Nut & Bolts




Save The Date: February 11, 2024


    Joe Ryan with Reliable Electric will be discussing various solutions and techniques of electrical lighting and layout. There will be a key focus on bathroom and kitchen lighting techniques as well as safety and basic electric installation.
     Joe Ryan is president of Reliable Contractors, Inc, located in Centerville, OH. His corporation has three sister companies which include: Reliable Electric, Reliable Data Cabling, and Reliable Audio, Video and Electronics (RAVE).
     Joe is a 1991 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where he received his degree in Electrical Engineering. After serving as an officer in the Coast Guard for 8 years, he acquired Reliable Electric in 1998. He is the three-term past president of the Independent Electrical Contractors Association (Dayton Chapter), and currently serves as their Executive Director. He is a recipient of the Dayton Business Journal's 40 under 40 Award, and his company is a two-time finalist for the Better Business Bureau Eclipse Integrity Award. The company has grown from six employees in 1998 to over 40 and is currently ranked by the Dayton Business Journal as one of the top 15 electrical contractors in Dayton. Joe attributes the company's growth success to outstanding staff, great service, and blessings from the man upstairs. 
      Reliable Electric is one of the largest and fastest growing full-service electric contractors in Dayton. They excel in residential, commercial, industrial, new construction and remodeling. Since 1942, whether you have a large or small facility, they can fill your needs. Please call 937-222-NARI to RSVP for this event or register online at


Save the Date: February 23, 2024 


Shannon Phillips with Flooring America will be presenting a program on Flooring Design and Installation. Shannon has been in the flooring industry since 1993.  Seven of those years were installing flooring and another seven was in production.  The rest is split up between residential sales and the insurance division. She is a board member of the Fraternal Order of the Blue Goose and also a member of the following organizations:
Dayton Claims Adjusters Association
Dayton Plumbers Association
Independent Agents Association

Flooring America is more than just a flooring specialty store. They are experts trained in flooring and design to help you find the perfect floor for the way you live. As part of America's leading flooring retail group, their 500-store nationwide buying power guarantees you low prices on thousands of carpets and floors. Please call 937-222-NARI to RSVP for this event or register online at


Save the Date: March 11, 2024

CEO Breakfast


The CEO Breakfast will be held at the Ramada Inn North on Wagner Ford Road.  The topic will be on Electric and Gas Safety.  Be on the lookout for more information in the near future.


RRP Classes Offered by Chapter
March 15, 2024 Is Almost Full


The University of Cincinnati will conduct instruction at Miami Valley NARI's two Repair, Renovate and Painting (RRP) classes. The EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting Final Rule (40 CFR 745) requires that renovations conducted for compensation, must be performed by Certified Firms using Certified Renovators.

  Renovation firms that wish to work in pre-1978 homes and child-occupied facilities must apply to  the EPA and pay a fee in order to become certified. Renovators seeking to become Certified Renovators must successfully complete an EPA-accredited renovator course or a course accredited by an EPA authorized State or Tribe. This course is the EPA model course for Certified Renovators and as such meets all requirements in 40 CFR 745.90. These classes will be conducted at the Ramada Plaza Dayton located at 2301 Wagner Ford Rd. The cost for this program is $179.00 for members and $229.00 for non-members. Note class size is limited to 24 students and will be done on a first come, first serve basis. Additional classes will be scheduled as needed to accommodate all members. Register today at or call 1-800-498-NARI and RSVP Today!


EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Paiting Rule FAQs


Question: What is the EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule?
Answer: The RRP rule affects contractors, property managers and others who disturb known or presumed lead-based paint during renovation. The term renovation covers all activities done for compensation that disturb painted surfaces including most repair, remodeling and maintenance activities, such as window replacement, weatherization and demoli­tion. The RRP rule applies to all renovation work performed in residential houses, apartments and child-occupied facilities such as schools and day-care centers built before 1978.


Question: What are the deadlines for becoming certified under the EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule?
Answer: April 22, 2024


Question: Who is affected by the EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule?
Answer: The RRP rule affects contractors, property managers and others who disturb known or presumed lead-based paint during renovation.


Question: Is certification under the EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule for individuals or firms?
Answer: Actually it applies to both. A business will need to submit a $300.00 fee to the federal EPA to employ certified individuals. The fee for an individual to be certified will vary from training providers.


Question: What kind of costs are associated with certification under the EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule? 
Answer: $179.00 member rate for the course to NARI, $300.00 business application to the EPA


Question: What does the certification process look like (full-day, half-day, lecture, hands-on)?
Answer: There will be six hours of classroom training and two hours of hands-on training.


Question: Is anyone grandfathered from certification under the EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule?
Answer: Yes, There are three certifications that are recognized that will only require the four hour refresher course: (1) Lead Abatement Contractor certified by the Ohio EPA (2) Lead Abatement Worker certified by the Ohio EPA (3) Lead Abatement Supervisor Certified by any state EPA.
*Information made available 02-10-2023 from Matt Young the Ohio Department of Health


Question: What happens after an individual or firm is certified?  Do they need to re-certify and if so, how often?
Answer: Yes. Re-certification is required every five years.


Question: If I want to read more information about the EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, where can I go?


Question: What is the EPA saying will be consequences of enforcement after April 22, 2010?
Answer: A variety of fines will be levied to businesses and individuals who are not in compliance.


                                      RUMOR MILL
The Certified Renovator has to be there the duration of the project.
Response: For the state of Ohio, the ODH claims this to be technically true. The EPA regulations state that the Certified Renovator must be present at all Lead Safe Renovation Projects. The Ohio EPA standards of regulations state that the Certified Renovator must be present at the posting of the signs of the project and during the containment, cleaning and verification of the project's conclusion.


HUD projects require that everyone on the jobsite must be a Certified Renovator.
Response: This is true. Any project that will receive HUD funds must have each individual on the project as a Certified Renovator
*Information made available 02-10-2023 from Matt Young the Ohio Department of Health


DISCLAIMER: Miami Valley NARI accepts no responsibility for the execution or perception of the guidelines of this rule. As this rule and other regulations develop, requirements are subject to change.


HomeWorld's Second Weekend


If you did or didn't attend the first weekend of Universal 1 Credit Union's HomeWorld show, produced by Miami Valley NARI and WHIO-TV, you need to make plans now to attend the second weekend.  With more than 200 exhibiting companies there is something for everyone and some tremendous business to business opportunities.  Not to mention, this is a great opportunity for you to be NARI's ambassador!  Miami Valley NARI has a booth in the show if you are willing to spend an hour helping man (or woman) it!


President's Party a Success


Thank you to all of those who participated in this year's President's Party.  More than 75 people attended the event held at the Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College on January 26, 2010.


Besides the 2010 Miami Valley NARI CotY recipients: A.E. Fickert, Inc., Residential Kitchen Under $15,000; Kitchen Solvers Residential Kitchen, $15,001-$30,000; Greater Dayton Building & Remodeling, Residential Kitchen $30,001-$60,000; Greater Dayton Building & Remodeling, Residential Kitchen $60,001 and Over; W.E. Bilbrey General Contractors LLC, Residential Bath Under $15,000; Hurst Total Home, Inc., Residential Bath $15,001-$30,000; Hurst Total Home, Inc., Residential Bath $30,001 and Over; Remodeling Designs, Inc., Residential Interior; A.E. Fickert, Inc., Residential Interior Specialty; Greater Dayton Building & Remodeling, Residential Addition  $100,000 and Under; Hurst Total Home, Inc., Residential Addition $100,001-$250,000; Greater Dayton Building & Remodeling, Residential Addition $250,001 and Over; Hurst Total Home, Inc., Residential Exterior-Screen Room; Archadeck of West Central Ohio, Residential Exterior Specialty; A.E. Fickert, Inc., Entire House; and Greater Dayton Building & Remodeling, Commercial Specialty, several members were also recognized for their contributions to Miami Valley and the Dayton-area community.


The recipient of the Remodeler of the Year Award was Tim Garrison, CR, CKD, Home Towne Construction. The Miami Valley NARI Remodeler of the Year Award is open to all who contribute to the enhancement of the remodeling industry's image.  This award recognizes an individual or company who has unselfishly promoted remodeling, NARI and the organization's mission.


Taking home the Supplier of the Year honors was Allana Meyer, Marble and Granite Works. The Miami Valley NARI Supplier of the Year Award is presented to a Miami Valley NARI supplier member company or representative who has given unselfishly on behalf of their company to support the association, remodeling and the organization's mission this past year.


The Skip Lowe Memorial Award recipient was Kim Fantaci, Executive Director of Miami Valley NARI.


The Chapter's 2009 Committee Chairs were recognized for their support and dedication this past year - Education Committee, Tom Boehnke, CLC, CR, CGP, Remodeling Designs; Social Committee, Donita Root, The Islands; Public Relations Committee, Bill Bilbrey, CR, CKBR, W.E. Bilbrey General Contractor; Complaint Review Committee, Carlo Odella, Europamerican Tile; Home Show /Home Tour Committee, Teresa Hart, Grime Busters with Debbie Fritz, Main Street Construction working on the Entryway contest; Awards Committee, Bob Malchow, CR, CKBR, Malchow Building & Remodeling, Inc.; Nominating Committee, Bill Bilbrey, CR, CKBR, W.E. Bilbrey General Contractor; Membership Committee. Don Ebding, Kinker-Eveleigh Insurance Agency; Outreach Committee, Mike Seiler, CR, Seiler Construction; Past President's Council, Bill Bilbrey, CR, CKBR, W.E. Bilbrey General Contractor; Advertising Oversight Committee, Tim Garrison, CR, CKD, Home Towne Construction; Strategic Planning Committee, Alan Pippenger, Requarth Lumber.


The evening also included the installation of the Chapter's 2010 Board of Directors: PRESIDENT: Erich Eggers, CR, CKBR, CGR, Remodeling Designs, Inc.; CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD: John Bordenkircher, CKBR,  Kitchen Solvers; VICE PRESIDENT: Peter Price, CR, CKBR, Stillwater Builders Company; SECRETARY: Don Ebding, Kinker-Eveleigh Insurance Agency; TREASURER: Mike Kline, The Mortgage Network of Ohio; Directors: John Field, The Islands; Debbie Fritz, Main Street Construction; Billy Brinck, Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.; Gregg McCluskey, CR, Greater Dayton Building & Remodeling; John Puslat, Window & Door Designs and Michelle Venys W.E. Bilbrey General Contractors.


2010 CRGs Are Here 


The Miami Valley NARI 2010 CRG is here and ready for distribution.  The recipient of this year's cover award belongs to David Flannery of David A. Flannery - Architect. Congratulations David!
The name change to Home and Garden Remodeling Guide should certainly gain the attention of a new audience. You can pick these up at many Kroger and CVS locations, at the Miami Valley NARI offices, by visiting HomeWorld, February 12-14 or by calling (937) 222-NARI. 


Flooring Concrete Allows More Work Time


Sherwin-Williams has introduced FasTop 12S, a three-component water-based urethane concrete designed to provide flooring contractors with more working time. The product offers easy handling and more time to coat concrete, wood and steel floors in food processing facilities, restaurants and commercial kitchens, and other constantly wet areas, the company says.  "FasTop 12S is truly the next generation of urethane concrete," said Brad Rossetto, Vice President Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings.

"Our product developers outdid themselves in delivering a product that affords applicators the ease of more working time without compromising the FasTop line's signature attribute of quick return to service."  Self-leveling and 100% solids, FasTop 12S "offers USDA-inspected facilities the same attributes as other products in the FasTop line, including resistance to impact, thermal shock, chemicals, hot oils and steam cleaning," Sherwin-Williams says. Sherwin-Williams pioneered urethane concrete technology to protect the unique assets of the food and beverage market. Some resinous flooring can expand at 10 times the rate of concrete; if the system fails, it will result in blistering and disbondment. To minimize the detrimental effects of this, flooring systems should be at least ΒΌ inch thick. A urethane concrete flooring system with a coefficient of linear thermal expansion closer to that of the concrete will provide a life expectancy that far exceeds traditional epoxies in similar environments, Rossetto said.

Sherwin-Williams' FasTop Flooring Systems offer "seamless, low-odor and easy-to-clean coverage that is resistant to thermal shock, moisture and impact," the company says. FasTop is engineered for installation within a matter of hours, quick return to service and long-term performance. FasTop 12S joins a product line that is available via the coatings industry's broadest distribution system and consists of FasTop S, FasTop M, FasTop S-U1, FasTop Cove Base, FasTop Plus, with AgION antimicrobial technology.


BBB Advises Donors On How To Evaluate Haiti Earthquake Charity Appeals


As immediate relief needs are assessed in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, many Americans are looking for ways to help by donating to charities. Your Better Business Bureau warns fraudulent charities will likely emerge to try and scam donations from well-meaning Americans. [FULL STORY]  


February 10, 2010






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