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The savvy remodeler: Using photos to sell your projects
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
We are all familiar with the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” This is especially true when it comes to promoting our businesses. What does that mean to you and how do you make sure you get the best photos for your projects?
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JLC LIVE New England
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
JLC LIVE New England, in addition to exhibitors, offers four days of educational conference programming featuring sessions on business, construction techniques, sales and marketing, technology and production. NARI National will be exhibiting at JLC LIVE New England, March 20-21 in Providence, Rhode Island. As a benefit, NARI members can attend the exhibit hall for free by entering the code, NARI.
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NARI Spring Business Meeting
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
The spring meeting will take place April 15-18 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. If you plan to attend 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 will take place on Friday, April 17. You won't want to miss this annual event, and you can participate either in person or via webcast.
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UDCP Virtual Prep Course starts March 24
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
The 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? Read more. Call or email Cindy: 847-298-9200, cfoley@nari.org
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Reduce costs, eliminate downtime, safety ensured
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
The propane in the tank is the same regardless of who you buy it from. What’s different is the quality of the company that delivers the propane to your business’ door. That’s why more than a million customers nationwide choose Ferrellgas. Learn more about this new NARI Marketplace partnership that offers you locked-in pricing based on propane usage for cylinders and bulk tanks.
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Guide to life: Hiring the best contractor
The Columbus Dispatch
NARI member Bill Maibach, owner of Custom Home Works in Westerville, Ohio, and president of the NARI Central Ohio Chapter provided tips on hiring the best contractor.
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Referrals, references important when seeking a contractor
The San Antonio Express-News
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry provided important tips for consumers in “Referrals, references important when seeking a contractor” that appeared in the The San Antonio Express-News and mySanAntonio.com which reaches over 1,049,200 adults.
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Future trends and marketplace expressions
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
What are millennials most interested in? Two key trends capturing consumers’ attention today and in the near future are closely tied to a desire for greater adaptability and a search for connections according to HIRI.
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Thinking about applying for Big50?
Remodeling
Through the end of February, Remodeling will be accepting applications for the Remodeling Big50 award. The award — given to 50 residential renovation companies each year — recognizes those companies for one or more best practices. The online application asks you about your company, best practices and current challenges.
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PR call for entries: 40 Under 40
Professional Remodeler
Nominate yourself or someone else as one of the 40 Under 40 stars of the industry. Nominees may come from any field related to residential remodeling projects, including design, interior design, engineering, construction or project management. There is no fee to submit, and you may submit multiple candidates from the same organization. Submissions are due March 16. Enter today.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Transforming a small space into a luxury kitchen
By Jane Blanchard
Tiny homes are on the rise. They're more energy efficient, and there are countless creative ways to maximize minimal space. However, when it comes to the kitchen, less is not more. Everyone wants a large, spacious kitchen with an island (or perhaps two), plenty of storage, an eat-in area and tons of counter space. So how do you give your clients the kitchen of their dreams when you're on a serious space budget? Here are some ideas for taking that small space and transforming it into a luxury kitchen.
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Survey: 55 percent of builders say finding labor is a pain point
Remodeling
Labor supply — as in a predictable stream of predictably priced hours from craftsworkers and installers, technicians and trained tradesmen and women — is the challenge 55 percent of home building company executives named as a pain-point challenge in 2015, according to a newly released analysis.
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Technology can make the cash flow for material suppliers
By Nate Budde
Material suppliers are in a difficult place in the construction payment landscape. Compliance with lien and bond claim requirements in order to gain the protection of security is difficult and full of challenges, and the financial risk is high. Because material suppliers are at the bottom of the payment chain in the vast majority of construction projects, there are many potential places for money to get stuck.
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