Kudos to our Team for receiving 4 Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards from NARI of Central Ohio!

Each December at their Evening of Excellence gala, the local chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry announces the year’s winners. On Friday December 2, 2022, at the spacious Makoy Center in Hilliard OH over 200 members from the local remodeling industry chapter gathered for fellowship, food, fun and awards. This year’s nominations included 74 entries, submitted by 17 companies in 28 categories.

And the Winners are…..

Residential Kitchen $60-100k (New Albany, OH)

  • Designer Katie Florjancic, UDCP
  • Project Manager Jon Fichtner
  • Lead Carpenter Ed Bangert

Entire House $500-750k (Upper Arlington, OH)

Entire House over $1m (Bexley, OH)

Residential Exterior $100-200k (Bexley, OH)

  • Designer Laura Watson, UDCP, ASID
  • Project Manager Rob Lindeboom, CLC
  • Lead Carpenters Joey Davis & Ben Ludlow

What is a CotY Award?

The prestigious Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards are presented each year by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry(NARI) to it’s members who have demonstrated outstanding design and craftsmanship through their remodeling projects. Members can nominate their projects thru an online portal for judging by peers selected by NARI Executives outside their local chapter or region.

CotY award-winning remodeling projects demonstrate exceptional design and craftsmanship in renovation. A diverse and impartial panel rates each project based on 5 criteria.

  • To what degree were the expressed needs of the client met?
  • To what degree does the project enhance the existing structure functionally?
  • Is there evidence of superior craftsmanship?
  • To what degree does the project enhance the existing structure aesthetically?
  • Were innovative used of materials and/or methods of construction used in the project?

Projects entered into the National CotY competition are eligible to win a Regional award among 48 categories in 7 regions nationwide. The National CotY awards are selected from those Regional winners in each category.

Team Cleary’s commitment to NARI

The Cleary Company is proud to have several active members in NARI’s Central Ohio chapter, which is located in its East Central Region. Aaron Enfinger, CR is also currently serving on the National Board in the role of Secretary. There are currently 11 team members who’ve earned NARI professional certifications. 

  • George Cleary CR
  • Aaron Enfinger CR
  • Jen Sommers CR
  • Laura Watson UDCP
  • Katie Florjancic UDCP
  • Coury Sicker UDCP
  • John Hamlett UDCP
  • Justin Juenger CRPM
  • Rob Lindeboom CLC
  • Dan Irwin CLC
  • Dave Elliott CLC

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Stay tuned for announcements of NARI’s Regional CotY award winners coming February 2023!