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New NARI Certificants

NARI’s certification is synonymous of a dedicated professional and industry leader. It takes commitment and hard work to achieve that next level of practice to distinguish yourself from your peers.  NARI is proud to congratulate 19 of our members for taking their passion for remodeling and elevating their careers. Learn more about how you can … Continue reading

Why NARI Certifications Are Important

Why NARI Certifications Are Important

By Jennifer Sherrill, Kitchen Design Concepts  When I ventured into the world of remodeling almost 14 years ago (as a profession and not just GC’ing large additions/remodels on my own homes), I was coming from a background in Management Consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte Consulting. In consulting, it was important to be certified in the … 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

NARI Certification takes you further

NARI’s certification is synonymous of a dedicated professional and industry leader. It takes commitment and hard work to achieve that next level of practice to distinguish yourself from your peers.  NARI is proud to congratulate 68 of our members for taking their passion for remodeling and elevating their careers. Learn more about how you can … Continue reading

NARI Certified Professional A Cut Above the Rest

Certifications Lead Professionalism I started my career in the remodeling industry in the mid-1980s. Over the past several decades the field has advanced largely due to access to the internet, HGTV and sites like Houzz and Pinterest. Increased consumer awareness tasks industry professionals with the ability to satisfy the clients desires for cutting edge design … Continue reading

Congratulations to Newest MCR Members

The Master Certified Remodeler designation recognizes Certified Remodelers that have demonstrated commitment to the remodeling industry through support of their local chapter, NARI HQ, and/or their local community. The MCR identifies Certified Remodelers that have withstood the test of time and continue to be successful within the industry. Congratulations to the newest MCR members. The … Continue reading

Set Yourself Apart – Certified Remodeler Is One Way

My husband, Bill and I have been doing residential remodels since 1990. We became NARI members in 1999 and became actively involved in the Idaho chapter shortly thereafter. I served on the local board in various positions, including president, and got the opportunity to attend national meetings and conferences. At those conferences, I realized the … Continue reading

Certification Board – Annual Meeting Part Two

Part One of this post described the work the Certification Board did regarding the certification exams and standards. In addition to working on materials and standards, the Certification Board also spends some time to look forward, asking, “What does NARI need to do to make the programs better, available, and profitable?” Below are highlights from the … Continue reading