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General Membership Questions


General Membership Questions
What do the different NARI membership levels provide?

For a complete list of membership benefits click here.

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I'm a member, and my contact information has changed. How can I update my information?

E-mail your new contact information to info@nari.org or call NARI Headquarters at 847-298-9200.

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How can I change the name of the contact person who receives the mailings from NARI?

E-mail that information to info@nari.org or call NARI Headquarters at 847-298-9200.

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What happens if I let my membership expire?

NARI allows renewal to occur up to 60 days from your membership expiration date after which you will be dropped.  At that point in time, you would no longer receive member benefits.

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I used to be employed by a company who is a member of NARI. My new employer is not. Can they join?

Yes, they would just need to fill out an application and go through the membership process.  Call 847-298-9200 for more information, or e-mail info@nari.org.

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How can I see who in my local market are members?

Go to the homepage of the website, and put in your zip code at the top under Find a Local Remodeler.  Select the radius you wish to view, and you will be able to see all of the members in your area.

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How do I know whether I'm within the radius of joining a chapter or as a member-at-large?

Go to the homepage of the website, and click on Find a Local Chapter.  You will be able to see if there are any chapters in your area, and if you are more than 70 miles away from the nearest chapter, you would join as a member-at large.

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What is a member-at-large?

They are members that joins national directly without having a local chapter affiliation.  This occurs when a joining company is located more than 70 miles away from an existing chapter.

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What are the benefits of becoming a member-at-large?
A member-at-large membership receives the same benefits as any other member aside from the local chapter affiliation. To see more on the benefits of membership click here.
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How much does it cost to join?

The member-at-large dues to join NARI are $280 annually .  For members joining through a chapter the dues vary.  It is best to call the chapter directly for that information.

 

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What is NARI's Green Remodeling Program all about?

A remodeler who has completed NARI’s Green Remodeling Program will have gained an in-depth overview of the green remodeling processes.  It gives the contractor a competitive edge in this increasingly popular segment of remodeling.  For more information on our Green Remodeling program, please click here.

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My company is a member. Can I join as an individual?

NARI memberships are by company not by individual. If your company is a member, you are automatically a part of the organization. If you leave that company and are hired by another, you may initiate a company membership through that company.

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How do I get the NARI logo?

The NARI logo is available on the Members Only portion of the website for all members’ use.  If additional formats are needed, you can have them sent to you by calling the Marketing Department at 847-298-9200 or emailing marketing@nari.org.

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How do I log in to the Members Only section of the website?

Click on the Members’ Only house above.  Your user name is the email you have provided for your membership record, and your password upon joining is the word ‘password’ in all lowercase.  If you have already logged in and changed your password, but cannot remember it, you can contact us at 847-298-9200 or info@nari.org to have your password reset.

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How do I upload my logo and a project picture to the new NARI website?

To enrich your listing with a company description, and to upload your logo and project picture:

 

  1. Go to www.nari.org
  2. Log in to the members only section by clicking on the red house shape on the upper right.
  3. Log in with your e-mail address as your login, and your password.
  4. Looking at the left navigational menu on that page, scroll down to the bottom option that says, “Your Member Website” and click on it.
  5. From there you may name your folder, which will be your NARI URL, upload your logo, and a recent project picture, and add a company description.

Please contact us at info@nari.org or at 847-298-9200 if you have additional questions.

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What is this marketing campaign all about?
Driving leads for NARI members and raising awareness of NARI members to consumers. This campaign was designed to reinforce the benefits of choosing a NARI member, showcasing the importance of honesty, trust and dependability, which is even more important than ever in these distressful economic times.
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Is this a print, broadcast or online campaign?
There are print and web ads that will drive readers to NARI branded web pages for in-depth information, web based videos (to be posted on YouTube and other video sites) about the importance of using a NARI member, and to search for NARI members by location and specialty. Search engine optimization (SEO) tactics have also been built in to the campaign.
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What do you mean by SEO tactics?
The web pages are optimized so that, for instance, a homeowner searching for “Remodeler Philadelphia area” will be brought to a web page where they will find NARI members in the Philadelphia area by specialty and zip code.  The page is designed to come up toward the top of an online search so the user can find NARI members first for their remodeling needs.
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Where will the ads appear?
On the national level, these ads will appear both in print and online utilizing special interest shelter magazines.  Locally, chapters should  use the ads in publications and web properties where they advertise.
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What about online advertising?
We are utilizing both online ads and search engine optimization tactics to drive the remodel ready homeowner to pages where they will find NARI members.
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Can chapters use these ads?
Yes, and are encouraged to use them.  All the ads are designed to be customized for local use.  Chapter use will help strengthen the impact of the NARI message, and ultimately, our collective results. 
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When can we get the ads to use?
Now.
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Are the ads a standard size?
The ads have been produced in several common sizes but can be resized to meet chapter needs.
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What about tv ads?
We aren’t at a point where budget monies are available to purchase air time, however, one of the featured ad tools is a multi part series of short online videos. These entertaining yet educational videos showcase NARI’s high Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, ongoing education and customer testimonials.  We will encourage all chapters and members to use the NARI “Living” logo on their own websites, which includes an embedded link to these videos. 
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