Exterior Design

People’s Choice Awards Winners’ Reactions – Part One

Design And Living People's Choice Awards
Photos by J. Alan Paul Photography and Paul Flessland

JLG Architects, Monica Hart And Thomsen Homes

We were thrilled to reveal all of the deserving winners and nominees in our second annual Design & Living People’s Choice Awards. Since the formal celebration event honoring the winners and nominees is tomorrow, we’re featuring what the award winners of the Best Commercial Architect, Best Interior Designer and Best Home Builder have to say about their wins, past projects and working in the growing Fargo-Moorhead community.

The businesses nominated in Design & Living Magazine’s 2016 People’s Choice Awards are invited to attend the awards ceremony tomorrow at 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Awards and certificates will be given out at 6 p.m. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided. Come celebrate with us as we honor the area’s best in the industry!




Winner: JLG Architects

“JLG is extremely honored by this, especially considering that it is voted on by the community. At our firm, community is our passion. We create buildings but we build relationships. Our ability to impact Fargo-Moorhead, bringing great design to life in our hometown, is what gets us out of bed each morning. To be honored for doing that is just a bonus.

“At JLG, we ‘design for life.’ What this means to each of us is different, but it really comes back to helping our clients and our region understand the impact and value of great design. Whether it is a school, a clinic or an office building,our projects impact our clients in profound ways and are great places to learn, heal and work. Each project is an opportunity to educate a whole new group on the importance of design. We also feel strongly that well- designed projects don’t have to cost more. In fact, our projects are more economical to build and more efficient to operate. The ability to deliver value like that to clients is exciting.”

– Todd R. Medd, Principal Architect and Fargo Market Leader

JLG Architects

214 Broadway N, Fargo

Monica Hart


Winner: Monica Hart Interior Design

“It is truly an honor to even be considered. I feel our community is filled with many talented people who are designing beautiful spaces. I am grateful each and every day to be passionate about my job and enjoy what I do. To know that others may be inspired by my designs makes me incredibly happy!

“I am inspired by my colleagues, whose work I admire and appreciate both in residential and commercial design. I am inspired by new products and finding ways to use them. But I am mostly inspired by my clients and the desire to make their project goals a reality. It is important to me that each one of my projects looks different. I want them to be a reflection of my client—not me.”

– Monica Hart

Monica Hart Interior Design
3481 University Dr. S. #203, Fargo


BEST HOME BUILDER (Below $399,000)

Winner: Thomsen Homes

“We are extremely grateful to be considered by our community with such an honor. Being able to create our client’s vision for their new home and make that a reality is what keeps us passionate in what we do. Our idea of providing our clients with exceptional service and product excellence has allowed us to build a reputation as a recognized builder in the community and is truly meaningful to our team and the work that we do.

“The idea of a new home is such an exciting decision, and being able to share in our client’s excitement and dream to make their home come to life is so rewarding. What inspires us is their energy and that’s what drives us to continue to deliver exceptional service and continue to create quality homes.”

– Chris Thomsen

Thomsen Homes
3168 41st St. S. Ste. 1, Fargo



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