CMA 2020 Wood Diamond Award winners named in virtual event
August 28, 2020 | 12:45 pm CDT
Heartwood Custom Woodworks in Eagle, Colorado, made this ski resort bar, the best overall winner.

CHICAGO -- The Cabinet Makers Association announced its 2020 Wood Diamond Award winners on August 27 during a virtual awards ceremony. The presentation usually takes place at the International Woodworking Fair or the AWFS Fair on odd years, but IWF 2020 was cancelled  due to Covid‐19.

The awards were created to recognize the fine work and craftsmanship of CMA member shops and marked their 10th anniversary this year. The program has given the organization an opportunity to promote excellence in the industry, and the winners can share these honors as part of their marketing efforts.

Winners are chosen by their peers in the organization; the judging panel is comprised of CMA members who did not submit their work in the competition.

The 2020 “Best Of, Best Overall” project was awarded to Heartwood Custom Woodworks (Eagle, Colorado) for  a unique bar is created at a ski resort.

“This wonderful radius bar is a unique way for people to have a  conversation with everyone sitting and indulging in a glass of their favorite drink while telling stories of their adventures on the slope,” the company’s general manager, Grant Goddard, explained. “The design of this project pushes the elements of rectilinear and organic curves in a harmonious way.”

First‐place winners received a customized wood diamond‐shaped plaque, and those recipients are  recognized by category below.



Hospitality  -- Fairfield Woodworks (Lancaster, Ohio) 

Office  -- Dovetail Design (Eau Claire, Wisconsin) 

Retail  -- Vigilant Inc. (Dover, New Hampshire) 

Exterior  -- Seven Trees Woodworking (New Holland, Pennsylvania) 



Exterior  -- Custom Creative Furniture (Lawrenceville, Georgia) 

Bathroom: Face Frame (Under $10,000)  -- Gregory Paolini Design (Canton, North Carolina) 

Bathroom: Frameless (Under $10,000)  -- Rivendell Woodworks (Concord, California) 

Bathroom: Frameless (Over $10,000)  -- Walker Woodworking (Shelby, North Carolina) 

Kitchen: Face Frame (Under $25,000)  -- Custom Creative Furniture (Lawrenceville, Georgia) 

Kitchen: Face Frame ($25,000 ‐ $50,000)  -- Gregory Paolini Design (Canton, North Carolina) 

Kitchen: Face Frame (Over $50,000)  -- Heartwood Custom Woodworks (Eagle, Colorado) 

Kitchen: Frameless (Under $25,000)  -- Colorado Cabinet Makers (Loveland, Colorado) 

Kitchen: Frameless ($25,000 ‐ $50,000)  -- Colorado Cabinet Makers (Loveland, Colorado) 

Kitchen: Frameless (Over $50,000)  -- Symphony Kitchens (Toronto, Ontario) 

Living Spaces: Bar (Under $25,000)  -- Gregory Paolini Design (Canton, North Carolina) 

Living Spaces: Bar (Over $25,000)   -- Symphony Kitchens (Toronto, Ontario) 

Entertainment Center (Under $10,000)  Colorado Cabinet Makers (Loveland, Colorado) 

Entertainment Center (Over $10,000)  -- Premier Builders (Georgetown, Massachusetts) 

Fireplace Surround  -- Premier Builders (Georgetown, Massachusetts) 

Home Office (Under $10,000)  -- Gregory Paolini Design (Canton, North Carolina) 

Home Office (Over $10,000)  -- Ogee Millwork (San Pablo, California) 

Library (Over $10,000)  -- Gregory Paolini Design (Canton, North Carolina) 

Utility/Storage: Closet/Dressing Room  -- Danzo Group (Baldwin Park, California) 

Utility/Storage: Laundry &/or Mud Room  -- Gregory Paolini Design (Canton, North Carolina) 

Utility/Storage: Garage  TIE: KMA Storage Solutions & KMA Storage  Solutions (West Fargo, North Dakota)  Utility/Storage: Wine Storage/Cellar (Under  $25,000)  Vigilant Inc. (Dover, New Hampshire) 

Utility/Storage: Wine Storage/Cellar (Over  $25,000) -- Vigilant Inc. (Dover, New Hampshire) 

Other  -- Premier Builders (Georgetown, Massachusetts)

The Cabinet Makers Association was incorporated in 1998 by a group of custom cabinetmakers who thought small to mid‐size shops needed to network and help each other grow profitably. For more information, visit

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