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CARNEMARK Named 2012 Regional Contractor of the Year


The National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI) named CARNEMARK, in Bethesda, MD, winner of two awards in the 2012 Southeast Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) contest. CARNEMARK is winner in the Residential Kitchen Over $120,000 category and the Entire House Over $1,000,000 category of the Regional CotY awards competition.

From whole house remodels to condo, kitchen, addition, bath, and specialty renovations, CARNEMARK creates design/build solutions that flow. Since 1987, Washington, DC-area homeowners have enjoyed CARNEMARK's award-winning combination of function and beauty.

Contractors from seven regions around the country vie for CotY Awards on an annual basis, and all regional winners will now be eligible for the National CotY Awards. National winners will be announced at NARI's Evening of Excellence on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Conference Center, located in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas.

All projects submitted for judgeting were an improvement or an addition to an existing structure, with the exception of one category, "Residential Exterior Specialty." Otherwise, new construction projects were not eligible. An impartial panel of judges, experts within the remodeling industry and associated fields, selected winners based on each entrant's binders, which include "before and after" photography and project descriptions. Judging focused on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and entry presentation.

More information about CARNEMARK's two winning projects can be viewed here:

To be considered for a CotY Award, a company must be a NARI member in good standing. The entries of this year's competition totaled nearly $90 million worth of remodeling projects. NARI members represent an elite group of the approximately 800,000 companies and individuals in the U.S. identifying themselves as remodelers. For more information on NARI and its members, visit