December 20, 2021

Design Trend Predictions for 2022

With a new year upon us, let's look at what is trending in home design.
December 13, 2021

NARIGC Member, David Pollard on Leveraging Your Value

NARIGC Board Member, David Pollard, shared his thoughts recently in an article published in The Journal of Light Construction.
November 15, 2021

Project Spotlight: Don Van Cura Construction Co.

Don Van Cura Sr, President of Don Van Cura Construction Co. Inc, shares the details of a room addition in our latest Project Spotlight!
November 8, 2021

NARIGC & NARI National Collaborate on Membership Networking Event

NARI of Greater Chicagoland joined forces with NARI National in hosting a member-exclusive event!
October 28, 2021

NARI by the Numbers

Take a look at some of the most compelling reasons to join NARI, broken down by the numbers.
October 11, 2021

Don’t Overlook These Remodeling Award Categories

When deciding which remodeling projects to submit for award consideration, many beautiful kitchen and bathroom remodels will be at the top of your list, but did you know that the kitchen and bathroom categories are also the most competitive?! Check out a few of the "lesser-known" categories and past award winners for inspiration for your own submission!
September 16, 2021

Why Quality Photography Matters in Remodeling

As a remodeler, it may not occur to you to photograph projects while in the midst of the construction chaos. However, capturing photography throughout an entire project can be hugely beneficial to your business. Here is why quality photography matters according to Chicago-area photographer, Matt Adema.
September 6, 2021

Why Submit Projects For Awards

NARI recently announced the opening of the Remodeling Excellence Awards season. The Remodeling Excellence Awards celebrate the best of the best in the remodeling industry, and we invite you to participate. Here are the top reasons why you should enter!
August 23, 2021

Project Spotlight: Sagent Builders, LLC

Michael Isherwood, Owner of Sagent Builders in Westchester, details a recent master bathroom remodel in the latest NARI of Greater Chicagoland Project Spotlight!
August 19, 2021

Selling Construction and the Power of Pinterest

Morgan Molitor, Co-Founder of Construction2Style and fellow member of NARI, shared her social media secrets to success at an exclusive Chicagoland chapter event back in October 2020! Watch the webinar on-demand to learn some tips, tricks, and insights so you can catapult your business too.
August 5, 2021

Local vs. National Awards – What’s the Difference and Why it Matters!

Believe it or not, project awards season is upon us! All of our hammers, sweat, and – at times – tears summarized for some well-deserved recognition for all of your effort and care. After all, as we wrap up 2021, those 2022 projects are waiting for your bids and nothing says “the best and brightest” better than an award for the last project you completed.
October 9, 2020

7 Steps for an Award Winning Project Submission

1. Invest in professional or high quality photography This includes your "Before" photos! Photographs should always be in horizontal "landscape" view unless they are professional photos (turn your phone sideways!)
October 8, 2020

How Awards Make a Difference in Winning Bids

It’s difficult because the “good guys” give the right price. Good contractors give detailed bids that account for reasonably expected unforeseen conditions and think through the projects from beginning to end before giving a price. Unfortunately, so much time is invested in the bidding process and there always seems to be the low bidder