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Remodelers, specialty contractors remain a loyal purchasing group

“The Future of Remodeling” study, prepared by The Farnsworth Group, shows that remodelers are extremely influential in the products and finish materials used on remodeling projects, but just where are they making those purchases? “Channel Purchase Behaviors for Consumers and Professionals,” a report prepared by The Farnsworth Group, answers this question. Although this study addresses … Continue reading

What is the future of remodeling?

The Farnsworth Group presented the “Future of Remodeling: Current and Future Remodeling Trends seen by Residential Architects and Remodelers,” at the most recent meeting of the Remodeling Futures Group, hosted by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. This study examined trends seen by both remodelers and architects, who identified that at least … Continue reading

What is the value of NARI membership?

People join a professional trade association for a variety of reasons. Some want to use the logo as a marketing tool to gain more customers. Some want the networking and educational opportunities so they can strengthen their business practices. Others want access to the recognition program, again to use for marketing purposes. NARI recognizes that … Continue reading

Remodelers using client feedback to improve business

As part of NARI’s quarterly Remodeling Business Pulse survey, there are always additional questions on subjects the association wants to explore further. For the Q2 survey, NARI delved into client feedback and communication. These findings and how remodelers can better manage their online reputations will be explored during the session “Lessons from the Trenches: How … Continue reading

Kitchen remodeling up to pre-recession level

Nearly two-thirds of homeowners—66 percent—say that now is a good time to invest in their homes, and kitchens are one of the key areas they are improving, according to a new survey by the Research Institute for Cooking & Kitchen Intelligence (RICKI). “What we found is that homeowners across the country are seeing more construction … Continue reading

More positive signs for remodeling market

In the June Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) Pulse of the Industry Webinar, the growth areas have officially outpaced the declining areas. If remodelers were still holding on to cautious optimism, they won’t any longer based on these key market indicators. HIRI’s Home Improvement Products Market forecasts for solid growth. Product sales increased 5.4 percent … Continue reading

Lighting, energy management, indoor/outdoor entertainment are most requested technologies

NARI’s Research Panelists, in the 2013 Q1 Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) survey revealed a new source of consumer spending directed at residential technology. Three-quarters of respondents (76%) reported client satisfaction as a benefit of including residential technology in projects. Panelists also reported on which types of residential technologies their clients requested: To better understand homeowner’s … Continue reading

NARI’s Remodeling Business Pulse survey shows stronger growth

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) first-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions is reaching new heights, as quarter-over-quarter increases are seen across all sub-components measuring remodeling activity. As remodelers approach the busy season, overall current business conditions have seen steady increases since March of 2012, now … Continue reading

NARI research featured on Williams Financial Group on quarterly Management Discussion Call Series

Recently, Williams Financial Group (WFG) hosted Tom O’Grady, CR, CKBR from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) on our quarterly Management Discussion Call Series. The NARI is the only trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry.  The Association represents 7,000 member companies nationwide, comprised of 63,000 remodeling contractors. NARI is a professional … Continue reading