Next to the original purchase, one of the biggest expenses and challenges for a home owner is a remodeling project. Each remodel is unique due to the needs and wants of the home owner, yet they all lead to the same multitude of choices. Beyond color and materials, every remodel has the consumer asking for how much time and money to do it and who is going to do it. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is there to help answer these questions. They will help you plan, budget, and get professional, highly qualified remodeling experts.
The members of the 58 nation-wide NARI chapters are specialists in remodeling who have a commitment to on-going training and ethical conduct. Each member has at least five years documented experience, has attended 8-12 week training sessions and has passed a comprehensive written exam on all aspects of remodeling. When you work with their specialists, you know your project is in good hands and you don’t have to expect any nasty surprises.
The NARI also educates the consumer, offering a step-by-step guide to help you make a good remodeling plan, has consumer tips and trends available, and best of all, they can match you with the NARI specialists in your area. These specialties run a wide gamut, covering every room, material or special need. Need a chimney sweeper or hazardous waste removed? NARI can help with that and with sun rooms, wine cellars, landscaping and other remodeling areas. If you are needing to adapt your home to accommodate aging residents, a universal design professional can help you have comfort and safety in your home. Or if you want to reduce your ecological footprint, NARI green experts are available.
So why rely on your second cousin’s nephew-in-law, the door-to-door remodeling “expert”, or other amateurs or potential scam artists? The NARI is ready to help you do-it-yourself or put you in contact with a highly qualified professional and ethical contractor.