The National Association of the Remodeling Industry honored regional and national winners of Coty Awards April 12 in Kansas City.
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 the Residential Exterior Specialty category. Otherwise, new construction projects were not eligible.
A panel of judges who are experts within the industry and associated fields, selected winners based on each entrant’s binders, which include before and after photography and project descriptions. Judging focused on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and entry presentation.
Twenty-six national Coty winners were named at this year’s ceremony. Preliminary judging took place in Des Plaines, Ill., in early January, after which regional winners were announced in each of the categories. These regional winners advanced as finalists at the national level. Three projects were honored under the Universal Design Project Recognition program, and 11 projects were honored under the Green Project Recognition program.
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 $71 million worth of remodeling projects.