Finding a Professional NARI Remodeling Firm


Where should you turn when you’re looking to find a trusted, professional remodeling company to work on your home?  You could ask Siri or Google and be given a list of companies based on how well their company website is search engine optimized, but does that qualify them as a professional remodeler with integrity? Or, you could pay to participate in a list service that states they can help you find home service companies like a duct cleaning company, an exterminator, or window washer.

What if there was an organization that specialized in the remodeling industry, helping homeowners find professional and trustworthy remodeling companies in their area? And, what if gaining access to a list of those professional companies was absolutely free?


The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is a nonprofit trade association representing the largest network of professional remodelers in the United States. With over 6,000 members nationwide and 51 local chapters, NARI brings together people who work in and with the remodeling industry. They are the only national association and industry spokes-group dedicated solely to the remodeling industry.

Your local NARI of Minnesota (NARI MN) chapter is the second-largest and one of the most progressive chapters in the United States. They offer their members the advantage of affiliation with a proven remodeling authority, and provide homeowners the convenience of knowing where to begin their search for an appropriate remodeling partner. Consumers recognize NARI members as industry leaders in their commitment to professionalism, quality and ethics. Homeowners who see the NARI logo on a member’s literature, business cards, vehicles, or ads can identify that member as a professional, proactive, and service-oriented company worthy of their business.


Not all remodelers are created equal; NARI remodelers are experienced, trusted, qualified, ethical, and dependable business owners who will get your project done right; obtaining the proper permits, carrying the proper insurances, following the local codes and designing innovative solutions to renovate your home. NARI members belong to a strong network of experienced, well-trained remodeling professionals who observe high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility in the conduct of their business.

When you work with a NARI Professional, you are working with a full-time, dedicated remodeling professional who voluntarily adheres to NARI’s strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. NARI members carry all licensing and insurances required by the state, they hold themselves to the highest industry standards in terms of ethics and business operations, knowledge, reputation, and quality of production, have access to the latest information in the industry through publications, educational programs, educational seminars and conferences, and are committed to enhancing the professionalism of the remodeling industry and serving as an ally to the homeowner.

In addition, NARI members seeking certification must undergo a rigorous training and examination process before they earn the right to display the NARI certification seal. This means consumers can count on quality work and professional service from a NARI certified professional.

The NARI Contractor of the Year Awards (COTY Awards) was established in 1997 to foster a sense of pride and accomplishment among members and to increase public awareness of industry professionals. COTY Awards are granted to remodeling contractors based on how their submitted project enhanced the existing structure functionally and aesthetically, used superior craftsmanship and innovative materials or construction methods, overcame difficult obstacles, and delivered a project that met the client’s expressed objectives. The COTY Awards showcase the best projects from the area’s top talent in the remodeling industry. From one person shops to the largest remodeling firms, consumers can look for award winning NARI companies that have been recognized by their industry as the best in what they do.

The Minnesota chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is dedicated to finding professional remodeling companies and connecting those companies with homeowners who are looking for a quality remodeling experience.

The NARI MN Mission – “To be the primary remodeling resource for professionals and consumers, by elevating the professionalism of the remodeling industry through expanding knowledge, building relationships and recognition of industry excellence.”

Published in the Southwest Journal Home Guide March 24, 2016

By Ed Roskowinski By Ed

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