The month of April not only brings showers but also many accolades for George Cleary! His birthday is on April 26th and it was April 16, 1994, when he created The Cleary Company. In addition to celebrating 28 years of remodeling in Columbus, Ohio George and his Team are also celebrating a couple of new national awards.

Biz X Awards Presented by ActionCOACH

On April 3rd at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, George, along with over 150 finalists from businesses across the country received awards in 30 categories at the ActionCOACH Biz X Awards. The Cleary Company was the finalist in two categories – Best Overall Company and Best Community Impact/Corporate Responsibility. Winning the latter!

Brad Sugars, CEO & Founder of ActionCOACH says, “The Biz Awards recognize excellence and growth our coaches and their clients have achieved. As the lifeblood of any local community, we recognize the power and contributions small businesses make every day.”

ActionCOACH was established in Brisbane, Australia by Brad Sugars in 1993 when the concept of business coaching was still in its infancy. Since franchising the company in 1997, ActionCOACH has helped business coaching become more mainstream. Worldwide the company has nearly 1,000 coaches in more than 70 countries. ActionCOACH specializes in coaching small to medium-sized businesses as well as executives, and their teams. Visit for more information.

George (back row 2nd from left) along with other business owners and their coaches from ActionCOACH Columbus.

Guildmaster Award Presented by GuildQuality

Four days later on April 7th, George received notification of another award! The Cleary Company received its 5th Guildmaster award from GuildQuality. Guildmaster winners demonstrate exceptional customer service within the residential construction industry. Out of nearly 2,000 eligible applicants from across the country, The Cleary Company is one of 400+ businesses recognized for consistently delivering superior customer care. Qualification is achieved by receiving a recommendation rate of 90% or above as rated by their customers surveyed by GuildQuality.

Since 2005, GuildQuality, a third-party customer satisfaction surveying company, has powered the Guildmaster Award to recognize and celebrate home building, remodeling, and contracting professionals demonstrating the highest level of customer service within the U.S. and Canada. For more on the 2022 Guildmaster Award and qualifications, click here.