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J. Kretschmer Architect wins Best of Houzz 2016

Updated: Dec 19, 2019

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J Kretschmer, Architect of Los Gatos, CA 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

Santa Clara County, USA, January 12, 2016 – J Kretschmer, Architect of Los Gatos, CA has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The custom residential architecture firm founded in 2003 by architect, Jennifer Kretschmer was chosen by the more than 35 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 35 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 2015.

Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” 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.

The primary mission of J Kretschmer, Architect: Art and Architecture is dedication to realizing the visions and goals of our clients in their built environment through our process of communication, design excellence and experience.

“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize Jennifer Kretschmer, voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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About Jennifer Kretschmer and J Kretschmer, Architect: Art and Architecture The firm of J. Kretschmer, Architecture and Art is located in Los Gatos, California and was founded in 2003. The firm specializes in small project delivery, primarily residential under 5000 square feet and commercial projects under 10,000 square feet. The company is committed to client satisfaction and quality professional service.

The principal architect, Jennifer Kretschmer, AIA is licensed in California and has over 20 years experience in the field of architecture. A graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, she is a member of the American Institute of Architects where she has served at the local and state board of directors. She also holds an NCARB certificate. In 2002, Jennifer was awarded national recognition when she was selected National Associate AIA Member of the Year.
In 2006, she was part of a CNBC news segment spotlighting the business of innovations in architectural technology.
Through 2006, 2007, and 2008 Ms. Kretschmer wrote articles for the San Jose Mercury News, Ask an Expert segment.
Since moving the firm to Los Gatos in 2008, she has provided service to the community as an Art Docent for LGUSD and a member of the Measure E Citizens Bond Oversight Committee. Jennifer has also expanded the firm to include her passion for the visual arts by offering clients a network of artists for commissioned works including her own artwork.

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



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