Each year, NARI of Greater Chicagoland hosts the annual Remodeling Excellence Awards. The Remodeling Excellence Awards, widely regarded across the Midwest, recognize the best and brightest remodelers in Chicagoland and name the winners among the top remodeling firms in the region. All winners of the Remodeling Excellence Awards are then given the opportunity to be considered nationwide for the prestigious 2021 Contractor of the Year by NARI National. All projects submitted for judging must be an improvement or an addition to an existing structure in order to be considered. New construction projects are not eligible.

In addition, competing projects must have been completed during a 14-month time period prior to the deadline and cannot have been submitted in prior NARI of Greater Chicagoland contests. An impartial panel of judges, who are considered experts within the industry and associated fields, select winners based on each entrant’s project presentation, including a detailed project description and “Before and After” photography. Judging is based on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty, and entry presentation. To be considered, a company must be a member of NARI of Greater Chicagoland in good standing.

What You Need to Do


Choose your project! Make sure to read the evaluation criteria.


Choose your categories! Remember, you can submit in multiple categories!


Start your Application right now! You can come back and finish later.


Attend NARI webinar on how to create an award winning project submission!


Create your project presentation using the step-by-step guide!


Fill out the online forms for awards submission using the link below!


Attend Social Media Tutorial with influencer @Construction2Style!


Submit your awards submission by October 23rd!

2019 Remodeling Excellence Award Winners

Here are all the NARIGC Winners in all the award categories: