American Institute of Building Design (AIBD), California Society

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2015 AIBD Annual Design Awards

Best of Show: Colonial Style Pool House
Designer's Choice: Colonial Style Pool House
First Place: Custom Home, Colonial Style Pool House
First Place: Kitchen, Ranch House to Transitional Style Remodel
Second Place: Kitchen, 1970’s Ranch House Remodel
First Place: Bath, Ranch House to Transitional Style Remodel
Second Place: Bath, 1970’s Ranch House Remodel

2014 Annual Design Awards

Designers Choice Award: Contemporary Whole House Remodel
1st place: Architectural Feature: Custom Master Bed Design
2nd place: Classic Soapstone Kitchen Remodel
3rd place: Contemporary Kitchen Remodel

2013 Annual Design Awards

First Place: Remodel / Addition, Mountain Retreat
First Place: Kitchen Design, 1950's galley remodel
Second Place: Kitchen Design, 1970's ranch house goes modern
Third Place: Kitchen Design, Stone cooking niche
First Place: Architectural Feature: Rustic timber framing
Second Place: Architectural Feature: Natural tree bark

2009 Annual Design Awards

First Place - Design Feature, rustic design elements, Rustic Southwest Kitchen
Second Place - Kitchen Design, Rustic Southwest kitchen
Second Place - Remodel, Comtemporary Update and Addition

2008 Annual Design Awards

First Place - Custom kitchen design, Doo residence
Second Place - Custom kitchen design, Ordelheide residence
Third Place - Design Feature, kitchen island design, Doo residence

2007 Annual Design Awards

First Place - Design Feature, grand entry staircase
Second Place - Design Feature, custom copper hood
Third Place - Custom home over 2,600 square feet
Third Place - Design Feature, custom fireplace mantle


KDC Regional Peoples Choice Award

June 3, 2015 — Thanks to all those who voted on Facebook, Jim was awarded the Regional Peoples Choice Award (popular vote) for a bluff house kitchen remodel at the ‘2013-2014 KDC (Kitchen Design Contest) Best of the Best’ Awards!



HerLife Magazine, Central Valley

HerLife Magazine, Central Valley

In Her Kitchen with Dora Ericksen.

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Riggs Distributing Announces Their Sub-Zero And Wolf Kitchen Design Winners

People's Choice Award: Jim Madsen, Design Classics, designclassics.net.

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“Home Live”

In July of 2009, Jim appears on the nationally syndicated radio talk show, "Home Live" with Karl Champley (DIY Network, HGTV) and Alan Taylor.

Images from the Show

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A Countdown of Eight Great Design Ideas

Jim's "Fine Design" article is published in the American Institute of Building Design's national magazine, Design Lines.


"From House to Home"

July/August 2008 issue, Modesto/Merced area
Front cover photo and feature article, pages 32-35.

Click here to download a pdf of the article (1.86 MB PDF)


The “Cooper”

Custom copper hood designed by Jim Madsen was added to the RangeCraft line.
It is called the ”Cooper“.

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RangeCraft National Advertising Campaign

Features a custom copper hood and kitchen designed by Design Classics.

As seen in Kitchen & Bath Design News, 6/08 Edition
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The advertisment can also be seen in:

Western Interiors magazine
Signature Kitchen and Bath magazine


"Kitchen & Bath Design News"

Kitchen & Bath Design News, 8/07 Edition
Project case study, pages 44-45
"Kitchen Offers Colonial-Inspired Aesthetic"
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