Are you tired of hearing about never being able to find qualified workers, wondering who will take the reins when you retire or what this generation is capable of accomplishing? Are you looking for a few hard-working individuals who not only know what is required, but also can do it, have a desire to learn […]
SkillsUSA 2011 – Recap & Day 4
While driving in, I really couldn’t believe that this was it. Throughout the day & drive home it was hard not to think about just how life altering this program is not only for many of the competitors I spoke with, but for many of the volunteers & even just visitors. This is a video […]
SkillsUSA 2011 – Day 3
Today is the final day of the competition for all the competitors in all the competitions and the biggest day of hands-on competition around (i.e. if you can only make one day – this is it). In the case of the Team Works competitors, they have until 5 PM to regroup and get everything completed […]
SkillsUSA 2011 – Day 2
Today is the day where the rubber meets the road, not only for all the teams, but the logistics (State Farm), judges (NARI), volunteers (Stanley), and for those on the Technical Committee that have spent the last 10 months working towards this day. A special shout out also has to be given to all the […]
SkillsUSA 2011 – Day 1
This year I am quite honored to be attending the SKILLS USA National Championships as not only a VIP guest (mrW tradesmen), but as one of the NARI judges for the “Team Works” event. For many (including me originally) one of the first questions asked is – what in the world is SKILLS USA? The […]
Ethics – RESNET, NARI & BPI
Earlier this week, RESNET sent an email out informing everyone about a new code of ethics they implemented on October 8th. Besides the obvious oopsie at the bottom, I didn’t really think twice about it and I figured a simple & quick article like the one I did on the NARI Code of Ethics, would […]
Who & what is NARI and this Code of Ethics you mention?
The goal of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is to help homeowners find the right professional partner to do their remodeling. Whether it is updating a kitchen to make it more efficient, turning an ordinary bathroom into a haven of rest and relaxation, or adding a room to meet the needs of a growing family, NARI wants each homeowner to get the maximum value or enjoyment for the dollars they invest in their remodeling.
Should I hire a contractor or can I do it myself?
Should you attempt that next Home Improvement Project yourself, or would it be a better choice to hire a remodeling professional? This simple quiz originally was created by NARI and is not meant to scare you or push you into hiring a contractor, but to help you make an informed decision on your best option. It is only 17 simple yes or no questions […]