St. Paul, MN, January, 2015—The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named APEX Construction Management its 2014 North Central Region Contractor of the Year (CotY) in the Small Bathroom Remodeling category during its Annual Awards competition.
APEX Construction Management LLC (aka APEX Design Build) is a full service design-build firm that specializes in residential remodeling and provides professional design and project management services for projects of all sizes. APEX follows Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) project management process, is a Certified Remodeler, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, Certified Kitchen & Bath Designs, EPA Certified for Lead Remediation and is engaged in the Minnesota Green Path Energy Efficiency Program.
NARI members represent an elite group of the approximately 800,000 companies and individuals in the U.S. identifying themselves as remodelers. An impartial panel of judges and experts within the remodeling industry and associated fields selected the winning projects/remodeler focusing on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation and degree of difficulty. Each entry included “before and after” photography and project descriptions.
APEX Construction Management’s winning entry was for a small bathroom remodel in a 1955 home. The owners had recently retired and wanted to renovate the main floor of their home to reflect their new lifestyle and incorporate Universal Design principles that would allow them to remain in their home for the rest of their lives. The main floor remodel started with the bathroom project. Design objectives for the bathroom remodel included:
Increasing the bathroom size, improving functionality, incorporate aging-in-place design to allow the space to grow with the home owners, and add beauty. In the works of the homeowner, “this project turned out just awesome”.
About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. The Association, which represents member companies nationwide—comprised of 63,000 remodeling contractors— is “The Voice of the Remodeling Industry.”™ To learn more about membership, visit www.NARI.org or contact national headquarters, based in Des Plaines, Ill., at (847) 298-9200.
Homeowners are estimated to spend a total of $150 billion on home improvements in the U.S. through 2014, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies.
NARI is a professional association whose members voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics. According to results from the 2012 Member Profile Study, NARI members outpace the industry norm in sales, production and employees, when compared to professionals represented in the Home Improvement Research Institute’s (HIRI) 2011 Remodeling Professional Study.