NARI NewsWatch
Apr. 22, 2015

Congratulations to all NARI national CotY winners
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Thirty-six NARI remodelers were named National CotY Award Winners at the Evening of Excellence on April 17. See who took home top honors, and if you missed the event’s webcast, it’s archived on NARI’s YouTube channel.More

Last chance to register for the NARI U webinar
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
There is still time to register for tomorrow’s webinar, Fall Protection: Part II, presented at noon CT by Mark Paskell. Contact cfoley@nari.org for registration assistance. More

NARI Achievement Awards
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
The NARI Achievement Awards are bestowed annually to recognize outstanding achievements by an individual, company or chapter that has worked to promote or enhance the professional remodeling industry. Winners were announced at the NARI Spring Business Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale. More

NARI of Greater Chesapeake Bay
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Congrats and official welcome to NARI of Greater Chesapeake Bay, our newest chapter that received its charter certificate during the House of Delegates meeting in Ft. Lauderdale.More

Question of the month
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Do you use video testimonials from your customers on your website?
Click here to answer the question of the month. More

2015 Remodeling Design Awards
Remodeling
The early bird deadline for the 2015 Remodeling Design Awards is May 6. Earn the fame you deserve for outstanding work. More

Are you in the market for a new vehicle?
FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group LLC)
With the FCA/NARI program, NARI members, their employees and family members are eligible for FCA vehicle incentives. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to drive off the lot with more money in your pocket. More

Lifestyle changes propel remodeling activity
By Michael J. Berens
Remodeling and renovation activity continues to lead the residential building sector, as the market for new home construction struggles to gain momentum. Some of this activity can be attributed to homeowners making needed repairs and upgrades to increase the value of their home for resale. As several recent surveys show, however, much of it stems from homeowners who plan to stay in their current homes for some years to come. They are ready to invest in modifying their homes to accommodate current or anticipated lifestyle changes.More

3 ways to kick start your referrals into overdrive
Sales & Marketing Management
Sales leaders are constantly bombarded with these questions, because getting meetings with target prospects is the No. 1 business development challenge for most sales reps. Some sales managers say to keep calling. Others tell their teams to send emails or to connect with prospects on LinkedIn. The latest advice is retro: Snail mail.More

Work the room
Remodeling
When a home falls out of fashion or out of function, a well-executed remodel brings it back into relevance. To make that happen, the right selection of building products bridges the gap between your client’s vision and your construction skills. More