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Oquawka, IL, United States, 2008/05/15 - HISCO Design/Build of Merriam, Kansas, named Regional 2008 Contractor of the Year for a Residential Interior $100,000 and under by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).
HISCO Design/Build, in Merriam, Kansas, was named Regional winner in the 2008 Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award competition in the Residential Interior $100,000 and Under category. The awards are part of an annual competition held by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). HISCO Design/Build also won ‘Honorary Mention’ for the same Lower Level Remodel under $100,000 project in the Kansas City NARI Chapter’s Remodel of the Year (REMY) competition. This ‘2008 Regional Contractor of the Year’ project has also been featured in the Kansas City Homes & Garden magazine in the January/February issue. This same homeowner who contracted HISCO Design/Build to remodel their lower level has also contracted HISCO Design/Build to add a swimming pool, cabana, two covered decks, outdoor kitchen and courtyard to the exterior of their home and will also be featured in the May/Jun issue of Kansas City Homes & Garden magazine.
Contractors from seven regions around the country vie for CotY Awards on an annual basis, and all regional winners will now be eligible for National CotY Awards at NARI’s Evening of ExcellenceSM on March 15 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront in St. Petersburg, Florida. 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, 2006 and November 30, 2007 (a 17-month time period) and were not submitted in prior NARI National contests. Judging for regional awards took place at the Association’s national headquarters in Des Plaines, Illinois, in mid-January. 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.
Trophies will be awarded at the 2008 Evening of ExcellenceSM in St. Petersburg on March 15, 2008, where National CotY Winners and Achievement Award Winners will also be announced and awarded.
The Evening of ExcellenceSM is widely considered to be the premier event of the year in the remodeling industry. Scheduled for March 15, 2008 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront in St. Petersburg, Florida, the event will be attended by more than 400 of the industry’s elite and is sponsored by the following NARI National Member companies: Platinum Level: Ferguson Enterprises in partnership with Stock Building Supply, GE Money, Huntwood Industries, Inc. and The Home Depot; Gold Level: Pella Corp., Lowe’s Commercial Services; Pewter Level: Moen.
To be considered for a CotY Award, a company must be a NARI member in good standing. NARI members represent an elite group from the approximately 800,000 companies and individuals in the U.S. identifying themselves as remodelers.
HISCO Design/Build is a member of the Kansas City branch of The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the only trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. With more than 7,500 member companies nationwide, the Association -- based in Des Plaines, Illinois, -- is “The Voice of the Remodeling Industry”™. For membership and chapter information, or for more on the COTY Awards, visit NARI’s website or contact the national headquarters office at 800-611-NARI.
The remodeling market, a $291 billion industry in the U.S. in 2006, is expected to continue to experience significant growth. It is estimated that more than a million homes per year undergo major renovation or remodeling.
NARI is a professional association whose members voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics. Consumers may wish to search RemodelToday to find a qualified professional who is a member of NARI.
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