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January Meeting at daltile

Our first meeting of the year, January 13th, was a tremendous success.  Thanks to our gracious hosts at daltile, members and guests were provided an evening filled with networking and valuable industry information.  We had a large turnout and thanks to each of you for coming and supporting Ohio Valley NARI. 



Thursday, February 17, 2011 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Green Stock will host February's educational meeting at their facility at 3528 Columbia Parkway. 

Topics on how to improve your "Green Practices" will include:


           Creating a more energy efficient home through air sealing   and  insulation:
o    Energy audit presented by Tiburon/Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance

         Renewable Energy options:
o    Geothermal presented by EcoEnvironments

         o    Solar presented by Icon

         Water Efficiency

     o    Green roofs presented by Green Streets

          o    Landscaping options presented by Tepe Environmental

         Building products presented by Greener Stock

         Financing options: tax credits, grants, loans, etc.presented by Greener Stock

The meeting will be held at Greener Stock located at 3528 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH  45226. Cost to attend is nominal at $10.00 per person or $20.00 entire crew.  Please visit www.naricincinnati.org or call 800-498-6274 to RSVP now!


Thursday, March 24, 2011 

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Marsh Building Products and Marsh Window & Door Classics invite Ohio Valley NARI members, their guests and prospective members to join us at their Loveland location for an evening of education, food & drink as well as door prizes.


With a focus on their fiberglass-pultrusion Ultrex, the latest generation of composite building materials, Marsh will present information about their new Apex Ultrex siding and their Integrity All-Ultrex windows and doors.  Apex siding, the only fiberglass-pultrusion siding in the industry, is lightweight and eliminates issues of water absorption and thermal expansion associated with other composite siding and trim products.


Also included will be information and discussions regarding performance, installation, finishing and maintenance of these products, including a hands-on demonstration of an Apex siding installation.


Let's learn together about the application and performance of the latest generation of building materials NARI members will use to lead our industry in the future.


Join us and your friends for complimentary food, drink and door prizes Thursday, March 24, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Marsh Building Products, 10078 East Kemper Road, Loveland, Ohio.  Cost to attend is nominal at $10.00 per person or $20.00 entire crew.  Please visit www.naricincinnati.org or call 800-498-6274 to RSVP now!



Thursday April, 14, 2011 (exact times TBD

Topic: Lean Building & Software

Location: Innerwood & Company, 21 Whitney Dr. Milford, Ohio 45150


Employment Opportunity

A career opportunity is available for a Designer at one of our NARI member's showrooms. If you know of anyone who might have the essential skills to accommodate this position, a referral would be greatly appreciated. Please click here for details or call Lori Ring, Hamilton Parker at (513) 276-4840.


Washington Report-1

Changes abound on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue last week as a new Congress was sworn in and the White House experienced a staff shake-up.  Transition of power was the main story in the U.S. House of Representatives as former Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, passed the gavel to John Boehner (R-OH) for his start as Speaker of the House. The Senate was more low-key as Senators were sworn in to start the 112th Congress and then left town for two weeks before gearing up on legislative matters.

Please click here for entire article.


Washington Report-2

The shock of Jared Loughner's shooting spree in Tucson had an immediate impact on Congress and on all of Washington.  The tragedy that hospitalized Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and killed six, including a federal district judge and a 9-year-old girl prompted political debate over security and whether the shooting was a consequence of overheated partisan rhetoric or a fatal act by a mentally sick man prone to violence.  The Senate was already in recess, but the House had planned on a health care repeal vote. Instead, the House postponed all activity except for passing a resolution condemning the shooting.

Please click here for entire article.


Remodeling Design Influences Homeowner Satisfaction

Remodeling is more than upgrades-it reinvents spaces to fit lifestyles. Long gone are the days of homeowners putting in new finishes and appliances in their home and calling it a successful remodel. A new consumer poll from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) revealed 49 percent of homeowners consider outcome and design as the greatest determinant of project satisfaction.

"Today's homeowners are smarter and more strategic when it comes to remodeling their homes," says NARI National President-Elect Michael Hydeck, MCR, CKBR, of Hydeck Design Build, Inc. "They want their design to cater perfectly to their lifestyles and how they intend to use the space."

Please click here for entire article.


Cincinnati named No. 1 remodeling market in U.S.

Business Courier - by Tom Demeropolis 


Homes across the city should be seeing improvements, as Cincinnati has been tagged the No. 1 residential remodeling market in the country for 2011, according to Remodeling Magazine.
Using its Residential Remodeling Index, the magazine ranks the top 100 markets annually using variables such as household median income, household growth, median existing home prices, unemployment, existing home sales and total permits. In addition, the forecast looks at 66 demographic segments including level of affluence, age, urbanization and family status.
The index compares the current level of remodeling with 2007, the baseline year of highest registered activity both nationally and locally.
The index forecasts the Cincinnati regional remodeling market will be better by the third quarter of this year than it was at its peak, the first quarter of 2007.
With so much remodeling going on, the Home Builders Associations of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are anticipating much greater participation in their joint Tour of Remodeled Homes scheduled to take place this fall.
"We are extremely encouraged that the Cincinnati remodeling market is projected to be the top performing market in the country this year. With this important segment on the rebound we are optimistic that performance of the single and multifamily segment will also begin to gain momentum over this next year," Dan Dressman, executive director of the HBA of Greater Cincinnati, said in a news release.
Rounding out the top five markets expected to see people freshening up their kitchens and bathrooms include are Houston, Minneapolis, Dallas and Austin, Texas.
As for other Ohio cities, Columbus was ranked 10th, Dayton was ranked 51st and Cleveland was ranked 74th.


NARI letter to the EPA on Enforcement of Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule 


The Honorable Lisa Jackson
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC 20460

Re:  Enforcement of Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

Dear Administrator Jackson:

On behalf of the 7,000 companies that belong to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), I am writing to encourage the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to aggressively and fairly enforce the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule. 

NARI is a non-profit trade association based in Des Plaines, Illinois.  We have 58 Chapters in major metro areas nationwide and our membership is comprised of remodeling contractors, local suppliers, and national suppliers.  83 percent of NARI members have fewer than 20 employees.  NARI's core purpose is to advance and promote the remodeling industry's professionalism, product and vital public purpose.

Please click
here for entire letter.



January 21, 2011




Construction Workers


Ohio Valley NARI

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