NARI NewsWatch
Jan. 7, 2015

What's the biggest issue you face in 2015?
National Association of the Remodeling Industry

  1. Healthcare reform
  2. Finding & retaining good staff
  3. New business development
  4. Time management
  5. Government regulations
Click here to answer the Question of the Week.More

How I built my business: Dale's Remodeling
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Thirty-six years ago, after returning from a stint in the U.S. Army, Dale Van Lydegraf, CR, designed and built his parents a custom A-frame retirement home in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. Four decades later, his daughter Kayla shares the importance of carrying on the family legacy in “Handing It Off to the Next Generation.” More

There's still time to register for IBS/KBIS 2015 at a discounted rate
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
As a member of NARI you can attend 2015 IBS and/or 2015 KBIS, Jan. 20-22 in Las Vegas, at a reduced rate. If you’re already planning to attend, email us at and we’ll have a special member appreciation gift waiting for you at the NARI Booth (#S2099). Register now.More

NARI National's next certification class starts Jan. 12
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
The next class for the combined Certified Remodeler, Certified Remodeler Associate and Certified Remodeler Specialist begins Jan. 12 and meets every Monday for 12 weeks; 5-7 p.m. CT. Click read more for CR, CRA, CRS application and enrollment form.More

Putting you in the driver's seat of savings
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
NARI members’ company owners and their employees are eligible for two key offers through the Chrysler Automobile member benefit: $500 cash allowance toward the purchase or lease in the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM and Fiat lineup, and one of four On the Job program allowances, worth $1,000 of savings. Learn more on the NARI website.More

2015 Fred Case Remodeling Entrepreneur of the Year Award
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Don’t forget to nominate someone (even yourself) for the 2015 Fred Case Remodeling Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Email name and contact information by Jan. 15 to and reward pioneers in our industry. More

Home renovations: Are heated bathroom floors a good fit?
By Archita Datta Majumdar
Experts and economists are optimistic about the housing scenario in 2015, and they have reasons to be after the tough past few years. Along with the overall economic recovery and an improving job market, there are other positive signs to boost the market as well. In such a scenario, both the new home and the home renovation markets are all set to flourish. One trend that is already making its presence felt is "underfloor heating" or "heated bathroom floor."More

How marketing will change in 2015: A creative forecast
It’s a new year and time for prediction and anticipation. How much mobile-first, e-commerce-driving engagement will you be programmatically integrating into your 2015 360 strategy? Marketing has made real, beyond-buzzword shifts over the past year in terms of recognition of the mobile, multi-device consumer, and the importance of creating compelling content, of all lengths, and across all platforms.More

Social media changes to keep in mind for 2015
By Mayur Kisani
Social media is continuously evolving and rapidly changing. For example, 2014 saw Facebook's controversial changes to its algorithm, which reduced the organic reach of business pages. As 2015 approaches, marketers need to be ready with more personalized and, of course, quality content that is also in tune with the way users will consume content. Here are some trends to keep in mind. More

10 ways to boost your business overall this year
Small Business Trends
From improving sales, to perfecting your operations to better leveraging social media and more — there are many ways you could boost your business overall this year. Here are 10 ways you can get started.More