The 2018 CotY Awards was an event to be remembered! On March 28th, EM NARI saw nearly 300 members and friends gather for the annual Evening of Excellence at the Clarke Showroom in Milford, MA. In attendance were many of the highest profile professional remodeling firms in the region, as well as many new and emerging remodelers. Together, they celebrated the creativity and craftsmanship that is the hallmark of this industry and cheered on their colleagues as EM NARI presented Gold and Silver CotY Awards in 18 categories. Congratulations to these 2018 EM NARI CotY Winners!:
This year’s event was hosted by Cindy Stumpo of C. Stumpo Development and Tough as Nails Radio. With her daughter Samantha by her side, the pair entertained the crowd, presented the awards, and challenged the industry to invest more in encouraging youth to enter the trades. Each year at the CotY Awards we auction several items to benefit the EM NARI Scholarship Fund. Cindy agreed to match the highest bid on every item, and asked us to donate the amount we normally pay for a speaker honorarium to the fund. In all, we raised more than $2,500 for the Foundation at the events. And, a portion of the funds will be directed to supporting a special fund to encourage girls to seek a career in the trades.
The CotY Awards would not be possible without the support of many sponsors. Thank you to all these companies who generously supported this year’s event.
You can find all the photos from the event below. Jay posts all the photos on the CotY Photography Facebook Page and encourages attendees to tag themselves in photos and share them on their own Facebook pages. For more information on purchasing copies of the photos to use in your marketing, contact Jay@OnSiteStudios.com.
Finally, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the CotY Awards committee. This dedicated group spends countless hours each year planning for every aspect of the competition and the Evening of Excellence. Our CotY Committee includes Co-Chairs Kathy DeMeyer (Encore Construction) and Tiffani Tartaglia (Resource Options, Inc.), as well as Jodi Swartz (KitchenVisions), Robin Shor (Splash), Terry Steen (Nationwide Lifts of MA) and Michelle Coelho (Divine Stoneworks). We are so grateful to each of them!
The 2019 CotY Awards will be here before you know it! Make sure that you take great before and after pictures of all your projects this year. CotY Entries will be available for purchase in late Summer 2018!