What are the NARI CotY Awards & Why Members Should Submit Their Projects

The CotY or Contractor of the Year awards are presented each year by NARI to its members at the local, regional and national levels who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects. These awards recognize excellence in remodeling. With over 25 local (over 45 regional/national) categories available, there is a category for every sized remodeler and project. NARI’s promise, Remodeling Done Right, is exemplified by our members who submit projects for consideration. Each year entrants exhibit the highest level of skill, professionalism and dedication to the industry.

NARI of Central Ohio announces our winners each year at the December Holiday Awards Gala. This year’s gala will be Friday December 6th 6-10pm at the National Veterans Memorial & Museum located at 300 W Broad Street in downtown Columbus. Regional and National winners are announced each year in February and April respectively.

NARI of Central Ohio’s CotY awards program mirrors the regional and national program, so once you have your entry completed, you can easily submit it for regional and national recognition. For more information on submitting a project for a CotY and tips on creating an award winning presentation click here.

Marketing Your Business

Winning a CotY award is a great way to market your business and show the nation just how good you areThe numerous marketing opportunities available to CotY winners helps set your business apart from other remodeling companies, and NARI helps by providing tools and resources to make the most of this distinguished honor. “We’re proud of our association with NARI and when our projects are recognized through the CotY awards at any level it’s an accomplishment with a great ROI”, says April Howe, Marketing Coordinator for The Cleary Company.

NARI sends press releases announcing both regional and national winners to more than 10,000 publications nationwide, many that request imagery from the award-winning projects. All winners receive press release templates ready for customization and distribution in their local markets.

Certification Scholarships Awarded to Regional & National CotY Winners

Did you know CotY winners are awarded partial scholarships applicable toward new certification fees? All Regional and National CotY winning companies (including team members) will be able to help offset staff members’ new certification costs. Regional winners receive a $100.00 scholarship; National winners receive an additional $50.00 scholarship ($150 total) for each winning project. Aaron Enfinger, General Manager at The Cleary Company, says, “NARI Certifications not only benefit our company’s bottom line and our Team’s professional development but also demonstrate to our clients our commitment to our industry.”

Watch a video of the 2018 NARI Central OH CotY winners!

There’s still time to enter! National competition deadline is November 26, 2019.

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