PB Disaster Services: June 28 & June 29

Select the day that works best with your schedule! 

Register today...classes are filling up quickly!


Miami Valley NARI has partnered with PB Disaster Services to bring members the opportunity to become a trained inspector for FEMA declared disasters.  PB Disaster Services is currently looking for and recruiting inspectors to inspect homes and other structures in the area of natural disasters and are looking for those experienced and with knowledge in construction.
As a benefit to NARI members we are bringing the training and fingerprinting requirement to you, avoiding having to participate in webinars and the completion of preparatory eLearning materials.
As an inspector for this FEMA-approved program, you would be afforded the option of traveling to an area hit by a natural disaster and earning compensation for inspecting structures damaged by the disaster. 

The three-hour course will provide a chance to speak with a highly trained and experienced field manager, who will be able to answer any questions about a "typical" day in the field, tips for traveling and lodging, and any other questions.  The field manager will also be discussing the future of the project and any changes that they are expecting for the upcoming year.  You will leave this class trained with the knowledge and equipment needed to be deployed to a disaster area.

As part of the training, participants will have the opportunity to complete a mock inspection using the same software used by inspectors in the field.
As of June 1 there are six active disasters with field inspectors working to assist local home and business owners.
A first time inspector can expect earn hundreds of dollars a day while experienced ones can earn more!  Transportation to and from a disaster area is reimbursed (with some stipulations) and inspectors are provided a computer, camera, and GPS system for use during inspections.
This training is open to members and sponsored guests with all skill levels and there is room for 20 participants each day.  This is a great way to add additional revenue to your bottom line during slow periods as well as assist those in need! 
For more information or to register, visit
www.pbdisasterservices.com or call the Miami Valley NARI office at (937) 222-NARI. This event is being held at the Ramada Inn, 2301 Wagner Ford Road, Dayton, Ohio 45414 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each day.  Also, please remember to bring two forms of ID for fingerprinting.


Breakfast on the Level

July 8, 2010

With summer just beginning, fireplaces are the furthest thing from most people's minds.  However those wanting to remodel or purchase items on sale are thinking about them and the folks from Hamilton Parker are going to help you be informed about what products are out there and how to determine which is best for each customer.

Please join Lori Ring and Steve Watters of Hamilton Parker as they will be discussing the different options of fireplaces that are available, including some that are "earth friendly" and the values of each based on customer need, position in the home, and installation potential. You will be surprised what little we actually know about fireplaces, their uses and their many advantages.

The breakfast will take place at the Ramada Plaza North on Wagner Ford Road. Registration, Networking and Breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. with the program from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration fees are $10.00 for certified professionals, $20.00 for non-certified members and $30.00 for non-members. Register online at
www.naridayton.org or call (937) 222-6274 and RSVP today!


Happy Hour

July 16, 2010 

Sponsored by HouseTrends Magazine


Please join us for Miami Valley NARI's next "Happy Hour" social event. Housetrends Magazine is hosting the get-together at Thai 9 located in Dayton's Historic Oregon District. Food and beverages will be provided by HouseTrends. 

Come on in and relax! Visit with old friends you haven't seen in awhile and new friends you haven't met yet. What better way to close out the week than to hang out with your favorite NARI pals?

Don't forget to visit with Evelyn Yaus to discuss your current and future advertising needs in Dayton's premier remodeling publication.

RSVP by contacting the Miami Valley NARI Office at (937) 222-NARI or online at


Ask the Expert: Chris Zorzy on Lead-Safe Renovation Practices

If you've taken lead-safe renovation training, one of the biggest challenges is remembering what you've learned � or at least enough to explain it all to your staff, let alone train them in lead-safe renovation procedures. You could be the best note-taker in the world and still walk out after eight hours of training clueless about how to actually get started.
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New OSHA Training Stresses Worker Rights

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has introduced a mandatory workers' rights component to its 10- and 30-hour training programs.
"Introduction to OSHA," a two-hour module, is now required in every OSHA Outreach Training Program class. OSHA developed the information in support of the Secretary of Labor's goal of strengthening the voice of workers, the agency said.
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EPA Lead RRP Rule - Clearance Amendment

The EPA is proposing to add "lead paint clearance testing requirements" to the existing regulations.  This amendment will require contractors to take post renovation abatement-style lead dust samples and, in certain cases, meet EPA's strict Lead Hazard Standards for clearance.  There is mounting industry concern that this amendment blurs the line between renovation & remodeling and abatement.  This amendment is open for comment until July 6.  NARI has joined other allied industry associations including NAHB to fund an independent assessment of the legal ramifications of the amendment and its affect on the industry and member business.
NARI has requested the EPA to extend the deadline for comment and has provided comment on the amendment.  We have also requested a meeting with the EPA, including other industry groups and certified renovators that have completed projects under the new rule. Chapter leaders are encouraged to support future Calls to Action or member polls or surveys intended to gauge member opinion on this matter.  We will keep you apprised of all developments.


Comments on the Proposed Dust Sampling Rule:

Implementing these changes will require extensive retraining of those individuals who have recently obtained the Renovation, Repair and Painting [RRP] EPA training and certification. This will put further pressure on a training system that already cannot meet demand.

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Contractors Wait for Lead Licenses

By Sean Ryan

The Daily Reporter


Quoted: Diane Ausavich, CR, Carl Krueger Construction, Inc.


The state is simultaneously slogging through a backlog of applications for lead removal licenses and reassuring contractors they will not be penalized for violating the new rules.

Wisconsin on April 22 enacted new rules requiring home-renovation contractors train workers in lead abatement to get a state license before working on houses built before 1978. The industry reacted quickly, resulting in a backlog of 4,000 applications for the lead licenses, said Shelley Bruce, asbestos and lead certification supervisor for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
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Further Implementation Guidance for the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

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here to view EPA Memorandum submitted June 18, 2010


Web-based Client Management System Improves Efficiency

By Morgan Zenner


Art Donnelly, CR, CKBR, president of Legacy Builders & Remodelers Corp., knew his Web site was in need of updating. "We wanted the Web site to be more resource-driven for homeowners and not just an advertisement for our company," he says.
Many remodelers are moving in that direction. It's no longer useful to have a Web site about the company-instead, it must provide content that homeowners are interested in to keep them coming back, and the site must be professional.
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June 23, 2010





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