January 27, 2012 –Joseph Ambler Inn, Horsham PA — HomeTech Renovations, Inc. of Fort Washington PA, was awarded the 2012 Meritorious Award in the Contractor of the Year Awards competition in the residential kitchen remodeling category for a kitchen renovation valued over $120K. The winning project was for a client in Bucks County, PA. The awards are part of an annual competition held by the Bucks/Mont Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), nationally headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois.
The Contractor of the Year (COTY) AWARDS IS WIDELY CONSIDERED THE PREMIER COMPETITION OF ITS KIND THROUGHOUT THE REMODELING INDUSTRY. Preliminary judging took place in Montgomery County in January 2012, and included a panel of six distinguished judges with extensive knowledge of design and construction. To be considered, a company must be a NARI member and adhere to the NARI strict code of ethics. NARI members represent an exclusive group from the approximately 800,000 companies and individuals in the U.S. identifying themselves as premier remodelers and builders within the industry.
Locally, contractors throughout the entire Delaware Valley vie for the awards on an annual basis. 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 between July 1 of the previous year and November 30 of the current year (a 17-month time period) and cannot have been submitted in prior NARI National contests. An impartial panel of judges, who are considered 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.