Ralph Rossi selected as a presenter for Benjamin Moore's Fourth Annual HUE Awards Ceremony

Purchase, NY: Ralph Rossi, PE, Founder and President of Pratt & D’Angelo, a residential & commercial full service painting and staining contractor located in Westchester and Nassau County,  has been selected by Benjamin Moore as a presenter for their Fourth Annual HUE Awards. Rossi, will participate in honoring Architects and Interior Designers for their innovative use of color in residential and commercial design applications.  The HUE Awards ceremony and reception will be located at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York on May 5th 2010. Winners will receive a $5,000 cash prize and original hand-blown HUEY crystal sculpture.

Rossi will present a HUE award to Amy Wax,  recipient  of  the top prize for Residential Exteriors. Wax is the first professional color consultant to receive a HUE Award.  She  is owner of Your Color Source Studios, Inc., which offers color advice to homeowners and building and design professionals. Rossi was selected for this presentation  by Benjamin Moore for his reputation as a contractor expert and for his exemplary business standards and ethics which Benjamin Moore admires and respects.   

Besides Amy Wax, honorees include: Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design, New York, for Residential Interiors; Envision Design, Washington, DC, for Contract Interiors; and Allen + Philp Architects/Interiors, Scottsdale, AZ, for Contract Exteriors. All competed in their categories against a total of nearly 150 entries from around the U.S

Also, in a departure from previous years when the Benjamin Moore HUE Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to an architect, the 2010 honors will be going for the first time to an interior design firm, Diamond Baratta Design and its principals William Diamond and Anthony Baratta. A HUE Special Achievement Award will be going to Eikona Studios, Cleveland, OH, for its unique dedication to the restoration and preservation of mural art and masterpieces that grace the walls and domes of American churches, cathedrals and houses of worship. 

Benjamin Moore established the HUE Awards in 2005 in an effort to recognize the creative incorporation of color through the use of paint, building materials, textiles, design elements, and furnishings. Open to seasoned design professionals or industry newbies, the competition includes  the following categories: residential interiors, residential exteriors, contract interiors and contract exteriors. 

This year’s palette of judges features five professionals drawn from the design, fashion, and art worlds including: Thomas R. Krizmanic, principal of STUDIOS Architecture; Reed Kroloff, director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum; Mayer Rus, design and culture editor ofThe Los Angeles Times Magazine; Essie Weingarten, founder of Essie Cosmetics; and Tim Wisgerhof,  creative director, TwoSeven, Inc.

Ralph Rossi, an EPA “Certified Renovator,”  is an expert in the paint and renovation industry from color consultations  to information regarding the  most up to date rules and regulations involving environmental safety issues. Rossi earned a Masters Degree in Engineering from Cornell University and created, developed and taught Environmental Site Assessment courses at New York University’s (NYU’) Real Estate Institute.

Pratt & D’Angelo Painting is a residential & commercial full service painting and staining contractor located in Westchester County, New York. Pratt & D’Angelo is a member of the Painting & Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA). Ralph E. Rossi, President & owner of Pratt & D’Angelo Painting is a local leader in the painting & wallpaper industry and has served as past president and secretary/treasurer of the Westchester Chapter PDCA. Pratt & D’Angelo is highly regarded by the prevalent paint manufacturers and has strong working relationships with Benjamin Moore Paints, Sherwin Williams Paints, and Cabot Stains, and others.

Pratt & D’Angelo’s  offices are conveniently located to serve the following areas: Westchester County, New York City, Nassau County, Lower Fairfield County, including Greenwich, Cos Cob, Old Greenwich, and Stamford. Pratt & D’Angelo offers free estimates, and all their work is guaranteed. The company is proud to produce a high quality job, on budget, on time and with the best customer service.