The Kastrop Group, Inc. has won numerous awards for our projects, business practices, and community involvement.
The Kastrop Group receiving the Better Business Bureau's 2017 Torch Award for Ethics. Photo Credit: Toby Ho, Better Business Bureau.
2018-2019 The Sequoia Awards' Outstanding Business Award
2017 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics, Small Business Category for the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California.
2017 Pulse of the City News Award for Service Excellence
Bay Area Certified Green Business
Mayor's Beautification Awards 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
Commendations for public service from the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, the California State Assembly, California State Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives.
Better Business Bureau Certificate
for 20+ years of Outstanding Customer Service
2005 Golden Apple Award, presented by the Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce for distinguished support of local schools
2001 California Parks & Recreation District IV, Volunteer Award, presented to D. Michael Kastrop for his work in making parks handicap accessible
2001 Athena Business Woman of the Year presented by the Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce to Lorianna Kastrop
1998 Redwood City Distinguished Service Award
1998 Certificate of Appreciation for Architectural Services, presented by The Gap, Inc.
Lorianna and Mike Kastrop receiving the Sequoia Awards' 2018-2019 Outstanding Business Award. Photo Credit: Jim Kirkland, Climate Magazine.
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.
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.