Improving your business, achieving goals, and working towards a successful year starts with involvement in the NARI Minnesota chapter.
Through personal and professional relationships. NARI members have seen measurable increases in business by being a part of NARI Minnesota. Successful businesses surround themselves with successful people. Build a powerful network of “contacts of influence” in your industry and adjacent industries.
Exchange of knowledge among experienced professionals.
As a contractor, being able to compete locally and nationally in the Contractor of the Year Awards is a true measure of how your work compares to other accomplished industry leaders.
NARI is the trusted source in remodeling. Educated consumers see the value of the NARI logo. All members must abide by the NARI Code of Ethics.
Our strong relationship with NARI National will continue to provide our members the opportunity and resources to stay ahead of the curve in the remodeling industry. NARI National offers six certifications (link to the certifications page) to members.
NARI lobbyists provide our membership and industry a “seat at the table” and “voice” when it comes to legislation that affects our livelihood and future.
In addition to attaching our brand to good works in the community, NARI Minnesota has numerous local media partners that continue to advance and promote the NARI Minnesota brand and the businesses that are associated with it. Additionally, a national consumer awareness campaign is under way to strengthen the NARI brand.
NARI Minnesota in 2020
The Program & Education Committee plans a robust schedule for NARI Minnesota members and guests. We have our Monthly Meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in February, April, May, and October.
The Monthly Meetings in 2020 include:
- February 11 – Double Tree Hotel, Bloomington, Speaker Barry Stranz discusses updates in remodeling.
- April 14 - Rose Vine Hall, Speaker from the Dept. of Labor and Industry
- May 12 - Virtual presentation by speaker Dave Lupberger discussing managing the custom remodeling process and understanding and guiding an exceptional homeowner experience.
- October 8 - IMS Building, speaker David Pekel, CEO of NARI National
The NARI Firm Night is held four times a year in March, June, September, and December. NARI Firm Nights are held at member showrooms highlighting new advances in technology, new offerings, and more. Due to the recent pandemic, the updated 2020 Firm Nights are:
- March 10 – Select Surfaces, Plymouth
- August 4 - ProSource Wholesale, Bloomington
- September 15 – Modern Design Cabinetry, Cologne
- December 8 – Daltile, Plymouth
NARI Minnesota also has a golf outing in August (August 25th, 2020) at Como Golf Club in St. Paul), and a Bowling outing (2021 date TBD).
NARI Minnesota provides educational training during the year and through our members. These training sessions can include continuing education credits from the Minnesota Department of Labor.
We have a newsletter that is mailed three times a year. Information in the newsletter includes member news, industry updates, and member recognition. Members receive a weekly electronic newsletter that includes timely information about the industry and what is happening in Minnesota.
We have several affinity programs that are available to our chapter members and as a member of NARI National, our members have access to the National affinity programs.