“The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards are the most prestigious awards given in the remodeling industry. Contractors from around the country vie for the awards on an annual basis. Winners are recognized for excellent workmanship and professional achievements. This competition enables NARI members to compete in 27 different categories locally, regionally and then nationally. Winners are selected by a panel of impartial judges who are experts in the remodeling industry and related fields. Entries are judged for problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and entry presentation” (NARI Press Release, December 13th, 2012.)
On December 7th, 2012, NJW Construction was presented with a NARI CotY Award for winning the “Residential Bath Under $30,000” category. Joel Walter (Owner) accepted the award on behalf of the company.
The project that led NJW to win this category was a Lancaster, Ohio bathroom remodel. Innovation and creative thinking were key in the redesign due to the particularly tiny footprint. Challenges of this bathroom renovation included: bringing as much light as possible into a room with no windows, working around an angled ceiling, maintaining the original brick wall behind the vanities, and creating storage space. NJW addressed these issues while creating an updated bathroom space for the homeowners.