Can we consider NARI a thing? We’ll go with probably. So what is NARI and why is it important to us (KC Home Solutions) and ultimately the consumer?
NARI is the acronym for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Oh, and it’s pronounced like the name Mary but with an N. Our local chapter Executive Director would be proud of us for making certain that we included that little tidbit of information.
So what’s the big deal? Why be involved with NARI? For us, it was about putting ourselves in a position to give our customers and people searching for our services peace of mind. There are many contractors in the metro. There are a lot of people that can talk a big game and make promises, But NARI members are required and pledge to uphold a very specific code of ethics. Below is the NARI Code of Ethics.
“I pledge to observe high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility in the conduct of business:
By promoting in good faith only those products and services which are known to be functionally and economically sound, and which are known to be consistent with objective standards of health and safety;
By making all advertising and sales promotion factually accurate, avoiding those practices which tend to mislead or deceive the customer.
By writing all contracts and warranties such that they comply with federal, state and local laws.
By promptly acknowledging and taking appropriate action on all customer complaints.
By refraining from any act intended to restrain trade or suppress competition.
By attaining and retaining insurance required by federal, state and local authorities.
By attaining and retaining licensing and/or registration as required by federal, state and local authorities.
By taking appropriate action to preserve the health and safety of employees, trade contractors and clients.”
It’s important to know, as a consumer, that you are hiring a company or individual that is going to treat you, your family, and your home properly. Being a NARI member means that you’re on display. You have an organization making certain that you are doing everything to the best of your ability, both professionally and to some degree, personally. We take our membership very seriously, it’s important to us. We love being involved in various committees. We take pride in our personal certifications. We currently have achieved 2 certifications and are currently working on 2 more.
When you are searching for a contractor, ask them if they are a NARI member. We aren’t saying that you cannot get a quality job from a company that isn’t affiliated with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, but we can confidently say that if you hire a NARI member, you will!