CHICAGO, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- James Hardie Building Products Inc. (JHX: US), the leading manufacturer of fiber cement siding, is celebrating Cincinnati resident's strong community devotion by collecting stories of local heroism and giving back to the area's top hero. The hero who is nominated in the most moving submission will receive all new siding courtesy of James Hardie. The contest is organized by James Hardie and sponsored by Accurate Carpentry and Holmes Custom Renovation, Cincinnati's premier James Hardie installers, plus Hart Productions, who is providing free publicity. After his wife Gina raised thousands of dollars for breast cancer awareness, local James Hardie Sales Representative Jim Gehm was inspired to create this nomination program. "During our judging we will be looking for the combination of the greatest deed(s) and that person's exterior home needs." Not only are the entries and contest testaments to Cincinnati resident's community commitment, the program partnership between the top two elite area remodelers illustrates community connectivity. According to Gehm, Holmes Custom Renovation and Accurate Carpentry's relationship with each other is far reaching and that they regularly give each other business advice and loan out labor to each other. Remodeling magazine named Cincinnati as the #1 residential remodeling market in the country in 2011, and the magazine's "Cost vs. Value" report ranked fiber cement siding as the #1 return-on-investment home renovation project. The "Siding for My Hero" sweepstakes makes it possible for one lucky recipient, who otherwise wouldn't have the resources to do so, to re-side their home. The winner will receive exterior design consultation and their choice in James Hardie products, which are available in a local palette of 20 colors and come in a variety of styles, including HardiePlank ® lap siding, HardieShingle® siding, HardiePanel ® vertical siding, HardieTrim ® boards and HardieSoffit ® panels. Entries can be placed at www.sidingformyhero.com until noon MT on March 5, 2012, and the winner will be selected on March 17. About James HardieJames Hardie has been manufacturing building products for more than 100 years. It introduced fiber cement siding products to the U.S. in the early 90s as a durable, low-maintenance alternative to wood and vinyl. James Hardie products are Engineered for Climate™, delivering specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used. Other products include HardieWrap™ weather barrier and HardieBacker® backer board. Currently installed on more than 4 million homes, James Hardie products have earned a favorable reputation within the industry and have been specified in some of the country's most prestigious projects. More information about James Hardie is available at http://www.jameshardie.com. SOURCE James Hardie Building Products Inc.