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Have You Met Your Ohio Valley NARI Board?

Elected to the 2013 Ohio Valley NARI Board of Directors, to represent you and the interests of your Chapter:


OfficersChairman of the Board Andrew Glasgow CR, H. Glasgow Construction; Paul Bauscher GCP, President, Bauscher Construction and Remodeling, Inc.; Secretary/Treasurer, Matt Bliemeister, Cincinnati Floor & Window Coverings; Directors: John Ashton CR, BathsPlus,Inc.; Dan Hueber, The V Collective; Larry Kessler, Kessler Construction Services, LLC; Eric Hoyer, Hamilton Parker; and, Dillon Teske, Building Value.


What Did You Miss in March?

You should have attended a great meeting and terrific hospitality by our host Hamilton Parker on March 21st, with Chris Condeni, Technical Sales Representative with LATICRETE and Derick Cooper, of SunTouch Floors. Chris gave an informative and unique presentation about substrate preparation, grout and setting materials. While Derick spoke about the ease of installation as well as the many uses for the SunTouch Floors radiant heating product. So don't miss our next meeting - see the information below, and make your reservation now!


Mark Your Calendars!

April's Ohio Valley Member Meeting on Thursday, April 18th will be hosted by Dillon Teske and Building Value at the new home of Building Value, featuring the topic, "How to 'wow' your clients by thinking outside the box, incorporating unique salvaged architectural details to spark conversation and tie your projects together."  Please click here to register!


Mark Your Calendars, Part II!

SAVE THE DATE!  Nisbet Brower in Cincinnati will be our host for the May 16th Membership Meeting - click here to register or for more information click here.....CotY's in the Spring!


Our annual Evening of Excellence dinner, and CotY Awards Ceremony in December might seem a long way off, but it's never too early to begin planning your CotY Awards submission for 2014!  We will be conducting a seminar prior to the May 16thmeeting, from 5:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on "How To Build A Winning CotY Entry" with tips and tricks from former winners that put your project in the best light, and increases your chances of being named an Ohio Valley NARI Contractor of the Year winner.  This session will be conducted prior to our Membership meeting May 16th at Nisbet Brower, featuring previous Ohio Valley NARI CotY winners and a professional photographer, to share guidance for CotY Award submissions.  



Mapping Out New Solutions

Healthy Home Rating System (HHRS) Training, April 15-16, 2013

Ohio Lead and Healthy Homes Conference, April 17-18, 2013

Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215


The Healthy Home Rating System (HHRS) training is being held on April 15-16, 2013. This two-day, in-person course covers the fundamentals of the HHRS. The HHRS system was developed to assess housing related health and safety hazards. The rating of hazards assists in determining the most important hazards to address in a home. Through the training, participants will understand the inspection requirements of the HHRS; understand how to link deficiencies with health hazards; know how to determine likelihood and spread of harm scores; and know how to calculate a hazard score and determine the hazard band. The intended audience for the HHRS training is environmental health professionals; housing code inspectors; licensed home inspectors, health and housing advocates; property managers; affordable housing property managers; and others who go into homes for the purpose of improving the health and safety of the occupants. Registration is limited to 50 participants with priority being given to Ohio HUD grantees.


The 2013 Ohio Lead and Healthy Homes Conference will have sessions that cover a variety of topics, such as lead, radon, asbestos, asthma and bed bugs. The conference's target audience is public health professionals, housing professionals, medical professionals, people working in weatherization, home visitors, educators, researchers, advocates and community members involved with environmental health, healthy homes and community environments.


The fee for HUD's Healthy Home Rating System Training is $75. The registration fee for the conference is $50. If attending the training and conference, the combined registration fee is $100. Please fill out the attached registration form and mail it to the Ohio Department of Health (address is listed at the bottom of the registration form). If you are interested in being a conference exhibitor there is a separate registration form and the fee is $100 (includes conference registration for one person).


There are several options for parking at the hotel. Self-parking at the Chestnut Street Garage (located 1 block south of the hotel and is connected via a covered skywalk) is available at a rate of $13/overnight with in-out privileges. Hotel valet parking is also available at a rate of $24/overnight with in-out privileges.


(Information courtesy of Ohio Healthy Homes and Lead Poison Prevention Program)


Mark Your Calendars For Long Range Planning! 


The 2013 Ohio Valley NARI Golf Outing will be held Thursday, August 15th at Glenview Golf Course.  Dust off your clubs, re-calculate your handicap and make plans now to join us on August 15th! Registration from is here and Sponsorship information is here!


Cincinnati-Area Home Shows - Contact Your Key Customers In One Place At One Time

If you didn't attend the recent Home & Garden at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, you missed a great opportunity to be in front of the customers most likely to purchase your services and products.


So, don't miss the next opportunity to reach out to your present and future clients at the Kitchen, Bath & Remodeling Show October 4th through the 6th at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Contact Hart Productions at (513) 797 - 7900 for more information and booth pricing. 
We'll be there in October - will you?



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April 8, 2013




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Ohio Valley NARI

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