbrook Residence
Remodeling/Conversion/Specialty Projects2006Silver KeyLincolnshire Residence
Architectural Design for Custom Homes 3,201 – 3,600 sq. ft.2006Silver KeyLake Geneva Residence
Remodeling/Conversion/Specialty Projects2006Bronze KeyLincolnshire Residence
Best Project Residential Specialty Item2006Chrysalis AwardLake Forest Residence
Best Design Build Whole House Remodel2006Chrysalis AwardChicago Residence
Remodeling Magazine Movers & Shakers Award2006Big 50 AwardOrren Pickell Remodeling Group
Remodel Chicagoland Tour – Best Exterior20061st PlaceMettawa Residence
Best of the Best Design Awards – Finished Basement2006Bronze AwardLake Forest Residence
Outstanding Innovation & Creativity in New Home Construction2005Crystal KeyPickell Residence
Custom Home under 3,700 sq.ft.2005Gold KeyMettawa Residence
Architectural Design – Custom Home/One of a Kind2005Gold KeyPickell Residence
Custom Home 4,801 – 5,500 sq. ft.2005Gold KeyNorthbrook Residence
Architectural Design – Custom Home/One of a Kind2005Gold KeyDeerfield Residence
Remodeling/Conversion – Kitchen & Baths2005Gold KeyBannockburn Residence
Custom Home over 7,501 sq.ft.2005Gold KeyBannockburn Residence
Architectural Design-Custom /One of a Kind over 7,001sq. ft.2005Gold KeyLong Grove Residence
Remodeling/Conversion – Kitchen & Baths2005Gold KeyNorthfield Residence
Remodeling/Conversion – Whole House2005Silver KeyDeerfield Residence
Remodeling/Conversion – Room Additions2005Silver KeyNorthfield Residence
Custom Home 3,701-4,200sq. ft.2005Silver KeyPowers Lake Residence
Architectural Design – Custom /One of a Kind 4,001- 4,400 sq. ft.2005Silver KeyHighland Park Residence
Remodeling/Conversion – Room Additions2005Silver KeyNorthbrook Residence
Custom Home 4,201-4,800sq. ft.2005Silver KeyNorthbrook Residence
Custom Home 5,501-7,500sq. ft.2005Bronze KeyLong Grove Residence
Architectural Design – Custom Home/One of a Kind2005Bronze KeyLibertyville Residence
Lake County Tour of Homes – Best Exterior2005People’s Choice AwardThe Tuscan Villa
Lake County Tour of Homes – Best Interior2005People’s Choice AwardThe Tuscan Villa
Design – Custom/One of a Kind 3,201-3,600 sq. ft.2004Gold KeyNorthbrook Residence
Architectural Design – Custom/One of a Kind 3,601-4,000 sq. ft.2004Gold KeyRiverwoods Residence
Architectural Design – Custom/One of a Kind 4,401-4,800 sq. ft.2004Gold KeyGlenview Residence
Architectural Design – Custom/One of a Kind 4,801-5,200 sq. ft.2004Gold KeyThe Design House
Semi-Custom and Spec Homes – under 4,000sq. ft.2004Gold KeyHighland Park Residence
Architectural Design – Custom/One of a Kind – over 7,001 sq. ft.2004Silver KeyWinnetka Residence
Custom Home 5,501 – 7,500sq. ft.2004Silver KeyLake Geneva Residence
Remodeling/Conversion – Room Additions2004Silver KeyBarrington Residence
Architectural Design- Custom One of a Kind- under 3,200 sq. ft.2004Bronze KeyBarrington Residence
Remodeling/Conversion- Kitchens & Baths2004Bronze KeyHighland Park Residence
Constructech Magazine2004Vision AwardOrren Pickell Designers & Builders
Design/Build Business Magazine.2004Leading Design/Build FirmOrren Pickell Builders Inc.
National Home Builders Association2003Best in American LivingThe Vacation House
In recognition of Innovation2003Pacesetter AwardOrren Pickell Designers & Builders
Custom Home over 7,501 sq. ft.2003Gold KeyHighland Park Residence
Custom/One of a Kind 4,401-4,800 sq. ft.2003Gold KeyGlenview Residence
Custom/One of a Kind 4,001-4,400 sq. ft.2003Gold KeyLake Forest Residence
Single Family Detached over 3,801 sq. ft.2003Gold KeyThe Vacation House
Custom Home 5,001-7,500 sq. ft.2003Gold KeyThe Vacation House
Room Additions2003Gold KeyWilmette Residence
Whole House Remodel2003Gold KeyWinnetka Residence
Custom Home 4,01-4,800 sq. ft.2003Silver KeyGlencoe Residence
Spec. Home over 4,001 sq. ft.2003Silver KeyThe Vacation House
Special Projects2003Silver KeyWinnetka Residence
Kitchens and Baths2003Bronze KeyWilmette Residence
Lake County Tour of Homes: Interior Design (Susan Fredman)20031st PlaceThe Vacation House
Lake County Tour of Homes: Kitchen Design2003.1st PlaceThe Vacation House
Lake County Tour of Homes: Master Bath & Suite Design20031st PlaceThe Vacation House
Lake County Tour of Homes: Interior & Exterior Architecture20031st PlaceThe Vacation House
Chicago Home Book: Outstanding Design of Stairs & Railings2003Honorable MentionThe Architect’s Cottage
Chicago Home Book: Excellence in Interior Design2003Honorable MentionLake Forest Residence
Chicago Home Book: Outstanding Millwork2003Bronze AwardMettawa Residence
Chicago Home Book: Excellence in Custom Home Building2003Bronze Award.Renaissance.com House
Chicago Home Book: Outstanding Building Stone2003Silver AwardThe Architect’s Cottage
Chicago Home Book: Outstanding Ceramic Tile2003Silver AwardThe Architect’s Cottage
Chicago Home Book: Outstanding Custom/Windows & Doors2003Silver AwardThe Architect’s Cottage
Chicago Home Book: Outstanding Millwork2003Silver AwardRenaissance.com House
Chicago Home Book: Excellence in Bath Design/Construction2003Silver AwardRenaissance.com House
Chicago Home Book: Excellence in Interior Design2003Silver AwardLong Grove Residence
Chicago Home Book: Excellence in Custom Home Building2003Silver AwardThe Jewel Box
Chicago Home Book: Excellence in Architecture over 5,000 sq. ft2003Silver AwardTransition House
Chicago Home Book: Excellence in Architecture under 5,000 sq.ft2003Silver AwardThe Architect’s Cottage
Chicago Home Book: Outstanding Hardwood/Flooring2003Gold AwardThe Architect’s Cottage