NEWS & RESOURCES

AWARDS

Our work has been awarded for excellence in design and construction by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) at the local, regional, and and national levels.

  • META Gold 2016, Residential Interior over $100,000
  • META Silver 2016, Residential Interior $100,000 to $250,000
  • META Silver 2016, Residential Interior under $100,000
  • META Platinum 2013, Residential Kitchen over $120,000
  • META Platinum 2013, Residential Kitchen $80,001 to $120,000
  • META Gold 2013, Residential Bath $30,000 to $60,000
  • National Contractor of the Year (CotY) 2010, Residential Kitchen over $120,000
  • Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) 2010, Region 7, Residential Kitchen over $120,000
  • META Gold 2010, Residential Kitchen over $120,000
  • Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) 2008, Entire House over $1,000,000
  • Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) 2008, Residential Kitchen over $100,000
  • META Gold 2008, Residential Kitchen over $100,000
  • META Judges Choice 1997, special recognition for excellence
  • Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) 1996, Residential Historical Renovation
  • META 1995, Residential Historical Renovation/Restoration
  • META 1995, Kitchen $25,000 & Over
  • META Honorable Mention 1994, Exterior Under $75,000

ARTICLES

"Do your homework before hiring a contractor."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 6/14/08.

"Best to leave care of stone and marble to a pro."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 10/20/07.

"There are good alternative to cedar shingles."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 9/29/07.

"Installing tile in your bathroom."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 9/8/07.

"How to pick a home design professional."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 7/8/07.

"Many choices and prices for countertops."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 4/14/07.

"Replacing front door is a good investment."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 3/17/07.

"Zoning rules key to planning a backyard studio."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 10/21/06.

"Coping with the rules for kitchen lighting."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 9/9/06.

"A checklist to help you choose a contractor for remodeling project."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 8/12/06.

"When it's time to choose lumber, go for straight, strong, and stable."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 7/22/06.

"Backyard hideaways."
House+Home article by Holly Hayes, San Jose Mercury News, 7/8/07.
Features a project by Clayton Nelson & Associates.

"Identifying the cause of 'erupting' tile in the bathroom."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 7/1/06.

"Mold and dry rot are signs that windows are leaking."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 6/3/06.

"Remodeling a home in winter."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 5/13/06.

"Cabinets from a factory or built locally?"
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 4/15/06.

"Fences, trellis, trees create private oasis."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 2/25/06.

"Homes architectural style is key in choosing siding."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 1/21/06.

"Building permits are required for good reasons."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 11/5/05.

"Tile can be used to mask damage on concrete patio."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 9/24/05.

"Home inspection may uncover other problems."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 9/17/05.

"Black 'dust' could be mold or termites."
Ask an Expert columnist Clayton Nelson, San Jose Mercury News, 7/2/05.

"Staying in character."
House+Home article by Kim Boatman, San Jose Mercury News, 5/28/04.
Features a project by Clayton Nelson & Associates.

"Showcase for real life."
Home & Garden article by Ann Seymour, San Jose Mercury News, 6/11/99.
Features a project by Clayton Nelson & Associates.