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The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
Names 37 National CotYTM Winners
[Dayton, Ohio, April 13, 2017]— The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) announced the National CotY (Contractor of the Year)TM Winners in the 2017 competition, of which one (1) are members of the Miami Valley Chapter based in Dayton area.
Contractors from seven regions around the country vie for CotY Awards on an annual basis. Earlier this year, NARI named 172 Regional CotYTM winners with 27 team members who advanced as finalists to the national level. NARI announced a National winner in each of the 37 categories at its Evening of ExcellenceSM reception, held recently in Scottsdale, Arizona. The competition received nearly 400 entries, which totaled over $103 million worth of remodeling projects.Read More >>
RE: Group-Rating Safety Accountability
Each year Ohio employers have the opportunity to participate in BWC’s Group-Experience-Rating Program or Group-Retrospective-Rating Program. While these programs are not required, they do provide you with an opportunity to significantly reduce your workers’ compensation premiums, while increasing your awareness of safety and risk-management strategies.
Workplace safety is an important component of these programs. To succeed in accident prevention, we encourage you to use the many resources available to you. We believe a group-rating program is a partnership that includes you and your employees, your sponsoring organization or third-party administrator (TPA) and BWC. Each has specific roles and responsibilities, all designed to assist in preventing workplace accidents. This letter outlines the safety services expectations you should have as an employer enrolled in a group-rating program.Read More >>
Harold W. Requarth 1925-2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of longtime President and CEO of the Requarth Co. Harold W. Requarth. Harold was the fourth generation leader of the company founded in 1860 by his great grandfather, and successfully steered it through periods of growth and economic and market challenges for more than three decades.
Harold started with the Requarth Co. while attending Fairview High School, working part-time in their architectural drafting room. When WWII began, Harold left to serve our nation in the Merchant Marine. After the war, he enrolled at Ohio University, where he earned
an engineering degree in 1950.
The BWC is offering OSHA 10 hour Construction course in Spanish! This will be the first time that this course is offered in the Dayton area to Spanish speaking associates in the industry. Please see the flyer for additional information and enroll today.
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Businesses in Ohio should be aware that the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has recently transitioned to its new prospective premium payment system. The BWC is providing a ‘Transition Credit’ in place of your January through June 2015 premium payment.
In order to receive the credit, businesses needed to file a payroll report for the January – June, 2015 period with BWC by August, 31, 2015. Businesses that did not file the payroll report, had the premium for that period estimated and the BWC invoiced them on October 1, 2015.Read More >>
With the overall remodeling industry showing growth and demand for skilled labor increasing at a significant rate, why not consider a career in the trades. Who do you know that doesn't mind hard work and wants to learn and grow. Kayleen McCabe gives a compelling reason to consider the trades for our youth as an alternative to earn great money now, and then if they wish to go to college, they have a way to earn great money and save for the future.Read More >>
Here’s one place where you shouldn’t be lazy about home maintenance: your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. HVAC maintenance is similar to the maintenance on your car: if you don’t change your engine oil, replace the filters or replace the belts, your engine will ultimately shut down and not operate. If you spend $40 on an oil change and air filter exchange for your car, it will ultimately save you thousands of dollars in potential car repairs. A few hundred dollars in HVAC maintenance will keep your system humming longer, lengthening the amount of time you will have between HVAC system replacements.Read More >>
With all the recent rains, storms and serious flooding that have occurred all across the Miami Valley, con artists often show up at a homeowner's door, offering an array of services and demanding a hefty down payment up front. They might offer a "great deal," based on using materials left over from a neighbor’s job, but homeowners should remember that a "great deal" isn't always what it seems. Frequently, these fly-by-night operators drive vehicles with out-of-state license plates, or set up temporary offices from which they can move quickly once authorities start looking for them. Before writing that check, and especially before allowing any unknown individual into your home, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) suggests that a homeowner:Read More >>
May is National Home Improvement Month and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry recommends this quick tip to get you started on your remodeling project. Look over your property carefully. What repairs are needed? What improvements would you like to make? Think ahead and determine your future needs. Professional remodeling contractors can help you in your planning by outlining options and discussing the improvements you can make within your budget. Let the professionals of Miami Valley NARI be your guide.
The recent damage caused by storms last night brings out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath also brings out the potential of contractors who take advantage of victims trying to recover from the damage caused by the storm. Learn more from the BBB.
April 09, 2015
Better Business Bureau® is warning local residents affected to beware of storm chasers and out-of-town or even some local, contractors soliciting business.
BBB offers these tips for storm victims:Read More >>