Accolades

Awards

2015

Best of Houzz Awards – Design & Service

 

Grand Aurora Award – Bath $2,000,001-$3,000,000
– Aurora award, Bath $1,000,001-$2,000,000
– Aurora Award, Bath $2,000,001- $3,000,000
– Aurora Award, Interior Merchandising $1,500,001$2,000,000
– Aurora Award, Natural Gas Home $1,500,001$2,000,000

 

Gold Nugget Award – Merit Award for Custom Home under 4,000 sq. ft, Pacific Coast Builders Conference

 

Parade of Homes – Merit Award Custom Home, Greater Orlando Builders Association

 

American Residential Design Awards, AIBD
– ARDA Award, Custom Home
– ARDA Award, Custom Home
– ARDA Award, Outdoor Living
– ARDA Award, Green Design
– ARDA Award, Custom Home Conceptual Design
– ARDA Award, Community Conceptual Design

 

Major Achievement Award – Best Interior Design, Greater Orlando Builders Association

 

Best in American Living Awards,  NAHB
–    Gold Award, Design Detail

2014

Orlando’s Best Architecture Firm, Orlando Business Journal’s Readers’ Choice

 

Contractor of the Year, The American Institute of Architects Orlando Chapter (AIA)

 

Best of Houzz Awards – Design & Service

 

Parade of Homes – First Place Custom Home, Greater Orlando Builders Association

 

Major Achievement Award – Best Interior Design, HBA of Metro Orlando

 

Grand Aurora Award – Detached Single Family Home $1,000,000-$1,500,000
–    Aurora Award, Detached Single Family Home $1,000,000-$1,500,000
–    Aurora Award, Kitchen $1,000,001-$2,000,000
–    Aurora Award, Kitchen over $3,000,001
–    Aurora Award, Bath $1,000,001-$2,000,000
–    Aurora Award, Green New Construction $1,000,000 – $2,000,000
–    Aurora Award, Energy Efficient Home
–    Aurora Award, Landscape Design/Pool Design

 

Best in American Living Awards,  NAHB
–    Gold Award, Design Detail
–    Silver Award, One-of-a-Kind Custom Home up to 4,000 sq. ft.
–    Silver Award, Green-Built Home

 

American Residential Design Awards AIBD
–    First Place, Green Design
–    Second Place, Conceptual Design
–    Second Place, House Plan 2,501 to 4,000 sf
–    Second Place, House Plan 4,001 sf & above

 

Global Winner – 2nd Place Contemporary Kitchen, Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest

2013

National Custom Home Builder of the Year,  National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

 

Builder of the Year, Master Custom Builder Council (MCBC)

 

Orlando’s Best Architect, Orlando Life‘s “Simply the Best”

 

Orlando’s Best Architecture Firm, Orlando Business Journal’s Readers’ Choice

 

Orlando’s Best Interior Designer, Orlando Life‘s Readers’ Choice Awards

 

Golden 100 – Orlando Business Journal’s 100 Top Privately Held Companies

 

Best of Houzz 2013

 

Best in American Living Awards – “Room of the Year” Winner, NAHB
– “Room of the Year”, Kitchen
– Platinum Award, Kitchen
– Platinum Award, Bath

 

Parade of Homes – “Grand Award Winner – Remodel”, HBA of Metro Orlando
– Grand Award, Remodel
– First Place, Whole House Remodel $500K+

 

Fall Parade of Homes – First Place, Custom Home Over 1M, HBA of Metro Orlando

 

Project of the Year Award, Professional Remodeler magazine

 

The Nationals Awards of Excellence, National Association of Home Builders
– Gold Award, Outdoor Living Space
– Silver Award, Architectural Design of a One-of-a-Kind Home

 

Grand Aurora Award – Interior Merchandising $1,500,000-$2,000,000

Grand Aurora Award – Water-Wise Home

  • Aurora Award, Whole House Renovation Over $100,000
  • Aurora Award, Interior Detailing $1,000,001-$2,000,000
  • Aurora Award, Interior Merchandising $1,500,000-$2,000,000
  • Aurora Award, Interior Merchandising over $3,000,001
  • Aurora Award, Kitchen $1,000,001-$2,000,000
  • Aurora Award, Kitchen over $3,000,001
  • Aurora Award, Bath $1,000,001-$2,000,000
  • Aurora Award, Green Construction Over $100,000
  • Aurora Award, Energy Efficient Home
  • Aurora Award, Water-Wise Home
  • Aurora Award, Landscape Design/Pool Design

American Residential Design Awards, AIBD
– First Place, Green Design
– Second Place, Custom Luxury Homes 6,501 sq ft & over
– Second Place, Renovations 1,500 sq ft additions & over

2012

Orlando’s Best Architect, Orlando Home & Leisure

 

Orlando’s Best Architecture Firm, Orlando Business Journal’s Readers’ Choice

 

Orlando’s Largest Custom Home Builder, Orlando Business Journal

 

Orlando’s Business Owner of the Year, Orlando Business Journal

 

Golden 100 – Orlando’s 100 Top Privately Held CompaniesOrlando Business Journal

 

Architect, Builder & Interior Designer of “The 2012 New American Home”, NAHB

 

Highest Scoring Certified Green Home in Florida, Florida Green Building Coalition

 

Best Americas Architecture- Single Family Residence, International Property Awards

 

Orlando’s “Home of the Year”Orlando Home & Leisure
– 
Home of the Year
– Kitchen of the Year
– Living Room of the Year
– Specialty Room of the Year
– Outdoor Living Space of the Year

Golden Aurora Award – “Best of Show”, Southeast Building Conference

  • Grand Aurora Award, “Best of State” – Florida
  • Grand Aurora Award, “Best of State” – Alabama
  • Grand Aurora Award, Custom Home, One-of-a-Kind $2,000,001 – $3,000,000
  • Grand Aurora Award, Green Construction – New Construction $1,000,001 – $2,000,000
  • Grand Aurora Award, Green Construction Demonstration Model
  • Grand Aurora Award, Best Energy Efficient Home
  • Grand Aurora Award, Best Solar Energy Efficient House
  • Grand Aurora Award, Best Natural Gas Single Family Home
  • Aurora Award, Custom Home, One-of-a-Kind $1,000,001 – $1,500,000
  • Aurora Award, Custom Home, One-of-a-Kind $2,000,001 – 3,000,000
  • Aurora Award, Custom Home, One-of-a-Kind over $3,000,001
  • Aurora Award, Interior Detailing over $2,000,001
  • Aurora Award, Green Construction – New Construction $1,000,001 – $2,000,000
  • Aurora Award, Green Construction – New Construction over $2,000,001
  • Aurora Award, Green Construction – Demonstration Model
  • Aurora Award, Best Energy Efficient Home
  • Aurora Award, Best Solar Energy Efficient House
  • Aurora Award, Best Natural Gas Single Family Home
  • Aurora Award, Best Water-Wise Home
  • Aurora Award, Concept Award Winner

Parade of Homes – “Grand Award Winner”, HBA of Metro Orlando

  • Grand Award – Custom Home
  • Grand Award – Remodel
  • First Place – Custom Home $2M +
  • First Place – Whole House Remodel $500K +
  • Merit Award – Designers’ Choice Award
  • LEEDer Award for “Green” Building

Major Achievement Award – “Best Interior Design”, HBA of Metro Orlando

 

Gold Nugget Awards, Pacific Coast Builders Conference

  • Grand Award, Indoor/Outdoor Space
  • Merit Award, Best Custom Home 3,000 – 5,000 sq. ft.

Design Excellence Awards, Residential Design & Build magazine

  • Best Custom Home 4,000 – 4,999 sq ft
  • Best Green Home
  • Best Outdoor Living
  • Best Specialty Room
  • Best Use of Technology

American Residential Design Awards,  AIBD

  • First Place – Custom Luxury Homes, 4,001 – 5,000 sf
  • Second Place – Green Design

Best in American Living Awards, NAHB

  • Silver Award, One-of-a-Kind Custom Home up to 4,000 sq. ft.
  • Silver Award, One-of-a-Kind Custom Home over 6,501 sq. ft.

Design Awards, Professional Builder magazine

  • Silver Award, One-of-a-Kind Custom Home, La Belle
  • Silver Awards, One-of-a-Kind Custom Home, Miwa

The Nationals Awards of Excellence, National Association of Home Builders

  • Gold Award, Best Outdoor Living Space
  • Silver Award, Architectural Design- One-of-a-Kind Detached
  • Silver Award, Website – Builder

The American Institute of Architects, Orlando Chapter

  • Residential Design, Award of Merit
  • Sustainable Design, Award of Merit

Residential Coverings AwardCoverings Show

2011

Golden 100 – Orlando Business Journal’s 100 Top Privately Held Companies

Best in American Living Awards, “Home of the Year”, NAHB

  • Home of the Year
  • Best in the Southeast Region
  • Platinum Award – One-of-a-Kind Home 4,001 – 6,500 sq. ft.
  • Silver Award – Interior Design
  • Silver Award – Design Detail

Orlando’s Home of the YearOrlando Home & Leisure

  • Home of the Year
  • Kitchen of the Year
  • Living Room of the Year
  • Specialty Room of the Year
  • Outdoor Living Space of the Year

American Residential Design Awards  – “Best of Show”,  AIBD

  • Best of Show
  • First Place – Custom Luxury Homes, 5,001 – 6,500 sf
  • First Place – Custom Luxury Homes, 4,001 – 5,000 sf
  • First Place – Renovations, 1,500 sf & over
  • First Place – Published Designs, 2,500 sf & under
  • Second Place – Conceptual Designs, 4,001 sf & over

Golden Aurora Award  – “Best of Show”, Southeast Building Conference

  • Grand Aurora Award – “Best of State”
  • Grand Aurora Award – Custom Home over $3,000,001
  • Grand Aurora Award – Kitchen over  $3,000,001
  • Aurora Award – Custom Home over $3,000,001
  • Aurora Award – Kitchen over $3,000,001
  • Aurora Award – Interior Detailing over $3,000,001
  • Aurora Award – Interior Merchandising over $3,000,001

Parade of Homes – “Grand Award Winner”, HBA of Metro Orlando

  • Grand Award – Custom Home
  • First Place – Custom Home $4M +
  • Merit Award – Custom Home $4M +

Design Excellence Awards, Residential Design & Build magazine

  • Best Master Suite
  • Best Great Room
  • Best Home Office

Keep Winter Park Beautiful – “Green Business” Award

Watermark Award – Bathroom Design, BUILDER magazine

Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 Remodelers – Number 391 in the United States

Best of the Best Design Platinum Award – Whole-House Remodel $300,000 to $750,000

MAME Awards

  • Best Website for a Custom Builder
  • Best Advertising/Promotions Award

Pubby Award Remodel of the Year – Remodel $250,000 +

2010

Orlando’s Best Custom Home Builder – Readers’ Choice WinnerOrlando Business Journal

American Residential Design Awards  – “Best of Show”,  AIBD

  • Best of Show
  • First Place, Custom Luxury Homes, 3,000 – 4,000 sf
  • First Place, Green Design
  • First Place, Published Design, 2,500 – 4,000 sf.
  • First Place, Published Design, 4,000 sf & over
  • Second Place, Custom Luxury Homes, 4,000 – 5,000 sf
  • Second Place, Renovation, 1,500 sf. & over

Parade of Homes – “Grand Award Winner”, HBA of Metro Orlando

  • Grand Award, Custom Home
  • Best Outdoor Living Space

Keep Winter Park Beautiful – Beautification Award

Best Contemporary Design – Green Builder magazine

Orlando Home & Leisure’s

  • Bath of the Year
  • Specialty Room of the Year
  • Landscape of the Year

Best in American Living Platinum Award – Bathroom Design

Master Design Award – Silver, Whole House Remodel under $200,000, Qualified Remodelermagazine

Design Excellence Awards,  Residential Design & Build magazine

  • Bathroom
  • Use of Technology (Retractable Screens)

Aurora Design Concept AwardSoutheast Building Conference
Grand Aurora Award 
– Custom Home $1,500,001 – $2,000,000
Grand Aurora Award 
– Remodeling under $100,000

  • Aurora Award – Custom Home $1,500,001 – $2,000,000
  • Aurora Award – Remodeling under $100,000

Watermark Master Bath Special Focus Award, BUILDER magazine & Custom Home magazine

Green Whole House & Green Bath Featured Project, Coverings Show

The Nationals Awards of Excellence,  National Association of Home Buiders

  • Silver Award, Best on the Boards Single Family Home
  • Silver Award, Best Unique Space

MAME Leadership Award

National Chrysalis Award Winner – Whole House Remodel under $250K

Regional Chrysalis Award Winner – Kitchen Remodel under $50K

Publications

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Testimonials

Chuck & Gayla Link
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Phil’s wonderful design and execution perfectly matched our vision of what our home and its function should be. The positioning of the home on the lot couldn’t have been more perfect. It was very important to us that the sun not bake us through the windows so Phil used a template to show us how the arch of the sun would move over the house. This was huge for us. During the building process, Phil incorporated our after thoughts and made them look like they were planned. When things seemed structurally impossible he made it work. Phil even designed our furniture layout and helped select colors and materials – we completely trust his taste. Every bit of our home fits our lifestyles perfectly and we receive so many compliments on it. Design wise you couldn’t beat it.
Rusty & Lisa Alexander
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Working with Phil is an absolute pleasure. We are commercial and residential builders in North Alabama. The inspiration for our dream home was the works of Frank Lloyd Wright. We met Phil at the International Builders Show in Orlando several years ago. We were instantly drawn to some of his design concepts which inspired us to have Phil design our home. Phil listened to what we wanted and artistically drew and designed our home to perfection. He was truly as passionate about this project as we were. Phil’s attention to detail is infinite. He took our ideas and made them all incredible. We can’t say enough about our experience. There is an awesome energy that flows through his entire staff. Without a doubt, our home project is a dream come true that was made possible by Phil Kean Design Group!!!

Jim Hoover
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I bought my house 6 years ago with the intention that at some point I would remodel or sell it and find something more my style. With the housing market decline, I started rethinking my prospects and over the course of speaking with several Architects, became fairly frustrated with my options. After thousands of dollars on plans that never addressed what I really wanted, I spoke to a friend and he said to see Phil Kean. That first meeting we talked about the general goals I had, what I’ve seen that I liked, particularly homes he had done and budget. Phil went off and in no time had what I wanted entered in 3D and ready to review.

I now have a home that is a personal joy with features that make living in it a pleasure. That’s the benefit of working with someone who’s used to doing things for clients that have specific tastes. It’s been 9 months and I am as happy today as the first week I moved in. My expectations were exceeded repeatedly, not just by Phil’s design (which is amazing) but by everyone I had the pleasure of working with.
Lynn & Dan Bachrach
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Our experience with Phil Kean Designs was everything we had hoped for when building our family home. From the exchange of ideas to execution of the design through the final construction, we were true teammates. We hope to have the opportunity to work with Phil and his staff again one day in the future.
Kevin Jaxon & Alex Laverty
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Phil and his team are some of the most professional people we have ever had the pleasure to work with. From design to construction we were constantly informed of progress, issues as they arose, and most importantly frequent budget reviews. For the first 8 months this was done while we lived overseas. We were never placed on hold or given the “run around” and Phil himself was always present with his steadfast guidance. Many times I found Phil wandering the site making sure that everything was to our satisfaction. Not many firms provide this type of personal service. Whenever we decide to build our next home, we would definitely choose Phil and his dedicated team to do the job… no questions asked.
Larry & Marianne Nieves
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Starting from the beginning we were planning to buy 2 lots in Winter Park to build on and it was extremely important that we pick the very best builder. Once we met Phil we both knew that he was the right person for the job. His architectural vision, calm demeanor, and listening skills are second to none. The process of building our home was emotional and Phil and his team stepped up to the plate and held our hands through the entire process. When our home was finished and all the furniture and accessories were going in…it was at that moment we knew how incredibly happy we would be living in our new home. Everyday that we live in our beautiful home we love it more and more.
Dave & Anna Goldsmith
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To perspective clients, we have been in our beautiful home just under a year and the phrase “We love our builder” continues to be used. While there are a host of fine builders in the area, the list thins out considerably after production satisfaction is weighed in. Phil Kean and his support staff are second to none for client satisfaction. We can’t tell you the number of our freinds who continue to tell us the horror stories involved with their dream projects. It is truly an experience we would repeat again and again.
Sal & Susan Lanza
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After having lived in a traditional home for many years, when we relocated back to Winter Park, Florida, we were drawn to the classic modern style, with elegant, clean lines, and simplicity of Phil Kean’s homes. During the design phase, Phil really got to know us, and what we wanted in our home. Having been involved with the design and home-building process from the beginning we know that Phil emphasizes quality in all aspects of the home he builds. These features also provide energy efficiency and durability to our home, and we were able to achieve LEED platinum certification upon completion. We put our trust in him and we could not have been more satisfied. We love the warm, modern feel of our home, and the outdoor area, including the garden and water features incorporated into the design, make our home Zen-like. Everyday we enjoy being in this beautiful space we call home!
Phil Kean Design Group. Designing and Originating Dream Homes for over 30 Years.