Tagged with remodeling education

NARI member earns MCR designation

NARI’s Master Certified Remodeler, or MCR, recognizes those who have attained the Certified Remodeler (CR) certifications and who have demonstrated commitment to the remodeling industry through support of their local chapter, NARI National and/or their local community. The MCR identifies CRs who have stood the test of time and continue to be succesful within the … 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

Green elements sell houses

When the homeowners came to Botond Laszlo, CR, CKBR, GCP, president of Marvelous Home Makeovers LLC, they had no intention of selling their home any time soon. In fact, they were taking a phased approach to remodeling, slowly updating their home while making it more efficient with green remodeling. “They wanted to make their house … 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

Construction safety report highlights common jobsite risks

“Getting Results—The Value of CPWR,” a report produced by The Center for Construction Research and Training (formerly the Center to Protect Workers’ Rights, or CPWR), includes information on hazards and safety issues found on residential construction sites. Frequency of top self-reported hazardous exposures in the last six months (among 117 Latino construction laborers attending the … Continue reading

Designers, what inspires you?

As a designer, your creativity flow is endless, right? Designers are constantly tasked with creating the perfect solution to suit their clients’ needs and desires, but how one gets to that point is a matter of inspiration. NARI designers discuss their design strategies and unlikely sources of inspiration. Stefanie Ciak, designer at J.S. Brown & … 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

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