In addition to the CotY Awards, there were eight categories of Achievement Awards handed out in Kansas City. The Achievement Awards are bestowed on an annual basis, and in most cases, the recipient must be nominated. The categories are designed to recognize outstanding achievement by an individual, company or chapter that serves to promote and enhance the professional remodeling industry.
The complete list of national Achievement Award winners for 2013 is as follows:
Chapter President Award
Presented to a local chapter president who has demonstrated outstanding leadership capability in the broad range of service to his or her chapter during his or her term of service.
Aaron Bryant, Greater Omaha NARI
Chapter Community Project Award
Presented to a chapter for a community project to enhance the community and increase the awareness of NARI in the community, both locally and nationally.
Greater Omaha NARI
Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council
NARI of Greater Dallas
NARI of Central Ohio
Chapter Excellence Award
Presented to a chapter for work (other than a specific community project) which impacted the chapter’s local area or state in a positive manner, gave the association higher visibility within the community and enhanced the image and awareness of NARI through local activities, membership campaigns, awards programs, community service, etc.
NARI of Greater Charlotte
2013 Distributor of the Year
Recognizes distributors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to NARI, the professional remodeling industry and the community or communities in which they do business.
The Hamilton Parker Company, Columbus, Ohio
Presented to a non-paid NARI member who has shown exceptional leadership, devotion, dedication and accomplishment through his or her efforts to promote NARI as a professional organization at the local level.
Tom Callen, Muskego, Wis.
Harold Hammerman Spirit of Education Award
Established in 1978 by the late Harold Hammerman, this prestigious award recognizes excellence in training and education in the construction industry.
Ken Connor, CR, Menomonee Falls, Wis.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Recognizes accomplishments, awards, local community involvement and NARI National involvement in both appointed and elected offices.
Jim Klappa, Milwaukee, Wis.
Michael S. Hydeck, MCR, CKBR, Telford, Pa.
The President’s Awards
Bestowed upon individuals who, in the opinion of the president, have done the most to assist in reaching goals.
Paula Cozzi Goedert, Chicago, Ill.
Anthony Tripp, CR, CKBR, CLC, UDCP, Chicago, Ill.
Robert Didier, Hauppauge, N.Y.
Jan Burchett, Merriam, Kan.
Mike Waite, Charlotte, N.C.