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What is NARI?

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the “Voice of the Professional Remodeling IndustryTM and the nation’s only not- for-profit trade association dedicated exclusively to the professional remodeling industry. NARI Greater Cleveland is dedicated to being the best resource for knowledge and training in the remodeling industry for northern Ohio.  

Our organization exists for two reasons:

  1. To help professionalize members of the home improvement industry through Consumer Awareness, Educational Programs and Legislative Action
  2. Serve as an ally to northern Ohio homeowners by being the Reliable Remodeling Resource offering information and advocacy.

NARI History

NARI’s roots go back to 1935 when President Roosevelt’s National Recovery Act established the beginnings of NERSICA (The North East Roofing, Siding and Insulation Contractors Association).

In 1956 President Eisenhower established Operation Home Improvement, a nationwide effort emphasizing the rehabilitation of existing housing rather than new construction. The National Home Improvement Council (N.H.I.C) emerged from this effort.

NARI Greater Cleveland (NARI) was originally founded in 1962 as the Cleveland Home Improvement Council (CHIC), the very first council in the country.  Twenty-one years later, when the National Remodelers Association and the National Home Improvement Council joined to establish the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), CHIC became the NARI Greater Cleveland. 

Today, NARI has over 58 chapters nationwide and has enjoyed a sizeable growth period during the past decade. In 2000, NARI moved its national headquarters from Alexandria, Virginia, to Des Plaines, Illinois, and as the Voice of the Remodeling IndustryTM, continues to prosper.

Core Values

PROFESSIONAL:  Ethical and honest; committed to high standards

OPEN:  Diverse and respectful; inclusive of many views and dedicated to free expresion

PROGRESSIVE:  Informed and knowledgeable; resourceful and flexible

MEMBER-FOCUSED:  Focused on the importance of success, return on investment, and profit

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