The Fred Case Award
Nick Richmond is the seventh winner of the Fred Case Remodeling Entrepreneur of Year Award, established by Fred Case, the founder, co-chairman, and CEO of Case Design/Remodeling.
Nominees for the award are evaluated on their business acumen, company financial strength, community and industry involvement, and entrepreneurial spirit.
The award is open to all of those in the remodeling industry and recognizes a specific individual, not a company. This is the only industry award of its kind in that a cash prize is awarded to four finalists as well as to the winner. “The Fred Case Award is all about giving back to the industry through innovation—innovation that takes the client experience to new heights; innovation that takes the team experience to new heights; innovation that takes the remodeling industry to new heights,” award judge Bruce Case says. “Nick’s innovation [bringing manufacturing in-house] impressed me most.”
Fred Case founded his company in 1961 with a little money and a lot of ideas, making it a point to create a business and not a practice and to constantly elevate the level of professionalism in the industry.
The judges for this year’s award were Bruce Case, president at Case Design/Remodeling and Fred’s son; Sal Alfano, editorial director of the Remodeling Group at Hanley Wood business media, which publishes Remodeling; and Kermit Baker, senior research fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
Previous Fred Case Award Winners