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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

What to Expect from the Federal Overtime Rule

The following article was written by James Boudreau and Adam Roseman of Greenberg Traurig LLP.  Greenberg Traurig is the lobby firm that represents NARI in Washington, DC The Department of Labor (DOL) released its much anticipated Final Rule revising its amended white collar overtime regulations at an event in Columbus, Ohio. The final rule includes … Continue reading

Slower Growth Seen By Remodelers

by Fred Miller Conducted in late September, the third-quarter 2015 NARI Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions found a softening of the growth rates in the industry. On a 1–9 scale, the average rating was a 6.03 (above 5 indicates growth). This was a statistically decline versus the 6.48 recorded … Continue reading

How an Employee Handbook Can Save You Time

Posted with permission from our partners at FCA Work Vehicles US. To read more useful articles like this one, please visit their blog at blog.fcaworkvehiclesus.com. You know how to do your work and what you expect of your employees. But do they know what you expect of them? Have you communicated it to them clearly? If … Continue reading