2013 Qualif Rem Master Design Awards

Geno Benvenuti (shown left) participated as a judge for Qualified Remodeler Magazine, 2013 Master Design Awards.








Professional Remodeler Magazine chooses Geno Benvenuti of Benvenuti and Stein as a judge for Best of the Best Design Awards . . .

“2011 Design Awards-This Year’s Professional Remodeler Design Awards show a shift to more practical projects”
By Jonathan Sweet, Editor in Chief
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Picks of the Pros: Ask the experts for tips on products for your home

By: Paulette Dague
As published in American Dream Homes

…We’ve interviewed three home experts who work with material and product choices every day… “Custom cabinetry can add an important aesthetic to a room” says Benvenuti…





Contractors- Chicago Home Magazine picks some of the area’s best

As published in Chicago Home

The firms listed here are among the most respected in the area-experienced, able to solve complex problems, and aesthetically aware…And they’re masters at solving the practical problems standing between you and your dream home…






Spring Style- The State of the Home

As published in Midwest Living

EXTERIORS-…Builder Geno Benvenuti of Evanston, Illinois says “Homeowners are creating homes to please themselves now without worrying so much about resale value – Outdoor rooms are popular. We’re transitioning seamlessly from inside to out with long, tall windows and French doors.”…






Opposites Attract

By: Stacey Freed
As published in Upscale Remodeling

…Says one remodeling client, “We’re big fans, and it’s not just the craftmanship, it’s the way it’s delivered. We felt like family, and from the moment we moved in, it’s felt like home.”






Something Old, Something New

By: Anne Merrion Janis

As published in Winnetka Magazine

…”What we are seeing is a return to the past. What’s old is new again,” observes Geno Benvenuti of Benvenuti and Stein Builders, which has been honored with awards from the Glencoe and Winnetka Historic Preservation Commission for new home construction.




Lakeside View: A cramped ranch house expands into a spacious home with stunning water views

By: Casey Ellis
As published in House Beautiful Home Remodeling & Decorating

…”Faster finishing time is a major advantage of using a design/build firm that includes its own cabinet shop,” Geno Benvenuti says. “It makes it easier for us all to work together and tweak things along the way.”




Before & After Kitchens; Warm and welcoming, this kitchen is the hub of the house

By John Loecke
As published in Woman’s Day Specials: Home Remodeling & Makeovers

…To create this modern light-filled space, architect Jeff Herberholz relied on a palette of natural materials, like maple for cabinets, glass block for the backsplash, and teak for the counters…

Sunrooms Quick-Change Artist

As published in Better Homes & Gardens Simply Perfect Additions

…Thanks to the foresight of their designer-builder, the owners of this home dodged this remodeling challenge when they added a screen porch to the back their house…






Leading Residential Architects

As published in The Perfect Home Books – 2005

The driving force behind the success of Benvenuti and Stein is the company’s ability to design and build comfortable homes for the way its clientele want to live. Accordingly, each project begins with an in-depth assessment of the client’s needs and aspirations…




The Rest of the Best – Unfinished Craftmanship and Design

By: Casey Ellis

As published in Hardwood Floors Magazine- Floor of the Year 2001

This group is judged by the ASID judges on the craftmenship and the design compatibility of the flooring with other design elements in the room…






Before & After

By: Jeannie Mateucci
As published in Woman’s Day Kitchen & Baths

3 stories:

  • A better use of space is the secret to this successful kitchen remodel
  • Rich materials create a traditional kitchen with a masculine touch
  • A more efficient and spacious kitchen gives a chef a place to work his magic




Award Winner

As published in Pioneer Press

Design-build firm Benvenuti and Stein, Inc. of Evanston has won the 2006 Illinois Remodeler of the Year, sponsored by Qualified Remodeler magazine. The honor comes from Chrysalis Awards, an industry organization that has judged fine remodeling projects and companies around the country since 1993…






Get the Picture: Plasma TVs a Flat Fit

By Martha Russis
As published in Crain’s

…using a plasma to display artwork over a fireplace is a big selling point with clients. It can be done by hooking up to a computer and changing screensavers. Monet one week, van Gogh the next…



That’s Entertainment

As published in TCW

…It’s football season and that means only on thing: hours and hours in front of the TV…



Real Estate What’s New Looks Old

As published in Chicago Tribune

Custom Builder Benvenuti and Stein, Inc. of Evanston has won an award from the Glencoe Historic Preservation Commission for the design and construction of this house…







French Manners

As published in Great American Kitchens

When it came time for kitchen designer Geno Benvenuti to redesign the kitchen of a 1920’s French-style brick and stone manor house, he was fortunate enough to have a client who had done her homework and was willing to do considerably more…






Real Simple, Real Clean

By Meghan Haynes
As published in Professional Remodeler 4/1/2006

…In moving the kitchen to the back corner of the home, Benvenuti and Stein architect, Jeff Herberholz preserved the dining room and also created a sensible flow throughout the first floor, avoiding hallways…




City Planning

By Wendy A. Jordan
As published in Professional Remodeler 6/1/2003

…After such a strong client reference, Benvenuti says the homeowners were sold on his company before he met them. He used the initial meeting “to confirm that they had made the right decision”…