Thompson Remodeling Wins Two Regional Contractor of the Year Awards

Posted by Ben Thompson on 02.10.15

Thompson Remodeling Named NARI 2015 Regional CotY TM Winner

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Names 160 Regional CotY TM (Contractor of the Year) Winners


We have exciting news! The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named Thompson Remodeling, in Grand Rapids, MI, 2015 East Central Regional CotY winners in the Residential Bath $50,001-$75,000 and Basement Under $50,000 categories of its annual awards competition.

Contractors from seven regions around the country vie for CotY Awards each year. Judging is based on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty by an impartial panel of industry experts. NARI named 160 Regional CotY TM Winners from the 2015 competition, with 33 team members. Regional CotY Winners will now advance as finalists at the national level.

Each year NARI presents CotY awards to members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects. The entries of this year’s competition totaled more than $84.5 million worth of remodeling projects.

NARI is a professional association whose members voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics. To be considered for a CotY Award, a company must be a NARI member in good standing.

About the Winning Projects

After photo Regional CotY Award Winning Bathroom

For 39 years, the owners of this four bedroom home lived with a cramped bathroom that hardly deserved to be called a master bath.  Its limited space allowed only one user at a time, lacked counterspace, and was severely outdated.

The new design is the ultimate marriage of function and style. To start, the space from a seldom used spare bedroom was captured.  A custom floating vanity provides much needed counterspace and storage. Multiple light sources provide task, ambient light and natural light.

A claw foot tub serves as the focal point and inspiration for the rest of the finishes. A crystal chandelier and wall sconces add an elegant “bling factor”.  The curves of the vessel sinks balance nicely with the straight lines of the vanity.  A spa shower provides a soothing option for days when the owner opts for a faster bathing option.

To see more photos of this project, visit our Houzz project gallery.

IMG_8152 Regional CotY Award Winning Basement

IMG_8087 Sound proofed theater room with exposed beams and platform seating

This family’s basement had become a catch-all space and was sorely underutilized. Although it was spacious, the current layout wasn’t working. The homeowners wanted to transform this space from closed and dreary to open and inviting.

The transformation of this basement is amazing. Walls were opened to create flow between the game room, eating space and theater rooms. One end of a staircase was closed off, enabling the soundproofing of the theater.

A light neutral palette and gorgeous lighting fixtures make you forget that you are in the basement. Unique materials such as galvanized piping, corrugated metal and cool light fixtures give the space an industrial feel.

Now, this basement functions as the great family hang out space the homeowners envisioned!

To see more photos of this project, visit our Houzz project gallery.

About Thompson Remodeling

Thompson Remodeling partners with you to discover your style and vision for your home. We create a custom design to meet your specific needs that is uniquely yours. Our process ensures that there are no surprises – your custom project will be built on time, on budget, and to your approved project plans. We want to help you Love Where You Live.

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan – Thompson Remodeling is a design/build residential remodeling firm that has been serving Grand Rapids and the surrounding area for 33 years. Our award-winning firm is recognized as an industry leader on the national, regional, and local levels.

About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the source for homeowners seeking to hire a professional remodeling contractor. Members are full-time, dedicated, remodeling industry professionals who follow a strict code of ethics with high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility. For more information, contact NARI at 847-298-9200 or

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