Rebuilding Together gets first UDCP

The Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay affiliate, located in Tampa Bay, Fla., announced the first-ever Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) on staff. For Senior Project Manager Mark Zdrojewski, the certification program made perfect sense, once it was suggested by longtime education advocate—and NARI and Rebuilding Together board member—Don Strobel, CR, CKBR, GCP, of Strobel Design Build, based in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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More positive signs for remodeling market

In the June Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) Pulse of the Industry Webinar, the growth areas have officially outpaced the declining areas. If remodelers were still holding on to cautious optimism, they won’t any longer based on these key market indicators.

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NARI congratulates newly certified members

NARI members looking to further their professionalism—as well as to add another tool to their marketing arsenal—often get certified in one of NARI’s nine subject areas. These certifications measure your knowledge base, not your attendance at a class.

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Rebranding your remodeling company better identifies your niche

Your business has shifted over the last few years. Strong leads are coming from different places. Your company has expanded into different project types and clientele.

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Real estate events can increase exposure

John Foley and his wife Linda Case are trying to sell their Minneapolis-area home. After 30 days on the market, Foley realized he had to find a way to make his house stand out from the crowd of similar homes listed in a struggling market.

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How to alleviate remodeling fears

A NARI.org consumer poll asked homeowners to select their largest source of fear when it comes to remodeling. Robert Kalmin, CKBR, and Suzanne Kalmin, president and vice president of RJK Construction Inc., respectively, based in Fairfax, Va., share why these fears exist and what can be done to eliminate them.



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Modular living remodeling-style

The D.C. area is known for its “shoe box” homes produced after World War II. But the small, one-story brick homes are much too cramped for the families inhabiting them today.

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NARI staff helps Rebuilding Together transform a community center courtyard

On June 1, NARI National teamed with the Rebuilding Together Northwest Suburban Chicago affiliate on a garden/courtyard project located at the Clearbrook facility based in Rolling Meadows, Ill.  Clearbrook is a non-profit that provides programs and support for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.



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