Best of Houzz- Client Satisfaction 2014
“The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.” – Houzz Press Release
Water Smart– East Bay Municipal Utility District, July 2011
The WaterSmart Business Certification Program is rewarded to companies that achieve outstanding water efficiency.
The Merit Awards are awarded annually to projects which show the highest degree of design expertise and craftsmanship, along with “using dollars effectively.”
“Designer Maurice Levitch created an enchanting and comfortable spa-like atmosphere while maintaining the existing bath’s footprint and keeping the original window locations (a must-have for the client). A sleek standalone tub surrounded by crystalline green tile beckons, while a glass-enclosed shower replete with Grohe fixtures and teak wood flooring promises a luxurious bathing experience.”
Gold Nugget Award 2010
Maurice Levitch is the Green Point Rater for this award winning community in the West Portal area of San Francisco. Mark Nelson, the developer, met Maurice through the tours Maurice gave at his own Green Point Rated development in Berkeley- Seventh Haven Homes June 2010 – Arden Estates – Green Point Rated Community of the Year
Berkeley Design Advocates Award- 2010
Amanda’s Feel Good Fresh Food Restaurant. Berkeley Design Advocates Awards are made in acknowledgment of excellence in urban planning and architectural design and technology, innovative and creative design solutions, and historic preservation.
Achievement in Custom Home – Build It Green – GreenPoint Showcase- 2009
Qualified Remodeler Magazine- Top 500 Remodelers List
Staff at Qualified Remodeler magazine compared Levitch’s performance and services with those of other remodeling firms across the country, and have awarded Levitch Associates, Inc. a place in Top 500 list of remodeling firms for the last eight years.
Qualified- 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Build It Green, People’s Choice Award for Alameda County- 2006
Burcz Residence, Berkeley
“Diane and Doug Burcz’s green remodel of their 1922 Berkeley home proved a hit with tour-goers. The project team reconfigured the floorplan and added a skylight to create more openness and bring in daylight. They brought the interior up-to-date with contemporary finishes and environmentally friendly materials, including FSC-certified pine trim, recycled glass tiles, a new concrete slab with recycled fly ash content and a radiant heating system. Although the home was modernized, the owner and their Design/Build Architect, Levitch Associates, took care to preserve many original features: they reused existing doors in new locations, preserved hardwood floors and restored many older windows.”
CableRail™ Third Place- 2006
A growing family needed to add space to their existing one-story home. Emphasizing volume and natural light, the new stair to the second-story addition utilizes the CableRail system. The railing brings a modern note to the home, visually bridging the 1923 structure at the main level with the 2005 addition above.
“As a design/build architect and remodeling specialist, Maurice Levitch of Levitch Associates, Inc. had always helped clients select design elements and materials based on economic factors and aesthetics. Recently, the combination of a client’s request that he learn more about sustainable building and an employee’s suggestion that he get certified as a green builder prompted Levitch to take a closer look at green building philosophies and methods.
Coincidentally, Levitch and his wife Ruth were starting to remodel their 1923 home, where they had lived since 1993. The 1,500-square-foot bungalow had three bedrooms, one bath and no garage. The Levitches, who have two children, remodeled the existing structure and added a second floor, expanding the house to 3,000 square feet, including a 600-square-foot garage and basement. Levitch’s growing knowledge of green building inspired him to incorporate in his own home many strategies and materials that are healthy and that save energy and natural resources.”