Local remodelers certify their expertise

DAYTON — Miami Valley NARI is proud to announce the names of its most recent members to become certified by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

“This designation proves a remodeling contractor’s knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in remodeling,” said Jay Hurst, CR, CRPM, Hurst Total Home, Inc., President of Miami Valley NARI.

A Certified Remodeler (CR) is a professional remodeler who provides a full range of residential and commercial remodeling services. Candidates must prove they possess skill and knowledge in a broad range of business management and technical skill areas.

NARI’s certification programs are designed to set high standards for the remodeling industry, with the goal of increasing the level of professionalism and driving customer satisfaction and profitability for the company. For homeowners, these standards also ensure that the remodeling professional you invite into your home will be capable of addressing your home improvement needs, having participated in an extensive education program, testing and review.

The 12 week course is open to professionals who have been working in the remodeling field for a minimum of five consecutive years and have some degree of education or training in that area of study.

Certified individuals must complete continuing education requirements on an annual basis to retain their certifications by attending industry-related seminars, workshops and classes each year to keep their knowledge current. Certified professionals must also adhere to NARI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

The list of certified individuals is as follows:

• Christine Balsan, CR, Remodeling Designs Inc. Centerville

• Kent Garber, CR, Garber Contracting, LLC, New Paris

Consumers may wish to search www.NARI.org to find a qualified professional who is a member of NARI or call NARI National at (847) 298-9200 and request a free copy of NARI’s brochure, “How to Select a Remodeling Professional.”

Miami Valley NARI announces two new Certified Remodelers

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Reach Miami Valley NARI at (937) 222-NARI or visit www.naridayton.org