About NARI

Core Purpose

NARI strengthens the professionalism of the remodeling industry to build public trust.

Mission Statement

NARI equips remodelers nationwide with resources to succeed and build trust with consumers for Remodeling Done Right.



  • Ethical, honest and committed to excellence
  • Inclusive of many views and respectful of free expression and open communication
  • Informed, knowledgeable, and flexible. Driving innovation through appropriate risk-taking.
Member Focused
  • Focused on NARI Members’ success and profitable growth through a strong return on investment of their NARI Membership
Volunteer Driven
  • Engaged members with a passion to serve the industry and ensure the success of remodeling for future generations

Strategic Plan

NARI’s strategic plan has three goals:

Goal I
Grow NARI membership

Goal II
Increase public appreciation and awareness of professional NARI members

Goal III
Grow and maintain mutually beneficial relationships between NARI National, its Chapters, and communities of members


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 1982, the National Remodelers Association and the National Home Improvement Council joined to establish the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Today, NARI has many chapters nationwide and has members in 49 states. In 2000, NARI moved its national headquarters from Alexandria, Virginia, to Des Plaines, Illinois, and in the Winter of 2020 to Wheeling, Illinois.