The San Antonio NARI 2016 Evening of Excellence awards dinner & ceremony was held on November 18th at The Spire (230 N Center Street, San Antonio, TX 78202). The Spire is an historic, lofty building created in 1884 as the St. Paul Episcopal Methodist Church. Located less than a block from Sunset Station, The Spire is an awe-inspiring event location.
For even more information on the Evening of Excellence, please see the calendar listing for this event.
Please join us on Thursday March 17th from 5-7pm for drinks and snacks as two National Associations – NARI and NKBA – join forces for an evening of networking and knowledge in the all new redesigned showroom at daltile (1119 Arion Parkway, Suite 100, San Antonio, Texas 78216).
CEU credits are available for attending the presentation Natural Stone: The Evolving Marketplace, Technology & Product Applications and tour of the daltile slab warehouse, starting at 6:00p
Join us on May 17th for our next General Membership Meeting of 2016!
The meeting will be held from 12:00PM to 1:30PM at the The Barn Door Restaurant, 8400 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209.
Our guest speaker will be Meagan McCoy Jones, Senior Vice President and COO of McCoy’s Building Supply.
About The Speaker
Meagan is a fourth-generation owner of McCoy’s Building Supply. Growing up in the business, receptionist, sales floor, cashier, advertising intern, inside sales, Assistant Store Manager, and Director of Field Support are all jobs she’s worked. Meagan is a member of the Board of Directors of McCoy Corporation, a partner in McCoy Remme Ranches, member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Builders, co-Chair of the Legislative committee of the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas, and passionately serves on the Board of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, an Austin-based ministry to the chronically homeless. She is married to Richard Jones, and they have a six-year-old son, Gideon, and a four-year-old daughter, Greta.
More information is available on the Event Listing for this meeting.
In August, Martha Bizzell, operations manager for CROSS, became the executive director of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) San Antonio Chapter.
When she joined CROSS, formerly Cross Construction, four years ago, she became familiar with NARI. Prior to taking on her new role in the San Antonio Chapter, she served on the board of directors for the past two years.
She currently serves on two national committees for NARI, the Workforce Development Task Force and the National Members Task Force, both dedicated to growing the association. Last year, she served on the National Entry Level Remodeler Certificate Committee.
“To say it is in my blood is an understatement,” says Bizzell. “Growing up in an early 1900s farmhouse in Ithaca, NY that my parents bought when I was 2 and ‘officially’ finished when I was 19, I watched first-hand the labor-intensive passion and craftsmanship that my parents put into our home, and what the true meaning of remodeling was.”
As a nonprofit trade association, NARI’s goal is to help consumers get the maximum value from a professional remodeler. NARI also offers education and training for professional remodelers.
“The members are really the elite in the industry; they’re the folks that are kind of charged with carrying the flag for the remodeling industry,” declares Bizzell. “Unfortunately, the industry itself doesn’t have such a great reputation because there are a lot of unethical operators out there that dupe homeowners. NARI members are the professionals that seek out extra education and certifications and they want to set themselves apart from the other competitors in the industry.
“Our goal for the San Antonio Chapter and the surrounding areas is to educate and familiarize homeowners with NARI, to work with the licensed and certified remodelers and suppliers and vendors who make up this association.”