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Stop, Drop & Roll: Fire Safety Must-Haves for Remodelers

By Julia Buerger, Electrical Merchant, The Home Depot A fire ranks among a homeowner’s worst fears. Presenting protective measures at the start of remodeling planning can build confidence with customers and demonstrate your interest in their needs and safety. With October’s Fire Prevention Month observance underway, there is no better time to catch up on … Continue reading

2017 Fall Leadership Summit: Joint Tour Recap

By Katelyn Wujciga, Marketing Manager, National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)  We had a great turnout at this year’s Fall Leadership Summit in Boston, MA, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, attendees were transported to Westwood, MA, for an engaging joint tour sponsored by Marble & Granite, Inc. and Metropolitan Cabinets … Continue reading

7 Reasons to Heat with a Small-Duct System

By: Scott Intagliata, Marketing Director, Unico, Inc. Homeowners and remodelers have many choices when it comes to retrofitting central heating systems.  Many of the same advantages found with small-duct central cooling, like that available from The Unico System, can be experienced on the heating side as well – with some additional features that aren’t available … Continue reading

How to Talk with Clients: Remodeling for Retirement

By: Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. How do you talk about aging when you are interviewing a new client about their remodeling project? In a recent interview with Stephanie Loucka, Director of the Ohio Department of Aging, she said, “People just don’t like talking about aging. Builders and remodelers need to have a conversation with their clients to … Continue reading

Make the Best Buying Decision for Your Next Vehicle

New Vehicle Technology: Know the Trends to Shop with Confidence By Chris Borczon, Commercial Vehicle Team, Ram Trucks Touting the latest and greatest technological achievements has long been – and probably always will be – an important part of vehicle marketing. Automakers spend money, and lots of it, attempting to make the public aware of … Continue reading

NARI Omaha Announces First Female Board President

Women in the Remodeling Industry continue to make an impact. More and more women are attracted to remodeling and construction as expansion and new opportunities are created. Greater Omaha NARI announced that Megan Bratetic, Bratetic Construction, Inc. (Omaha, NE) has been elected as the first female Chapter President to lead the Association. Bratetic is the … Continue reading

Home Safety IS Your Business

Contributed by: Louie Delaware, MBA, BSME, CLIPP, ACPC, CAPS Our nation is just starting to recognize our national crises in home safety. Safety in homes has been traditionally directed towards building systems and most recently, energy. Now consumers and industry and are moving towards home safety and the housing and related industries are accepting this critical responsibility. … Continue reading