November 16, 2010 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 $10.00 for Certified NARI members, $20.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members. Register online at or call (937) 222-6274 and RSVP today!


Featured speakers will be Tim Roberts, President of Safety Alliance LLC and John Richardson, DuPont Tyvek Senior Certified Specialist.

Tim is one of the leading authorities in the field of industrial and construction safety. He is founder and president of Safety Alliance LLC., a West Chester, Ohio based safety consulting firm providing local, national and international services. The firm specializes in providing written programs, site observations and training. Mr. Roberts' expertise includes over 35 years safety experience and 15 years in disaster management with the American Red Cross. Mr. Roberts will be discussing "The Intro to the New OSHA".

John began his career 35 years ago in the construction industry working as a framer and crew foreman and is currently a DuPont Tyvek Senior Certified Specialist.  Through his association in the construction industry he contracted and managed jobs ranging from small bathroom renovations to $1 million residential renovations and $5 million new homes.  Six years ago he transitioned to representing building products and educating the industry in solving problems plaguing the builders and remodelers. This course will cover common installation defects in new construction and remodeling that lead to bulk water intrusion and condensation related damage. 


December 14, 2010 - Membership Breakfast:  "Clean & Clear" A Presentation on a Drug Free Workplace and "Epoxies"

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 $10.00 for Certified NARI members, $20.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members. Register online at or call (937) 222-6274 and RSVP today!

Featured speakers will be Scott Camp of Working Partners� and Teresa Hart, Vice President and Director of Sales for GrimeBusters.


Scott Camp has been a part of the full-time staff of Working Partners� for over six years in the role of Program Consultant.  In that position he is responsible for a variety of tasks - encompassing everything from client care to marketing.  Scott will bring his experience to attendees and cover such topics as "How does substance abuse impact the workplace?" and "What is substance abuse costing your company?"  There will be time following his presentation to discuss the hows of establishing a drug-free workplace including program objectives and the liabilities many don't think about.


Teresa Hart is Vice President and Director of Sales of GrimeBusters, a customer service company that specializes in pressure washing and restoration, kitchen and exhaust cleaning and air duct (ventilation) cleaning. Teresa's presentation will cover the endless possibilities for epoxies, from repairs to world class designs.  She will demonstrate various uses and discuss ways to make your projects easier and more successful with a fresh look at a product many consider a remodeling industry staple.


January 25, 2011, President's Party

Miami Valley NARI will be hosting our annual President's Party at the David H. Ponitz Center in Sinclair once again this year.

It pleases us to announce our special guest speaker, President and CEO of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Phil Parker. He will discuss where Dayton is today and how we can contribute to its success.
We will recognize our Local Chapter and CotY winners along with the Swearing in of the Board of Directors. The gala will begin at 5:30p.m. and will conclude around 9:30 p.m. Visit for more information.


Employment Opportunity


Window & Door Designs is looking for a part time person to work in our office a couple of days during the week. This opening is flexible to the first part or later part of Monday to Friday. Hours needed 8:00 am to 5:00pm, can be more flexible if needed.  

Job Duties:

� Answer phones

� Light book keeping

Location of office is outside of Centerville, in our little town of Lytle. 8380 A Township Line Rd, off Lytle 5 Points.

Contact John Puslat thru e-mail at [email protected]


If you have an employment opportunity that you would like placed in Nuts & Bolts, please submit information to [email protected].


Miami Valley NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes

The fourth annual Tour of Remodeled Homes is scheduled for April 9-10 2011. Each project will be opened proudly to the public for a first hand view of the fine work and professional standard each Miami Valley NARI member holds themselves to. An actual onsite visit to a remodeled home or business has so much greater impact than mere pictures could ever have.

With today's challenging economy and the ever fluctuating terms of real-estate, more and more people are deciding to create their dream home without changing their address.

Please submit application to the Miami Valley NARI offices or via email at
[email protected].

Please click here for entry information and application.


Contractor Clouds PA Town with Lead Paint Dust


As you might conclude from the following news story, you need to be educated about the EPA's Lead Paint Rules in order to make the right choices. The poor contractor in Pennsylvania didn't have the information he needed. Unfortunately for him and many others, ignorance is not the route to safety in this issue. If you don't know the rules, you may break them without knowing them. However, if you know the rules you might find opportunities that others miss.

Perhaps the right choice for you will be to abstain from homes built before 1978. Before you make that choice you might want to know that next year "all commercial buildings" will perhaps be added to the list. If so, can you survive when your pool of potential clients just keeps shrinking?

The fine for breaking the rule is $37,500 per incident. You might be as surprised to find out the definition of 'incident.'


What other information do you need in order to make the right decision? Find out what you don't know by taking the training. If you would like to have another RRP certification class scheduled please respond to [email protected]. If there is enough interest we will arrange a date for an additional class.


'One-Coat' Insulating Coating Hits Market

Nationwide Chemical Coating Manufacturers (Sarasota, Fla.) introduced SUPER CERAMIC ONE KOTE� exterior-interior paint, described as a single-coat, high-hiding, acrylic insulating wall and trim house paint.


The company says the product is a ceramic, waterproofing coating that offers insulating and soundproofing characteristics in a low-luster, low-VOC formulation (less than 150 grams per liter VOC). The coating also is reported to offer a high degree of durability, scrub resistance, and resistance to mold, mildew and algae.


Recommended uses are exterior walls and trim, with use as a one-coat interior paint also an option. The paint can be applied to a variety of substrates in residential, commercial, and institutional settings, including primed wood, concrete, brick, masonry, stucco, wallboard, primed plaster, primed metal, and primed synthetic or aluminum siding, the company says.


Video Increases Marketing Reach of CotY Award

By Morgan Zenner


Clayton Nelson, MCR, CKBR, president of Clayton Nelson & Associates in Los Gatos, Calif., has been a NARI member for 19 years, and is a longtime participant in the CotY Awards program, in which he has won both regional and national awards.

Nelson holds the award in high-esteem, but he isn't convinced his prospective clients view his CotY awards the same. He felt that this year was an important year for a more aggressive promotion of the awards themselves and the project that earned him a national award in the Residential Kitchen over $120,000 category.


Please click here for entire article.


Designer's Showcase Shows off Skills and Raises Money

By Morgan Zenner


Mansion in May is a bi-annual designer showcase in the Morristown, N.J., area organized by the Women's Association of Morristown Memorial Hospital. The event raises money for the hospital. "The charity is basically run by the wives of doctors-these women can rule the world if they wanted to," says Robin Bruen, president of Bruen Custom Building LLC.


The event is all about style, design and sophistication, and Bruen was ecstatic to be invited to submit a proposal to design one of the 35 rooms in the mansion.


"Our previous clients were heavily involved in the charity, and they invited us to submit a proposal," Bruen says. One hundred and eighty other companies and designers were invited to submit proposals, but there are only 35 interior spaces and 18 exterior spaces (for landscaping) available for the month-long event.


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20 Point Test

Factors IRS Looks to When Defining a Worker as, "Employee"

The "20 Factor Test" is used to evaluate workers to determine whether they were independent contractors or employees. These factors have been compressed into three general categories: Behavioral Control, Financial Control, and Relationship of the Parties. As you look at the factors below, you should be aware that the IRS does not look specifically at any one factor, but one factor can be enough to cause the IRS to determine that a worker is an employee. There is no "magic number" of factors which determines status. It is important to note that the IRS assumes that a worker is an employee.


Please click here for the entire article.


November 11, 2010






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