NARI 2017 Life Time Achievement Award Announced

Jake Schoegel, CR

[Des Plaines, IL April 7, 2017] National Association of the Remodeling Industry announces the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award to Jake Schoegel, CR. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes accomplishments, awards, local community involvement, and NARI national involvement in both appointed and elected offices to an individual who has been in the remodeling industry for at least 20 years and a NARI member for seven or more years.

Jake Schoegel, CR, of Kansas City NARI, lives his professional life in a way that truly embraces the NARI Code of Ethics. He “pledges to observe high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility in business.” Nationally, he currently serves on NARI’s Certification Board, and he’s been involved at the local level for more than 29 years. He’s served as Kansas City NARI Board President for three years, on multiple committees and awards programs, and has encouraged others in his company to take on roles at NARI as well. He was in the first class of Certified Remodelers at his chapter, and has encouraged almost 20 of his own employees to become NARI certified.

"Jake's level of professionalism and involvement in NARI committees, and the Kansas City NARI chapter as a board member and president, demonstrates his commitment to elevating the remodeling profession," said Fred Ulreich, CEO NARI.

Jake’s company, Schoegel Design Remodel, has also demonstrated a strong commitment to community service and is the recipient of the 2017 Peter H. Johnson Image Award. This award is open to all who contribute to the enhancement of the remodeling industry’s image.  

For seven years, Schoegel Design Build has made a “big splash” in the lives of families with special needs children through their annual custom bath giveaway contest. They’ve also created a “ripple effect” by completing smaller remodeling projects to help families with special needs children as well. Most recently, they transformed a small bathroom into an accessible bath for a child with Rett Syndrome. Team members expanded and remodeled the bathroom and adjacent hallway to accommodate the child’s wheelchair, installed a lift to help family members move and transport the child, and added a double door to the child’s bedroom. Area vendors donated materials and time to help complete the project.

Congratulations Jake for all that you have achieved and for helping NARI deliver ‘Remodeling Done Right™’ through your professional involvement and community engagement.


About NARI: Remodeling Done Right™ is NARI’s promise to members, the remodeling industry and consumers. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the source for homeowners seeking to hire a professional remodeling contractor. Members are full-time, dedicated, remodeling industry professionals who follow a strict code of ethics with high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility. For more information, contact NARI at 847-298-9200 or

About Schoelgel Design Remodel, Inc.: Schloegel Design Remodel has over 35 years’ experience in both designing and remodeling including kitchens, bathrooms and home. Schoelgel Design Remodel, Inc.. Schloegel Design Remodel replaces the need for architects and remodeling contractors. We offer one point of contact for design and construction. Our experts are fully integrated to ensure your vision is met, from concept to completion. We have been serving Kansas City and the surrounding areas, including Leawood, Prairie Village, Waldo, Overland Park, and Mission Hills since 1980.

CONTACT: Elizabeth McKenna, 847.563.8101,

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