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2016 Member of the Year

Posted by Amy Cafazzo, Studio A Marketing on 5 August 2016 | 2 Comments

EM NARI held its annual Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards in April. The event honors outstanding achievement among the "cream of the crop" of the remodeling industry.

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Remodeling surges in 2016

Posted by Michael J. Berens on 27 July 2016 | 0 Comments

Remodeling activity is at its highest level since before the housing bubble burst. With mortgage rates and home prices increasing, homeowners are choosing to fix up their current home rather...

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Youth Construction Career Day

Posted by on 17 July 2016 | 0 Comments

Industry wide, 2.3 million construction jobs were lost during the recession.  Although most companies now signal a return to normal, there is a lurking crisis unfolding.  When companies were forced...

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DIY Stain Removal

Posted by Melissa Bunis, Boston Stone Restoration on 7 July 2016 | 0 Comments

Telling the difference between a stain and an etch mark on marble is quite simple.

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President's Message June 2016

Posted by on 15 June 2016 | 1 Comments

One of the many things I love about NARI is the unguarded openness our members have for each other.  I have received some of the best advice for my business...

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An Interview with CotY Winners - Platt Builders

Posted by on 7 June 2016 | 1 Comments

Sitting with Halsey and Julie Platt, you are surrounded by images that show their award winning work.  Platt Builders took home two EM NARI CotY Awards this year and two...

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Membership Meeting - Changes to the Building Code

Posted by Melissa Bunis, Boston Stone Restoration, EM NARI PR Committee Member on 3 June 2016 | 0 Comments

Our June Membership Meeting at EM NARI featured a number of great updates about chapter happenings, and an informative presentation on pending changes to the building code by Rob Anderson...

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An Interview with CotY Winners - Mitchell Construction Group

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 0 Comments

In his youth, Tom Mitchell spent his summers working with his dad.  Early on, he did mostly basement and deck work.  By 1987, he was building his first house.

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Room To Dream - Janice's Project 2016

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 0 Comments

Ever been sick enough that you had to stay home for the day? It’s boring. Lonely. And frustrating. Now imagine what it’s like to cope with a long-term illness.

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Mold Detection and Treatment

Posted by Ron Peik, President of Alpine Environmental, Inc. on 20 May 2016 | 0 Comments

A mold problem, especially one that’s discovered during a remodeling job, can be a huge headache. Project delays and runaway costs are a possibility if it’s not handled right.

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