Harth Builders Wins Top National Honors

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The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has recognized Harth Builders with a 2010 National Contractor of the Year (CotY) award in the category of Residential Exterior Under $100,000. The award was presented at NARI's Evening of Excellence on April 10 at the Wyndham Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. Harth Builders earned its award for work performed on a historic 1923 home originally owned by Robert Cassatt, son of Alexander Cassatt (President of the Pennsylvania Railroad) and nephew of Mary Cassatt (famous Impressionist painter). Throughout the years, several owners had made architectural modifications which destroyed the property's original character and charm. The renovations performed by Harth Builders restored the property to its original 1920's grandeur.

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has recognized Harth Builders with a 2010 National Contractor of the Year (CotY) award in the category of Residential Exterior Under $100,000. The award was presented at NARI's Evening of Excellence on April 10 at the Wyndham Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

Harth Builders earned its award for work performed on a historic 1923 home originally owned by Robert Cassatt, son of Alexander Cassatt (President of the Pennsylvania Railroad) and nephew of Mary Cassatt (famous Impressionist painter). Throughout the years, several owners had made architectural modifications which destroyed the property's original character and charm. The objective of the most recent homeowners was to remove those elements and restore the home to showcase its original 1920's grandeur.

Greg Harth, President of Harth Builders, was more than excited for the challenge. "This was no run of the mill house, but rather something rich with Philadelphia history," commented Harth. "We were particularly honored for the creative opportunity to work in collaboration with the homeowners to restore their exceptional property."

Homeowners Chris and Garance Prior were thrilled with the work that Harth did on their historic home. "We liked everything," remarked the Priors. "We liked how the timber beams were made to look authentic; the way things used to be made; no nails, no visible screws. Our goals were met, we liked everything!"

In order to be considered for a National CotY Award, remodeling firms must first win at the regional level. An impartial panel of industry experts selected the winners. Criteria for the CotY competition included problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and entry presentation. Only one winner is selected per category.

While they have been honored with numerous other local and regional CotY awards in the past, this is the first National CotY award that they have received. Harth Builders was recognized for their work on this project with a National Chrysalis award, as well.

More information about Harth Builders is available online at http://www.HarthBuilders.com. Greg Harth can be contacted directly at (215) 654-0364, or via email at Greg.Harth (at) HarthBuilders (dot) com

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