About NARI of Idaho

About NARI of Idaho

NARI of Idaho

Bylaws

Bylaws Of National Association Of The Remodeling Industry Of idaho, An Idaho Not-For-Profit Corporation

Our Core Purpose

To advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product, and vital public purpose.

Our Core Values

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry is committed to being:

  • Professional: Ethical and honest; committed to high standards
  • Progressive: Informed and knowledgeable; resourceful and flexible

Our Goal

Treasure Valley consumers will insist on contracting with our members. We realize this goal through:

  • Recognition: NARI will be acknowledged as the only association representing the best interests of remodelers and their clients.
  • Reputation: NARI members will be recognized by remodeling consumers as leaders of the industry and the professionals of choice.
  • Quality: NARI members will consistently deliver high quality remodeling projects that ensure housing stock is safer, more comfortable and secure.
  • Advocacy: NARI will be the driving force for sustained success in the remodeling market, by promoting successful, properly licensed businesses.
President's Welcome

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry is the nation’s only not-for-profit trade association dedicated exclusively to the professional remodeling industry.

NARI promotes ethical and sound business practices for the benefit of the industry and America’s homeowners. NARI of Idaho was established in 1991 and has grown to over 100 members. We encourage Treasure Valley consumers to use this website to find industry professionals using our “Find a NARI Professional” section or by searching our “Certified Remodeler” tab.

History

NARI is the national trade association committed to service to the professional remodeling industry. It is an association with a proud past and a promising future.

As the voice of the remodeling industry, NARI represents professional remodeling contractors, specialty contractors, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors, lending institutions, utilities, design firms, and publishers of information dedicated to remodeling.

The association as we know it today is the result of the merger of two industry groups, responding to two United States Presidents of different political parties in two different eras.

1930s

In the early 1930s, during the height of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt called on industries to form associations to promote and encourage economic recovery. The Northeast Roofing Siding Insulation Contractors Association (NERSICA) was formed in 1935 in response to this request.

Thirty years later, with chapters forming across the country, NERSICA changed its name to the National Remodeling Association.

1950s

In the 1950s, President Dwight Eisenhower encouraged Operation Home Improvement in his belief that it was more economically sensible to rehabilitate existing than to build new.

The National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) was organized in 1956 as an industry response to President Eisenhower’s encouragement of home improvement.

1970s

By the late 1970s, the two organizations were growing and expanding, and by this time, providing similar services to professional remodelers, so merger talks began.

These talks led to the merger agreement of 1982 that led to the formation of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the trade association of professional remodeling.

1980s

These talks led to the merger agreement of 1982 that led to the formation of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the trade association of professional remodeling.

About Our Members

Members of NARI are full service contractors, design-build firms, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, subcontractors, lenders and other related professionals who work in the remodeling field. NARI is committed to educating both trade professionals and remodeling-ready homeowners. NARI does this by reaching out to a diverse audience in a variety of formats including education, training, publications and programs.

For the last decade, NARI’s Certification Program has been providing the remodeling industry with a formalized standard of expertise, knowledge, and ethical conduct among professional remodelers. The NARI Certification Program offers a measure of skill and expertise valued by other remodeling professionals and consumers alike. Certification programs identify remodelers who have undergone a detailed review and testing in areas of business management, ethical conduct, and technical skills.

Become a Member

Eligibility for NARI membership requires that applicants be actively engaged in the remodeling industry for at least one full year prior to application; applicants must conduct their business in compliance with the NARI Code of Ethics. 

Submit Your Application

Board of Directors

President

Troy Stone

Wood Windows, Inc.
200 East 50th Street
Garden City, ID 83714
Phone: 208-376-2200
troy@woodwindowsinc.com

Past President

Brian Ditto

Contempo Tile & Stone
11425 West Executive Drive
Boise, ID 83713
Phone: 208-323-9797
Fax: 208-672-1818
brian.ditto@contempotile.com

Secretary & Treasurer

Lyndell Kline

CHF Home Furnishings
104 South Orchard Street
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 208-343-7769
Fax: 208-343-4331
lyndellk@shopchf.com

Director

Peggy Behrens

View Point, Inc.
6715 West State Street
Boise, ID 83703
Phone: 208-854-1877
Fax: 208-854-1878
peggy@vpwindows.com

Director

Patricia Dunlop

Fine Kitchens & Baths
211 West Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-342-1823
Fax: 866-529-2970
pdunlop@finekitchens-baths.com

Director

Joe Levitch, CR

Levco Builders, LLC
2537 West State Street, Suite 140
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-947-7261
joe@levcobuilders.com

Executive Director

Teri Ottens

NARI of Idaho
P.O. Box 8224
Boise, ID 83707
Phone: 208-322-8191
Fax: 208-321-4819
tottens@amsidaho.com

Become a NARI Member

Learn more about NARI and the benefits of joining.

Find a NARI Professional

Find the remodeler or contractor for your next remodeling job.