The month of April not only brings showers but for George Cleary it’s also his birthday and the month he launched The Cleary Company! In addition to celebrating 29 years of remodeling in Columbus, OH, George and his Remodel-Design-Build Team are also celebrating two new national awards in 2023.

The first was on March 10th, when the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) announced their annual Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards in an online presentation. The second award came on April 5th at ActionCoach’s BizX America conference in Nashville TN.

NARI CotY Awards

The 2023 National winning project was in the category for Residential Exterior $100,000 to $200,000. The project, an Outdoor Living Space that included a screened porch addition, was designed and built for past clients for their newly purchased home.

The new covered outdoor space is perfect for the family of four to spend time relaxing, entertaining, and enjoying the gorgeous views of the adjacent and newly constructed backyard patio and pool. Features include full-height screens with sliding doors, beam and shiplap ceiling, gas fireplace, beverage bar with 2 mini fridges and storage, seating space and separate dining area, including a simple but functional outdoor kitchen.

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 members who demonstrate outstanding design and craftsmanship through their remodeling projects are chosen to be category winners in local, regional and national competitions. Members can nominate their projects thru an online portal for blind judging by industry peers selected by NARI executives.

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?
  • Was there any innovative use of materials and/or methods of construction used in the project?

Projects entered into the National CotY competition are eligible for Regional awards among 48 categories in 7 regions nationwide. The National CotY awards are selected from the Regional winners in each category.

Biz X Awards Presented by ActionCOACH

For the second time in 3 years, George accepted the award for Best Company Culture on behalf of The Cleary Company. The first win was in 2020. This is also his and the company’s third honor overall from BizX. In 2022 the company also earned Best Community Impact/Corporate Responsibility.

Company culture is the personality of a company. It defines the environment in which employees work. Company culture includes a variety of elements, including work environment, company mission, values, ethics, expectations, and goals.

BizX America & ActionCOACH bring together an exciting mix of speakers, business executives and entrepreneurs into an annual conference and networking extravaganza. Attendees acquire powerful, actionable and thought-provoking information to improve their businesses, spark new ideas and move their personal trajectory to the X degree.

Peg Buehrle (ActionCOACH Columbus), George Cleary ll, George Cleary, Jennifer Wood

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