The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) advances and promotes the remodeling industry’s professionalism and connects the remodel-ready homeowner with ethical, professional remodelers.
*NARI Certification programs -Learn more at www.nari.org/certify/index.asp.
*NARI Online education: webinars, prep programs, and podcasts on best industry practice at www.nari.org/education
*NARI University-Discussion groups and webinars to solve issues and work more efficiently. Learn more at www.nari.org/proresources/nariuniversity.
*NARI’s work on Capitol Hill– become an advocate for the remodeling industry at www.nari.org/advocacy/ga.
*CotY (Contractor of the Year) Awards—the premier industry design awards program. Enter at www.nari.org/awards.
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NARI’s roots go back to 1935 when President Roosevelt’s National Recovery Act established the beginnings of NERSICA (The North East Roofing, Siding and Insulation Contractors Association).
In 1956 President Eisenhower established Operation Home Improvement, a nationwide effort emphasizing the rehabilitation of existing housing rather than new construction. The National Home Improvement Council (N.H.I.C) emerged from this effort.
By the mid-1960s, NERSICA no longer reflected the membership of the growing industry and its name was changed to the National Remodelers Association (NRA).
In 1983, the National Remodelers Association and the National Home Improvement Council joined to establish the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Today, NARI has 58 chapters nationwide and has enjoyed a sizeable growth period during the past decade. In 2000, NARI moved its national headquarters from Alexandria, Virginia, to Des Plaines, Illinois, and as the Voice of the Remodeling IndustryTM, continues to prosper.