April 17, 2023

Steps to Take Now for the Upcoming Contractor of the Year Awards Submissions

No time like the present to start planning for your Contractor of the Year awards submissions. Plus, how to be considered for Vendor of the Year honors!
March 6, 2023

Congratulations to our Contractor of the Year Award Winners!

And the winners are...check out the amazing work from our Contractor of the Year Awards winners!
February 13, 2023

Who Will Win at the 2023 CotY Awards Gala?

Who will win at this year's 2023 Contractor of the Year Awards Gala? We've got a big evening coming up on March 3!
October 3, 2022

Did You Know: Local and National CotY Award Opportunities!

Project awards season is upon us with two opportunities for local AND national recognition with the the Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards.
September 19, 2022

CotY Awards: Not a contractor? Not a problem!

The CotY Awards aren't just for remodelers. Designers have a unique opportunity to highlight their work across a number of categories, too! Read on for more from NARI Chicago member Stephanie Sarris , Principal at Bellhaven Designs.
September 12, 2022

Uncommon CotY Award Categories

Think outside the most popular CotY Award categories to showcase unique projects and increase your chances of winning. Win win!
September 5, 2022

Why Submit Projects For Awards

NARI recently announced the opening of the Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards season, which celebrates the best of the best in the remodeling industry. Here are the top reasons why you should enter!
August 22, 2022

How Awards Make the Difference in Winning Bids

Winning awards does more than decorate a trophy case. In many instances, your awards prove your value to clients and help you stand out from the competition.
August 15, 2022

6 Steps to Award Submission Success

It's time to submit your work to the Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards! Follow these simple steps for success when applying.
April 11, 2022

Congratulations to our Remodeling Excellence Award Winners!

Check out the stunning work from our Remodeling Excellence Awards winners!
March 21, 2022

The Evening of Excellence Awards Gala is Almost Here!

It's awards season, baby!
October 11, 2021

Don’t Overlook These Remodeling Award Categories

When deciding which remodeling projects to submit for award consideration, many beautiful kitchen and bathroom remodels will be at the top of your list, but did you know that the kitchen and bathroom categories are also the most competitive?! Check out a few of the "lesser-known" categories and past award winners for inspiration for your own submission!
September 16, 2021

Why Quality Photography Matters in Remodeling

As a remodeler, it may not occur to you to photograph projects while in the midst of the construction chaos. However, capturing photography throughout an entire project can be hugely beneficial to your business. Here is why quality photography matters according to Chicago-area photographer, Matt Adema.
August 5, 2021

Local vs. National Awards – What’s the Difference and Why it Matters!

Believe it or not, project awards season is upon us! All of our hammers, sweat, and – at times – tears summarized for some well-deserved recognition for all of your effort and care. After all, as we wrap up 2021, those 2022 projects are waiting for your bids and nothing says “the best and brightest” better than an award for the last project you completed.
October 9, 2020

7 Steps for an Award-Winning Project Submission

1. Invest in professional or high quality photography This includes your "Before" photos! Photographs should always be in horizontal "landscape" view unless they are professional photos (turn your phone sideways!)