While winning many local, state and national awards, the Black Forest Building Company had grown professionally. Wanting to give back to an industry, Tony became president of the remodeling council for the Builder Association of Southeast Michigan, as well as, an active member in the Michigan Landscape Association.

The Big 50
The Big 50
The Big 50
The Big 50

Tony was invited to Washington to receive the designation of one of the country’s top 50 remodeling companies in the nation by Remodeling Magazine.

While he was there, he participated in a presidential, round table panel, sponsored by Linda Case, discussing the state of the remodeling industry. At that time, the big box building material suppliers were greatly impacting the remodeling business.

The Big 50
The Big 50
The Big 50
The Big 50

 

 

 

 

Bellomo shifted gears and turned his building company into a private practice. He used his degree in design and the arts and focused on individual clients, giving them one on one personal attention from design to final inspections. “He asks questions about our lifestyle, and then listens to me. Tony made our project personal, asking how we want to live in our home. At first we dreamt the dream, he built it with us, and now we live in our own space that we helped design. Living here is very satisfying” (a quote from a client).

1990 Remodelor of The Year
1990 Remodelor of The Year
1990 Remodelor of The Year
1990 Remodelor of The Year

As time has passed, Tony came to the realization that a building is simply an armature for a life style.

In 1990, Black Forest Building Company was honored as remodelor of the year by the Builders Association of Southeast Michigan.

 

Awarded Best of Troy - Commercial Freestanding / New by Troy Chamber of Commerce
Awarded Best of Troy – Commercial Freestanding / New by Troy Chamber of Commerce
Fantasy Becomes Reality - The Macomb Daily
Fantasy Becomes Reality – The Macomb Daily

 

 

Lawrence Technological University commented that the child safety features incorporated in the design of Black Forest Building Company’s daycare center, “Nana’s”, were commendable. The City of Troy awarded Black Forest with (Best of Troy) outstanding building of the year.

 

Macomb Daily - Separate But Together
Macomb Daily – “Separate But Together”
Macomb Daily - Separate But Together
Macomb Daily – “Separate But Together”

 

 

Tony and Nancy’s personal space has also been adapted to their lifestyle and commitment to the needs of others. In addition to an art and music studio, they built an apartment next to their home for Nancy’s parents. Bellomo, always using himself first to try out an idea, coined the term “separate but together”.

Pella Contractor of The Month - December 1989
Pella Contractor of The Month – December 1989
Award of Merit from Keep Michigan Beautiful
Award of Merit from Keep Michigan Beautiful – Schultz Residence – Oct. 16, 1992
Fantasy Becomes Reality - The Macomb Daily
The Macomb Daily – “Fantasy Becomes Reality”
Black Forest Builds In Charm
“Black Forest Builds In Charm”