Nominations Being Accepted for the NARI Achievement Awards

Do you know a NARI member with admirable dedication and service to the professional remodeling industry? Has your NARI Chapter positively influenced the local area either through a community project or through another event? The NARI Achievement Awards were established to honor those who really make a difference in our industry, and we want to hear from you.


2015 CotY Awards Program Deadlines Approaching

The NARI National CotY (Contractor of the Year) Awards program is the premier remodeling industry recognition program available exclusively to NARI members. Winning a Regional or National CotY Award is a great way to help establish your business as a leader in your market, and to receive recognition nationwide. The entry deadlines are fast approaching so don’t delay getting started on your entry.


Homeowner Financing of Projects

NARI’s Remodeling Business Pulse survey asked its research panel its opinion on that question in its 3rd quarter review. NARI’s research looks at the health of the remodeling industry and helps to educate legislators and regulators with credible information about our industry.


Sending Better Emails to Customers

Did you know that the average person receives 72 emails per day and spends up to 30% of their working day in their inbox. Add in the number of emails going to their personal accounts, and you can appreciate that people have less time to really read email messages.


How I Built My Business: Kradzinski Remodeling

National 2014 CotY Award, Residential Kitchen Under $40,000.


Legal Implications of Construction Defect Claims

Every remodeling contractor believes that the work they do will never be found to have any problems. Even if one arises, more often than not, the strong relationship that most contractors create with their clients helps to smooth out any rough spots which may pop up during or after a project. But when a problem arises that goes beyond the level of simply “talking through it”, a contractor needs to consider the potential issues that arise where claims are made regarding workmanship, defects, etc.


Remodeling conditions continue to show strong growth

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) third-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions indicated strong growth in the third quarter of 2014 with a rating of 6.41. Quarter-over-quarter increases are evident in all sub-components measuring remodeling activity. This is the second quarter of growth in 2014, coming on top of June’s strong increase over the 6.07 recorded in March.