Nov 17th, 2012— McDonald Remodeling is the proud winner of the 2012 award for outstanding achievement in Residential Exterior Specialty category at the sixteenth annual Contractor of the Year (COTY) Awards ceremony on November 16th.

A celebration of the best in Twin Cities residential remodeling, the COTY Awards affords an opportunity for the Minnesota remodeling industry to acknowledge the year’s accomplishments and to recognize individual successes. Hosted by the Minnesota chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and sponsored by Shaw/Stewart Lumber Co., this year’s festivities drew more than 260 guests to the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis.

With scores based on photo submissions and project descriptions, the contestants were judged by a panel of 25 remodeling professionals from the NARI of Milwaukee chapter. Competing with many applicants in various categories, McDonald Remodeling is honored to be identified as a leader among this distinguished group of remodeling firms.

The 2012 COTY Awards recognized excellence in 26 categories: Residential Project Under $15,000; Residential Kitchen Under $60,000; Residential Kitchen $60,001-75,000; Residential Kitchen $75,001-90,000; Residential Kitchen $90,001-120,000; Residential Kitchen Over $120,000; Residential Bath Under $30,000; Residential Bath $30,001-$60,000; Residential Bath Over $60,000; Residential Interior Under $150,000; Residential Interior Over $150,000; Residential Interior Specialty; Commercial Interior, Exterior, or Specialty; Residential Addition Under $200,000; Residential Addition Over $200,000; Residential Historical Renovation/Restoration; Residential Exterior; Residential Exterior Specialty; Entire House Under $250,000; Entire House $250,001-$500,000; Entire House over $500,000; Best Newcomer; Universal Design; Sustainable Remodeling; Associate of the Year; and Best of Show.

NARI of Minnesota established the annual COTY Awards in 1997 to foster a sense of pride and accomplishment among its members through friendly competition, as well as to increase public awareness of NARI professionals. All award recipients will be recognized in local publications and on the NARI of Minnesota website (, and many will also receive exposure in other regional and national publications.

NARI is a not-for-profit trade association committed to promoting the interests of its members within the remodeling industry, and acting as a resource to remodel-ready homeowners. The only national association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry, NARI acts as an industry spokesgroup.

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