Miami Valley NARI Welcomes New Member: 

Andersen Windows is our newest member.  This privately owned business was founded in 1903 by Danish immigrant Hans Andersen and his family, in Hudson, Wisconsin, where logs arrived via the St. Croix River. Today, Andersen Corporation is an international enterprise employing over 9,000 people at more than 20 locations with headquarters in Bayport, Minnesota, a 2.8 million-square-foot facility that covers 65 acres. Andersen annually manufactures more than six million wood windows and doors, with sales worldwide. Our local Andersen representative is Jim Stephenson. Please be sure to welcome Jim and his team next time the opportunity arises.


Miami Valley NARI Annual Golf Outing

September 21, 2010

COME SWING WITH US - with your golf club that is!  Yes, we want you to be a part of the golf outing this year.  For only $85 per person you can join other NARI members for a fun day on the golf course.  The Miami Valley NARI golf outing is one of the least expensive golf outings in the area.  It is being held at the Beavercreek Country Club beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21.  Contact us today at (937) 222-6274 and let us know of your interest in playing.  We will put all individual registrations in groups of four----a great way to network, too.  See you on the links!
This year's outing is presented by Modlich Stoneworks, a complete custom fabricator of natural marble, granite, limestone and quartz countertops.  Modlich is a family owned business, working in the Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus markets.  For more information visit Modlich at
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS by putting your name in front of Miami Valley NARI's biggest remodeling companies at the annual golf outing!
YOU have a great opportunity to be a part of this fun day by becoming a sponsor at this year's event.  Target your market by sponsoring Miami Valley NARI's golf outing where you have the perfect chance to market yourself and YOUR business.  With over 70 decision makers from the Dayton and Cincinnati area participating, how can you go wrong?  
As a sponsor, YOU are encouraged to put your personal touch on whatever area you are sponsoring. Bring whatever you want to make your hole the most exciting, interesting and memorable stop on the entire golf course!  And you are welcome to staff (if necessary) your own hole, registration tables, etc.
Call the Miami Valley NARI office at (937) 222-6274 today to let us know what you would like to sponsor or visit and submit your reservation TODAY!


Mark Your Calendars for September 28th

CASINO NIGHT with Ferguson

On Tuesday, September 28, 2010, Ferguson will host our Member Open House with a Casino Night for NARI members. This is a great opportunity for you to network with your Dayton and Cincinnati area colleagues, and a perfect event to bring prospective NARI members to. In addition to live casino games (blackjack, roulette, and craps) with dealers and giveaways, there will be vendor displays. If you've never been to Ferguson, they sell plumbing, lighting, appliances and cabinets - all of which you can check out while there. Besides networking and education, this event will be used to promote NARI membership so bring a friend!


WHAT:  Miami Valley NARI Member Open House: Casino Night
WHERE: Ferguson - 11860 Mosteller Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241
WHEN: Tuesday, September 28, 2023 - 6 to 10 p.m.
COST:  Compliments of Ferguson Enterprises
RSVP: By September 20 - Click here to register or call Miami Valley NARI at (937) 222-6274.


Happy Hour: October 14, 2023

Sponsored by Remodeling Designs, Inc.

Please join us for Miami Valley NARI's next "Happy Hour" social event Thursday, October 14 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Remodeling Designs, Inc. is hosting the get-together at Beef "O" Brady's located on South Main Street in Centerville. Snacks and beverages will be provided by Remodeling Designs. 
Stop by and enjoy! It's a great opportunity to discover new friends you've yet to meet and connect with old friends you haven't seen in awhile.
RSVP by contacting the Miami Valley NARI Office at (937) 222-NARI or online at


October 26, 2023 - Membership Luncheon

Caulking & Applications and Universal Design

We know you're busy and it's hard to get away for a breakfast and luncheon meeting each month so we recently updated our educational events format to accommodate your busy schedule.  Miami Valley NARI will be combining the two traditional events into one and having two speakers and topics at future meetings. It's a great way to hear important information that is relevant to your business at a fraction of the cost!
The October 26th event will be a luncheon and 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 online at or call (937) 222-6274 and RSVP today!


The CotY's are coming The CotY's are coming!

It's that time again. Miami Valley NARI and NARI National are launching the CotY Awards campaigns for 2011. Plan your projects and join the race!
Awards Information
All winners will receive a plaque as well as a framed photo collection of their winning entry, which will hang in the NARI office for the year and will be displayed at HomeWorld 2011. 
A Great Way to Enhance Your Image
Contractors in the Miami Valley Chapter of NARI are invited to compete for the prestigious Local Contractor of the Year Awards (CotY) in recognition of their recently completed projects.  Companies report that winning this award is a major factor in enhancing their image within the industry as well as with the buying public.  Winners are selected by an impartial panel of judges comprised of experts from within the industry and associated fields.  Publicity material about the winners will be distributed to the local media.
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here for entry and application information.


Bureau of Workers' Compensation Certified Sponsorship

The Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) mandatory Certified Sponsor Meetings took place in recent weeks.  Based on the requirements that were identified by the BWC at the meetings, Frank Gates/Avizent has developed a plan to fulfill the requirements. 
The SH-2 (Division of Safety & Hygiene Group Experience and Group Retrospective Rating Safety Requirements Annual Report), the Group Rating Accountability Letter and a Frank Gates/Avizent Certified Sponsor SH-2 Instructions document can be reviewed here.  The Certified Sponsor SH-2 Instructions outline their plan to jointly fulfill the BWC requirements and promote Safety to our members.
When adding the Group Rating Accountability Letter to your website, please be sure to add Miami Valley NARI or other contact information at the bottom of the letter.
Avizent Account Executives will be contacting participants to schedule a meeting to discuss the safety requirements in more detail.  The BWC has indicated that they are planning on moving the SH-2 due date to May of 2011 for Private Employer Sponsors and November of 2011 for Public Employer Sponsors.


Why Direct Mail Might not be Right for Your Business

By Morgan Zenner


Direct marketing has been around for a while, and many advertisers find it to be successful for them. But does that mean it will automatically work for your business?
Have you been spending a lot of money on direct marketing, but finding little return?
Neil Parson, president of Design, Build Profit, a marketing consultancy specializing in the remodeling industry, says this is how he starts off every marketing conversation with his clients: Don't do anything [marketing-wise] that requires a stamp unless it's a past or current client.
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here for entire article.


EPA Penalty Guidelines for RRP Ruling

The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a new document to adequately address enforcement and penalty guidelines for the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) ruling.

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here for details.


Aligning Yourself with Industry Personalities Boosts Credibility

By Morgan Zenner

Many homeowners look to popular TV personalities for advice on their homes. Bob Villa, Ty Pennington, Tom Silva-these are just a few examples of popular TV stars with building shows. Though these stars put remodeling on the map, they also tend to shape client's inspirations and expectations.
Wendy Franz, CR, and Randy Franz, CR, CKBR, owners of R&W Construction Custom Home Remodeling in Cary, Ill., have found success aligning themselves with architect Sarah Susanka, developer of the Not So Big´┐Ż House concept. In fact, they're so happy with the results, they are using the concept to brand their company, boosting their expert credibility with clients.
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September 15, 2010






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