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The prestigious Contractor of the Year (CotY) and Buzz Awards (new this year) are presented to NYC/LI Members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling, design  and marketing achievements.

Why Enter? Winning an award separates you from the “every day contractor or remodeling professional” and gives you a sense of pride and accomplishment. Your customers will appreciate the dedication you put into your work…shown by this award!

Now Is the Time! How do I start planning?

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-Keep notes about the design, planning and construction phases of the job.
-Take plenty of before pictures and from all angles of the location.
-Take pictures during the job to show difficulties and obstacles.
-Never show any identifying logos, job signs, workers or company vehicles in the pictures.

-Make sure that your before, during and after pictures are all from the same angle.

Categories: Keep track of your costs and the homeowner’s contribution as far as any items they provided. All must be included in your final cost and this will affect the category you enter.  ENTER NOW.


Any NARI Member who does any of the marketing and/or design for their firms - from one-person shops to the largest remodeling firms – report that winning an award is a major factor in enhancing their image within the industry and with prospective customers. The numerous marketing and design opportunities available to BUZZ winners help set your business apart from other remodeling and design companies, and NARI helps by providing tools and resources to make the most of this distinguished honor. ENTER NOW


Need Help? We can answer any question you might have! Please do not hesitate to contact the NARI office at 631-673-6274.