2021 Achievement Award Winners

Congratulations to our
2021 Achievement Award Winners!

(Click on the links below to view presentations)

NARI President’s Awards

Bestowed upon the individuals who have done the most to assist in reaching their goals. 

Robi Kirsic, MCKBR, UDCP
David Pekel, MCR, UDCP, CAPS
Tracy Wright, CAE

Chapter Community Service Award

Community Service Award

Presented for remodeling work provided on a charitable basis.


Chapter Excellence Award

Presented to a chapter for work that has impacted the chapter’s area in a positive manner, and has provided that chapter increased visibility within their community.

NARI Milwaukee

Chapter President Award

The Chapter President Award is presented to a chapter president who has demonstrated outstanding leadership capability in the broad range of service to his or her chapter during his or her term of service.

Aron Rissman
NARI Greater Chicagoland

Distributor of the Year Award

Recognizes distributors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to NARI and the professional remodeling industry. 

TW Perry
Gaithersburg, MD

Harold Hammerman "Spirit of Education" Award

This prestigious award recognizes excellence in training and education in the construction industry.

Letitia Hanke
ARS Roofing, Gutters, & Solar
Santa Rosa, CA

"Although I am a new member, I have been able to network with other female remodeler contractors which is very valuable for me in so many ways. It’s pretty lonely out here as a female in this male-dominated industry, however it’s been nice to see that there are more females getting into the trades. It’s also been great to network with contractors across the country to see how different we all do things, yet some things are the same. It’s been a great experience."

John Quaregna Award

Recognizes a member’s service at the local and national level, and encourages and thanks young remodeling professionals for their participation in NARI.

Jessie Cannizzaro, CRPM, UDCP
Milestone Plumbing, Inc.
Wauwatosa, WI

"NARI has allowed our team to meet great trade partners and find our niche in the industry.  We have developed strong relationships with other contractor and associate members who share the same values and beliefs which has only helped strengthen our brand and reputation. Our NARI membership has also provided our team with continual opportunities to give back to our community and share our passion for the trades which is important to our company’s culture.  Our NARI membership has also provided us with great networking activities and opportunities for continued education and certifications which allow us the ability to continue building on our skill sets. NARI was a game changer in helping me grow as a leader and build a stronger team."


Lifetime Achievement Award

Accomplishments, awards, local community involvement, and NARI national involvement in both appointed and elected offices.

Robert Kirsic, MCKBR, UDCP
TimeLine Renovation & Design
Merrick, NY

Mary Busey Harris, CAE Professionalism Award

Recognizes a NARI member or chapter staff person, who has shown exceptional leadership, devotion, dedication, and accomplishment through his or her efforts to promote NARI  at the local level.  

Jan Burchett
Chapter Executive Director
Kansas City NARI

"Being a chapter executive of the Kansas City NARI chapter for almost 27 years has been, by far, the most rewarding career. Receiving the Mary Busey Harris CAE Professionalism Award was an honor and a nice surprise!  Working with remodeling professionals to build and sustain Kansas City NARI has been fun, challenging and has created a lifetime of close friendships and accomplishments. The teamwork of paid staff, local leaders and chapter volunteers has created thousands of successful educational and networking programs for all chapter members."

Peter H. Johnson Image Award

For contributions to the enhancement of the remodeling industry’s image.  

J&J Contractors I, LLC
Greendale, WI

The Home Depot
Atlanta, GA