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The 2016 NARI CotY Awards Program is HERE!

Published on September 04, 2015

NARI invites its members across the nation to compete for the prestigious Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards in recognition of their achievements throughout the year. Companies - from one-person shops to the largest remodeling firms - report that winning a local CotY Award is a major factor in enhancing their image within the industry as well as with the buying public.

The Miami Valley NARI CotY Awards are a perfect way to showcase your award winning projects to consumers throughout the tri-state and southwest Ohio areas.  Our local program for 2016 aligns with the national program offering 37 categories, and allows more of our members to display their talents and compete for one of these prestigious awards.

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Remodelers Play a Critical Role in Driving Energy Savings

Published on July 15, 2015

Research clearly shows that U.S. homeowners want energy savings, but without help from professional remodelers, few projects would actually happen.

This is based on the January 2015 Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) Sentiment Tracking Study and from a recent survey conducted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) of its members.

The HIRI study revealed that homeowners have “very high interest” in finding ways to save energy. Although this sentiment is strongly expressed in the HIRI study, National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) remodeling contractors report that they are the ones to initiate the discussion to get these important features included in remodeling projects.

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HVAC Maintenance Tips

Published on July 09, 2015

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.

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Storm Damage Victims Beware

Published on June 19, 2015

 

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:

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NARI's Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM) Program New Class begins Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Published on May 21, 2015

The Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM) program addresses project cost management, communication, project planning, quality assurance, record-keeping and risk management.

Key Points Covered:

WHAT? The CRPM will develop competencies and professionalize the project manager’s role in the remodeling industry. The CRPM course is a structured class of remodeling project management fundamentals and a prep course to take the CRPM Certification exam.

Use this program to prepare for the CRPM exam on in August and earn your status as a Certified Remodeling Project Manager.

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NARI University Programs

Published on May 21, 2015

On May 26th at Noon (CT)  Rebekah Taylor will present "Monitoring Customer Satisfaction" Monitoring Customer Satisfaction

You work day in and day out to delight each and every one of your customers, but do you truly know if they’re satisfied with the work you’ve done? Monitoring Customer Satisfaction, presented by GuildQuality, will discuss ways to track each and every experience with your customers - from the positive ones to the negative ones. We’ll uncover how customer satisfaction impacts your online reputation, ways to listen to and understand what your customers are saying, and how to use their feedback to build a better business.    Visit NARI.org for more information on this upcoming event

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May is National Home Improvement Month!

Published on May 01, 2015

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.

Remodeling Continues Its Growth Driven by Pent-up Demand

Published on April 24, 2015 by The National Association of the Remodeling Industr

Des Plaines, Ill., April 21, 2015 — The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) released its first-quarter 2015 Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions. NARI remodelers are finding a good environment for their services. The combination of homeowner desire for improvements in their homes and a more stable economy is turning into solid business conditions. 

Surveyed in March, NARI contractors found their current business conditions better than they were last year at this time. On a 1–9 scale, the average rating was 6.11 (above 5 indicates growth). While still positive, this was a drop from the reading gathered in December. (The change was not a statically significant difference.)

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BBB Warns of Storm Chasers

Published on April 22, 2015

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:

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Dayton Ohio Remodeling Company Receives Top National Award

Published on April 21, 2015 by The National Association of the Remodeling Industr

 

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)

Names 36 National CotY TM Winners

Dayton, OH,  April 21, 2015 - The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) announced the National CotY (Contractor of the Year)TM Winners in the 2015 competition, of which one is a member of the Miami Valley chapter based in the Dayton area.

Contractors from seven regions around the country vie for CotY Awards on an annual basis. Earlier this year, NARI named 160 Regional CotY TM winners with 33 team members who advanced as finalists to the national level. NARI announced a National winner in each of the 36 categories at its Evening of ExcellenceSM reception, held recently in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  The competition received 390 entries, which totaled more than $85.5 million worth of remodeling projects.

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