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Ohio Senator Rob Portman Supports Technical Education Plan

Published on April 01, 2016

Portman Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Career & Technical Education

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the CTE Excellence and Equity Act to support re-designing the high school experience by making courses more relevant to students’ future careers. The bill would provide federal funding for partnerships between school districts, employers and institutions of higher education in Ohio and other states that integrate high-quality career and technical education (CTE) programs into high schools. Portman serves as co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus.

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NARI National Announces Regional CotY Winners for 2016

Published on February 05, 2016

NARI has recently announced the Regional winners of the 2016 CotY (Contractor of the Year) awards and Region 4 is again well represented by winners from the Dayton area.   158 winners nationally were named in over 30 different categories.  Region 4 includes members in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan.  Among those recognized in our region were the following:

Residential Bath $25,000 to $50,000

Greater Dayton Building and Remodeling, Beavercreek, OH

Residential Interior under $75,000

Greater Dayton Building and Remodeling, Beavercreek, OH

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Ohio BWC offers first Spanish speaking OSHA-10 Training

Published on December 08, 2015

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.

OSHA - 10 Spanish Announcement

Construction Spanish flyer

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Gaetano

Published on November 24, 2015

It is with great sadness we are sharing news of the passing of Guy Muoio, 85 of Mantoloking, New Jersey.  Guy served as NARI National President during 1989-1990 and was a respected leader and cherished friend of the remodeling industry.  He was a veteran, remodeling firm owner, volunteer, author, loving husband and father.

Guy was born in New York City, raised in Staten Island and graduated from City College of New York in 1952.  Along with his wife Mary, Mr. Muoio founded GUYMAR Construction Company in Livingston in 1975.  Along with the location of his business, Livingston was his home for 45 years until moving to Mantoloking in 2003.

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BWC Payroll Report Filing Deadline

Published on October 21, 2015

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. 

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Important Information Regarding our 2016 Workers' Compensation Group Rating Program

Published on October 12, 2015 by CareWorksComp

In light of BWC transitioning to prospective billing, the 2016 CareWorksComp group rating enrollment deadline for the traditional discount group rating program is November 18, 2015 and the retro group rating enrollment deadline is January 22, 2016. It is important to apply early so that you have adequate time to evaluate your options.  If you have not already applied, we ask that you take a look at your potential premium savings through the Miami Valley NARI Workers’ Compensation Program that is administered by our partner, CareWorksComp. Our workers’ compensation program was created to help our members maximize their workers’ compensation premium savings and to provide them with quality claims management services.  Consider these points about our program:

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Why Not a Career in the Trades?

Published on September 23, 2015

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.

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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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