National Association of the
Remodeling Industry honors CotY
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry
celebrated 25 NARI Contractor of the Year Award winners
at the;2012 Evening of Excellence event, held in Grapevine,
Texas, April 21.
Contractors from seven regions nationwide compete for
the awards annually by submitting projects they completed
as an improvement or an addition to an existing structure,
with the exception of the “Residential Exterior Specialty”
category. A panel of judges selected winners based on each
entrant’s binders, which included “before and after” photos.
Regional winners were announced in early January, and
advanced as a finalists to the national level. Four projects
were honored under the Universal Design Project Recognition program and six projects were honored under the
Green Project Recognition program.;For a complete list of
winners, go to; http://www.nari.org/media/releases/article.
Wood artist’s take on Earth Day
In honor of the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, one
an installation of his
work, “Take A Break” in
Madison Capital Square,
in Madison, Wis.
Sponsored by Madison
For more information about the Madison Arts Commission’s
Arts Commission Blink
Grant, the “Take A Break”
installation by Hongtao
Zhou, Ph.D., is comprised
of a set of;outdoor lounge
chairs made with tree stump seats, carved wooden axe chair-
backs and axe handle armrests.;
Zhou says the installation is meant to be interactive, and is
meant to inspire the public to rethink ways in which humans cut
off natural connections with the rest of the world.
Blink program, please visit the website at www.cityofmadison.
com/MAC/grants/ Blink.cfm, or contact Karin Wolf, arts program
The wooden lounge chairs of the
“Take A Break” collection were
installed outside of the Madison
Children’s Museum in Wisconsin.