Awards & Certifications

The Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award was initiated 38 years ago to recognize remodelers, architects, builders, kitchen and bath specialists and other professionals for outstanding project design and construction. Morey Construction won the Silver award in 2012 for renovating the exterior of a dated facade pictured on the cover of Qualified Remodeler magazine. Click to view this award-winning project…

Remodeling’s Big 50 Award. Every year since 1986, Remodeling has searched for 50 remodelers at the top of their field. They are usually skilled craftspeople who are meticulous is their execution. Most important they’re open to learning something new, whether it’s a cutting edge building technique or digitally savvy marketing plan. Hanley Woods Remodeling Magazine inducted Morey Construction into the exclusive membership of Big50 award winners at the Remodeling Leadership Conference on May 19, 2005 for fine design.

Builder Magazine 2008 Watermark Award for Merit, best kitchen in a single-family detached remodel home. Opening up the floor plan was a remodeling priority for an empty nester couple, but there was one small problem: the kitchen wall slated for removal was a conduit for a plumbing line coming down from the second floor. Morey Construction turned the situation into a design plus by tucking the mechanicals neatly inside two decorative columns and a ceiling soffit. In this same vein, a conspicuous drop beam extending from kitchen to family room was integrated into a coffered ceiling that ties the two realms together. It all looks intentional, uncluttered, and seamless.

The NAHB Homes for Life Award of excellence, recognizing excellent remodeling work for aging in place and universal design, was given to Ben Morey, CGR, CAPS, CGP of Morey Construction in Signal Hill, CA. It was under the “Major Space” remodel category for remodeling a master bedroom and bath for a couple. Accessibility for the wheelchair-using husband was enhanced by expanding the space, installing low cabinets, and designing a deep walk-in closet. Additionally, the bathroom was improved with roll under sink, roll-in shower with handheld shower heads, and angled mirror. Luxury details, such as a towel warmer next to the shower and sophisticated design details provided elegance to the new remodeled rooms.

Remodeling Industry’s Top Icon Award 2009 goes to local contractor, Ben Morey. The ICON Awards are given out yearly to members of the council that are at the pinnacle of their profession. The award recipients have forged proven, positive relationships with their communities as well as their professional peers.

NAHB Remodeler of the Month 2007. The NAHB has acknowledged Ben Morey for his outstanding customer service, quality work, community involvement, and dedication to the industry. Out of numerous entries received nationwide, Ben was selected Remodeler of the Month for August 2007. He was spotlighted in the August edition of Qualified Remodeler Magazine. Ben has been a driving force for revisions within this local NAHB Remodelers chapter. he has pushed the council to offer more educational opportunities and quality programs to the members. He is continuously at work networking in the Southern California area to raise the bar in business and public perception about construction.

The Southern California Builders Association’s highest award is the Lifetime Service Award. Ben Morey is an accredited instructor for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) on Design/Build and Business Management and has been on the BIA for over 15 years. In 2014 Ben Morey received the Lifetime Service Award in appreciation for outstanding and dedicated service to the association, councils and the building industry.

Recipient of GuildMaster with Distinction in 2008, 2010, 2012. “To be eligible got an award, a GuildQuality member must have achieved a recommendation rate of 90% or greater and at least 70% of their customer must have completed a customer satisfaction survey. For those eligible, GuildQuality then applies additional customer satisfaction metrics it deems indicative of superior customer service to generate the final list of Award winners.

The GuildMaster Award 2009. Morey Remodeling Group is awarded prestigious ‘GuildMaster’ 2 years in a row! With over 8,000 companies in the building industry throughout the nation considered each year, only 94 homebuilders, contractors, developers and home service companies made the cut. In 2009 we were recognized for our superlative performance in customer service and satisfaction.

How we work really sets us apart and having a team that reflects Ben’s personal thinking on the way of doing things; “educate, and then make decisions, in a friendly helpful way”, creates a relationship that not only goes beyond remodeling, but creates friendships that last a life time.


Build it Green Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP). A CGP is one of a select group of professional builders, remodelers, and other industry professionals nationwide who have earned the Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation, identifying them as someone with knowledge of the best strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes. Without driving up the cost of construction.

Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation from NAHB. The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation is the result of the work of NAHB Remodelers – in conjunction with 50+ Housing Council, and AARP. Choosing a CAPS remodeler/builder offers the homeowner that these professionals have a heightened awareness of the need to make the home environment more “user friendly” as well as various codes and recommendations of the ADA for building.

Member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The mission of the National Kitchen & Bath Association is to enhance member success and excellence by promoting professionalism and ethical business practices. Also by providing leadership and direction for the kitchen and bathroom industry.

Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) from NAHB. The Certified Graduate Remodeler (GCR) is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business management skills as the key to professional remodeling operation.

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