Contractors from seven regions nationwide vie for the awards on an annual basis. All projects submitted for judging are 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.
An impartial panel of judges, who are experts within the industry and associated fields, selected winners based on each entry, which include “before and after” photography and project descriptions. Judging focused on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and entry presentation.
Visit NARI's Award Winning Projects to view before and after images from NARI's CotY Award-winning projects.