NARI NewsWatch
Jun. 10, 2015

Congratulations new NARI Certified Pros
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Kudos to the following NARI members who have recently become certified. A certification identifies remodelers as dedicated professionals and acknowledges personal achievements, improves level of practice and identifies them as an industry leader. More

In Memoriam: Bennett C. Osborne (1939-2015)
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Ben Osborne was laid to rest with full military honors June 9 at Arlington National Cemetery. He retired as a commander from the U.S. Coast Guard after a 26 year career and went on to become a remodeling contractor in Northern Virginia for more than 31 years. Osborne served as past president of NARI Metro DC, was instrumental in the creation and implementation of NARI’s certification programs, and was a fixture at national meetings for many years.More

Registration now open for NARI's 2015 Fall Leadership Summit
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
NARI Rocks Cleveland! Registration and housing is now available for the NARI 2015 Leadership Summit, Sept. 9-11 at the Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH. A full schedule of events will be coming soon.More

Engage with your peers on NARI's LinkedIn group
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Looking for advice or do you have a question you want to ask your peers? Do you have information you’d like to share related to the remodeling industry? Join NARI’s LinkedIn group and you’ll be part of a network that is nearly 17,000 strong. More

CRPM Prep Course
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
The eight-week Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM) prep course begins June 17. The course addresses project cost management, communication, project planning, quality assurance, record keeping and risk management. More

Get extra savings through June 30 during Commercial Truck Season
FCA North America
During Commercial Truck Season, now through June 30, NARI members can receive additional $500 On The Job bonus cash on select vehicles. When combined with your $500 member benefit and existing up to $1,000 On The Job cash allowance, that's up to $2,000 in total incentives. Plus, these incentives are stackable with local deals for even greater savings. See your dealer for details. More

Register for your free pass to PCBC 2015
Attend PCBC 2015 on June 25 at the San Diego Convention Center and receive a complimentary exhibit floor pass. With over 300 of the nation's top manufacturers and suppliers, you'll discover thousands of the most innovative product solutions in housing. Your pass includes a world class keynote with leadership expert Simon Sinek, a remodeling management seminar with the Carey Brothers, and other select educational programs. Offer expires June 18 and is not available onsite. Use Promo Code “NARI” at checkout. More

Be recognized as a top remodeler!
Qualified Remodeler
Don’t miss out! The deadline to apply to the QR Top 500 has been extended to June 12. More

The co-op: A new model for remodeling and design firms?
By Michael J. Berens
Business is booming in the remodeling industry. Profits, not so much. Looking ahead to better days, consumers are undertaking long-delayed home improvements. But their wallets are stuck in the recession. This makes it tough for smaller firms to increase their fees and eke out a bit more profit. What if your firm could stay small but take advantage of a broader reach and economies of scale, like larger firms? Some firms are experimenting with new business models to do just that.More

Remodeling among hottest industries for job growth
Remodeling Magazine
As the housing market continues its post-recession rebound, remodeling is expected to be a booming industry, according to a new report from CareerBuilder. The online job search platform released a new list of industries expected to add jobs at an accelerated pace between 2014 and 2019. The study is based on data from CareerBuilder's labor market analysis arm Economic Modeling Specialists, and pulls data from more than 90 national and state employment resources.More

How your business can get a PR story this summer in 5 steps
By Emma Fitzpatrick
We're inundated with ads now more than ever. Throughout the course of one day, we see an incredible 5,000 ads. That's one every 11.5 seconds. And how many of those can you ads can you recall? Much of the time, our brains barely see these ads — which means their messages certainly aren't sticking. So, the solution isn't to spend more on advertising. It's to try something different. Break through the advertising noise and get the attention of your audience through public relations. More