The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
Names Contractor of the Year Award winners in New Jersey
On January 20, 2017, the North Jersey and Central Jersey chapters of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) announced the Contractor of the Year™ (CotY) Winners in the 2017 competition.
Billingham Built was awarded top honors in the State of New Jersey for the category Residential Addition $100,000 – $250,000. The owners undertook the construction of an addition to upgrade and expand the master bedroom / bathroom in a 1974 contemporary forest retreat home. The refreshed and enlarged home will suit their needs for decades to come. The project increased the master bedroom space by using space previously occupied by the original bathroom. Not only is the bedroom more spacious, but the space gained by removal of the original bathroom provided for the construction of a walk-in closet. The entirely new bathroom space offers improved safety for ageing in place, separate sink locations, and increased energy efficiency. The stunning contemporary design of the addition seamlessly blends with the existing home in both the interior and exterior.
All projects submitted for judging must demonstrate an improvement or an addition to an existing structure. New construction projects were not eligible. To be considered for a CotY Award, a company must be a NARI member in good standing. Competing projects were completed between December 1, 2014, and November 30, 2016, and were not submitted in previous NARI National contests. Each project enhanced or improved the homes. Winning projects are recognized for their contribution to the community as well as the industry. Winning entries must earn enough points gained by overcoming difficulties on the project, use of innovative construction methods or materials, and meeting the needs and/or desires of the homeowners. Judging is on an anonymous basis. The judging is performed by remodeling contractors, architects, interior designers and realtors who understand the methods used to create the projects.
NARI is a professional association whose members voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics. NARI members outpace the industry norm in sales, production and employees when compared to professionals represented in the Home Improvement Research Institute’s (HIRI) 2014 Remodeling Professional Study.
Billingham Built has been in business for over 40 years. Joseph Billingham, owner, is a NARI Master Certified Remodeler and Certified Kitchen and Bath remodeler. He is one of 5 Master Certified Remodelers in Pennsylvania and the only MCR in the state of New Jersey. Over the years, Billingham Built has won numerous local and national awards for their design, careful craftsmanship and work excellence.
Company Name: Billingham Built
Contact Person: Joesph Billingham