Calafia Design of Evanston Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Evanston, IL, January 17, 2017 – For the second year in a row, Calafia Design of Evanston has won Best Of Customer Service on Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 14-year-old landscape design and installation firm for Chicago and the North Shore was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“Calafia Design is thrilled to have this recognition of our work ethic and customer focus.
A happy customer makes it fun to put on the workboots in the morning!” says owner Katy Sheppard.

“We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including [insert award winner name],” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

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About Calafia Design
Katy Sheppard started Calafia Design in 2003. The company emphasizes low-maintenance and native plantings, thoughtful hardscape solutions and stunning containers in Chicago and the North Shore.

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit
A happy customer makes it fun to put on the workboots in the morning! - Katy Sheppard