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You are invited to an exciting evening celebrating sustainability with a Fabulous Friday Frolic at ReUse-apalooza!

Date: This Friday April 8th
When: 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 
Where: Building Value, 4040 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati.

Tickets: $15 in advance by close of business today; $20 at the door (click
here to purchase tickets)

You may recycle your newspapers, you may print on both sides of the paper, you may not print at all. However you contribute to a sustainable community, we want you to join us at ReUse-apalooza!

This second annual event celebrates Cincinnati, community, camaraderie and environmental consciousness with an evening of eclectic entertainment, music and fun; bringing Building Value's mission to life.

As a subsidiary enterprise of Easter Seals Work Resource Center, Building Value provides paid job experience to people with disadvantages and disabilities while keeping thousands of tons of material out of the landfill each year.

So, get a jump on your Earth Day events with this fantastic evening - not to be missed! All proceeds benefit Building Value and Easter Seals WRC.


Thursday, April 14, 2011 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Topic: Lean Building & Software

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


Click here for more information.


Thursday, April 21, 2011 - Cincinnati, Ohio at Xavier University's Cintas Center

Pella Windows of Cincinnati and Pella Corporation are joining forces in this powerful event to bring education, networking and entertainment to builders, architects, and remodeling contractors at the Pro Expo by Pella. Contact Fred Cernetisch at fredc@pellaoki.com or (513) 322-7223 or Brett Howard at bretth@pellaoki.com or (513) 948-8480 for more information.                  


Thursday, May 19, 2011 (times TBD)

Topic: Cabinetry
Location: Nisbet Brower, 10801 Reading Road, Evendale (45241)


Golf Outing: August 18,2011

Well the weather is finally breaking and it time to get the golf clubs out and polished. Ohio Valley NARI is preparing for our annual golf outing at the beautiful Glenview Golf Course, 10965 Springfield Pike in Cincinnati. This year's outing is brought to you by KBR Manufacturing. Since 1978 Kitchens by Rutenschroer has supplied quality fabrication and installation for kitchen dealers, builders, remodelers and commercial and residential developers in the Cincinnati Tri-State area. Since the beginning KBR's philosophy has been simple, "Quality and Service is the Difference."


Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at
11:00 a.m. sharp on Thursday, August 18th. There are plenty of sponsorship and golfer opportunities still available. Please click
here for sponsorship opportunities and click here to register as a golfer. More information can be found by visiting www.naricincinnati.org.


How to Create and Use Pre-Construction Meeting Checklists

By Jon Minnick 

Every project has the same series of questions that must be addressed prior to starting work. For example, it is important to know where to place a trash container or what dust-control measures will be used during the work. Making assumptions about the answers can foul up a project and make a homeowner unhappy with the remodeling process. Using preconstruction meeting checklists can avoid these problems by getting the client involved

in the decision-making process.

Please click
here for entire article.


Our Chapter Needs Committee Members 

Ohio Valley NARI would like to reach out to our members for committee participation. One of the best ways to truly gain benefit out of association membership is to participate in the various aspects of planning the many responsibilities we carry for our members.


For committee descriptions please click here. Make a difference and join a committee today!


Ten Practical, Old-School Steps to Going Green

By John Wagner


Your clients traditionally look to you for expert advice about building materials and design alternatives. Now they want that expertise for all things green, too. A client who says he or she wants a green kitchen may not have the foggiest notion of what that means in relation to product/material choices and design decisions. This can be a daunting task for you as you stroll store aisles or browse building-product directories.

Please click
here for entire article.


5 Energy Monitoring Devices to Help Your Homeowners Save Money

Energy-efficient and high-performance building have dominated the construction industry for the last few years, but one piece of the equation rarely mentioned is perhaps the most important: human behavior.

For example, if home buyers select the most energy-efficient HVAC system, choose compact fluorescent lighting, and buy the highest-rated water heater, they still will need to use these products correctly in order to gain the maximum benefit. Unfortunately, many consumers are not mindful of the fact that how and when they use the products affects the desired results.

Please click
here for entire article.



April 6, 2011




Construction Workers


Ohio Valley NARI

800.498.NARI (6274) | Fax: 937.222.5794 | info@naricincinnati.org