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NAPLES, Fla. (Aug. 2, 2016) – Renée Gaddis Interiors took home top honors this weekend, winning five awards for design excellence at the 36th Annual Aurora Awards competition, including a Grand Aurora, during a gala held in conjunction with the Southeast Building Conference on Friday, July 29 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando.

Established in 1979, Aurora Awards are presented annually to outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, interior merchandisers and other housing-related professionals. Residential and commercial construction professionals actively involved in projects located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and the Eastern Caribbean are eligible to participate.

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Awards received by RGI and Calusa Construction included Best Interior Detailing (more than $2 million); Best Interior Merchandising Rental Apartment or Condominium (one unit); Best Kitchen (less than $500,000); and Best Single Family Detached Home (3,500 to 3,999 square feet).

The firm also won a Grand Aurora with Truly Handy, LLC for Best Interior Merchandising of the year (more than $1 million).

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“Since launching RGI four years ago, we are honored to have been the recipient of more than a dozen Aurora awards for our work in Florida and Illinois,” said Renée Gaddis, president of Renée Gaddis Interiors. “I’m very proud of the hard work our team puts forth for our clients and to be able to work alongside such great builders and architects.”

Featuring 55 categories, the Aurora Awards encompasses all facets of the residential, commercial and remodeling industries. From overall design to sustainability, the awards program offers categories for each participant in the construction industry.

Now in its 36th year, the Aurora Awards program is affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC), one of two regional trade shows recognized by and affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Renée Gaddis Interiors is a full-service residential interior design firm based in Naples, Fla. Renée Gaddis, president, ASID & Green AP, has been designing Southwest Florida’s finest luxury homes and condominiums since 1999. Since then, Gaddis has been recognized by the Collier Building Industry Association for her designs at Moraya Bay and has won numerous Pinnacle Awards, Sand Dollar Awards and Aurora Awards, including several Grand Aurora Awards.

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