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Update on OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule

This blog post is an excerpt from NARI on the Hill  The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (“CISC” or “the coalition”) has been vigorously challenging OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica rule in court and oral argument is set for Tuesday, September 26th.  The below list of judges were chosen for oral argument and because of their previous … 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

Remodeling Continues Its Growth Driven by Pent-up Demand

NARI issues its first-quarter 2015 Remodeling Business Pulse The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) released its first-quarter 2015 Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions. NARI remodelers are finding a good environment for their services. The combination of homeowner desire for improvements in their homes and a more … Continue reading

Future Trends: Marketplace Expressions

Two key trends capturing consumers’ attention today and in the near future are closely tied to a desire for greater adaptability to meet evolving lifestyle needs (Life, Well Lived) and a search for connections based on shared passions, support and inspiration (Cultivating Connections) according to The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI). Home Improvement Must Create … Continue reading

Detailed Findings Regarding Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Energy efficiency upgrades was on topic as part of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) fourth-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) survey which polled 621 NARi members who are part of the research panel. A dominant proportion of remodelers—80 percent—discussed energy efficiency with homeowners. Interestingly, 94 percent of remodelers are involved in one or … Continue reading

Remodeling Business Pulse: 4th Quarter 2014 Results

In January 2015, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) released its fourth-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions that continue to point to growth. While rating of current conditions all remain positive, all but one measure is lower than it was in September. Overall current conditions decreased … Continue reading

Homeowner Financing of Projects

How hard is it for homeowners to get financing for the remodeling project they want to undertake? NARI’s Remodeling Business Pulse survey asked its research panel its opinion on that question in its 3rd quarter review. NARI’s research looks at the health of the remodeling industry and helps to educate legislators and regulators with credible … Continue reading

Remodeling conditions continue to show strong growth

NARI’s Business Pulse reports overwhelming sentiment is positive The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) third-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions indicated strong growth in the third quarter of 2014 with a rating of 6.41. Quarter-over-quarter increases are evident in all sub-components measuring remodeling activity. This is … Continue reading