Welcome New Members 

Miami Valley NARI would like to welcome three of our newest members to the family. Universal Credit Union has joined our association and is happy to provide financing information for all of your remodeling needs.  DMI Restoration, Inc. formerly Sure Clean Services as well as Gale Insulation have also become members. Please be sure to welcome them as the opportunity arises.


EPA RRP Rule Certification May 11, 2010 



EPA RRP Rule Certification May 13, 2010

The EPA RRP Rule, What it Means to the Contractor

Presented by Don Ebding and Mark Fleming

Of great concern to members of NARI are the legal and insurance ramifications of the EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting Final Rule. As we learned from asbestos, being Certified by the EPA may not be enough to protect yourself and your business.
Mr. Don Ebding of Kinker-Eveleigh Insurance Agency graduated from the University of Cincinnati and specializes in contract review, establishing and maintaining large fleet safety programs, OCIP/Construction Wrap Programs, Worker's Comp Programs, and more. Don will bring us up-to-date with the insurance needs and concerns of this new Lead Ruling including what you should be looking for in your policy.


Speaking from the legal issues perspective, Mr. Mark Fleming has over 30 years experience in the construction business. He has been a residential and commercial general contractor and construction manager. He has extensive experience as a litigation consultant, working with his clients to analyze individual dispute situations and provide the objective and technical assessment needed to reach resolution in settlement negotiations, mediation or arbitration. In the event a case proceeds to trial, Fleming has served as an expert witness and is able to support his clients in every phase of the legal process. Mark will educate us in how to protect ourselves concerning the RRP Initiative. 

The breakfast will take place at the Ramada Plaza North, 2301 Wagner Ford Road. Registration and networking begin at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast and the program are from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Register today at www.naridayton.org or call (937) 222-6274 and RSVP today! Registration fees are $10 for NARI Certified Professionals, $20 for NARI members or $30 for non-members.


Membership Meeting May 25, 2024

Gas Safety and Efficiency

Presented by Mike Wilson

Join us as Mike Wilson of Vectren talks about "Gas Safety and Efficiency" including new marking standards that will be implemented in April.  We can all afford to learn ways to be safe as well as ways to help conserve energy, to cut costs and to protect our beautiful planet.

The luncheon will take place at the Ramada Plaza North, 2301 Wagner Ford Road. Registration and networking begin at 11:00 a.m.  Lunch and the program are from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Registration fees are $25.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members. Register today at www.naridayton.orgor call (937) 222-6274 and RSVP today! 


RRP Certification June 11, 2024



Miami Valley CTC Honors Miami Valley NARI

Miami Valley NARI was presented with the honor of "Employer of the Year" on Friday, April 30th by the Miami Valley Career Technical Center. The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) is located in Clayton and serves 27area high schools.  MVCTC offers over 50 career technical programs for high school juniors and seniors, and lifelong learning opportunities for adult students in their Adult Education programs.  Since its beginning in 1971, the MVCTC has matured from a quality vocational school to a world-class career technology center.
Miami Valley NARI and MVCTC have worked together for the past six years with their participation and support of the Welcome Entry Way contest held annually at HomeWorld. Of those six years MVCTC has taken first place three years and tied for first with Upper Valley JVS one year.
In addition, many Miami Valley NARI member companies have utilized the resources and graduates of MVCTC to improve their businesses, develop fine craftsmen and future remodeling industry leaders.
Board members John Bordenkircher, CKBR of Kitchen Solvers along with Debbie Fritz of Main Street Construction were on hand to accept the award.
The Association is honored to receive such an award and together with their members look forward to the continued relationship they've had with MVCTC's programs, administration, instructors and students.


New Member Benefit

PB Disaster Services


The Board of Miami Valley NARI recently voted to partner with PB Disaster Services to provide information on their services to our members. In 1995, PB Disaster Services was selected by FEMA as the prime contractor for one of two nationwide contracts to inspect homes damaged as a result of a Presidentially declared emergency or natural disaster. The Disaster Housing Inspection Services Program provides emergency grants, often within hours of inspection, for property owners whose dwellings have been damaged by natural disasters. In performing the work, PB Disaster Services calls on a large network of independent contract inspectors that are able to complete inspections within 24 hours of being deployed. These inspectors use handheld computers loaded with government provided software to capture damages to the property. This data is then used to generate a report that allows FEMA to make an award determination, often within hours of the completed application.
During the past 14 years, PB Disaster Services has completed more than 4 million inspections for FEMA in connection with disasters such as Gulf Coast hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma in 2005, the four devastating Florida hurricanes in 2004, and the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001. PB Services existing contract with FEMA runs through 2011.  In their quest for qualified inspectors, they are looking to NARI for support.
PB Disaster Services is currently recruiting inspectors to join their inspection teams.  As detailed in this "Inspector Brochure", the steps to becoming an inspector are simple and free of charge. It takes a registration to generate a fingerprint and eQuip package (all inspectors must be fingerprinted and adjudicated by Federal law).  Upon completion of the background check and some online training, the inspector is ready for deployment. 
What does this mean to the remodeling contractor opting to take part?  You will be called upon to deploy in the case of an emergency or natural disaster.  The deployment is typically between one and three weeks with all expenses paid.  The decision to deploy and for how long is up to you.  Deployed inspectors do an average of 13 inspections per day at a rate of about $50 per inspection.
Miami Valley NARI is working with PB Disaster Services to put together a local group registration and training in Dayton in the coming weeks.  This training will be free to all members wanting to participate and does not obligate the member to anything besides a few hours for registration and training.  This local training will provide members with a chance to speak candidly with a PB Services professional and learn more about this opportunity to not only serve fellow Americans during a disaster but to provide an optional source of revenue during slow periods.
You can read more about the benefit at www.pbdisasterservices.com/inspectors. Once a date for the local registration and training is confirmed, all members will be notified.


LEED for Neighborhood Development Launched


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) announced the launch of the LEED for Neighborhood Development green-neighborhoods rating system, a program reported to integrate the principles of smart growth, new urbanism and green building.
Please click here for the entire article.


EPA Tightens New Lead Law


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has tightened its brand-new lead-safe law by eliminating a loophole that had allowed residential contractors to opt out of the requirements with the homeowner's consent.

The EPA's "Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting" (RRP) rule took effect on Thursday, April 22, after a two-year implementation period.
The rule requires lead-safe certification of contractors and renovation firms that disturb a specified amount of paint in pre-1978 homes, schools and day-care centers. Contractors must also provide owners and tenants of those facilities with an EPA lead-hazard pamphlet.
The Rule was implemented with the opt-out provision unresolved. The provision would have exempted a contractor from compliance if he or she notified the homeowner about the Rule, and the homeowner then agreed to sign a waiver for the contractor.
Critics, who include trade associations and retailers, said that eliminating the option would make an already-broad Rule even broader, hitting even the smallest contractor with red tape and fees.
On Friday, April 23, however, the EPA announced that it was eliminating the provision; homeowners may not allow a contractor to opt out of full-scale compliance.
The Rule's implementation came two years after the Rule received final approval and six weeks after a challenge by a dozen retailers and trade associations. The critics contended that contractors had not had sufficient time or training opportunities to prepare and that another federal program in the works would require similar training. Eliminating the opt-out angered critics further.
Seven states have adopted their own RRP programs in lieu of the federal program. They are Kansas, Rhode Island, Utah, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Iowa and North Carolina.
Contractors will have an opportunity to personally question EPA about the Rule in a free webinar to be held June 24, 2023 that will focus on compliance and enforcement. Visit www.pwc-magazine.com/webinars to register for the webinar.


BWC Open Enrollment


Please click here for CareWorks marketing piece showing the BWC's return to work scores over a seven year period. CareWorks continues to be a leader in this area along with bringing additional savings to members through their exclusive provider network partnership with Medical Mutual of Ohio. Their partnership provides additional discounts up to 20% below BWC fee schedule. Many of their competitors just reimburse to the BWC schedule, thus there is no additional medical cost savings to members not with CareWorks.
Return to work performance and medical cost savings are the two areas that employers should be very concerned with as BWC continues to make changes to the calculation of premium rates. This is why it is important that our members are with a MCO focused on these two areas of managed care.


May 5, 2010





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