NARI 2016 CotY (Contractor of the Year) Awards

Call for Entries

The NARI CotY Awards program is available to all contractor members in good standing.  Supplier/vendor members can also participate with entrants as Team Members. The 2016 program is open to projects with a finish date between December 1, 2013 and November 30, 2015.

Deadlines & Fees

Early Bird: Mon., November 2, 2015 - $160

Standard: Mon., November 23, 2015 - $ 170

Late Entry: Tues., December 1, 2015 - $195

Team members (optional): $80

Green Project Recognition (optional): $50

Universal Design Project Recognition (optional): $50

NARI has made changes to the 2016 categories. Check here for the updated category list.

Regional winners will be announced by February 1, 2016, and National winners will be announced at the Evening of Excellence Reception on April 9, 2016 in Austin, Texas.

Get started on your entry now!

About the CotY Awards

The prestigious CotY (Contractor of the Year) Awards are presented each year by NARI National to NARI members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects. All projects will be submitted via our online entry platform. Entering the CotY Awards has never been easier.

Why Enter the CotY Awards?


Winning a local, regional or national CotY Award gives you a great reason to reach out to your local media and remind them of your superiority in the marketplace. NARI assists by providing a press release template and a media list.
Raise awareness among your current and prospective clients

Remind your current and past clients how good you are at your profession by notifying them of your award. Include award information in your sales calls to increase credibility with prospective clients, and feature photos of your winning project at local home shows, on your website or through social media channels.

Boost morale in your company

Winning a CotY Award gives everyone in your company a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Earn certification scholarships

All CotY winners will be awarded partial scholarships applicable toward new certification fees. All Regional and National CotY-winning companies (team members included) will be able to help offset staff members' new certification costs. Regional winners will receive a $100 scholarship. National winners will receive an additional $50 scholarship.