Awards

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Greater Cleveland, formerly NARI of Northeast Ohio, is a trade organization that encourages ethical conduct and sound business practices in the remodeling industry. The prestigious NARI Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards are presented each year by local NARI chapters to its members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects.

Robert has been a NARI-certified remodeler for 10 years and is currently serving on the board of directors for NARI Greater Cleveland.

In 2004, the NARI Board of Directors created a statewide organization called Professional Remodelers of Ohio (PRO) but because of changes in federal legislation for the remodeling industry they voted to absorb the organization back under the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) in 2011.

R.B. Schwarz, Inc.’s quality work on home additions and renovations has been recognized by both NARI Greater Cleveland and the Professional Remodelers of Ohio.

2017 NARI Contractor of the Year Award (CotY Award)

NARI 2017 CotY Award

Second Place, Residential Bathroom

R.B. Schwarz, Inc., won second place in the NARI Greater Cleveland 2017 Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards for its $45,000 – $60,000 residential bath remodel. In this award-winning project, R.B. Schwarz transformed a sitting room into a bathroom and walk-in closet. The team was able to complete the project within budget and without changing the exterior of the century home.

2016 NARI CotY Award

NARI 2016 CotY Award

First Place, Residential Kitchen

R.B. Schwarz, Inc., won first place in the NARI Greater Cleveland 2016 Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards for its $115,000 residential kitchen remodel. In this award-winning project, R.B. Schwarz bridged two previous additions to create an airy family room, kitchen and back entry. Their team also raised floors, added HVAC and executed a seamless design for this 1922 home in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

NARI 2015 CotY Award

First Place, Residential Bathroom

R.B. Schwarz, Inc., won first place in the NARI Greater Cleveland 2015 CotY Awards for its $45,000-$60,000 residential bathroom remodel. This award-winning project was a Jack and Jill master bathroom in a 1917 historic home in Cleveland Heights. We expertly executed the homeowner’s design including repurposing the original hinge doors into pocket doors. The bathroom also features wood wainscoting, custom made vanity, and Carrera marble tile and countertop.

NARI 2014 CotY Award

First Place, Residential Kitchen

R.B. Schwarz, Inc., won first place in the NARI Greater Cleveland 2014 CotY Awards in the category Residential Kitchen $30,000 – $60,000. This award winning project involved taking a 1930’s kitchen and transforming it into a modern, functional space while staying within the original 10′ by 11′ area.

2010 Professional Remodeler of the Year

First Place, Residential Addition

R.B. Schwarz, Inc., won first place in the 2010 Professional Remodelers of Ohio awards for an outstanding Residential Addition $100,000 – $175,000. This award winning project involved constructing a second floor addition, which comprised a large master suite, over a new deck complete with an outdoor fireplace.

2009 Professional Remodeler of the Year

First Place, Residential Kitchen

R.B. Schwarz, Inc., won first place in the 2009 Professional Remodelers of Ohio awards in Residential Kitchen $60,000 – $100,000. This award winning project involved taking a small galley kitchen and turning it into a large kitchen with all the modern conveniences.

2008 Professional Remodeler of the Year

First Place, Residential Addition

R.B. Schwarz, Inc., won first place in the 2008 Professional Remodelers of Ohio awards in Residential Addition $100,000 – $175,000. This award winning project involved adding a 17 by 19 foot family room and a maintenance free deck.

2007 Professional Remodeler of the Year

First Place, Whole House Remodel under $250,000

R.B. Schwarz, Inc., won first place in the 2007 Professional Remodelers of Ohio awards in Whole House Remodel under $250,000. This award winning project involved reworking the entire first floor of the home. The original small kitchen was turned into a living room with an entertainment center. The original living room and half bath were converted into a large updated kitchen and mudroom.

2006 Professional Remodeler of the Year

First Place, Residential Historical Renovation

R.B. Schwarz, Inc., won first place in the 2006 Professional Remodelers of Ohio awards in Residential Historical Renovation/Restoration. The $130,000 renovation included enclosing an entrance and knocking out a pantry to gain 52 square feet of floor space; replacing a 1970s window with Kolbe & Kolbe casement windows; adding new hand-crafted double-hung windows to match the home’s original windows, and restoring historical elements such as cabinet hardware from the original 1921 kitchen.

2005 Professional Remodeler of the Year

Second Place, Residential Kitchen

R.B. Schwarz, Inc., won second place in the 2005 Professional Remodelers of Ohio awards in Residential Kitchen $100,000 — $250,000. The $140,000 project included tearing out a butler’s pantry and maid’s staircase and combining the resulting space with the existing kitchen area to create a large open room for cooking, eating and entertaining. We built an island with seating, a cook top and a down draft vent. We added a desk area and dry bar to the kitchen and a bay window to the family breakfast room.