Meet the 2014 Ohio Valley NARI Board
Elected to the 2014 Ohio Valley NARI Board of Directors, to represent you and the interests of your Chapter:
Chairman of the Board
Andrew Glasgow CR, H. Glasgow Construction
Paul Bauscher GCP, UDCP, Bauscher Construction and Remodeling, Inc.
Matt Bliemeister, Cincinnati Floor & Window Coverings
Jerry Beerman; Alluring Glass, LLC
The V Collective
Larry Kessler CKBR,
Kessler Construction Services, LLC
OHIO VALLEY NARI Remodeling Companies Take Regional Honors
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) announced the 126 Regional CotY (Contractor of the Year)TM Recipients in the 2014 competition, of which,
two are members of Ohio Valley NARI. Regional CotY Recipients will now advance as finalists at the national level. Neal's Design Remodel was recognized in two categories, Residential Exterior $100,000 and Over and Residential Addition over $250,000. Murphy's
Home Improvement was recognized in the category of Residential Exterior Under $100,000.
Contractors from seven regions around the country vie for CotY Awards on an annual basis. National recipients will be announced and honored at
NARI's Evening of ExcellenceSM reception on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans. National recipients will also be announced via Webcast the evening of March 28, and the Webcast will be available for viewing for 30 days
afterward on www.nari.org/eveningofexcellence.
"Ohio Valley NARI is very proud to see our members represented in this elite group of award recipients. Being represented so well on a national
level speaks volumes for the quality and high standards of the remodeling industry in our area and of our chapter specifically", said Paul Bauscher, GCP, UDCP, President of Ohio Valley NARI.
Look what you missed in February!
Michael D. Bevis with Strategic Sales and Marketing Partners LLC, spoke recently at our membership meeting. He had some very informative information on Managing
Your Business to share. This session was held at the V Collective in Milford on February 20th. Dan Hueber and his team at the V Collective put out a wonderful lasagna dinner and sweet treats for everyone to enjoy.
In an effort to provide you with information to assist you in your business development please follow the link below to view the presentation materials.
click here to see the presentation.
The March Membership meeting for Ohio Valley NARI is right around the corner. We would love to have you join us
for this interactive roundtable discussion.
Neal Hendy, MCR, GCP, UDCP of Neal's Design and Remodel, Dan Hueber from the V Collective, Jeff McCoy of Exteriors
Unlimited, and Matt Bliemeister from Cincinnati Floor and Window Coverings will lead this discussion on how to improve contractor-subcontractor relationships to make your projects and more importantly your business more successful.
Just $10.00 for individuals and $20.00 for your entire team to attend this session targeted at improving your business
We will see you at the Pella Windows Showroom at 9869 Montgomery Road in Cincinnati on March 20th at
Our friends at Nisbet-Brower, an Ohio Valley NARI member supplier, have alerted us to a special event coming on March 18th and hosted by James Hardie Building Products.
This session will be geared toward growing your siding business with the great line of their siding products. Remodelers, take a break from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and head over to Sharonville for some lunch and
great information. See the link to the flyer
here for complete information.
Coming Soon HOUZZ is coming to Cincinnati and Ohio Valley NARI in May!
is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish - online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners,
home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people
to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality.
Houzz will be visiting the Cincinnati area on May 14th and we have them for an exciting session to learn more how to effectively market your business to a wider audience. Mark your calendars for 4:30
PM on May 14th. You won't want to miss this session. More details to come on the location.
2014 National Healthy Homes Conference
NEW Member Benefit Thru NARI National
Through a recent corporate agreement, NARI has enthusiastically endorsed LegalShield as a new partner for all of
its members. LegalShield is a nationwide service which provides its subscribers with high quality legal access, contract review, delinquent payments notices, will preparation and several other benefits for a very nominal monthly cost. NARI will also participate
on a national level with a revenue share program that will benefit all chapters (in all states where this activity is legal) whose members subscribe to LegalShield. More information will be coming but for now, visit this
site to learn more.
Lifting: A Daily Routine
Whether you're at work or conducting daily activities at home, the potential exists for injuries to occur as a result of lifting. Lifting principles applied before, during and after working hours should lower
the risk of back strains and sprains, the most common ailments that humans experience.
How big is the problem?
According to the National Safety Council, 60 percent to 80 percent of all workers will experience a back problem at some time during their working careers. Back strains and sprains are the largest source of workplace
claims. Conditions in the workplace which, increase the likelihood of back pain, are called risk factors. Back pain risk factors associated with lifting include:
1. Lifting heavy loads;
2. Carrying bulky loads or loads far away from the body;
3. Frequent lifting;
4. Bending the body's trunk, as when picking items up off the floor;
5. Twisting the body's trunk;
6. Static loading (for example, holding objects for long periods of time).
If we reduce or eliminate exposure to these risk factors, we also reduce the chance of experiencing back pain:
1. Limiting exposure by providing mechanical assistance, such as
conveyor systems, two- and fourwheel carts, and hoists; or by lightening the load to be lifted;
2. Engineering means, such as elevating the starting point of the lift, to reduce worker exposure to awkward postures;
3. Training (a safer way to lift should be considered when none of the
previous methods are feasible);
4. Administrative controls (if the lifting is frequent, rotate the work with
If you must lift, you should select the safest way to lift - one that is free from the potential for injury. However, we can lessen our exposure by using an approach that encompasses best practices that have
come about through research and application.
Here are some guidelines:
- Plan the lift from start to destination;
- Flex to loosen up your body before starting the lift;
- Squat close to the load;
- Grip the load firmly with both hands, not just the fingers;
- Place hands on diagonally opposite corners so one hand pulls toward you and the other one lifts;
- Bring the load as close as possible to the body;
- Keep weight centered over your feet, with arms and elbows against your sides;
- Keep your back straight, use the power in your legs to push yourself and the object into a standing position;
- Avoid twisting by changing direction with your feet;
- Continue to your destination with the object as close to the body as possible.
Remember, relying only on lifting techniques to prevent back injuries still leaves us quite vulnerable to pain and suffering, which can affect our ability to perform our jobs and enjoy our free time with our
family and friends. Examples in our daily lives that ease lifting include:
- Grocery carts to transport items to our car;
- Bags with handles;
- Snow shovels and other tools that have curved handles like scythes;
- The carrying of items in smaller amounts or shorter distances;
- Wagons to carry yard trimmings.
Article provided by the BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene
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