Tagged with remodeling certification

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

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

Universal design can be a sales tool for interior designers

Interior designers have a keen eye for design trends—color pallets, lines, patterns, textures. But many, like Jennifer Johnson, UDCP, co-owner of Sinjin Studios, are combining that artistic eye with long-term solutions to space usage and products. Johnson’s dual skillsets in interior design and universal design allows her to better communicate the benefits of universal design … Continue reading

Why Certify?

Stand out, move business ahead with CR The Certified Remodeler (CR) education program is designed to recognize and identify full service remodeling professionals who have undergone detailed review and testing in areas of businessmanagement, technical skills and ethical conduct. What am I learning? Becoming a CR will help you whip your business into shape. Course … 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

Use your certification as a sales tool

Earning a certification is a great marketing tool to tout your expertise to your potential clients. Unlike other professions, remodeling often doesn’t have any requirements for entry, in the way being an attorney or doctor does. Because of these lack of barriers, it’s important for remodelers to stand out from the competition by earning certifications that … Continue reading