Des Plaines, Ill — The 2015 Evening of Excellence reception took place on April 17 during a three-day event for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), which also included its Spring Business Meeting, held at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
NARI also brought the Evening of Excellence to the remodeling industry via an online webcast announcement that was also broadcast to those who were in attendance in person at the reception. The presentation highlighted both Regional and National winners 36 categories ranging from kitchens, baths, additions, exteriors, whole house and commercial remodels. The Webcast will be available for 30 days on NARI’s YouTube channel.
The 2015 Evening of Excellence sponsors included Fiat Chrysler Automobile Group LLC, The Home Depot, and Pella Windows and Doors.
Contractors from seven regions nationwide vie for the awards on an annual basis. All 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, the projects entered were completed between December 1, 2012 and November 30, 2014, and were not submitted in prior NARI National contests. An impartial panel of industry experts selected winners based on each entrant’s submission, which include “before and after” photography and project descriptions. Judging focused on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty, and entry presentation.
Thirty-six national CotY winners were named at this year’s ceremony. Preliminary judging took place online in January, after which 160 regional winners were announced. These regional winners advanced as finalists at the national level.
To be considered for a CotY Award, a company must be a NARI member in good standing. The entries of this year’s competition totaled more than $85.5 million worth of remodeling projects. NARI members represent an elite group of the approximately 800,000 companies and individuals in the U.S. identifying themselves as remodelers.
The list of national CotY award winners for 2015, including Achievement Award winners, is available here.
NARI is a professional association whose members are committed to integrity, high standards, professional education, ethics and market recognition. NARI connects homeowners with its professional members and provides information so that the consumer has a positive remodeling experience.
Consumers may wish to search www.nari.org to find a qualified professional who is a member of NARI or call NARI National at (847) 298-9200 and request a free copy of NARI’s brochure, “How to Select a Remodeling Professional.”
Information provided by NARI