Regional winner plans Evening of Excellence viewing party at showroom

This year, NARI National will be announcing the National CotY winners not only onsite during the Evening of Excellence reception at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza, in Kansas City, Mo., but also on a Webcast for the entire remodeling community to watch.

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NARI congratulates March’s 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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Subcontractors without workers compensation will cost you

After an organization reaches a certain size, dictated by the state they are based in, every business is required to provide workers compensation insurance for employees. But in an industry like remodeling, where risk of workplace injury is high, business owners must have proof that a subcontractor has workers compensation coverage and verify its validity—here’s why.

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More positive signs as housing market gains strength

The Home Improvement Research Institute’s (HIRI) March 2013 Pulse of the Industry Webinar shed more light on signs of growth in the remodeling industry from a variety of sources.

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Using sweat equity to reduce renovation costs

Remodelers are becoming hyper aware of consumer spending habits. Even with an economic recovery, many believe the shift in the consumer mindset from over-indulgent to conservative spending is here to stay.

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Universal design can be a sales tool for interior designers

Interior designers have a keen eye for design trends—color pallets, lines, patterns, textures. But many, like Jennifer Johnson, UDCP, co-owner of Sinjin Studios, are combining that artistic eye with long-term solutions to space usage and products.

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