NARI NewsWatch
Aug. 26, 2015

Could rental housing be a growth opportunity for your business?
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
With the growth in rental housing, there is clear opportunity for remodelers to expand into this area. However, according to guest blogger Fred Miller, in order to be successful remodelers must customize their approach to meet the differential needs of this segment. More

CR/CRA/CRS prep course
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
NARI’s virtual Certified Remodeler/Certified Remodeler Specialist/Certified Remodeler Associate (CR/CRA/CRS) study group is a facilitated program that will build your knowledge in all areas of residential remodeling and serves as preparation for the CR/CRA/CRS exam. The online prep course will start Aug. 31 and run every Monday for twelve weeks; 5-7 p.m. CT. For additional information, contact Cindy Foley. More

CKBR prep course
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
NARI’s virtual Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR) study group is a facilitated program that will build your knowledge in the areas of residential remodeling specific to kitchen and bathrooms and serves as preparation for the CKBR exam. The online prep course will start Sept. 3 and run every Thursday for twelve weeks; 5-7 pm CT. for additional information, contact Cindy Foley. More

Final day to book in the Fall Leadership Summit room block
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Today is your last opportunity to make your hotel reservation in the room block for the NARI Fall Leadership Summit, Sept. 9-11 in Cleveland. Don’t delay! More

PODS: Remodeling storage solutions
PODS
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

2016 NKBA U Professional of the Year
NKBA
Enter the 2016 NKBA U Professional of the Year—a cross-industry contest hosted by NKBA University that recognizes the best and most driven professionals across the A+D/Building industries. Deadline is Sept. 23.More

Why remodelers and social media websites don't get along
Remodeling Magazine
The Remodeling 550 that highlights this month's issue of Remodeling contains more data points than any other edition we’ll publish this year. That’s what makes it valuable to read, because all those data points combine like a Georges Seurat painting to give you a unique portrait of our industry. Editing it reminded me of this year’s Remodeling Leadership Conference and the testy relationship remodelers have with data and the social media champions who wield it.More

Back-end blues: Hiring a production manager
Professional Remodeler
Bill Chase, owner of Hi-Tech Window & Siding Installations, in Methuen, Massachusetts, once wore a lot of hats. After the 2008–2010 recession, with sales way off and overhead cut to nothing, Chase managed marketing and sales as well as “the back end,” that is, production, at his Boston-area siding and window company. More