NARI's roots go back to 1935 when President Roosevelt's National Recovery Act established the beginnings of NERSICA (The North East Roofing, Siding and Insulation Contractors Association).
In 1956 President Eisenhower established Operation Home Improvement, a nationwide effort emphasizing the rehabilitation of existing housing rather than new construction. The National Home Improvement Council (N.H.I.C) emerged from this effort.
By the mid-1960s, NERSICA no longer reflected the membership of the growing industry and its name was changed to the National Remodelers Association (NRA).
In 1983, the National Remodelers Association and the National Home Improvement Council joined to establish the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).
Today, NARI has 58 chapters nationwide and has enjoyed a sizeable growth period during the past decade. In 2000, NARI moved its national headquarters from Alexandria, Virginia, to Des Plaines, Illinois, and as the Voice of the Remodeling IndustryTM, continues to prosper.
NARI’s Core Purpose is to advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product and vital public purpose.
The start-up of the chapter took a lot of hard work and perseverance, but in June of 1995 DelChester NARI received its Charter from NARI National. Now 18 years later, DelChester NARI has grown to over 100 members and continues to grow and spread the word about NARI.
The name DelChester NARI was chosen, a combination of the names of the two counties that the chapter would serve - Delaware and Chester.
In the tradition of NARI educational excellence the chapter has graduated numerous classes of Certified Remodelers, Certified Lead Carpenters, Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodelers, Green Certified Professionals, Certified Associate members and mostly recently Master Certified Remodeler.
The monthly meetings are a continuing source of education and networking, always filled with new insights and ideas. Our chaper continues to be a chapter of great camaraderie. You will often hear people say that they feel welcomed and are encouraged to come back. Our suppliers continue to be great support and without them the chapter would not be thriving.
With so much to offer the remodeling professionals of Delaware and