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 27, 2021

Member Spotlight: D/R Services Unlimited, Inc.

Meet Ron Cowgill, President of Glenview-based remodeling company, D/R Services Unlimited, Inc. in the latest NARI of Greater Chicagoland Member Spotlight!
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
September 11, 2020

Project Spotlight: Integro Builders

We demolished, we built, we tiled, we restored…and we are SO EXCITED to present to you the final reveal for The Golyer Vintage Condo! This apartment consists of a 2,600SF space including two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a formal living room, kitchen, day room, and a formal dining room showcasing original quarter figured anigre millwork.
September 11, 2020

Member Spotlight: Chicago Renovation & Development

With over 35 years experience, Chicago Renovation & Development has been busy making a name for themselves all over Chicago: including the North Shore, Lake Forest, Hyde Park and west of those parameters.
September 30, 2019
Keeping NARI Members informed

Department of Labor Issues New Overtime Rules for 2020

Department of Labor Issues New Overtime Rules for 2020 The Department of Labor (DOL) issued its highly anticipated final rule, modifying the exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) […]
October 31, 2017

Reality vs Real Life

March 30, 2017

Universal Design is for everyone – but what is it?