Building With the Future in Mind Since 1955

What follows is the local PRESS RELEASE published on 1-20-17, announcing our receipt of this award for the fourth straight year!  And check out our presence on the HOUZZ website right HERE.

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

A-1 Builders & Adaptations Design Studio of Bellingham, a local design/build company has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 61 year old firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of  their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

Rick Dubrow in Bellingham, WA on Houzz

“We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including A-1 Builders & Adaptations Design Studio,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

Follow A-1 Builders & Adaptations Design Studio on Houzz right HERE or check out their website HERE.

About A-1 Builders & Adaptations Design Studio

The current incarnation of A-1 Builders began in Bellingham in 1976, when Rick Dubrow purchased the company whose roots extended back to 1955. Under Rick’s direction, A-1 Builders led the way in Whatcom County by introducing green building and green business practices. More recently, A-1 Builders has continued to commit to other market segments reflective of the company’s philosophy of thinking long-term. These areas of emphasis include the Universal Design and Aging-In-Place movements, and the importance of integrating sound design practices into the planning of every project. This design/build approach is anchored by the designers and showroom of Adaptations Design Studio. In late 2005 Cindi Landreth, Rick’s wife and owner of Landreth Home Design for 15 years, joined the company as co-owner and manager of Adaptations Design Studio. Over the years, A-1 Builders has been recognized with various awards and is a member, founder and/or supporter of a range of local organizations including Sustainable Connections and RE Sources.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit




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