GAITHERSBURG, MD — The Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence has honored Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling of Suburban Maryland & Washington DC Paul Daviswith the top national achievement in this year's category of Residential Insurance Restoration, according to a press release.

The local franchise office won the award for a recent residential fire restoration and remodeling project over $450,000, the release stated.

"This remodeling project was not typical. The home was gutted by fire and the homeowners decided to turn the devastating experience into a positive one. They contracted with our Paul Davis office to redesign, add-on, and create the residence as their Paul Davisdream home," said Tom Plant, owner of Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling of Suburban Maryland and Washington DC.

According to the release, In addition to being a full-on rebuild and remodel of the home, before the actual remodel could begin, structural integrity had to be reinstituted; the fire burned so hot in the basement that the main steel beam for the house was literally bowed.

The Paul Davis entry was judged on the project's overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure, the release noted.

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