The National Association of the Remodeling Industry of Central Ohio (NARI-CO) held its annual Evening of Excellence on Friday December 1, 2023 at the Westin Great Southern Columbus. Almost 300 members of the local NARI remodeling community attended the event which honors remodeling excellence in Central Ohio and the many volunteers and sponsors who serve the chapter.

George Cleary, owner of The Cleary Company, and 17 members of his Team attended and received the following awards:

Achievement in Consumer Excellence

NARI-CO ACE winners recognize members with a client survey average of at least 3.5 out of 4 points. Consumer referrals are the strongest form of leads for remodeling contractors. Who more likely would a consumer believe, but another consumer who has experienced the services first-hand? The Cleary Company is proud to have received this award for 19 years in a row!

2 x Contractor of the Year

Team Cleary has won a total 33 NARI-CO CotY awards since their first in 2007! George, always filled with excitement and joy for his team says, “Competition for the CotYs is always fierce. We really do incredible work and it’s a true honor to have that work honored and recognized by our peers.”

What is a CotY Award?

The prestigious Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards are presented each year by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) to its members who have demonstrated outstanding design and craftsmanship through their remodeling projects. Members can nominate their projects through an online portal for judging by peers selected by NARI Executives outside their local chapter or region.

CotY award-winning remodeling projects demonstrate exceptional design and craftsmanship in renovation. A diverse and impartial panel rates each project based on 5 criteria.

  • To what degree were the expressed needs of the client met?
  • To what degree does the project enhance the existing structure functionally?
  • Is there evidence of superior craftsmanship?
  • To what degree does the project enhance the existing structure aesthetically?
  • Were innovative used of materials and/or methods of construction used in the project?

The Cleary Company’s Commitment to NARI

The Cleary Company is proud to have several active members in NARI’s Central Ohio chapter, located in its East Central Region. Aaron Enfinger, CR is also currently serving on the National Board in the role of Treasurer.

There are currently 12 team members who’ve earned NARI professional certifications. 

  • George Cleary CR
  • Aaron Enfinger CR
  • Jen Sommers CR
  • Laura Watson UDCP
  • Katie Florjancic UDCP
  • John Hamlett UDCP
  • Margot Sheehan UDCP
  • Shannon Tannehill UDCP
  • Garrett Raney UDCP
  • Justin Juenger CRPM
  • Rob Lindeboom CLC
  • Dave Elliott CLC

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Stay tuned for announcements of NARI’s Regional CotY award winners coming February 2024!