Finalists Named in 2014 “Shake it Up” Exterior Color Contest

            LENEXA, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the color leader in the polymer roofing industry, has announced the five finalists in the 2014 "Shake it Up" Exterior Color Contest. Public online voting is open from May 19 - June 1, 2014 at to determine which finalist receives the most votes to win the $5,000 cash grand prize to help the winner add color to the exterior of his or her home.

            Led by national color expert Kate Smith, judges evaluated more than 125 contest entries from homeowners across the country wanting to “shake up” the exterior of their homes with color. The five finalists, who will each receive a professionally-created color rendering and product wish list of how they can transform their home’s exterior by adding colorful products to their home, include:

  • Brigitte Meehan of Elgin, Ill. with “Trapped in Cookie Cutter Land
  • Eric Nogami of Perkasie, Penn. with "Historic Pennsylvania Stone Farmhouse"
  • Marquis Cayce of Nashville, Tenn. with “LOVVE SHAKE!
  • Kimberly Schwerdtfeger of Bel Aire, Kan. with “Ugliest House on the Block
  • Justin and Rachel Vedder of Fort Wayne, Ind. with “White Washed in Williams Woodland

            “Again this year the judging was a challenging experience because there were so many houses that qualify as needing color exterior assistance,” says Smith, president and chief color maven of Sensational Color. “The homes of the five finalists are all beautiful properties, but they could each benefit from a colorful makeover.

            “One finalist's home is 'white on white' and begs for colorful accents while a 'cookie cutter' development home needs colorful help to make it stand out in the neighborhood. Then there's a home that the homeowner deems the 'ugliest house on the block' that truly needs colorful new products to help with a transformation. All five of the finalists now have a 'color blueprint' to follow with product and color recommendations to give new life to their homes."

Online Voting

            Now that the finalists have been selected, their “before” house image along with the artist’s rendering of what the home could look like, are all posted on the DaVinci Facebook contest page at From May 19 - June 1, people can visit the site and cast their vote for the grand prize winner. The finalist generating the most online public votes will receive the $5,000 cash grand prize.

            The artist renderings of the finalist’s homes showcase a variety of color hues recommended by Smith along with colorful polymer Slate and Shake roofs from contest sponsor, DaVinci Roofscapes. Additional colorful products from the product partners of the contest (including Fypon urethane millwork and Therma-Tru entry doors) are also specified on the renderings. The combination of the products and color expertise of Smith showcase how each home can be transformed.

            The 2014 “Shake it Up” Exterior Color Contest grand prize winner will be announced on June 10, 2014. For more information, along with complete rules and regulations regarding the contest, visit          


PHOTOGRAPHY: Contact Wendy Bruch at for copies of the "before and after" images associated with this contest.