About NARI

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry, or NARI, is the medium for business development, a platform for advocacy and the principal source for industry intelligence. NARI connects homeowners with its professional members and provides tips and tricks so that the consumer has a positive remodeling experience.

NARI is an organization of high-quality remodeling professionals. Its members are committed to integrity, high standards, professional education, ethics and market recognition.


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 52 chapters nationwide and has members in 49 states. In 2000, NARI moved its national headquarters from Alexandria, Virginia, to Des Plaines, Illinois, and as the Voice of the Remodeling IndustryTM, continues to prosper.

NARI’s Core Purpose is to advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product and vital public purpose.

StaffJob TitlePhoneContact
Dan Taddei Director of Education/Certification 847-298-9200 x106
Cindy Foley Program Manager 847-298-9200 x110
Elsie Iturralde, CAE Chief Operations Officer 847-298-9200 x111
Amelia Abrahim Education Assistant 847-298-9200 x109
Connie DeHut Membership Assistant 847-298-9200 x102
Mary Ann Augustin Administrative Assistant 847-298-9200 
Plamena Todorova Education Manager 847-298-9200 x116
Elizabeth McKenna Program Management Office/Marketing 847-563-8101 
Don Daniels Membership Business Development Manager 773-707-0240 
Tracy Wright, CAE Senior Director of Membership and Chapter Services 847-298-9200 x107
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