The Norwell-based company takes home Gold and Silver for Wellesley Home Addition.

Norwell, MA, September 8, 2020 — Tripp Woodland announced today that his company, Woodland Builders, has been recognized by the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM NARI) with two 2020 EM NARI Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards.

Woodland received a Gold Award in Residential Addition of $200,000 or higher and a Silver Award in Best Kitchen from $50,000 to $100,000.

Woodland Builders is a residential remodeling company based in Hanover and focused on the South Shore, specializing in additions, kitchen and bathroom renovations, and whole home renovation projects. 

The awards recognized a Wellesley home addition and interior reconfiguration.

“The purpose of this project was to add space for a future growing family and reconfigure the floor plan due to poor flow and lack of storage space.

We hear this complaint from many of our clients, and it is always fun to watch that final ‘reveal’ moment for them.”

Woodland describes some of the specific challenges in this home. For instance, the house did not have a mudroom and the front hall closet was located in the middle of the house making for an awkward situation.

Also, the cramped floor plan limited the number of guests the family could host, only having space to seat 6.  Stackable laundry created an awkward situation where you had to open the door into the hallway plus there was no space to put anything.

The new laundry setup is another area that improved the homeowners’ quality of life.” 

Woodland was presented the CotY Award at EM NARI’s Virtual Evening of Excellence event on Wednesday, September 2nd.  “We are honored to be recognized for this project. Honestly, it’s icing on the cake after seeing how happy the family is in their newly configured space,” said Woodland. 

This year, there were 80 projects submitted for CotY Awards across eighteen categories. A panel of eleven independent reviewers judged the project entries in a blind evaluation. 

About Woodland Builders: Woodland Builders is a Custom Residential & Commercial Contracting company based on the South Shore with projects that include new homes, renovations, and restorations. To learn more about working with Woodland, visit 

EM NARI is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing quality in the professional remodeling industry.  Comprised of over 200 local companies representing nearly 1,000 area professionals, EM NARI is a recognized source for information about residential remodeling and local professionals.