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 clicking
here or call the Miami Valley NARI Office at (937) 222-NARI.


Upcoming Membership Meeting
October 26, 2023 - Miami Valley NARI Luncheon: Lead Paint Safety & Universal Design

We know you're busy and it's hard to get away. We have recently changed the format of our educational events to accommodate our members' busy schedules. Instead of having both a breakfast and luncheon meeting each month, we are combining the two events into one - with two speakers and topics covered in just one monthly meeting. Come hear important information that is relevant to your business at a fraction of the monthly cost!
Please join us on October 26, 2010, for our next membership luncheon.  Featured speakers will be Scotts Bruns, Project Manager from Rebuilding Together Dayton and Eileen Bendel, Occupational Therapist with StayingAble LLC. 
Scott has over 35 years of housing experience as a builder, remodeler, investor and building materials supplier and a technical assistance provider.  As the Project Manager for Rebuilding Together Dayton, he has helped to provide no-cost health and safety improvements to over 1,000 elderly, low-income homeowners.  Topics to be discussed include "A Field Guide for Painting, Home Maintenance and Renovation Work" and "Help Yourself to a Healthy Home". Scott will also touch on the EPA's New Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) Rule and how it will impact the profession.
Eileen is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS), and she recently started her own consulting company.  Her main objective is Universal Design which refers to broad-spectrum architectural planning ideas meant to produce buildings, products and environments that are inherently accessible to the able-bodied and the physically disabled.  She educates builders and remodelers how on to be able to assist clients with keeping individuals living independently in their homes.  
The October 26th event 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 by clicking here or call (937) 222-6274 and RSVP today!


November 16, 2023 - Miami Valley NARI Breakfast: OSHA, Safety Alliance and Moisture Management

The November 16th event will be a breakfast and 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. Registration fees are $25.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members. Register online at www.naridayton.org or call (937) 222-6274 and RSVP today!


December 14, 2010 - Miami Valley NARI Breakfast:  Drug Free Workplace and Powder Activated Fasteners

The December 14th event will be a breakfast and 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. Registration fees are $25.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members. Register online at www.naridayton.org or call (937) 222-6274 and RSVP today!


2011 Tour of Remodeled Homes


Miami Valley NARI is planning our Tour of Remodeled Homes for April 9-10, 2011. This year we are hoping to have project homes represented in all geographical sectors of the greater Dayton market (North, South, East, and West). A survey has been distributed to calculate the current interest in pursuing this project. If you had not completed the survey but wish to participate in the 2011 Tour, please click here to submit. Note that the results are due by Friday October 1st so please give this your immediate attention.
We believe this well promoted and organized event will be an excellent opportunity to advertise your company and those particular projects that you are proud to exhibit to the public.
An actual onsite visit to a remodeled home or business has so much greater impact than mere pictures could ever have. This was done successfully last year and even longer in many other chapters of NARI throughout the country. We've been able to draw on the experiences of other chapters and our past several years, collect the best ideas from each and have put together a plan that we believe will work for the upcoming year.


'10-four '10, Bring a Good Buddy

Our membership campaign is quickly coming to a close. Don't forget that October 15th, 2010 is the last day of accepting applications for this year's contest. Not only will you receive a $100.00 "Sponsor" bonus but you will be entered to win a grand prize at our October 26th Membership Luncheon.
Don Ebding of Kinker-Eveleigh Agency and Joe Ryan of Reliable Electric are our latest two recipients of the $100.00 bounty. YOU can be the next one to cash in!


Designing for 65-years and Older Population

By Morgan Zenner

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates just under 40 million people in the U.S. were 65 years and older in 2009. With medical technology advancements in recent decades, Americans tend to live on average longer than decades earlier. According to the National Vital Statistics Reports released by the CDC, on the basis of mortality experienced in 2006, a person aged 65 years could expect to live an average of 18.5 more years for a total of 83.5 years.
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NARI Hires a Lobbyist

NARI has hired a lobbyist, Thomas M. Sullivan, to represent remodeling industry interests in Washington. NARI is very serious about representing, and advocating for, the remodeling industry on Capitol Hill.
Thomas M. Sullivan of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP has 19 years of experience in Federal legislative and regulatory advocacy. Tom's background makes him ideally qualified to represent the interests of NARI in Washington, D.C.
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Smart Home Technology Conserves Resources, Increases Convenience

Bill Gates spent more than $100 million on a smart house that automatically controls lighting, digital art and security, but even non-celebrity homeowners today are adopting the technology for safety, comfort and convenience. "Smart homes are the future," said John Davies, ASID, director of design for Marrokal Design and Remodeling. The firm recently won a National CotY Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) for a whole-home remodel it completed in San Diego that included a centralized computer system.
Smart homes rely on networking, programming and automation to connect all the devices and appliances in your home so they can communicate with each other and with you. With a smart home, you can control just about any element of daily living. Systems can turn on your coffee maker in the morning, adjust the temperature of your heated pool or control the time your landscape lighting goes on at night.
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Shifting Your Focus to Women can Drive Sales
By Morgan Zenner

It's not just an unsubstantiated theory any more: Women are increasingly becoming the biggest decision-makers and purchasers in the household. In response, the remodeling industry is trying to find ways to engage this important segment to drive sales.
Taking a cue from her own purchasing behavior, Bobbi Eggeman, marketing representative for Keim Lumber Co. based out of Charm, Ohio, knew just how to get women in the door. "Women like to feel special, so we planned a special night just for them, to show them we're [Keim] not just a man's world, but we have a lot to offer women too," she says.
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September 29, 2010






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