RECOGNITION

AWARDS

The Kastrop Group, Inc. has won numerous awards for our projects, business practices, and community involvement.

RECENT ARTICLE FEATURES

The Kastrop Group has been named one of the 5 Best Commercial Architects of 2021 in Redwood City, CA by GC Magazine!  See the article online here.

The Kastrop Group has been named one of the 13 Best Architects of 2021 in Woodside, CA by Home Builder Digest!  See the article online here.

The Kastrop Group was recognized as one of the 4 Best Commercial Architects in Menlo Park, CA by General Contractors Magazine.  Read the article here.

Please note that this is a partial list!

Best of Redwood City Award - Best Architecture Firm - 2022
Sequoia Award for Outstanding Business - 2019
Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics - Small Business Category  for the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California - 2019
Pulse of the City News Award for Service Excellence​ - 2019
California Green Business - Bay Area Certified - 2008, recertified 2019
Better Business Bureau A+ Certification - for 20+ years of Outstanding Customer Service - 2015
Golden Apple Award presented by the Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce for distinguished support of local schools - 2005

Athena Businesswoman of the Year Award presented by the Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce to Lorianna Kastrop - 2001

Mayor's Beautification Award - For Structural Remodel/ Design

  • 1998 Commercial Category

  • 2000 Commercial Category

  • 2003 Historical Restoration Category

  • 2004 Residential Category

  • 2005 Residential Category

  • 2009 Residential Category (2 projects awarded)

  • 2009 Commercial Category

  • 2010 Commercial Category

  • 2010 Residential Category (2 projects awarded)

  • 2014 Commercial Category (2 projects awarded)

  • 2018 Residential Category

  • 2019 Residential Category (2 projects awarded)

Mayor's Beautification Award - for Garden Landscape

  • 2009 Commercial Category

California ​Parks & Recreation District IV, Volunteer Award presented to D. Michael Kastrop for his work in making parks handicap accessible - 2001

Redwood City Distinguished Service Award - 1998

Certificate of Appreciation for Architectural Services - presented by The Gap, Inc. - 1998

California Geen Busness Network
Better Business Bureau's 2017 Torch Award for Ethics
2022 Best of Redwood City Award
2022 BBB
Mike & Lorianna Kastrop Receive the Sequoia Awards' 2018-2019 Outstanding Business Award

Lorianna and Mike Kastrop receiving the Sequoia Awards' 2018-2019 Outstanding Business Award.  

Photo Credit: Jim Kirkland, Climate Magazine.

The Kastrop Group Accepts Better Business Bureau's 2017 Torch Award for Ethics

The Kastrop Group receiving the Better Business Bureau's 2017 Torch Award for Ethics.  

Photo Credit: Toby Ho, Better Business Bureau.

Grandson Chase Caldwell infront of The Kastrop Group Architects' sponsor plaque at Magical Bridge Playground in Redwood City

2022 Grandson Chase Caldwell in front of The Kastrop Group Architects' sponsor plaque at Magical Bridge Playground in Redwood City.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Our “giving back” philosophy is one of our guiding principles.  Both Mike and Lorianna Kastrop serve in volunteer civic positions, not occasionally, but always.  Mike has donated countless hours to the improvement of downtown Redwood City and has been on the Board of the Downtown Business Group for many years, serving multiple terms as President.  In 2016 he was named “Mr. Redwood City” in a scholarship fundraiser by the Miss Redwood City/Miss San Mateo County pageant foundation. 

 

Lorianna has been in a variety of volunteer public positions, beginning in 1991, including appointments to the Redwood City Housing and Human Concerns Committee and the Redwood City Port Commission.  She also served in elected office on the Redwood City School District Board of Trustees, as well as various non-profit associations, including Peninsula Sunrise Rotary Club, Sequoia YMCA, and Stanford Professional Women.  She was named Businesswoman of the Year in 2001 by the Redwood City/San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce.  She created a foundation for the Sequoia Boosters Club to raise money for high school athletes’ equipment and transportation.  That foundation now raises over $100,000 per year.  She is particularly proud to have been instrumental in organizing a project and raising funds for communication transmission equipment and a medical supply boat for isolated people in the Amazon river region of Ecuador, allowing over 2,000 people to have access to emergency medical care for the first time.  She is also pleased to have been one of the founders of the Redwood City Hometown Holidays Festival, one of the biggest annual festivals on the peninsula.  She is the founder of the Redwood City PortFest, a unique annual opportunity for the public to visit and tour a working industrial port and take boat tours to explore recreational opportunities on the Bay.

Mike Kastrop, Mr. Redwood City 2016

2016 Mike Kastrop chosen the first-ever “Mr. Redwood City” at a competition fundraiser to support the Miss Redwood City/Miss San Mateo County scholarship program.