Industry Watch

Nominations accepted for remodeling awards

Maryland homeowners who hired a licensed contractor for a home improvement project this year can nominate their contractor for a Remodeler of the Year award.


The Maryland Improvement Contractors Association recognizes workmanship in 12 remodeling categories, including residential kitchens (less than $25,000 and more than $50,000), residential baths (under $40,000 and over $40,000), residential interiors (under and over $40,000), residential exteriors (under and over $50,000), residential specialty, entire home, commercial and historical residential projects. Winners will be featured in ChesapeakeHome magazine.

To nominate a contractor, send or fax your name, address, the name and address of your home improvement contractor and the category of nomination to MICA, 720 Light St., Baltimore 21230; fax to 410- 752-8295, or e-mail MICA@ Projects also may be nominated online at /royalnominations.htm.


The deadline for nominations is Sept. 10.

Homebuilders hire membership director

Anne Marie Solomon has been hired as the new membership director of the Homebuilders Association of Maryland.

Century 21 announces July's top performers

Century 21 Results Realty announced its top agents for July:

Glen Burnie: Mary Lee as the top lister and producer; Leo Scarlett for top sales.

Catonsville: Lee Kraus as the top lister and sales; Chris Smith as the top producer.

Coldwell Banker names July leaders


Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage announced its top producers for July:

Ocean City: Monica Cartwright McNamara; Stephen and Suzanah Cain

Andrews: Carl Tobias and Leonora Slade

Annapolis Church Circle: Lindra Best

Annapolis Plaza: Tina Marine

Bel Air Abingdon: Bob Head


Bel Air Festival: Mary Borowy

Bel Air Forest Hill: Janet Garinther

Bethesda: Ellen Wilner; Brenda Russell; Abby Stone

Bowie: Stu Stern

BWI/Linthicum: Nancy Phelps

Cambridge: Eddie Freeh


Catonsville: Meg Christian and Marybeth Brohawn

Chestertown: Sean Proa

Columbia: Sue Wettstein Brazzel; Phyllis Cook

Crofton: Dawn Baxter

Dundalk: Elizabeth Eichelberger

Easton: Marrie Retallack


Eldersburg: Sue Balderson

Ellicott City: Gayle Briscoe; Kimberly Kepnes

Federal Hill: Cindy Conklin and Bob Merbler

Fells Point: Frank Lanham

Frederick: Joyce Zimmerman

Gaithersburg: Mary Jo Raff


Glen Burnie: Carmen Flynn

Greenspring: Karen Bisbee

Hagerstown: Cynthia Moler

Hampstead: Doug Johnson

Hunt Valley: Phil Carlton

Jacksonville/Phoenix: Deanna Daley


Lanham/Greenbelt: Kevin Hill

Laurel: Lee Morton

Lexington Park: Gloria Abell

Mount Airy: Steve Jackson

Odenton: Levi Royster

Owings Mills: Janette Little


Oxon Hill: Dave Childers

Pasadena: Charlene Wroten

Potomac: Marsha Schuman

Reisterstown: Damiller/Evans Group

Roland Park at the Stone Mill: J.J. Kim

Roland Park at Wyndhurst: Peter Dischinger


Severn: Doll Haley

Severna Park: Bo Moran

St. Michaels: Marie Wroten

Timonium: Joan Klein

Towson/Lutherville: Pat Schuebel

Towson/South: Ashley Richardson


Upper Marlboro: Anthony Williams

Waldorf: Sue Cook

Westminster: Ginny Cunningham

White Marsh: Phyllis Lagna

Demi Moore buys home in Calif. for $3.4 million

Actress Demi Moore has purchased a home in Beverly Hills, Calif., for about $3.4 million.


The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home, on nearly an acre dotted with oak and sycamore trees, was built in the 1950s but was recently redesigned.

The 4,500-plus-square-foot house has a glass-and-steel entry and a two-story living room.

The home also has a library, recreation room, koi pond and pool.

Moore began her acting career as a regular on the daytime drama General Hospital. She later starred in such films as Ghost (1990), Indecent Proposal (1993), Disclosure (1994), The Scarlet Letter (1995), Striptease (1995), G.I. Jane (1997) and Passion of the Mind (2000). She had a role in this summer's Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

Since her 1998 split with actor Bruce Willis, she has spent much of her time raising their three daughters in Idaho.