Creative Business Interiors is proud to have earned a variety of coveted awards throughout the years.

Design Community Awards Creative Business Interiors

Creative Business Interiors won two awards at the Design Excellence Event hosted by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Wisconsin Chapter on March 14, 2013.

Winning Gold in the corporate 100,000+ SF category was Milliman, an actuary firm that Creative has worked with for several years. We have designed, built and furnished this space to meet the needs of their growing and generationally changing workforce. Carmen Eskra, ASID, WRID, was the project’s designer.

Our other award came in the retail category. Winning bronze was our project in Madison for Event Essentials, an event planning and rental company. We designed and built their new showroom which functions as a place where you can build your event’s look alongside their planning specialists. With built-in displays throughout the space, you can choose your linens, flatware, centerpieces, etc. from what is displayed and easily accessible. Heather Colligan-Clarke, ASID, WRID, was the project’s designer.
Congratulations to both our clients and talented designers!

Creative Business Interiors Designers win big at Wisconsin ASID awards

Creative Business Interiors’ designers were “five for five” at the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) 2008 Design Awards Gala on Friday, February 6th, 2009, at the Grain Exchange Room in the historic Mackie Building in downtown Milwaukee.

The event is an annual celebration of excellence in interior design projects, both commercial and residential, by Wisconsin ASID chapter members. Awards are given out in Gold, Silver and Bronze categories and project categories include office interiors, health care, retail, recreation /hospitality, educational, historic, kitchen, bath, custom and sustainable design. Over four hundred interior designers and design industry professionals attended the event.
The 2008 awards competition experienced a record number of project submittals, and seventy-seven awards were handed out to the winning interior designers and design teams. Creative Business Interiors submitted five projects, all of which received an award – four Gold and one Bronze. The following Creative Business Interiors projects and interior designers were recognized for their outstanding work:

Gold Award
Guaranty Bank Bayshore Town Center Glendale – designed by Heather Colligan-Clarke, ASID, WRID (Office/Corporate over 25,000 SF)
IndependenceFirstMilwaukee – designed by Leah A. Knox, ASID, WRID (Office/Corporate over 25,000 SF)
Aurora Health Care St. Luke’s South Shore Hospital Gift Shop Cudahy – designed by Lori Kramer, ASID, WRID (Retail/Showroom)

Bronze Award
J.W. Winco New Berlin – designed by Lori Kramer, ASID, WRID (Office/Corporate 5-25,000 SF)

President Gary Zimmerman Receives COSBE Award
Gary Zimmerman, Jr. has recently been honored by MMAC’s Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE) for his outstanding volunteer efforts over the past several years. On May 6th, Zimmerman received the COSBE Chairman Award in recognition of his leadership as current Co-Chair of COSBE’s Executive Roundtable Program, the Vice Chair for the CEO’s of Growing Business and for his immediate past chairmanship of the COSBE Board of Directors.

President Gary Zimmerman Receives Entrepreneurial Award
Gary Zimmerman, Jr., President of Creative Business Interiors, was named the 2007 recipient of the Small Business Times Regional Spirit Award for his work for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC), Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE) and CEO’s of Growing Business.

One who strongly believes in the value of contacts and networking, he sits on the board of directors for the MMAC, served as chair of COSBE and sits on the steering committee of the CEOs of Growing Businesses.

According to Zimmerman, “It’s important work because promoting business and a healthy business environment is profitable for all of us.”

Zimmerman received the award and was honored for his service to the local business community at the Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards Program held during the Wisconsin Business & Technology Expo at State Fair Park on May 3, 2007.

Named to “Top 20 Best Places to Work”
Creative Business Interiors was named one of the “Top 20 Best Places to Work” in Milwaukee for Small Companies by Milwaukee Magazine in 2002.

Featured on the cover of the November 2002 issue, Creative was applauded for creating a culture where employees could be safely challenged and given a variety of opportunities accordingly.

Entitled “20 Small Companies Where the Perks Are Really Big,” the article went on to credit the owners’ hands-on management style as being key to recognizing the potential in their employees.

Future 50 Award
Creative Business Interiors was the recipient of the Future 50 Award in 1995, 1996 and 1998.

The award, which is sponsored by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) and the Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE), recognizes the outstanding achievements of local, fast-growing entrepreneurs.

Master Mettle Award
Creative Business Interiors was presented with the Master Mettle Award in 1998. This coveted award can be earned once a firm wins the Future 50 Award for a third time. This award is presented by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.