Spring House, PA (PRWEB) May 05, 2013
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named Harth Builders 2013 National Contractor of the Year (CotY) in the Residential Bath $30,000 to $60,000 category at its annual “Evening of Excellence.” The event took place at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, MO, on April 12. Among hundreds of entries, only 26 national CotY winners were named at this year’s ceremony.
The winning project was an accessible bathroom renovation constructed on behalf of a veteran who suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The client, confined to a wheelchair, resides in a townhome that lacked an accessible bathroom. Prior to the renovation, he was unable to enter his bathroom at all; the client was forced to use a commode chair and rely on sponge baths for daily hygiene. Working closely with the homeowner, his therapists, and the Veteran’s Administration, Harth Builders was able to construct a zero-threshold, barrier-free bathroom with a widened doorway to meet the client’s needs.
According to Greg Harth, President of Harth Builders, “This project was particularly meaningful to all of us…and least of all because of the awards. As wonderful as it is to be recognized for our work, the real reward was being able to help a veteran achieve a better quality of life by helping him regain access to his bathroom.”
Contractors from seven regions nationwide contend for the awards each year. A neutral panel of judges—who are experts within the industry and associated fields—select winners based on each entrant’s binders. Each entry included “before” and “after” photography and project descriptions. Judging is focused on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty, and entry presentation.
Harth Builders is a nationally recognized and award-winning residential design-build remodeling firm serving Eastern Montgomery and Central Bucks counties in the Philadelphia region. With a creative design team that includes architects, engineers, interior designers, and contractors, Harth Builders helps clients bring concept to reality while being mindful of their construction budget.
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.