About NARI

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry, or NARI, is the medium for business development, a platform for advocacy and the principal source for industry intelligence. NARI connects homeowners with its professional members and provides tips and tricks so that the consumer has a positive remodeling experience.

NARI is an organization of high-quality remodeling professionals. Its members are committed to integrity, high standards, professional education, ethics and market recognition.


NARI's roots go back to 1935 when President Roosevelt's National Recovery Act established the beginnings of NERSICA (The North East Roofing, Siding and Insulation Contractors Association).

In 1956 President Eisenhower established Operation Home Improvement, a nationwide effort emphasizing the rehabilitation of existing housing rather than new construction. The National Home Improvement Council (N.H.I.C) emerged from this effort.

By the mid-1960s, NERSICA no longer reflected the membership of the growing industry and its name was changed to the National Remodelers Association (NRA).

In 1983, the National Remodelers Association and the National Home Improvement Council joined to establish the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Today, NARI has 58 chapters nationwide and has enjoyed a sizeable growth period during the past decade. In 2000, NARI moved its national headquarters from Alexandria, Virginia, to Des Plaines, Illinois, and as the Voice of the Remodeling IndustryTM, continues to prosper.

NARI’s Core Purpose is to advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product and vital public purpose.

StaffJob TitlePhoneContact
Fred Ulreich Chief Executive Officer 847-298-9200 x8102
Elsie Iturralde, CAE Chief Operations Officer 847-298-9200 x8104
Dan Taddei Director of Education/Certification 847-298-9200 x8145
Tracy Wright, CAE Director of Special Projects 847-298-9200 x8136
Steve Carasso Director of Marketing & Communications 847-298-9200 x8103
Patti Amari Membership Manager 847-298-9200 x8112
Judy Carlsen Administrative Assistant 847-298-9200 x8101
Cindy Foley Education Coordinator 847-298-9200 x8109
Connie DeHut Membership Assistant 847-298-9200 x8111
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