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How to Outsmart the Labor Shortage: HomeAdvisor shares how one of its members turned a creative staffing idea into a million-dollar business model you can use for your own company

By Megan Alderton, HomeAdvisor Is your business struggling to find and keep the talent needed to service a growing customer base? If so, you’re not alone. And you may be looking at an opportunity to develop your business differently — and more profitably — than you’d ever imagined. Just take a cue from the HomeAdvisor … 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

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

Refurbishing Service

Let Innovative Service Transform Your Business The lake house started its life as a one-room schoolhouse moved to waters edge as a fishing cabin on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas.  The septic system was a 50-gallon drum and a twelve-foot drain field (the length a small backhoe can reach)!  Over the years various owners … Continue reading

172 Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) Winners Announced

Recognizing Excellence in Remodeling NARI National congratulates the 2017 Regional CotY winners. Anticipation builds as 172 Regional CotY winners will be honored and National winners will be announced at NARI’s Evening of Excellence reception and awards ceremony on Friday, April 7 at the Hilton Resort and Villa in Scottsdale, AZ. Contractors from seven regions around the … Continue reading

CotY Award Inspiration – Platt Builders

Halsey Platt Discusses the CotY Awards; his recent wins with NARI National Over the years, Groton, Massachusetts-based Platt Builders has earned more than 50 awards and recognitions from various competitions, including the National CotY Awards. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s CotY Awards is an annual recognition program for the remodeling industry. During the … Continue reading

New 2016 NARI Certified Professionals

Congratulations to the following NARI members who recently became certified and who demonstrate their commitment to an industry of excellence. NARI’s new tagline, Remodeling Done Right is our promise to our members, the industry and consumers. A NARI certification identifies remodelers who go the extra step to develop the skills and knowledge that deliver on the promise … Continue reading