Industry Focused Education. Invaluable Networking. Remodeling Excellence.
6 REASONS TO ATTEND
- Hear about what NARI is doing to address the skilled trades labor gap
- Join in the Pit Crew Competition at the Charlotte-hosted event
- Find out how industry partners are supporting Workforce Development
- Meet with your fellow committee members in person
- Get together with remodeling peers from across the nation
- Be there when the 2018 National CotY Awards are handed out!
Thanks to our host chapter, NARI Greater Charlotte.
John Ratzenberger, known widely as Cliff Clavin in Cheers and the voice of many beloved Pixar characters, is Hollywood’s most outspoken advocate for American manufacturing and skilled labor. Creator of a foundation that creates and funds manufacturing summer camps and scholarships nationwide, John works tirelessly to shine a light on the importance of manufacturing and trades. He speaks to groups across the country about eliminating the stigma around the trades while providing much needed training opportunities for students, returning veterans and out of work Americans.
Wednesday, April 18
- NARI Board of Directors Meeting
- Chapter Executive Forum Meeting
- President’s Reception
Thursday, April 19
- Opening Keynote
- Industry Partners Address the Skills Gap
- Meet the Candidates
- NARI Program Overview
- Membership, Marketing, Government Affairs, and Education Committee meetings
- Offsite Event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame – Hosted by NARI Greater Charlotte
Friday, April 20
- House of Delegates Meeting
- National Presidents’ and Awards Luncheon
- Partnerships in Workforce Development – Panel Discussion
- Industry Partner Meet and Greet
- Headshot Lounge
- 2018 Evening of Excellence – Hosted by Jeff Devlin
Saturday, April 21
- Celebrate NARI's Efforts to Address the Skills Gap – Hosted by Jeff Devlin and Kayleen McCabe
- Learn About the Programs Several NARI Chapters are Offering
- Hear about the Learning for Life Program from the National Director
- Cheer-on the Charlotte Area NARI Explorer Program Graduates
SAVE THE DATE: NARI's Annual DC Fly-In Event May 9-10
NARI is on the Hill, fighting for YOUR rights as professionals in the remodeling industry. NARI’s lobbying efforts focus on nine federal advocacy priorities: Energy efficiency, tax reform, industry regulation, work force development, small business programs, and financing and access to credit.
Hosted by Noland
2101 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230
In accordance with the bylaws of the Central Virginia Chapter of NARI, a slating committee of past presidents was formed to recommend qualified nominees to be voted on by the general membership at the November 8th membership meeting. The Slating Committee hereby recommends the following members in good standing for the 2018 Board of Directors:
- Chairman of the Board - Mason Hearn, HomeMasons, Inc.
- President - Teresa Mueller, Closet Factory
- Vice President - Eva Mallory, MS International
- Treasurer - Charles Shade, C. L. Shade Drafting
- Director - Jackie Blosser, Thos. Somerville Co.
- Director - Kyle Hendrick, Custom Kitchens, Inc.
- Director - Wes Gauvin, Herman Allen Plumbing & Heating
- Non-Voting Member - Whit Morris, Morris Tile Distributors
- Non-Voting Member - Troy Forehand, AdviCoach
- Non-Voting Member - Aaron Ledford, Mosaic Home Interiors
Please join us for our 6th annual Beer & BBQ Networking Social and Recruitment Event open to all NARI members, spouses, employees, friends and prospective members.
Menu: Kyle's slow cooked ribs and BBQ, baked beans, slaw, roll and desserts.
Cost: $30 per person includes full menu above and beer, wine, soft drinks and water.
How to Win & Market A CotY Award
12 - 1 pm
Hosted by: Siewers Lumber & Millwork
1901 Ellen Road Richmond, VA
President & CotY Award Winner, Mason Hearn with HomeMasons Inc. will share tips to create an award winning entry and use the online entry platform.
Tish Keener-Gatewood from Middle Kid Media and Ivan Alzuro from Richmond Corporate Video will show you how to make the market your CotY Award once you win!
NARI Central VA's Annual Service Project
This year NARI CVA will partner with a local church to renovate a house in Richmond's north side. All NARI members and their family are invited to help.
April 22nd from 8am - Until we finish
email Angela at email@example.com for more details
This project would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors!
CL Shade Drafting , Hearth & Home Shoppe, RA Praught Construction, Sandfree, Siewers Lumber & Millwork, Custom View, Sound & Image Design, Leo Lantz Construction, VAMAC, Davis & Green Electrical, Marva, Morris Tile, Lane Homes & Remodeling, Closet Factory, Herman Allen Plumbing & Heating
March 1st Membership Meeting Hosted by Reico Kitchen & Bath
2123 Tomlynn St. Richmond, VA 23230
5:30 pm Networking Social
CEU Presentations by David Lupberger sponsored by the Home Depot
4:15 pm & 6:30 pm
David Lupberger has been in the remodeling industry for more than 20 years and is author of “Managing the Emotional Homeowner.” Join us for a two part seminar at our March 1st Membership Meeting hosted by Reico Kitchen & Bath
Part I - How to Identify and Qualify Your Best Customers
4:15 - 5:15 pm Cost $20
The Harvard Business School refers to a phenomenon in small business called "resource poverty." This refers to a simple fact that small business owners wear dozens of hats, and have limited time and resources. Working in this setting, time is one of the most valuable and limited resources that business owners have. Due to limited time, successful business owners focus their time and energy on "high-impact activities." Attracting and qualifying the right clientele is a "high impact activity". The goal of this program is to give attendees the information they need so that they never again go on a sales call with an unqualified prospect. This program will help attendees:
Understand how to identify their target market
Understand how to identify the demographics of your best clients
Clearly understand what questions to ask a potential customer over the phone so that you don't waste valuable time on an onsite sales call with an unqualified prospect
Part II - Creating Clients for Life – A New Business Model
6:30 - 7:30 pm Cost $20
Homeowners always have work that needs to be done on their home. Even in a down economy. The Home Asset Management Plan shows professionals how to build and optimize relationships with clients by offering an annual home evaluation. This annual evaluation identifies potential problem areas providing homeowners with findings, recommendations, and estimates to assist them in managing their largest asset. Work is identified and “booked” as muchas 12 to 24 months in advance. The benefits of this business model are numerous:
Is recession proof – even in a bad economy, homeowners still need help
Provides ongoing cash flow - generating work orders even in a down economy
Is proactive, not reactive – we don’t wait for customers to call – we call them and generate work orders!
Allow industry professionals to build life-long relationships with customers becoming their “contractor/advisor for life”