Remodeling magazine's Cost vs. Value report has won the 2016 Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Subject-Related Integrated Package by a mid-sized business-to-business publication.
The prize, announced April 1 during an awards luncheon in New York, marks the fifth straight year that Remodeling has been honored. In 2015 it won for its coverage of the 2014 Remodeling Design Awards. Before that came two awards for Best Profile, in 2014 for a story about Matrix Basement Systems' Nick Richmond and in 2013 for 1-800-Hansen's Brian Elias. Then in 2012, Lauren Hunter--now Remodeling's products editor--won top prize for Best Instructional Content.
The Cost vs. Value report examines variations in what it costs for a professional to do any of 27 different remodeling projects in 100 different markets across the nation. Those results then are compared with findings from a survey of real estate professionals who are asked to estimate the additional value that those remodeling projects bring to a house if the home is sold within a year of when the remodeling project occurred.
The Jesse H. Neal Awards are the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of business to business journalism. Named after Jesse H. Neal, the first managing director of Connectiv (formerly American Business Media), the Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media.