The Top Ten Reasons to Join SFBA NARI
1. Increase your professional credibility
2. NARI is the only national organization dedicated to the remodeling industry.
3. We offer exceptional educational programs. 4. NARI’s certification programs give you a leg up on the competition.
5. Our government affairs committee provides advocacy with local and state
6. Member directory that’s a resource of remodeling professionals who understand the importance
of professional association membership.
7. Make new friends (and keep the old) at monthly meetings.
8. Monthly newsletter that keeps you informed of local industry and chapter issues.
9. Improve your product knowledge and professional skills.
10. Opportunities to enter your projects in our coveted REMMIES and National NARI COtY awards competitions.
LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY AND REPORTING
NARI National is in Des Plaines, IL. It works daily on monitoring federal and regulatory activities for all its members to preserve the security of their livelihood.
NARI continually works to educate the consumer about the benefits of hiring a NARI professional through literature, its Web site and press releases. Articles can also be found in Qualified Remodeler Magazine and Remodeling.
CERTIFICATION AND EDUCATION
Certification and education of qualified remodeling contractors is a way to recognize the professional standards of the trade and to continually improve the level of business practices within that industry. The Certified Remodeler (CR), Certified Remodeler Associate or Specialist (CRA/CRS), Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC), and Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR) designations show which contractors have sought ongoing education, established high professional and ethical standards, have the ability to perform and be knowledgeable in all aspects of remodeling functions and demonstrate proven competence.
OTHER NATIONAL BENEFITS
Other benefits include a free subscription to The Remodeler’s Journal, a bi-monthly publication; a huge reference library of educational material; group health insurance; a NARI credit card; plus much, much, more.
LOCAL MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
• MONTHLY MEETINGS
Monthly meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month. These meetings provide an opportunity for members and potential new members to network and discuss common problems associated with the remodeling industry. The meetings also offer opportunities for sales leads and other solid business contacts. A featured guest speaker or exciting program is always scheduled to insure an educational, informative and entertaining evening.
The newsletter is published as a service to our local members. This approximately eight-page newsletter offers a variety of industrial and local news ranging from member profiles and national legislative issues, to interesting articles by member guest columnists and chapter calendar of events. The newsletter also is utilized as an education tool, and sent to non-members who may be influential to the growth and success of our local chapter and its member interests.
• HOME IMPROVEMENT SHOWS
NARI membership participates in the fall home shows specifically aimed at the local consumer searching for ideas, goods and services relating to the home improvement industry.
• LOCAL PUBLICITY
The San Francisco Bay Area chapter is very active in promoting the professionalism of our NARI members. We conduct ongoing advertising efforts to educate the public about the advantages of doing business with a NARI member.
• San Francisco Bay Area NARI ON THE WEB
The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NARI maintains this Web Site with listings of all members, consumer information and trade information. For a small fee, the program offers members the opportunity to choose the zip codes in which they prefer to work and categories in which they specialize. Members can also apply for links from their listing to their own company Web site. For more detailed information and to complete an application, click here.
• COMMUNITY SERVICE
The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NARI is active in community service activities, thus bringing further recognition of our professional status to the attention of the Bay area.
• OTHER LOCAL BENEFITS
The San Francisco Bay Area chapter offers many other benefits to its members including industry