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Local Remodelers Certify Their Expertise

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June 29, 2017

NARI of Madison, Inc. is proud to announce the names of its most recent members to become certified by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).  Benjamin Nichols CR (Waunakee Remodeling, Inc.); Mike Dallman CRS (Dallman Plumbing, Inc.); Zachary Foy CRPM (Michael F. Simon Builders, Inc.); and Robert Weirough CR, UDCP (Project Home, Inc.).
 
These designations prove a remodeling contractor’s knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in their corresponding area of expertise.
 
NARI’s certification programs are designed to set high standards for the remodeling industry, with the goal of increasing the level of professionalism and driving customer satisfaction and profitability for the company. For homeowners, these standards also ensure that the remodeling professional you invite into your home will be capable of addressing your home improvement needs, having participated in an extensive education program, testing and review.
 
Certified Remodeler
Certified Remodeler Program Candidate: A Certified Remodeler (CR) is a professional remodeler who provides a full range of residential and commercial remodeling services. Candidates must prove they possess skill and knowledge in a broad range of business management and technical skill areas.
Requirements: Attaining this certification requires five years of continuous full-time experience in the remodeling industry and at least 16 hours of continuing education. Successful candidates must complete the application detailing background and experience, and pass a comprehensive assessment exam on pre-construction issues, technical knowledge and special skills such as people and job management.
 
Certified Remodeler Specialist
Certified Remodeler Specialist Program Candidate: A Certified Remodeler Specialist (CRS) is a professional remodeler who specializes in a specific type of work such as concrete and masonry, electrical, insulation, mechanical systems, plumbing systems and roofing and siding. The certification recognizes members who specialize in a trade and want to document their knowledge of the remodeling process.
Requirements: Attaining this certification requires five years of continuous full-time experience in the remodeling industry and at least 16 hours of continuing education. Successful candidates must complete the application detailing background and experience, and pass a comprehensive assessment exam on pre-construction issues, technical knowledge related to specialty areas and special skills such as people and job management.
 
Certified Remodeling Project Manager
Certified Remodeling Project Manager Program Candidate: The Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM) professionals are the field personnel who oversee every aspect of the project: customer satisfaction, personnel management, project schedule, administration, etc.
Requirements: Candidates must have a combination of two years continuous experience in the remodeling industry with three years as a remodeling project manager with at least 16 hours continuing education related to project management, as well as one of the following: four years continuous experience and three years as a project manager and four or more year degree in construction, project management or a construction-related field; three years continuous experience in remodeling and one year experience as remodeling project manager and Certified Associate in Project management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) credential. Successful candidates must complete the application detailing background and experience, and pass a comprehensive assessment exam on pre-construction issues, technical knowledge and special skills such as people and job management.
 
Universal Design Certified Professional
Universal Design Certified Professional Program Candidate: Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) professionals handle renovations that are appealing not only for “aging in place,” but for anybody who wishes to move about his or her home freely, without barrier and without giving their home that institutional look. Families who have members with special needs also benefit from a UDCP.
Requirements: Attaining this certification requires two years of continuous full-time experience in the remodeling industry and at least eight hours of continuing education in universal design remodeling/building related education. Successful candidates must complete the application detailing background and experience, and pass a comprehensive assessment exam on pre-construction issues, technical knowledge and special skills such as people and job management.
 
Certified individuals must complete continuing education requirements on an annual basis to retain their certifications by attending industry-related seminars, workshops and classes each year to keep their knowledge current. Certified professionals must also adhere to NARI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
 
 
Consumers may wish to search www.NARIMadison.org to find a qualified professional who is a member of NARI or call NARI of Madison at (608) 222-0670 and request a free copy of NARI’s brochure, “How to Select a Remodeling Professional.”