Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What is NARI?

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry is the only independent not-for-profit association solely serving the remodeling industry. NARI’s history dates back to 1935 with President Roosevelt’s National Recovery Act establishing the NERSICA which eventually became obsolete and was restructured into the NRA (National Remodelers Association) in 1956. In 1983, the NRA joined with the NHIC (National Home Improvement Council) to become NARI as it is known today.

According to www.NARI.org , NARI’s core purpose is to “advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product and vital public purpose.” NARI guides the remodeling industry through its code of ethics and standards of practice. NARI insists its members engage in fair business practices and conform to the regulations of the member’s locality. Home Equity Builders prides itself for being a long standing active member of NARI in the Northern Virginia area. Jeff Rainey, the president of HEB, has achieved NARI’s Certified Remodeler (CR) designation. Pat Mullen, HEB’s superintendant, has achieved both the Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC) and Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR) designations.

Through NARI’s certification program, home owners can be assured Home Equity Builders (www.HEBinc.com) has the knowledge and experience to handle the unique situations that can arise during a remodeling project. Unfortunately, the remodeling industry has a black cloud hanging overhead because of “contractors” that are often not licensed or insured and will take excessive time to complete a project, if finish it at all. Home Equity Builders strives to provide a quality project in a reasonable timeframe at a fair price. You also know that if a situation does arise, HEB will properly handle the difficulty in a safe and timely manner according to the regulations set forth by Fairfax and Loudon counties.

For more information on how you, as a homeowner, are protected with NARI’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, visit their website at www.NARI.com .