I recently spoke with Patty Musser of NARI Silicon Valley. If you don’t know about NARI, Patty’s informative answers will show you why it’s such a valuable organization for remodelers and homeowners alike.
What is NARI?
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry is a non-profit trade association solely dedicated to the remodeling industry, with over 50 years of experience. NARI’s Core Purpose is “to advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product and vital public purpose”.
Why should homeowners choose a NARI member for their remodeling projects?
The NARI professional is dedicated to integrity, honesty and responsibility, pledging to uphold the association’s Code of Ethics and follow the NARI Standards of Practice. Members of NARI of Silicon Valley are pre-screened before joining and annually thereafter to verify that they are appropriately licensed and insured. NARI members have access to the latest information in the industry through publications, educational programs, seminars and conferences.
Let’s face it, contractors are right up there with used car salesmen in many people’s minds. Why is this a false perception and what is NARI doing to dispel this image?
While it’s true that some contractors conduct their business in dishonest or illegal ways, NARI contractors are different. NARI acts as an ally to homeowners by explaining the remodeling process and helping them find reputable remodelers. Both nationwide and here in Silicon Valley, NARI works to promote professional, ethical behavior among its members, providing education, certification, a Code of Ethics, and more. Our chapter is teaming up with legislative groups (like CALPASC) to enforce state licensing and insurance laws to reduce the numbers of unlicensed, uninsured, and unreliable contractors.
Tell me about your role with NARI:
I have been the Chapter Administrator for NARI of Silicon Valley for about 20 years. I am here to take care of our members and to be a resource to local consumers.
Valley Home Builders is a proud NARI member. Click on the logo to go to the NARI Silicon Valley website and learn more about the remodeling process and to find local NARI members.