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Monday, January 30, 2012

Key Residential | NARI 2012 Regional Contractor of the Year


CONTACT: Kevin Key, Owner,
or Jaimee Hunter, Office Manager and Director of Marketing
Phone: (972) 755-3045

Click Here to View Full YouTube Video of Project.
Dallas, TX, Jan. 30, 2012—The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named Key Residential, in Dallas, 2012 South Central Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) in the Residential Addition over $250,000 category of its annual awards competition.

This is Key Residential’s second regional win in as many years. Formerly Key Renovations, Kevin Key also received the NARI National CotY award in 2009.

Contractors from seven regions around the country vie for CotY Awards on an annual basis, and all regional winners will now be eligible for the National CotY Awards. National winners will be announced at NARI’s Evening of ExcellenceSM on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Conference Center, located in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas.

All 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.

Competing projects were completed between July 1, 2010, and November 30, 2011, and were not submitted in previous NARI National contests. An impartial panel of judges, experts within the remodeling industry and associated fields, selected winners based on each entrant’s binders, which include “before and after” photography and project descriptions. Judging focused on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and entry presentation.

In this Energy Star Rated Residential Addition, the homeowners told Key Residential that they wanted an outdoor kitchen and entertaining area. This project soon grew to also include a space for workout equipment, a bath that was accessible for their children when using the existing swimming pool, more usable storage, an air-conditioned dog room, and a garage to house the motorcycles that would allow the homeowners to park in the existing garage.

To be considered for a CotY Award, a company must be a NARI member in good standing. The entries of this year’s competition totaled nearly $90 million worth of remodeling projects. NARI members represent an elite group of the approximately 800,000 companies and individuals in the U.S. identifying themselves as remodelers.

About Company: Key Residential is a full-service remodeler and custom home builder, providing quality home renovations and unparalleled customer service for its clients. Personalized attention to detail is the foundation of Key Residential. Through honesty, integrity and quality craftsmanship, they establish trusting relationships with their clients that lead to partnerships in the care of their homes. Key Residential provides customers with a completed project that enhances the beauty and livability of their home.


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 or contact national headquarters, based in Des Plaines, Ill., at (847) 298-9200.

Homeowners are estimated to spend a total of $110.1 billion on home improvements in the U.S. through second quarter of 2012.

NARI is a professional association whose members voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics.

Consumers can also call the NARI National hotline at 847-298-9200 and request a free copy of NARI’s brochure, “How to Select a Remodeling Professional,” or visit and click on the homeowner’s guide for more information. For information on green remodeling, visit