2022 National CotY Award Winners Shine Brightly

Forty-four projects from around the U.S. were recognized last month at NARI’s Evening of Excellence in Savannah, Georgia.

by Emily Blackburn

In a culmination of a process that began last fall, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) last month revealed 44 national winners of its long-running Contractor of the Year (CotY) design award program. The group of winners rose to the top of a very competitive field of hundreds of local and regional winners submitted from all parts of the country.

The judging panel, which was composed of 12 industry experts, selected the national winners based several criteria including problem solving, improved functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation and degree of difficulty.

“This year’s submissions were outstanding, making the job of our esteemed judges very difficult,” said NARI President Chris Egner, who is a remodeler from New Berlin, Wisconsin. “The CotY Awards allow us to celebrate our members who are committed to design, best practices, integrity, high standards and professionalism.”

 Launched as a regional program in New Jersey in the late 1960s, the CotYs today are awarded across the country at the NARI chapter level. All NARI members can then submit projects to NARI National, where outstanding work is recognized first within regions and then nationally. The South Central region netted the most national winners in 2022.

To view all the winning projects in detail, click below see a gallery of images for each project.  QR

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