NARI NewsWatch
Mar. 18, 2015

Building profits
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
There are as many factors to keep you from being profitable as there are to help you achieve maximum profits. To increase profits, advises NARI member Lorraine Hart, it is important to have the basic tools to understand the different areas in your business that can affect profitability. More

Rethink employee retention
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Employers today are facing the fact that we need to keep our older workforce in place longer — and we need to help them stay healthy. In “Seven Guidelines for Engaging and Accommodating Older Staff,” author Ruth W. Crocker, Ph.D., explores rethinking employee retention and how to ensure health and safety by adjusting equipment and the work environment. More

Get social with NARI
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
The social web has opened the doors for organizations and businesses to connect with consumers and businesses worldwide. Check out the numerous platforms that NARI National is on — both on the consumer and industry side. More

Enter the 'Show Us Your Wheels' NARI member sweepstakes
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Have you, an employee or family member taken advantage of the FCA US LLC partnership with NARI and purchased a new vehicle? Are you planning to attend NARI’s Spring Business Meeting, April 15 — April 18 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida? Or are you just dreaming of yourself behind a new set of wheels? Either way you can enter the “Show Us Your Wheels” sweepstakes by snapping a photo and posting it on NARI’s social media channels. Learn more here.More

Using NARI membership and certification as part of your marketing program
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Join Don Van Cura, CR, CKBR, GCP, CLC, UDCP, in a discussion on using your NARI membership and certification in your various marking efforts. Explore optimum ways to channel your membership and certification on Thursday, March 19 at noon CST. Click read more to enroll if you are NARI certified use Reg Type Certified.More

NARI Marketplace partnership: Ferrellgas
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. More

Harvard Remodeling Futures Conference
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
NARI was at the Harvard Remodeling Futures Conference March 17 in Cambridge, Massachusetts which is open to members of the Remodeling Futures Steering Committee. During the one-day conference, Joint Center research results are reviewed and discuss future program activities explored. @Harvard_JCHS #remodelingMore

NARI in the news
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Check out recent coverage in USA Today, Home and Garden Section that includes a foreword by Kevin Anundson, Renovations Group, Inc. Innovations That Will Transform Your Home in 2015, and a H. Dale Contant, Atlanta Build and Design, in 2015 Kitchen Design Trends.More

Performance demands will drive green construction growth
By Michael J. Berens
Of all the trends affecting the rise in sustainable construction, none is having a greater impact than the drive for higher building performance. As owners, engineers and builders strive for greater efficiencies, they are turning to green building practices for solutions. To judge by the trade media, you would think everyone is building green. Such is not the case. Although sustainable design and construction has become more mainstream, it still represents only a fraction of the entire industry. That may change drastically in the next three to five years.More

Homeowners ready to spend on renovations in 2015
The home improvement industry continues to regain strength as many homeowners are looking to complete home remodeling or maintenance projects this year. In fact, more than half of homeowners — 57 percent — plan to spend money on home improvement projects, according to an annual survey by LightStream, an online lending division of SunTrust Banks, Inc., conducted online by Harris Poll among homeowners.More