We’re ecstatic to announce that OHi has been awarded the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s Regional Contractor of the Year Award for a first-floor interior we remodeled in Long Grove.
Each year, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) presents Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards to members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects. The CotY Awards are the highest form of recognition by industry leaders and peers. NARI received nearly 600 entries from across the United States, representing over $230 million in remodeling projects.
This year, in its annual awards competition, NARI named OHi as the North Central Regional Contractor of the Year Winner in the Residential Interior category. When OHi President John Kautz heard OHi received this honor, he stated, “I'm so proud of our entire team. They are dedicated to our clients and deserve to have their hard work recognized!"
The CotY Awards celebrate NARI members who are committed to design, best practices, integrity, high standards, and professionalism.
The judging panel, representing industry experts, selected winners based on problem-solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, and degree of difficulty.
The winning first floor involved opening the kitchen space into the dining room, creating a masculine lounge in the den with coffered ceilings and a wall-a-wall built-in bar, separating the primary and hall bath to provide his wife a private ADA bathroom with a separate powder room for guests, building a custom display case, and refinishing the fireplace. Where our team showed outstanding craftsmanship was the custom refrigerator from our designer; she built it with two large pantry cabinets on either side and wood paneling on the refrigerator doors. The designer added mirror panels on the doors to open the space, bring some bling, and add visual interest to the wall. She used glass and antique mirrors to mimic the interior doors of the rest of the home. The last detail she decided on was adding the gold trim, which made the piece complete.
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