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