Welcome kit serves as a helpful introduction

It’s easy to overlook the small stuff. However, change in living conditions is listed in the Top 25 list of life stressors on the Social Readjustment Rating scale, and let’s face it, remodeling a home is a big change in living conditions—both before and after.


NARI celebrates National Home Improvement Month this May

In honor of National Home Improvement Month this May, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is providing chapters and members tools to get homeowners interested in remodeling this season.


Universal design experts break down results from consumer poll

What are the top universal design features consumers want in their homes? The latest consumer poll on NARI.org asked homeowners to choose which feature they would be willing to include in their remodeling projects. Grab bars and barrier-free shower in the bathroom was the top response at 63 percent, but NARI Universal Design Certified Professionals (UDCP) know accessibility extends far beyond the bathroom.


Introducing NARI’s new lobbyist

On May 1, Tom Sullivan opens a new chapter as general counsel of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. NARI wishes Sullivan well in his new position and is appreciative of his work as NARI’s lobbyist the past two years. Sullivan was recognized by the Government Affairs Committee and the House of Delegates at NARI’s recent Spring Business meeting in Kansas City, Mo.


Perfecting schedule, budget help manage client expectations

A remodeler can tell right away if their new client has gone through a remodel before. New clients assume they know the answers when really they need more direction. The most common misconceptions deal with price, timing, permitting or the designing process.


NARI Spring Business Meeting Round-up

A record 222+ NARI delegates and guests convened last week for NARI’s Spring Business Meeting at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, Mo.


NARI’s Remodeling Business Pulse survey shows stronger growth

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) first-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions is reaching new heights, as quarter-over-quarter increases are seen across all sub-components measuring remodeling activity.


NARI Elects New Officers for 2013 – 2014

Congratulations to new NARI officers: Secretary Dale Contant, MCR, UDCP, President-Elect Kevin Anundson, CR, CKBR and Treasurer Judy Mozen, CR, GCP.


NARI Announces 2013 Achievement Award Winners

In addition to the CotY Awards, there were eight categories of Achievement Awards handed out in Kansas City. The Achievement Awards are bestowed on an annual basis, and in most cases, the recipient must be nominated. The categories are designed to recognize outstanding achievement by an individual, company or chapter that serves to promote and enhance the professional remodeling industry.


NARI Announces 2013 National CotY Award Winners

The 2013 Evening of Excellence™ reception took place April 12, during a three-day event for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), which also included its Spring Business Meeting, held at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza, in Kansas City, Mo.


NARI research featured on Williams Financial Group on quarterly Management Discussion Call Series

Recently, Williams Financial Group (WFG) hosted Tom O’Grady, CR, CKBR from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) on our quarterly Management Discussion Call Series. The NARI is the only trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry.  The Association represents 7,000 member companies nationwide, comprised of 63,000 remodeling contractors. NARI is a professional association whose members voluntarily subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and is the “voice of the remodeling industry”.


IDEA House revolutionizes the remodeler portfolio

Remodelers have limited options to showing new clients their portfolios because their work is confined to a private residence. Typically, to overcome this problem remodelers resort to before and after photo galleries, showrooms and videos.


Green elements sell houses

After winning the award in Residential Bath $30,000 to $60,000 category as well as a Green Recognition honor in the 2012 NARI of Greater Dallas CotY Awards program, this home sold above its asking price.


NARI congratulates April’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.


Charlotte chapter aims to fill skills gap in remodeling

As if the recession didn’t do enough damage, some states are now facing a new set of challenges as things start to improve. With a 9.5% unemployment rate in January 2013—compared with a 7.9% national unemployment rate—North Carolina is now struggling through an economic recovery, unable to fill new jobs because of an unqualified workforce.


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