MONTEREY BAY -- C.R. Whitney & Son, Inc. of Marina, California was founded in 1963 by Charles R. Whitney. The Whitneys have specialized in remodeling for over 27 years and have built and remodeled numerous homes in California and Monterey County. Chris Whitney assumed the title of President in 1997 and took over daily operation of the business in 1999.
C.R. Whitney & Son, Inc. joins contractors from seven regions around the country to vie for CotY Awards on an annual basis. As a 2009 regional winner, they will now be eligible for National CotY Awards at NARI's Evening of ExcellenceSM on March 28 at the Atlanta Sheraton in downtown Atlanta Georgia. Most projects submitted for judging were an improvement or an addition to an existing structure, with the exception of one category, "Residential Exterior Specialty." Otherwise, 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 were not submitted in prior NARI National contests. Judging for regional awards took place at the Association's national headquarters in Des Plaines, Illinois, in mid-January. An impartial panel of judges who are experts within the industry and associated fields selected winners based on each entrant's "before and after" photography and project description. Judging was based on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty, and entry presentation.
Trophies will be awarded at the 2009 Evening of ExcellenceSM in Atlanta on March 28, where National CotY Winners and Achievement Award Winners will also be announced and awarded.
The Evening of ExcellenceSM is widely considered the premier event of the year in the remodeling industry. Scheduled for March 28, 2009, the Evening of ExcellenceSM will be attended by more than 350 of the industry's elite and is sponsored by the following NARI National Member companies: Platinum Level: Ferguson Enterprises in partnership with Stock Building Supply, Pella Corp. and The Home Depot; Gold Level: Lowe's Commercial Services; Pewter Level: GE Money and Moen; and Bronze Level: Remodeling Magazine.
To be considered for a CotY Award, a company must be a NARI member in good standing. NARI members represent an elite group from the approximately 800,000 companies and individuals in the U.S. identifying themselves as remodelers.
C.R. Whitney & Son, Inc. is a member of the Monterey County Chapter of The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the only trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. With more than 8,100 member companies nationwide, the Association - based in Des Plaines, Illinois, - is "The Voice of the Remodeling Industry"TM. For membership and chapter information, or for more on the CotY Awards, visit NARI's website at www.RemodelToday.com, or contact the national headquarters office at 800-611-NARI.
Homeowners are estimated to spend a total of $113 billion on home improvements in the U.S. through second quarter of 2009.
NARI is a professional association whose members voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics. Consumers may wish to search www.RemodelToday.com to find a qualified professional who is a member of NARI.
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