Tagged with NARI certification

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

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

Annual NARI Certification Board Meeting Success

NARI Certification Board Drives Quality and Professionalism The Certification Board met for its annual meeting at NARI Headquarters November 14 through 16.  Chris Keilty, CR called the meeting to order at 8:15 Monday morning.  According to Chris: “These meetings are critical to maintain our exam’s relevance to the remodeling industry”. Following the introductions meeting overview Dan … Continue reading

NARI congratulates newly certified members

NARI members looking to further their professionalism—as well as to add another tool to their marketing arsenal—often get certified in one of NARI’s nine subject areas. These certifications measure your knowledge base, not your attendance at a class. The names below successfully passed an exam given during the December 2013 testing dates. The next certification … Continue reading

NARI Certification Board adjusts requirements for GCP, CRPM and UDCP

After much research and discussion, the Certification Board took the unprecedented action of reducing the years of experience required to pursue the Green Certified Professional (GCP), Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM), and Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP). Instead of the previous requirement of five years of full-time employment in the remodeling industry, the Certification Board … Continue reading

Rebuilding Together gets first UDCP

The Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay affiliate, located in Tampa Bay, Fla., announced the first-ever Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) on staff. For Senior Project Manager Mark Zdrojewski, the certification program made perfect sense, once it was suggested by longtime education advocate—and NARI and Rebuilding Together board member—Don Strobel, CR, CKBR, GCP, of Strobel Design Build, … Continue reading

NARI congratulates newly certified members

NARI members looking to further their professionalism—as well as to add another tool to their marketing arsenal—often get certified in one of NARI’s nine subject areas. These certifications measure your knowledge base, not your attendance at a class. New in 2013 are specific certification test dates. The names below successfully passed an exam given during … Continue reading

How to alleviate remodeling fears

A NARI.org consumer poll asked homeowners to select their largest source of fear when it comes to remodeling. Robert Kalmin, CKBR, and Suzanne Kalmin, president and vice president of RJK Construction Inc., respectively, based in Fairfax, Va., share why these fears exist and what can be done to eliminate them. “The biggest source of fear … Continue reading

NARI Elects New Officers for 2013 – 2014

During the Spring 2013 House of Delegates meeting, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named immediate past president Dean Herriges, MCR, CKBR of Urban Herriges & Sons Inc. in Mukwonago, Wis., as its chairman of the board and elevated Art Donnelly, MCR, CKBR, of Legacy Builders & Remodelers Corp. in Mount Sinai, N.Y. … Continue reading