Earn CEUs at 2019 IBS Show in Las Vegas

Stop by the NARI Booth N1173 at the 2019 IBS Show for education sessions featuring topics on how to sell more, the building envelop, drone technology and innovation from our partners listed below.



February 20, 2019

10:00 AM – Increase Estimating Accuracy

Looking for a way to accurately estimate project size for roofing, windows and other exterior projects? HOVER transforms smartphone photos of any home to a fully measured, customizable 3D model so you can estimate a project confidently and easily visualize what the final project will look like.

Join the Hover team for a demo to highlight the products features and benefits and start saving money on your next program.

What you can expect to learn:

  • Key benefits of technology – best of all controlled from your smart phone
  • Demonstration of how HOVER can measure and calculate products
  • Understand how spec sheets can be generated based on HOVER data

11:00 AM – Defining the Building Envelope – Bill Robinson
You might know interior remodeling like the back of your hand but have questions about the building envelope. Find out about best practices for defining and securing the building envelop to minimize risk and limit exposure. 

Bill Robinson is a nationally known construction trainer and presenter. He has demonstrated the proper use of building products in many parts of the country and at many trade shows. He specializes in old homes and moisture management.

What you need to know about the building envelope to meet:

  • The building code
  • Energy performance
  • Comfort expectations 
  • Durability criteria

The way we build has changed and it is critical you understand building science, material selection, installation details, and quality assurance.
Come listen to Bill talk about these topics in an informative and interactive session.

1:00 – 3:00 PM – James and Morris Carey Host On the House Broadcast

NARI and the Carey Brothers are joining forces to highlight the new and innovative products at IBS/KBIS 2019. Join them on Tuesday, January 21, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm; relax, laugh and learn as they share what’s going to be hot in the marketplace.

3:00 PM – Drawing for Giveaway

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February 21, 2019

10:00 AM – How to Close More Sales in Less Time 


Headshot_VDeKoekkoekThe remodeling industry is constantly growing and evolving. But as the demand for home remodels continue to rise, so does your competition! How do you stay ahead of your competition and close more business? This is where technology comes into play. Using technology in your design/build business can not only help you close more sales, it can also make your entire design and sales process more efficient and keep you a step ahead of your competitors!

Join 2020’s Global Training Manager, Vanessa DeKoekkoek, and discover how you can enhance your dynamic business and become more profitable and productive.

What you can expect to learn:

  • Learn how to leverage the design process to communicate with clients
  • Discover the technological tools you need to improve your design and sales process
  • Uncover quick, easy and inexpensive ways of implementing Virtual Reality in your presentations

Learn how to shorten your sales cycle by better engaging your customers and closing sales in less time.

11:00 AM – Not Your Grandfather’s Drywall – the Power of PURPLE


There is much more to gypsum board than just ?” standard drywall. National Gypsum is the leading manufacturer of drywall in North America and has the most complete line of high performance products in the industry for just about every application you can imagine. 

Bring your questions and join Jay Watt and Chris Whitmire for a lively conversation on everything you wanted to know about drywall and more.

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Jay Watt
Director of Marketing

Chris Whitmire
Gypsum Systems Product Manager

What you can expect to learn:

  • The evolution of gypsum board (drywall)
  • Why PURPLE
  • Different functional drywall panel products for specific applications

Understand the multitude of options available from National Gypsum and the Power of PURPLE.


1:00 – 3:00 PM – Carey Bros Pros Podcast from NARI’s Booth
Be on deck for the Carey Bros Pros Podcast January 21, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. The Carey Brothers will be learning from “experience” as notable experts share their valuable knowledge and wisdom with our audience.


3:00 PM – Drawing for Giveaway

Echo Dot

Ring Doorbell