NARI NewsWatch
Jul. 22, 2015

5 things to consider before creating online videos
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Many people want to “jump into” the craze for online video, but it pays to look before you leap. Our guest blogger, Donna Davis, says you should have a master plan just as you would with a remodeling project. And, before you take the “plunge,” you should consider these five things. More

July 28 is the new start date for the UDCP prep course
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 July 28 and run every Tuesday for four weeks; 2-4 p.m. CT. For more info, contact Cindy Foley. More

NARI University
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
NARI National is excited to present a variety of complimentary webinars during the next few months. Check out the list below and start taking advantage of the educational benefits NARI has to offer! Certified members can apply one CEU toward certification renewals for each webinar attended. All NARI U events are presented from 12 to 1 p.m. Central.

July 28: Business valuation: What is your business worth?
August 20: Residential ventilation: Understanding home ventilation
September 8: Enclosed spaces: The new OSHA rules
September 29: NFRC: Understanding window ratings More

Book your hotel for the NARI Fall Leadership Summit
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
NARI Reminder: If you’re attending the NARI Fall Leadership Summit in Cleveland, the deadline to book your hotel reservation is August 26. After that date, rooms are subject to the prevailing rate and may not be available in the block. More

Question of the month
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Do you provide a 3rd party remodeler's warranty on your projects?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Sometimes

  • Click here to answer the question of the month.More

    PODS: Remodeling Storage Solutions
    Whether you're installing new hardwood floors, updating a kitchen, building an addition or restoring a historic property, PODS containers are designed to make job sites safer, more convenient—even more profitable. As a benefit of membership, NARI members can save 10% by using the code NARIUS at check out. More

    Women in Residential Construction conference
    Professional Remodeler
    Join more than 100 female executives and managers from top firms across residential construction, including NARI president Judy Mozen, CR, GCP, at Building Together: Women in Residential Construction Conference, Sept. 23-25 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. This event is focused on empowering women in the industry to set, meet and exceed their goals through education sessions, creative workshops and networking. More

    One tough lady in the male-dominated remodeling industry
    Atlanta Business Journal
    NARI President Judy Mozen, CR, GCP, was profiled in the June 26 edition of the Atlanta Business Chronicle.More

    Quad Cities gains chapter of National Association of the Remodeling Industry
    The National Association of the Remodeling Industry has entered into the Quad Cities. As NARI made its entrance into the community, the association held its chapter grand opening in Davenport, Iowa.More

    Exploring growth opportunities via one's LBM dealer
    LBM Journal
    NARI Spokesperson: Neil Bubel, CRPM, UDCPMore

    OSHA doesn't work on weekends, but others do
    Professional Remodeler
    Some contractors entice clients with a cheaper price tag by working without investing in the appropriate protective gear and working on the weekend. As is the case with most government agencies, OSHA inspectors don’t work on the weekends, so these contractors think weekend shifts can help them avoid fines. But one reader of remodeling coach Mark Paskell’s blog The Contractor Coaching Partnership demonstrated that just because OSHA inspectors aren’t on duty, it doesn’t mean cheating contractors can get away with anything.More

    Putting a third 'i' in building
    By Michael J. Berens
    Today's built environments are all about performance — and not just building performance. Yes, they have to deliver on energy and water conservation, improved indoor air quality, reduced waste and more. Increasingly, they also are being asked to influence the behaviors of occupants and to safeguard their health and wellness, as well as their privacy and safety. To succeed, professionals today must practice the three i's: intelligent, integrated and interdisciplinary.More