Tagged with project management

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 make your remodeling bids more accurate

Providing accurate bids to homeowners is a challenge. Homeowners believe a remodeler should be able to assemble a number after one visit because “all kitchens cost $60,000 these days.” But remodeling is not a one-size–fits-all business. Here’s one way to ensure you’re not providing a client with an inaccurate bid. Bid party Hidden expenses, over-the-top … Continue reading

NARI chapters team with Rebuilding Together

Remodelers are eager to assist within their community, but sometimes those experiences can be less than rewarding if not handled correctly. Lack of scope of work, mishandled funds, lack of volunteers—these are just a few of the things that can turn a good thing into a drain on a remodeler’s resources and energy. That’s why … Continue reading

NARI business resolutions

NARI business resolutions For the bulk of the remodeling community, they will be glad to close the books on 2012 and look ahead to growing business in 2013. As the world continues to spin, NARI members pause to evaluate what’s happened over the past year and plan their New Year’s resolutions for future business success. … Continue reading

Jobsite safety first

When it comes to safety, Doug Hanna, president of S & H Construction Inc., in Cambridge Mass., doesn’t mess around. Hanna has seen his share of on-the-job injuries during the course of the 33 years his company has been in business—some minor and some major. “It’s a dangerous business,” Hanna says. “You can’t protect against … Continue reading

Owners benefit from project management skills at every level

“Project management is a key driver of my company success,” says Michael McCutcheon, owner of McCutcheon Construction Inc., based in Berkeley, Calif. Not surprising—considering he employs eight Certified Remodeler Project Managers (CRPM) at his remodeling company. McCutcheon believes in the power of investing in training and education as a way to boost employee morale, but … Continue reading

Is a project manager system best for your company?

Project managers execute the plan To David Roberts, president of Roberts Construction Group Inc. in Evanston, Ill., project management is all about executing the plan. He was formerly working under a lead carpenter system and decided that larger, more complex projects needed a single person committed to making sure execution is just right. As a … Continue reading