NARI Announces National Winners of the 2009 CotY Awards and 2009 Achievement Awards

Apr 2 09:40 2009 Gwen Biasi Print This Article

NARI is a professional association whose members voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics.  Consumers may wish to search www.RemodelToday.com to find a qualified professional who is a member of NARI.

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NARI Announces National Winners of the 2009 CotY Awards and 2009 Achievement Awards

Des Plaines,Guest Posting Ill., April 1, 2009---The 2009 Evening of Excellence™ capped a weeklong event for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) that also included its Spring House of Delegates Meeting, held at the Sheraton Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga., March 25-28, 2009.

The Evening of Excellence™, culminating with the Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards ceremony, is commonly regarded as the premier event of the year throughout the remodeling industry.  Held Saturday, March 28, 2009, the event was attended by more than 250 of the industry’s elite and was sponsored by the following NARI national member companies:  Platinum Sponsors – Ferguson Enterprises Inc., Pella Corp., Stock Building Supply and The Home Depot; Gold Sponsors –Lowe’s Commercial Services; Pewter Sponsors – Moen and GE Money; Bronze Sponsor – Hanley-Wood Remodeling Magazine; Contributing Sponsor – Qualified Remodeler.

Contractors from seven regions nationwide vie for the awards on an annual basis.  Most projects submitted for judging were an improvement or an addition to an existing structure, with the exception of one category, “Residential Exterior Specialty.”  Otherwise, new construction projects were not eligible.  In addition, competing projects were completed between July 1 of 2007 and November 30 of 2008 and were not submitted in prior NARI National contests.  An impartial panel of judges, who are experts within the industry and associated fields, selected winners based on each entrant’s “before and after” photography and project description.  Judging was based on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and entry presentation. 

Twenty-seven national CotY winners were named at this year’s ceremony.  Preliminary judging took place at the association’s national headquarters in Des Plaines, Illinois, in early January, where regional winners were announced in each of the categories.  These regional winners advanced as finalists at the national level.  To be considered, a company must be a NARI member in good standing.  NARI members represent a select group from the approximately 800,000 companies and individuals in the U.S. identifying themselves as professional remodelers.

The complete list of national CotY award winners for 2009 is as follows. For project descriptions, visit http://www.nari.org/media/releases/.

Residential Kitchen Under $30,000

Home Spaces Remodeling

Suwanee, GA

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Residential Kitchen $30,000 to $60,000

Keystone Building and Design, LLC

Nixa, MO

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Residential Kitchen $60,001 to $100,000

Custom Design & Build, Inc.

Ann Arbor, MI

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Residential Kitchen Over $100,000

Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of SE WI

Milwaukee, WI

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Residential Bath under $30,000

CG & S Design-Build

Austin, TX

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Residential Bath $30,000 to $60,000

Lori Jolin Design

Monona, WI

With team members

Monona Plumbing and Fire Protection, Inc.

Madison, WI

Nonn's Flooring, Inc.

Middleton, WI

Academy Electric, Inc.

Madison, WI

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Residential Bath Over $60,000

Capital Improvements

Allen, TX

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Residential Interior Under $100,000

Superior Woodcraft, Inc.

Doylestown, PA

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Residential Interior $100,000 and Over

Bartelt-The-Remodeling Resource

Menomonee Falls, WI

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Residential Interior Specialty

Alward Construction Company, Inc.

Berkeley, CA

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Residential Addition Under $100,000

S. D. Lohr, Inc.

Waldorf, MD

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Residential Addition $100,000 to $250,000

B & E General Contractors, Inc.

Glendale, WI

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Residential Addition Over $250,000

Orfield Remodeling, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

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Residential Exterior Under $100,000

Wentworth, Inc.

Chevy Chase, MD

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Residential Exterior $100,000 and Over

Anthony Wilder Design/Build, Inc.

Cabin John, MD

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Residential Exterior Specialty

Neal's Design & Remodel

Cincinnati, OH

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Entire House Under $250,000

JG Development, Inc.

Blue Mounds, WI

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Entire House $250,000 to $500,000

Renovations Unlimited

Grove City, OH

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Entire House $500,001 to $1,000,000

Home Rebuilders, Inc.

Atlanta, GA

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Entire House Over $1,000,000

Rogers Remodeling

Sacramento, CA

With team member

Reynolds Gualco Architecture & Interior Design

Sacramento, CA

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Residential Historical Renovation/Restoration

Bartelt-The-Remodeling Resource

Menomonee Falls, WI

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Residential Universal Design

Harrell Remodeling, Inc.

Mountain View, CA

With team members

Segale Bros. Wood Products, Inc.

Fox Marble and Granite

San Francisco, CA

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Commercial Interior

Inner View

Cottage Grove, WI

With team members

Ganser Exteriors

Academy Electric, Inc.

Top Hat Fireplace & Chimney Specialists

Fass Masonry, LLC

Bella Domicile, Inc.

Brunsell Lumber & Millwork

all of Madison, WI

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Commercial Exterior

Marrokal Construction Company

Lakeside, CA

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Commercial Specialty

Key Renovations, Ltd.

North Richland Hills, TX

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Home Theater & Media Rooms Under $150,000

Graf Developments

Grand Prairie, TX

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Home Theater & Media Rooms $150,000 and Over

CHC Creative Remodeling

Lenexa, KS

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EDITOR’S NOTE:  HIGH-RES BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS OF WINNING REMODELING PROJECTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.  Contact Nikki Golden at  847-298-9200 or e-mail marketing@nari.org

NARI again will be printing a special Contractor of the Year Award showcase in May, which will highlight not only the national winners but feature regional winners as well. The digital edition will be available on the NARI.org Web site, under Awards.

In addition to the CotY Awards, there were 10 categories of Achievement Awards handed out in Atlanta.  The Achievement Awards are bestowed on an annual basis, and in most cases, the recipient must be nominated. An exception is the “Henry Spies Superstar Award,” which recognizes four individuals – a Certified Remodeler (CR), a Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC), a Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR) and a Green Certified Professional (GCP), who achieved the highest score on the written certification exam during the previous calendar year.  The CR, CLC, CKBR and GCP are designations within NARI’s certification program.

The remaining categories are designed to recognize outstanding achievement by an individual, company or chapter that serves to promote and enhance the professional remodeling industry.

The complete list of national Achievement Award winners for 2009 is as follows:

Local Chapter President Award

Presented to a local chapter president who has demonstrated outstanding leadership capability in the broad range of service to his or her chapter during his or her term of service.

Debbie Mackey, Daniel Mackey Construction, Inc, NARI of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA

Local Chapter Community Project Award

Presented to a chapter for work done as a community project to enhance the community and increases the awareness of NARI in the community, both locally and nationally.

NARI of Bucks-Mont

Local Chapter Excellence Award

Presented to a chapter for work done (other than a specific community project) which impacted the chapter’s local area or state in a positive manner, gave the association a higher visibility within the community and enhanced the image and awareness of NARI through local activities, membership campaigns, awards programs, community service, etc.

Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council

2008 Distributor of the Year

Recognizes distributors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to NARI, the professional remodeling industry and the community or communities in which they do business.

FloorCo, West Allis, WI

Peter H Johnson Image Award

Named for Peter H. Johnson, founder of the CotY Awards Program, this award is open to all who contribute to the enhancement of the remodeling industry’s image. Two awards were presented in this category.

David Pekel, CR, Pekel Construction & Remodeling, Inc., Wauwatosa, WI and

NARI of Central Ohio

Professionalism Award

Presented to a non-paid NARI member who has shown exceptional leadership, devotion, dedication and accomplishment through his or her efforts to promote NARI as a professional organization at the local level.

Tom Weiher, CR, CKBR, Carmel Builders, Inc., Menomonee Falls, WI

Harold Hammerman Spirit of Education Award

Established in 1978 by the late Harold Hammerman, this prestigious award recognizes excellence in training and education in the construction industry.

Susan Davis CKBR, GCP, CGBP, CAPS, Spectrum Fine Homes, Mountain View, CA

Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognizes accomplishments, awards, local community involvement and NARI national involvement in both appointed and elected offices. Two awards were presented in this category.

William (Bill) Bobrowitz, Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council, Wauwatosa, WI and  Thomas J. Hagner, CRS, Better Building by Weather-Seal, Ltd, Racine, WI

Henry Spies Superstar Awards

The CR Henry Spies Superstar Awards are presented to the outstanding new Certified Remodeler (CR), Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC),  Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler (CKBR), and the Green Certified Professional (GCP)—the individuals who have achieved the highest score on the respective written certification exam 2008.

Henry Spies Superstar Award CR

Brian Rotert, CR, Steed Remodeling, Kansas City, MO

Henry Spies Superstar Award CLC

Ted Fleming, CLC, Brown Restoration, Inc., Raymore, MO

Henry Spies Superstar Award CKBR

Rob Aldecocea, CKBR, Authentic Construction Company, Saint Paul, MN

Henry Spies Superstar Award GCP

Sam Breidenbach, CR, GCP, TDS Custom Construction, Inc., Madison, WI

John Quaregna Award for Young Remodeling Professionals

Established in 2001, this award recognizes service, both locally and nationally, of an individual who has taken notice of the industry early on, recognizing the youthful spirit, enthusiasm, and commitment of John Quaregna, whom the award is named after.

Bryce Jacob, Dave Fox Remodeling, Columbus, OH

The President’s Awards were also bestowed upon the individuals who, in the opinion of the president, have done the most to assist her in reaching her goals. 

Recipients of President’s Awards were:

Ralph Baker, RCA/NARI

NARI Atlanta

John Gordon, The Home Depot

David Feldner, CAE, Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council

Dan JaggersCFRS, CSRS, NARI Houston

NARI is a professional association whose members voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics.  Consumers may wish to search www.RemodelToday.com to find a qualified professional who is a member of NARI.

Consumers can also call the NARI National hotline at 800-611-NARI and request a free copy of NARI’s brochure, “How to Select a Remodeling Professional,” or visit www.RemodelToday.com and click on the homeowner’s guide for more information.

About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry.  With more than 8,200 member companies nationwide, the Association -- based in Des Plaines, Illinois — is “The Voice of the Remodeling Industry.”™ For membership information, or to locate a local NARI chapter or a remodeling professional, visit NARI’s Web site at www.RemodelToday.com, or contact the national headquarters office at 800-611-NARI.

For tips on remodeling using green techniques and materials, visit NARI’s green Web site, www.greenremodeling.org.

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The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry.  With more than 8,200 member companies nationwide, the Association -- based in Des Plaines, Illinois — is “The Voice of the Remodeling Industry.”™ For membership information, or to locate a local NARI chapter or a remodeling professional, visit NARI’s Web site at www.RemodelToday.com, or contact the national headquarters office at 800-611-NARI.

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