Harth Builders Receives Two 2009 Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards

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Harth Builders, a second generation design-build remodeling company, was presented a 2009 Contractor of the Year (CotY) award in the Residential Exteriors under $100,000 category by the Bucks-Mont Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Harth Builders was also presented a 2009 CotY Meritorious Award for Residential Interiors under $100,000.

Harth Builders, a second generation design-build remodeling company, was presented a Contractor of the Year (CotY) award in the Residential Exteriors under $100,000 category by the Bucks-Mont Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Harth Builders was also presented a 2009 CotY Meritorious Award for Residential Interiors under $100,000.

Both projects were done on a home built in 1923 and originally owned by Robert Cassatt, son of Alexander Cassatt (President of the Pennsylvania Railroad) and nephew of Mary Cassatt (famous Impressionist painter). Robert Cassatt had the house built for his son Alexander (named after his grandfather) as a wedding gift, which included a golf course in the back that has since been subdivided. Modifications had been made over the years by previous homeowners destroyed the original character of the property. The new homeowners wanted to remove the 1970's elements and construction and restore it in a way that complimented the character of the house, honoring and maintaining the original grandeur and craftsmanship.

"This was no run of the mill house but rather something rich with Philadelphia history with ties to the English and French style. We were particularly honored for the creative opportunity to work in collaboration with the homeowners to restore their exceptional property," says Gregory Harth, President of Harth Builders. Photos of the project may be seen on our website, http://www.harthbuilders.com.

CotY Awards Selection
CotY Awards were judged by an impartial panel of experts within the industry and associated fields and selected winners based on each entrant's "before and after" photography and project description, problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and entry presentation.

All projects submitted for judging were a exterior improvement to an existing residential structure . New construction projects were not eligible. In addition, competing projects were completed between July 1, 2007 and November 30, 2008 (a 17-month time period) and may not submitted in prior NARI local, regional or national contests.

National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
The goal of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is to help homeowners find the right professional partner to do their remodeling. Whether it is updating a kitchen to make it more efficient, turning an ordinary bathroom into a haven of rest and relaxation, or adding a room to meet the needs of a growing family, NARI wants each homeowner to get the maximum value or enjoyment for the dollars they invest in their remodeling.

NARI membership means that a professional is a full-time, dedicated remodeling professional. NARI membership offers this assurance through an extensive screening process and requirement of its members to follow a strict Code of Ethics.

Homeowners can be assured that any time they hire a NARI member, they are hiring an individual who has made a strong commitment to the professionalism of the remodeling industry and to his or her business.

NARI members have access to the latest information in the industry through publications, educational programs, educational seminars and conferences. The NARI professional remodeler has pledged to uphold the association's strict Code of Ethics and is dedicated to the professionalism and integrity of the remodeling industry.

For more information, or to locate a NARI professional in your area, visit http://www.remodeltoday.com and click on "Find a Professional Remodeler."

Contact
Cindy Aman
Harth Builders
215/654-0364 (office)
215/654-0877 (fax)
http://www.harthbuilders.com
Harth Builders is a father-son design-build remodeling firm with over 30 years of experience remodeling homes in Bucks and Montgomery counties. We are nationally recognized and our designs and projects are award winning. We love what we do and it is reflected in the projects we design and build.

Harth Builders Receives 2009 Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards
From architects and designers to carpenters and construction artisans, we're committed to turning your family's ideas, personalities, and dreams into a house that becomes a home with heart. We invite you to visit our photo gallery at http://www.harthbuilders.com of our custom-designed kitchens, additions, bathrooms, attic renovations, basement renovations, and exteriors and see for yourself.

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