flexiblefullpage - default
interstitial1 - interstitial
Currently Reading

NARI Loses Two More Chapters

Advertisement
billboard -
News

NARI Loses Two More Chapters

NARI chapters Omaha and DelChester terminate chapter agreements and reform as Professional Remodeling Organization


By James F. McClister June 29, 2021
nari delchester and omaha split from nari national to become professional remodeling organizations

The Omaha and DelChester chapters of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry today confirmed that as of June 25, 2021 the two (with NARI NY’s announcement making it three) have decided to terminate their respective chapter agreements with the organization. Omaha NARI will become the Professional Remodeling Organization of Nebraska and Iowa, while DelChester will become the Professional Remodeling Organization of Delaware Valley.

“We had no opposition from membership, and our board has reached out to every one of our members on the issue,” says Tom O’Grady, a longtime DelChester member, leader, and current advisor to the board. “If anything, members were asking why we hadn’t done it sooner.”

The decision was met with similar support in Omaha, confirms Chapter Executive Director Sarah Jensen. “Our members voted with a 94% approval rate to terminate the relationship.”

In describing the minority opposition (i.e., two members), Jensen says that while one offered no comment beyond their vote, the other, while disagreeing with the decision, would still ultimately “elect to be a member of both.

RELATED: A Dispute at NARI: Timeline of Events

Insider Sheds Light on PRO Organization

As to why the chapters alongside NARI NY (now PRO NY) sent their notices of termination to NARI National on the same day, O’Grady says, “it was by no accident.”

It was a statement of resolve, he says. “The chapters that have broken off represent a big chunk of membership. We never wanted to leave NARI, but this is not the NARI it was or could’ve been.”

On the status and possible future makeup of the emerging Professional Remodeling Organization brand, O’Grady mirrored a statement from PRO NY’s president Patrick Bentivegna, in which he said that a national organization is not the goal of the group.

"In light of our struggles having productive dialogs with NARI, we don’t want this to be a top-down group,” O’Grady, who’s been central to DelChester’s (now Delaware Valley’s) transition from NARI chapter to PRO organization, says. “We’re not trying to compete with NARI or have a national structure. We are going to be locally focused but still collaborate on education for members and opportunities of that nature.”  

Five NARI chapters have now terminated their agreements since April 2021.

RELATED: A Dispute at NARI: The Simple Facts

 

Tags


written by

James F. McClister

James McClister is managing editor for Professional Remodeler.

Related Stories

What's in Store for Remodeling in 2023? Harvard Answers

What’s driving the slowdown? Are there bright spots? JCHS Remodeling Futures program director shares some insights

Heat Pumps Now Required in Washington New Construction

Washington is the second state to require heat pumps in an effort to electrify homes

Builders' Show to Co-Date with More Industry Events

The industry’s largest show now offers more chances to see new innovations

Pro Remodeler’s Young Professionals Event Coming to IBS

Registration is open for our young professionals event taking place in Vegas at IBS 2023

Nominations Open: Forty Under 40 Class of 2023

Nominate a young remodeling or home improvement star for the annual Forty Under 40 program

Harvard Expects Remodeling Spending Increases to Slow Through 2023

Harvard's prediction of a decreased year-over-year remodeling and repair spending maintains high growth, but slowed compared to past two years

Home Improvement Spending Expected to Drop

Inflation will continue to hinder growth across the home improvement market, but it’s not all bad news for contractors

Renovo Acquires Large Remodeler

The private equity-backed network widens its national footprint by adding the largest single-location remodeler in the U.S.

Cranemere Purchases Share of System Pavers

The private equity deal will afford the outdoor remodeler the resources to offer its services nationwide

Andersen to Develop Solar Power Generating Products

The leading manufacturer will develop solar power generating window and door products in partnership with Ubiquitous Energy

Advertisement
boombox1 -
Advertisement
native1 -

More in Category




Advertisement
native2 -
Advertisement
halfpage1 -