Bonita Springs, FL, February 10, 2022Progressive Design Build, an award-winning residential design-build remodeling firm in Bonita Springs, Florida was chosen as the Regional CotY winner of two Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards, given by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and representing projects in Region 2, the Southeast region of the U.S. Progressive’s winning projects feature an elaborate outdoor kitchen remodel and pool renovation in Bonita Springs, and a Japanese-inspired master bath and guest bathroom remodel in Estero, FL.

“Year after year—even through a pandemic—our design and construction teams create magic, and I have to give credit to their determination and hard work. We are honored to have our projects chosen as the best in innovation and design by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry,” said Dave Wherry, president of Progressive Design Build. 

Progressive Design Build’s two winning projects include:

Residential Landscape Design/Outdoor Living Under $100,000

NARI CotY Winner

This gorgeous outdoor living space was created as part of a complete 2-story guest house remodel and features an outdoor kitchen remodel and pool renovation in Bonita Springs.

Pool Area:

The existing pool and its surrounding deck were in disrepair and needed refurbishment. We first had to find matching brick pavers to extend the existing pool deck and BBQ area. We then brought the pool back to life using Lunada Bay Amalfi glass tile with a pearl finish at the waterline. The adjacent spa was renovated with a lighter blue tile from Encore Ceramics. New landscaping and outdoor lighting were added to create the perfect ambiance for relaxing and entertaining.

Outdoor Kitchen Area:

Bonita Bay FL Outdoor Kitchen BBQ RemodelThe existing BBQ station was relocated to a more functional and accessible area, and replaced with a new cedar pergola and a fully-functional outdoor kitchen with all the bells and whistles, including:

  • Key West-style stainless steel outdoor Danver cabinets with a Nu Black Hammertone powder coat finish
  • A gooseneck faucet and 24” versa bar sink with divided bins and bottle rails
  • A 24” beverage center with 3-color LED lights
  • Granite countertops from Naples, FL
  • A 42” Lynx professional grill with a rotisserie smoker box
  • A custom backsplash using the same Lunada Bay Amalfi glass tile as the pool, tying in the two areas beautifully

Residential Bath $75,001 to $100,000

NARI CotY Winner

After completing a kitchen renovation for this Estero client, we were asked to transform this client’s dated beige bathrooms into serene and calming spaces reminiscent of some of their favorite travel destinations.

Master Bathroom:

A complete demolition of the master bath was necessary to achieve the Japanese-inspired design the client was envisioning. While the tub, shower and vanity remained in their same locations, the space was remodeled to create better flow, increased storage capacity, and enhanced aesthetics with updated finishes and materials.

With practicality in mind, the master bath was custom designed with his-and-her floating vanities from Dura Supreme in sustainable bamboo. A functional above-counter storage tower eliminated the need to bend down for access.

Estero FL Master Bathroom seamless Shower Remodel

To compliment the cabinets, we chose black hardware resembling a Japanese pagoda roof, Brittanica Gold Cambria countertops, and black and gold leaf vanity lights by Ferguson.

The Japanese soaking tub was designed with built-in stairs, and the tub deck was designed using the same Cambria and bamboo finishes as the vanity. The floor around the tub was accented with Riverstone pebble tile flooring that flows into the adjacent open shower to tie the two spaces together. The pebble flooring in the shower and the ceiling-mounted shower head combine to create the effect that one is bathing under a waterfall. Further adding to the dramatic “outdoor” effect, we designed the shower walls using textured wave wall tile, which also served to hide the grout lines.

Continuing our quest to create a Japanese Zen oasis, we installed a new water closet door reminiscent of a Shoji screen, and lavished the walls with a beautiful grasscloth wallpaper featuring a subtle bamboo-like texture. Large-format floor tiles (48” x 48”) completed the look, covering most of the main floor with minimal grout lines. A stunning Fandalier fixture (light and fan in one) by Maxim finished off the room.

Guest Bathroom:

Estero FL Guest Bathroom Remodel wallpaperUsing design influences from New Havana that give the guest bathroom the feeling of an evening walk down the cobblestone streets of Havana, we replaced all of the existing finishes—with the exception of the tile floor. For the walls, we chose Pacaya Japura by Romo wallpaper featuring a stunning design with beautifully-detailed palmetto leaves offering a subtle textural appearance. This gave the homeowners fond memories of their travels. 

Other items included:

  • Dura Supreme rich wood cabinetry in maple, finished with a coffee glaze
  • A Pompeii Quartz countertop called Sunny Pearl that features a creamy beige background with broken seashells sprinkled in, bringing memories of a sandy oceanside
  • A beige travertine rectangular vessel sink by Signature Hardware
  • A Uttermost Balkan rectangular wall mirror featuring beveled glass framed by hand-forged iron in a lightly-antiqued gold finish, with an outer frame of clear, solid acrylic bars

About Progressive Design Build

Progressive Design Build is Southwest Florida’s premier, award-winning design-build remodeling firm known for its 30+ years of process and design innovation. The company helps homeowners remodel their living spaces to improve their quality of life, working under a single contract to provide both architectural design and remodeling services. The company has remodeled many homes in and around Lee and Collier counties, garnering enthusiastic reviews for its stunning work, superior communication, and remarkable 3-year warranty. Headquartered in Bonita Springs, Progressive specializes in whole house remodels, room additions, and kitchen and bathroom remodels, as well as outdoor kitchens and outdoor living spaces. For more information, visit

About NARI

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the resource for homeowners seeking to hire a professional remodeling contractor. Members of NARI are full-time, dedicated remodeling industry professionals who are required to follow a strict code of ethics with high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility. For more information, contact NARI at 847-298-9200 or