HDR wins Contractor of the Year

New ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit)

We’d like to say congratulations to one of our clients, HDR Remodeling for taking the 2019 Contractor of the Year award from NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. We’d like to think our photography was instrumental in winning the award. This award is for an ADU, an Accessory Dwelling Unit. These projects are becoming quite popular in the San Francisco Bay Area where there is a high demand for housing. You can read more about this project on HDR’s website. We’ve photographed several ADU projects for HDR as well as those for several other clients.

Bay Area Remodeling Awards Winners

The Bay Area Remodeling Awards for 2018 were announced on  Wednesday evening April 11. The awards represent entries submitted by three chapters on NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry): San Francisco Bay Area, North Bay and Diablo Valley. A total of 19 awards were presented. We feel our photography was well represented with six projects representing six clients winning seven awards. One of the projects took the Judges’ Choice award in addition to winning in it’s own category.

Congratulations to Design Set Match, HDR Remodeling, The Architects Office, Leff Construction and Podesta Construction. The following photos represent each of the winning projects:

Winner of the 2018 Bay Area Remodeling Awards for Residential Bath Under $25,000.
Design Set Match

Winner of the 2018 Bay Area Remodeling Awards for Residential Detached Structure. HDR Remodeling, Inc. & Larson Shores Architects

Winner of the 2018 Bay Area Remodeling Awards for Entire House $750,001 to $1,000,000. LEFF Construction Design Build

Winner of the 2018 Bay Area Remodeling Awards for Residential Interior Under $75,000. Design Set Match & the Architects office

Winner of the 2018 Bay Area Remodeling Awards for Entire House $500,001 to $750,000. Podesta Construction, Inc.

Winner of the 2018 Bay Area Remodeling Awards for Judges’ Choice and Basement Over $100,000 Podesta Construction, Inc.


Bay Area Remodeling Awards

The Bay Area Remodeling Awards (BARA), also known as the “REMMIES,” are coming up. For more information on how to enter visit the San Francisco Bay Area NARI website. These awards feature some of the top remodeling firms in the Bay Area, covering the North Bay, East Bay and Diablo Valley areas.

2017 Bay Area Remodeling Awards

We’d like to give a shout out to several of our clients, Leff Construction Design/Build, Wilkinson Design+Construction, and the Architects office for taking awards at the 2017 Bay Area Remodeling Awards. Every year the San Francisco chapter of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) hosts an event to acknowledge the top remodeling projects in the Bay Area, inviting members of the San Francisco, Diablo Valley and North Bay chapters to participate.  This year NARI partnered with Modern Luxury Interiors Magazine to help facilitate the event. High quality photography is essential to preparing an award winning entry and we’d like to think our photography helped influence the judges.

Award Winning Clients

We’d like to congratulate two of our clients, The Architects office and Leff Construction for winning awards at the Bay Area Remodeling awards on Wednesday April 26th. The Architects office took the top award for an Entire House $250,000 to $500,000 range. The photo above shows the view from the deck.  Leff Construction Design/Build took top award for Entire House Over $1,000,000. The awards represent the best remodeling projects in the greater Bay Area, with three chapters of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry), covering the San Francisco Bay Area, North Bay and Diablo Valley.


Supplier of the Year Award

NARI Supplier of the Year Award. 2013. Treve Johnson Photography.

At the April 9 meeting of the San Francisco Bay Area NARI chapter, Treve Johnson Photography received recognition at the Supplier of the Year.  We’d like to thank all our NARI clients for the opportunity to serve you, and we’d also like to invite those of you in the remodeling industry to come and find out how you can benefit from NARI. Our next chapter meeting will be at on May 14, 2014, 6-8:30 at Jack London Kitchen and Bath.

Clients win REMMIES


The annual REMMIES award banquet took place on October 16 and a number of our clients took home awards. We’d particularly like to congratulate FMS Projects, HDR Remodeling, Leff Construction and Podesta Construction. We’ve put up a gallery of some of award winning entries that represent our work. The REMMIES is an awards program sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of NARI. The event encompasses three chapters, including the North Bay and Diablo Valley. This year we had a record turnout with over 150 people at the banquet with a good turnout from all three chapters.  The photograph shown here represents a new home built by Leff Construction.




Congratulations to our Award Winning Clients

Congratulations to FMS Projects, Leff Construction, and McCutcheon Construction, Inc. for taking first place in the REMMIES awards. McCutcheon had several enteries, and the two entries for which we provided photos won first in kitchen and bath categories and the kitchen took the grand prize as well.  The REMMIES is an annual design contest sponsored by the San Francisco chapter of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry). In this new economy you image is vital, and with so many people using the web to find you, having award winning photography to put on your website and in your marketing materials gives you an edge on the market. Now is the time to take action to make sure your photos are working for you. Call us at 510-841-0905.

Rise and Shine in 2011

It’s time to rise and shine and get to work on making 2011 a productive and profitable year. We photographed this bedroom recently for a new client,  Lockwood Electric Company of Novato.  One of Lockwood’s specialties is high end residential.  The bedroom illustrated here features fluorescent lights to highlight the ceiling and LED down lights.  Treve connected with Lockwood Electric through the North Bay chapter of NARI, the National Association of Remodeling Industries. Treve’s been involved with NARI for several years and has recently joined the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Chapter.

Kitchen for Leff Construction

Here’s a project we photographed for Leff Construction of Sebastapol.  The whole house had been remodeled and we spent a day and a half on this project photographing most of the interior spaces as well as some of the exterior spaces. We worked with Karen Ellis, the Marketing Director at Leff Construction. Karen was motivated to hire a professional photographer since Leff Construction is entering the project in design competitions.  She is planning to submit this project to NARI for the Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards.  Leff Construction focuses on green design. Karen says

we try to incorporate green practices in everything, and it can be quite subtle.  Most appliances are energy star rated, the toilets are usually dual flush, and new windows are always energy-use reducing.

The architect on the project was Marylyn Standley, and Karen says

She’s really wonderful and a good friend.

The kitchen designer is James Blair, DreamSpace Designs. James joined us for the photo shoot and helped with staging and art direction.  Having a good assortment of fresh flowers and produce really helps bring a kitchen to life. It doesn’t take much in the way of props, but I like to create an image where you feel like you can just step into the kitchen, and go to work.