We won! Kudos to our Team for receiving 5 Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards from NARI of Central OH. George Cleary, CR, Owner & CEO of The Cleary Company Remodel-Design-Build in Columbus, OH believes, “Winning a CotY is not only great for company moral but it also gives us multiple chances to show off our amazing projects to more people. We love what we do and it’s a great feeling to be recognized by our industry peers!”

NARI of Central Ohio announces CotY winners annually at their Evening of Excellence gala. On December 3, 2021, at the spacious Wigwam Event Center in Pickerington, 177 remodeling industry members gathered for fellowship, food, fun and awards. 50 entries were submitted by 11 companies in 22 categories.

Watch this video to see all 5 winning projects!

Project categories & Team Cleary recognition

Addition under $100k

  • Project Developer – Jayde Boyd
  • Designer – Matt Zimmer

Bathroom $75-100k

  • Project Developer – Jayde Boyd

Commercial Interior

Entire House $750k-$1m

Residential Exterior

  • Designer – Laura Watson, ASID, UDCP

Stay tuned for more announcements! Regional CotY winners will be announced next month and National awards will be presented in April at NARI’s annual conference.

5 More Awards from NARI’s Regional Competition!

On Tuesday February 1, 2022 NARI announced the winners of the Regional CotY competition. Team Cleary was honored with 5 additional awards for Region 4 East Central. 4 of the 5 projects are two time winners now! Watch this video to see which additional project took home an award.

Residential Interior under $100k

  • Project Developer – John Coleman, CRPM
  • Designer – Laura Watson, ASID, UDCP
  • Project Manager – Rob Lindeboom, CLC

What is a CotY Award?

The prestigious CotY (Contractor of the Year) awards are presented each year by NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) to it’s members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects. Members submit projects for judging by their peers located 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?

Projects entered into the National CotY competition are eligible to win a Regional award among 48 categories in 7 regions nationwide. The National CotY awards are selected from those Regional winners in each category. The 2022 National project winners will be announced on Thursday April 7th in Savannah, GA.

Team Cleary’s commitment to NARI

The Cleary Company is proud to have several active members in NARI’s Central Ohio chapter, which is located in their East Central Region. Aaron Enfinger, CR, COO also serves on the National Board. There are currently 11 team members who’ve earned professional certifications from NARI. Click here to learn why we believe continuing education should matter to you!

  • George Cleary CR
  • Aaron Enfinger CR
  • Jen Sommers CR
  • Laura Watson UDCP
  • Katie Florjancic UDCP
  • Coury Sicker UDCP
  • John Coleman CRPM
  • Justin Juenger CRPM
  • Rob Lindeboom CLC
  • Pete Mossman CLC
  • Dan Irwin CLC

Visit The Cleary Difference page on our website to learn more!