Upcoming Live Webinars

NARI has developed a strong network of knowledgeable speakers on a variety of topics relevant to the remodeling industry. 

Each year, we deliver dozens of live educational webinars to give you access to the most up-to-date content. 

These educational sessions will give you many actionable ideas you can implement in your company to boost profitability and overall operational effectiveness. 

Each webinar is worth one Continuing Education Unit (hour).

Specifying for the Minimalist Luxury Kitchen

July 18, 2019 at 12 pm Central Time


Presented by Sub-Zero Group

Now and in the future, your clients may look to you to design clean, simple and minimalist kitchens. This is according to the annual Design Trends Survey released by The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).
NKBA expects: “More contemporary kitchens, with clean, minimal lines and little ornamentation, along with universal design amenities and easy-maintenance features.”
The Millennial Generation or Generation Y, which are often described as those born between the mid 1980s and the 2000s, will greatly influence home design trends in the future, including luxury designs. This generation values simple, clutter-free environments.

Among millennial-friendly styles cited by Realtor magazine are urban and with fewer embellishments, technologically efficient, open and multifunctional spaces, and the industrial vibe.
This course describes how kitchen styles have changed over the past 50 years and what demographic, cultural and social influences have brought us to this point. Based on insights from practicing kitchen designers, we look at the elements that make up a minimalist kitchen, including layout, styles, finishes and appliances.

What Got You Here, Won't Get You There!

July 23, 2019 at 12 pm Central Time


Presented by Pete McDowell and Peg Buehrle of ActionCOACH Business Coaching
This webinar will discuss the theory and application of the principle from Marshall Goldsmith’s book. You have achieved success and there are usually two or three things that are holding you back from reaching your full potential. We will determine what these things may be, then develop strategies and a plan to overcome them.

Join award winning business coaches Peg Buehrle and Pete McDowell to learn and apply the concepts to your business objectives.

What you can expect to learn:
  • Learn how this process can unleash your potential
  • Review the habits that most frequently hold people back
  • Take an assessment to identify which of these that may apply to you
  • Review the concept and use of the Johari window
  • Your homework will include some methods to gather feedback and behavior modification

Creating an Exit Strategy

August 15, 2019 at 12 pm Central Time


Presented by Leslie Shiner of The Shiner Group
Most contractors are an independent sort—they start their own business, begin small, and then over time grow to a certain success level. But at some point every business owner faces an inevitable (and extremely important) question—How do I leave my business, on my own terms, and in my best financial interests? Creating an Exit Strategy explores the almost-never-mentioned topic of how a construction owner can successfully retire. The two primary exit strategies will be discussed, along with the important questions each owner must answer to make the best decision based on his or her unique needs and wants.

Session Objectives:
  • Understand the two primary strategies—a short-term solution (fast money, less risk, but less long-term potential) and the long-term solution (less immediate money, more risk, but also the potential for greater long-term gain)
  • How to choose between the two strategies
  • Key steps to take once an exit strategy has been chosen

15 Avoidable Ways to Lose Money as a Contractor

August 27, 2019 at 12 pm Central Time

*please note this webinar will run 90 minutes


Presented by Melanie Hodgdon or Business Systems Management, Inc.

Sometimes, a job goes south because of a devastating weather event, the loss of key personnel due to injury, material or equipment failure, or other circumstances that can wreck profit. But, there are also many habits, practices, and decisions based on misinformation and inaccurate “truisms” that contractors unknowingly engage in. These may have just as devastating impact on your bottom line, but without the accompanying drama.
This session looks at common misconceptions, habits and practices that may be robbing you of profit.

  1. “Bust” several common contractor “myths”
  2. Review common practices that reduce profit
  3. Reveal impact of keeping the status quo  
  4. Provide list of positive, profit-inducing alternatives


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