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2016 Evening of Excellence


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.

June Remodelers Roundtable

Join us at Delta Granite (2011 Sable Lane, San Antonio TX 78217) from 11:00a – 1:00p on June 15th for the second NARI Remodelers Roundtable of 2016.

  • Lunch will be provided
  • FREE to each Remodeler who RSVP’s by 6/10/16
  • Participation will be limited to a total of 25 attendees so register early!
  • Limited to 2 decision making attendees per company

RSVP to by Friday, June 10th.

March Mixer

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

RSVP by March 14th to

Don’t forget! It’s March Membership Madness Month! Bring and sign up a new member and they receive $50.00 off the membership fee!

2016 Golf Tournament

Join fellow NARI members and Guests at the 2016 NARI Annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, April 14, 2016 Silverhorn Golf Club.

  • 12:00p.m. Check In & Lunch
  • 1:30 pm Shotgun Start

Silverhorn Golf Club is located at 1100 W Bitters Rd San Antonio 78216 (map).

Cost is $100 per player or $400 for a team of four. All payments are non-refundable.

If you would like to register as a participant, please contact San Antonio NARI Executive Director Martha Bizzell via email.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsoring the Golf Tournament helps NARI make it a success. Please consider signing up to sponsor. The sponsorship categories and prices for 2016 are:

  • Score Card Sponsor $500 (1 spot) SOLD
  • Golf Cart Sponsor $500 SOLD
  • Lunch Sponsor $500 (1 spot) SOLD
  • Hole Sponsor (with keg) $500 (4 spots: 2 Sold, 2 Available)
  • Beverage Cart $300 (2 spots: 1 Sold, 1 Available)
  • Closest to Hole $300 SOLD
  • Longest Drive $300 SOLD
  • Vendor Table Top $300
  • Hole Sponsor $250
  • Door Prizes Increments of $25

If you would like to sign up for one of the remaining sponsorship opportunities, please contact San Antonio NARI Executive Director Martha Bizzell via email.

May 2016 General Membership Meeting

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 The News: Our New Executive Director

National Member Task Force
San Antonio NARI Executive Director Martha Bizzell at the NARI National Member Task Force event in Chicago, November 2015


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.”

Read the full article at

CotY & BUZZ Winners

2015 CotY & BUZZ Winners

The winners of the 2015 San Antonio NARI Contractor of the Year and BUZZ Awards were announced at the Evening of Excellence on November 20th, 2015. Congratulations to all the winners!

Contractor of the Year Awards

BUZZ Awards