2022 NARI Annual Conference and Evening of Excellence

Savannah, GA | April 5-7

On-Line Registration is Closed.   You can register on-site at the Conference in Savannah  at the following times:

  • Tuesday, April 5th 12:00 pm -5:00 pm

  • Wednesday, April 6th  7:30am - 3:00 pm

  • Thursday, April 7  7:30am - 11:00 am

Connect with NARI members and home improvement experts from across the U.S. at the 2022 NARI Annual Conference and Evening of Excellence. This year's event will take place April 5-7, 2022 at the DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia. The 2022 Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards will be announced live and in-person on Thursday, April 7 during the Evening of Excellence event!

This is your chance to learn about the latest issues affecting your business and the remodeling industry as a whole. You'll leave with new strategies and insights to implement in your business right away.  

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Registration Open

1:00 – 2:30 pm
Christopher Kuehl, PhD
Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence

Is 2022 Shaping Up as Expected? - The economic issues of last year are still with us - everything from the supply chain crisis to inflation to labor shortage. Has there been the improvement we hoped for? Have the steps taken to address these issues made things better or worse? Anything new to obsess about? The expectation has been that 2022 would be a recovery year - are these expectations being met?

2:30 – 3:30 pm
Meet your Industry Partners

The first of several opportunities this week to connect with some of NARI’s Industry Partners and learn about the value they bring to NARI members.

3:30 – 5:00 pm
Jason Lambert 
Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
Join us for a two-part legal presentation. First, take deep dive using actual case studies of the effectiveness and real costs and benefits of using lien laws to protect your rights to payment. Then learn about meshing your customer and subcontractor contracts with your business practices to create marketable, yet protective, documents.

6:00 – 7:00 pm
President’s Welcome Reception
Please join us for our first social gathering since October of 2019. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served and all are welcome.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
7:00 am – 8:00 am
Join us for a buffet style breakfast to fuel your day.

7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Registration open

8:00 am – 9:45 am
Wendy Sellers
The HR Lady LLC
How to Attract and Retain Amazing Employees in 2022
Learn how to effectively attract, recruit and retain staff by being prepared throughout the entire employee lifecycle, implementing employee training & development programs, becoming or hiring true leaders who listen and use empathy, and getting rid of poor performers and those with bad attitudes.

9:45 am – 10:30 am
Meet your Industry Partners
Another opportunity to connect with Industry Partners and learn about the value they bring to NARI members.

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Josh Christian
CEO, Home Technology Association
Home technology has become very important since many of our homes now serve as remote offices and virtual classrooms. When designed early and implemented correctly, home technology systems make your clients’ homes safer, healthier, more convenient, and more entertaining.
Becoming a “tech friendly” contractor will result in your clients thanking you for looking after their needs. You’ll learn how to intelligently discuss home technology systems with your clients,  understand their needs, and engage a qualified integrator.

12:15 pm – 2:15 pm
President’s Awards Luncheon
Join us as we honor NARI National’s Past Presidents as well as the 2022 winners of the NARI Achievement Awards.

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Strategic Plan Review
Get a first look at NARI’s draft strategic plan for 2022-2025. NARI is interested in member feedback and perspective prior to finalizing.

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Ask the Candidates
The election of NARI officers will take place during the House of Delegates meeting that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday morning, April 7th.  This is your opportunity to ask the 2022-2023 slate of candidates any questions about their vision and goals for the coming year.

5:00 pm – 6:30pm
NARI Mixer
All NARI Guests are invited to Proof and Provision, the DeSoto’s Bourbon Bar, to experience the first-ever NARI Cocktail crafted by the establishment’s own mixologist.  Your first drink is on us!

Thursday, April 7, 2022
7:00 am – 8:00 am

Join us for a buffet style breakfast to fuel your day.

7:30 am – 11:00 am
Registration Open

8:00 am – 10:30 am
House of Delegate’s Meeting
NARI Delegates are expected to attend and review important issues. Our annual officer election will also be held at this meeting. All those unable to attend in person can connect via video. 

Enjoy the day in Savannah your own.

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
NARI’s Evening of Excellence™
Join us for honoring all our 2022 Contractor of the Year (CotY) winners. This in-person celebration will include a cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres, and live presentation that will showcase the most celebrated remodeling contractors in the nation.  Join us as we toast the best of the best.

Thank you for joining us in Savannah!
*Schedule subject to change

Achievement Awards

The 2022 Achievement Awards will take place on Wednesday, April 6 at 12 p.m. ET at the President's Luncheon. Join us as we honor the amazing members and chapters who work to promote and enhance the professional remodeling industry. 

Evening of Excellence - CotY Awards

The 2022 CotY Awards will be announced live and in-person on Thursday, April 7 during the Evening of Excellence event at 5 p.m. ET. We will be honoring Regional 2022 CotY Winners as well as announcing and celebrating National 2022 CotY Winners. To find out who nailed it join us on April 7!


NOTE: Online Registration closes at 5:00 Central Time on April 3. Registration will reopen onsite on April 5 at Noon

Prices Until April 3: 
Conference: $249
Evening of Excellence Event: $49

Onsite Price (April 5-7)
Conference: $349
Evening of Excellence Event: $99

On-site pricing at an increased rate will be offered upon availability. If you have any questions, please email Senior Director of Membership and Chapter Services, Tracy Wright at twright@nari.org by March 31, or visit the registration desk on April 5.  


NARI Annual Conference attendees enjoy discounted group room rates at The DeSoto Hotel in Savannah on the nights of April 3 - 7. Standard rooms are $199 + tax/fees* per night for single or double occupancy. Reserve your room online or reference the NARI 2022 Annual Conference when reserving your room on the phone.

You must reserve your room by March 21, 2022 to ensure the group rate. NARI will adhere to all local COVID-19 guidelines during our stay. Space is limited - reserve your room today!

Dinner each night will be at attendees' own discretion and will not be served during the Annual Conference.
*All hotel prices and discounts are based on availability

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