NARI NewsWatch
Mar. 4, 2015

NARI Question of the Week
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
What’s your favorite remodeling apps?

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Considerations for instituting a mandatory arbitration clause
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Recent Supreme Court decisions analyzing the FAA have laid the groundwork for arbitration clauses that can waive an employee’s right to private employment class action. For employers, this presumption in favor of arbitration can result in a number of benefits. “Considerations for Instituting a Mandatory Arbitration Clause” provides insight on what an employer can do to ensure their arbitration clause is valid.More

A closer look at NARI's CotY program
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
“A Closer Look at NARI’s CotYTM Program” takes a deep dive into the program and provides in-depth information about the 389 entries, broken into regions and chapters to help members better understand what winning a CotY means.More

NARI Chapter Task Force
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Several NARI Chapter Leaders and NARI National staff met in Dallas as a part of the inaugural NARI Chapter Task Force as part of the Strategic Renewal Process. One of the topics addressed in the meeting was the development of the NARI National and NARI Chapter Partnership, one of the goals identified in the strategic plan.More

JLC LIVE New England
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Stop by the NARI National exhibit booth (#304) at JLC LIVE New England, March 20-21 in Providence, Rhode Island. Don’t forget NARI members can attend the exhibit hall for free by entering the code NARI. More

NARI Spring Business Meeting
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
If you plan to attend NARI’s spring meeting, April 15-18 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida — don't delay filling out your NARI registration and booking your accommodations. The special NARI rate at the Hyatt is available through March 25, based on availability. The Evening of Excellence, celebrating all the 2015 CotY winners, is Friday, April 17. You won't want to miss this annual event, and you can participate either in person or via webcast. More

MCRs, CRs, GCPs qualify to become Home Energy Score assessors
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
The U.S. Department of Energy has recognized those with the NARI's Master Certified Remodeler (MCR), Certified Remodeler (CR), and Green Certified Professional (GCP) credentials as having the prerequisite knowledge to participate in its Home Energy Score program. More

UDCP Virtual Prep Course starts March 24
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
NARI’s Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) prep course addresses the concepts of Universal Design: client's needs assessment, design applications, construction techniques, electrical systems and plumbing systems. The virtual class will start on March 24 and run every Tuesday for four weeks; 2-4 p.m. CST Questions? Call or email Cindy: (847)298-9200 More

PR 40 Under 40
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Nominate yourself or someone else in the Pro Remodeler 40 Under 40 competition. There is no fee to submit, and you may submit multiple candidates from the same organization. Submissions are due March 16. Enter today. More

NARI Business Tools
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
“This is so simple,” wrote NARI member Heath Bowman, Southeastern Underdeck Systems, in a recent email, who just received his Home Depot rebate check of $1,100 for the year. In fact, the average NARI member received $476 last year using the Home Depot Rebate Program. Sign up today and get money back as a NARI member for shopping at Home Depot. Learn more.More

Winter can be an ideal time to remodel your home
Chicago Tribune
The holidays have passed, the decorations have been packed and stored until next year and Chicago's winter chill has made its debut. Sounds like an ideal time for remodeling right? Absolutely say the expert members of NARI of Greater Chicagoland. Remodeling during the so-called "off-season" can translate into many benefits to the homeowner, namely more attention and greater availability. If your plan is to remodel indoors, weather is no longer a factor.More

All signs pointing up for home remodelers
By Archita Datta Majumdar
Studies conducted by various industry bodies point to a positive future ahead for the housing market at large, and more specifically the remodeling market. According to Hanley Wood's Metrostudy unit, the Residential Remodeling Index, there will be an average growth of about 4 percent in the remodeling business. The prediction encompasses all metropolitan areas in the United States, with indications that the third quarter will see tremendous results.More

10 tips for marketing on a shoestring budget
Business 2 Community
Most small business owners face this dilemma at one time or another: How to create a successful marketing campaign that generates revenue advertising without breaking the bank. The days of social media have certainly made it easier to promote a business, but it’s not the only way, nor should it be. There are several other things you can do to grow your business without ruining your budget. Here are 10 of the best. More