CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ — Charlie Allen Restorations, the Cambridge, MA firm specializing in the meticulous restoration of period homes, has been named to Remodeling magazine’s annual Big50 List. The company was specifically recognized for “Fine Design,” a category honoring remodelers with particularly high aesthetic standards. “We are honored to join the industry’s best as a member of the 2008 Big50,” says Charlie Allen, founder of the Cambridge-based firm. “This important acknowledgment by Remodeling magazine results from the talent, hard work, and dedication of every member of the Charlie Allen Restorations team.”

Each year, Remodeling magazine inducts 50 companies who have set the standard for professionalism and integrity through smart marketing, exemplary business practices, unique design, and extraordinary impact in their community or the industry at large. Big50 remodelers run successful, often growing, companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising industry standards.

Remodeling editors, columnists, industry leaders, and the companies themselves make the nominations each year. Following a lengthy evaluation process – which includes interviewing people at the nominated companies, and often interviewing their competitors, suppliers, and subcontractors – Remodeling’s editors select the 50 remodelers who exemplify the very best of the industry that year, and who have something to offer other remodelers in proven practices. Winners are selected in eight categories: business savvy, fine design, industry impact, market wise, movers & shakers, niches, sales and marketing, and teamwork. This year’s awards were presented at a gala dinner at the Remodeling Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 5, 2008. Winning companies are featured in the May issue of Remodeling magazine.

Remodeling magazine, published by Hanley Wood, LLC, is the leading publication in the home improvement industry. Designed to address the specific concerns of residential remodeling pros, the magazine is both a business tool and an industry leader for a market that is projected to top $300 billion in 2009.

Charlie Allen Restorations is an award-winning firm specializing in the seamless integration of modern amenities into period homes while retaining original period details. Charlie Allen Restorations combines expert tradespeople and established project management techniques to deliver exceptional customer satisfaction.