What is NARI?

What is NARI?

As you begin planning a remodeling project, one of the biggest questions is where to start. Who do you call to begin the process? How can you find a quality contractor to walk you through the entire project? That’s when turning to a professional organization such as the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) can be helpful.

In the Know
With more than 50 years of remodeling industry experience, NARI is a not-for-profit trade association made up of qualified remodeling professionals you can call upon to discuss your designer dreams, remodeling wants and particular needs. 

Using a NARI member for your home-improvement project can give you peace of mind. The members have passed a rigorous application process including background checks, insurance verification, client-reference checks and a fair contract agreement.

Code of Ethics
NARI has an Ethics Committee dedicated to making sure clients are being treated fairly by NARI members. So, when you see the NARI logo, you know the company has agreed to a set of ethical standards.

Education and Certification
NARI members have access to the latest information in the industry through publications, educational programs, educational seminars and conferences.

The association’s certification program is designed to establish professional standards for the remodeling industry and improve products and services for customers. Certification provides special recognition to those contractors who have demonstrated a high level of competency and ethical standards.

Ready, Set, Log On
At www.nari.org, you will find an entire section dedicated to helping educate homeowners with plans to remodel. Simply click on the "Homeowners” tab and you’ll find articles, remodeling tips, contractor interview questions, warning signs, a budget worksheet and more. All of the basic tools are at your fingertips to educate you before you start any home-improvement project.

For more information, or to locate a NARI professional in your area, call (800) 611-6274 or visit www.nari.org.

Code of Ethics
Each member has pledged to observe high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility in the conduct of business:
➤    By promoting in good faith only those products and services which are known to be functionally and economically sound, and are consistent with objective standards of health and safety.
➤    By making all advertising and sales promotions factually accurate, avoiding those practices which tend to mislead or deceive the customer.
➤    By writing all contracts and warranties such that they comply with federal, state and local laws.
➤    By promptly acknowledging and taking appropriate action on all customer complaints.
➤    By refraining from any act intended to restrain trade or suppress competition.
➤    By attaining and retaining insurance as required by federal, state and local authorities.
➤    By attaining and retaining licensing and/or registration as required by federal, state and local authorities.

NARI Certifications
NARI offers several designations, including:
➤    CR (Certified Remodeler) is for general construction work, residential and/or commercial.
➤    CRA (Certified Remodeler Associate) is for all other specialty trades and individuals who support the remodeling industry such as architects, designers, manufacturers, etc.
➤    CLC (Certified Lead Carpenter) is designed exclusively for lead carpenters.
➤    CKBR (Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler) is for contractors who provide remodeling services specific to kitchens and bathrooms.


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