Thursday, November 4, 2010

What is NARI?

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the homeowner's resource for finding quality contractors, design-build firms, suppliers and other related professionals in the area. 

NARI Chapters are not-for-profit trade associations committed exclusively to the service of the professional remodeling industry. Representing professional remodeling contractors, product manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, trade and consumer publications, utilities and lending institutions, NARI stands as the spokes group of the industry and an ally to the nation's homeowners.

The professional remodeling contractor who is a member of NARI has immediate access to the latest information through the Internet, trade publications, educational programs, bi-annual conventions, and expositions that feature new products, materials and techniques.
The NARI remodeling contractor is pledged to uphold the Association's Code of Ethics and is dedicated to the professionalism and integrity of the remodeling industry.
When you decide to remodel, look for the NARI logo and contact your local NARI contractor. It's the mark of a professional.


NARI's roots go back to 1935 when President Roosevelt's National Recovery Act established the beginnings of NERSICA (The North East Roofing, Siding and Insulation Contractors Association).
In 1956 President Eisenhower established Operation Home Improvement, a nationwide effort emphasizing the rehabilitation of existing housing rather than new construction. The National Home Improvement Council (N.H.I.C) emerged from this effort.
By the mid-1960s, NERSICA no longer reflected the membership of the growing industry and its name was changed to the National Remodelers Association (NRA).
In 1983, the National Remodelers Association and the National Home Improvement Council joined to establish the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Today, NARI has 58 chapters nationwide and has enjoyed a sizeable growth period during the past decade. In 2000, NARI moved its national headquarters from Alexandria, Virginia, to Des Plaines, Illinois, and as the Voice of the Remodeling IndustryTM, continues to prosper.
NARI’s Core Purpose is to advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product and vital public purpose.
Greater Phoenix NARI began 20 years ago as Arizona NARI. The Chapter's name was changed in 2008 at the request of NARI National when NARI of Southern Arizona was in its inception. Today, Greater Phoenix NARI is 125 members strong and rich in talent, expertise and remodeling professionalism.

Click here to visit the Greater Phoenix Chapter of NARI

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