OHi Named NARI 2018 Remodeling Excellence Award Winner

  • Elizabeth Kautz

    Elizabeth Kautz

Updated 1/31/2019 7:14 AM

[Elk Grove Village, IL January 30, 2019]--The National Association of the Remodeling Industry's Greater Chicagoland Chapter (NARIGC) named OHi OUR HOME iMPROVEMENT], in Elk Grove Village, IL, 2018 Remodeling Excellence Award winner in the Residential Interiors category of its annual awards competition.

Each year, NARIGC presents Remodeling Excellence Awards to members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects. This is the highest form of recognition by industry leaders and peers. The entries of this year's competition totaled more than $3 million worth of remodeling projects in the Chicago area.


Founded in 1900, OHi is a fifth generation family business bringing more than 100 years of remodeling experience to the Chicagoland area. John Kautz, president of OHi stated, "improving our neighborhood one home at a time is the goal we hope to achieve with the help of each of our clients. If you decide to work with us, you become part of our family. Like any other family, we're in it for the long haul, together. As you go through each stage of your home improvement project, we want to be sure that we provide you with expert advice, exclusive products, and exceptional service."

Contractors from around Chicagoland vie for Remodeling Excellence Awards each year. Judging is based on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, and degree of difficulty by an impartial panel of industry experts. A huge congratulations goes out to the team who worked on the project: Teri Meiners (Designer), Jeff Kolota (Project Manager), and John Kautz (President and Relationship Manager), as well as each of our expert craftsmen.

OHi designer, Teri Meiners, explained the clients' desire for remodeling and the intent behind the design saying "When our clients first came to us, they were seeking to transform their home's existing closed floor plan into an open concept layout. Their top priorities were made clear early on and confirmed over the course of several design meetings. Due to the clients' passion for cooking and entertaining, a larger kitchen with ample countertop space was a must. To accomplish this goal, we removed the walls that secluded the dining room, relocated the powder room, and transformed the previously narrow galley kitchen into a spacious, transitional kitchen. Through these structural modifications, we were able to launch this 1990s style home into the 21st century."

NARIGC's Evening of Excellence reception was held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Venuti's Banquets in Addison. During this event, NARIGC honored all Remodeling Excellence Award winners.

NARIGC is a professional association whose members adhere to a strict code of ethics. To be considered for a Remodeling Excellence Award, a company must be a NARIGC member in good standing.

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