Throughout the month of October, the San Antonio NARI Chapter will be remodeling the bathroom of Tech Sgt. Dan Fye, who lost his left leg and suffered serve damage to his right leg while serving in Afghanistan. NARI is remodeling the entire bathroom, including the counters, cabinets, floors, lights and of course, the shower. The new bathroom will make it easier and less stressful for Fye to bathe.
WISH for OUR HEROES is a national 501(c)(3), dedicated to assisting the men and women of the United States active-duty military. WISH for OUR HEROES launched in November of 2009, in honor of 1SG Thomas G. Wells, who was a career Marine. The founders of WISH for OUR HEROES served on active-duty and while deployed, they recognized that a serious need existed within our military ranks. There were so many great charities in existence, but the majority of them focused on specific groups or categories: WIA, KIA, bankruptcy, divorce, etc. There were no charities that focused on not only helping military members falling into these extreme categories, but also helping the average, hard-working military member going through a difficult time. WISH for OUR HEROES saw the toll that war takes on families back home, and we needed something that could help families with small issues. Small issues can spiral into larger issues, and larger issues can spiral into things like divorce, suicide, and all of those problems our military members face as a result of daily military life.
In 2002, Congress and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry declared May as National Home Improvement Month to celebrate the traditions of home improvements that take place in the spring.
Each quarter NARI publishes a Business Pulse that measures the current health of the industry and outlook for the near term. It provides insight on specific business issues as well as lobbying efforts. Home improvement spending approached an estimated $315B in 2014, according to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.
Information about Remodelers
NARI consists of 51 chapters nationwide. A typical NARI remodeler is:
Experienced: Average years in business: 21.1
Educated: 22% of remodeler members have a certified individual on staff holding at least one NARI certification as a remodeler, kitchen and bath remodeler, green certified or universal design.
Dedicated: 100% are residential remodelers; 56% of sales come from remodeling existing rooms; 36% of remodelers also do commercial remodeling
Successful: Average project cost $51,500; 46% have gross sales of $1,000,000 and above; 2015 CotY entries totaled more than $85.5 million worth of remodeling projects
Award Winning: Many have won regional and national CotY Awards and other industry awards and recognition
Diversified in services: 82% work as the general contractor; 28% work as sub-contractor; 90% provide in-house design services; 46% have dedicated sales personnel.
This presentation details a six-step plan to help you achieve financial success — six steps that can take you from where you are now to where you want to be:
Protect what you have
Take control of your cash flow
Manage your taxes
Save for retirement
Leave a legacy
About The Presenter
James Groh, MBA, is a fully licensed financial advisor at Waddell & Reed, Inc. who serves his clients through investing, insurance, and comprehensive financial planning. Founded in 1937, Waddell & Reed is among the most enduring asset management and financial planning firms in the nation, providing proven investment and planning services to individuals and businesses.
In this session we’ll review different types of stone; the different definitions of stone available in the market; quarrying techniques, and stone finishes.
We also delve into the geologic and chemical composition of the different varieties of stones. Then we wind up by discussing in a Q and A session what stone are appropriate for which areas of a home and how to properly set a homeowners expectation.
Free workshop offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration San Antonio District Office. Find out how the SBA Guaranty Loan Programs can be an option to take care of your business needs such as, starting or expanding your business, working capital, buying land and building, equipment, inventory and more . Learn how you can benefit from free counseling, technical assistance, Federal contract opportunities and other SBA resources designed to help your business succeed.
Join us for the General Membership Meeting on August 19, 2015. The meeting runs from 11:30 till 1:00. Cost will be $30.00 per person.
Date: August 19, 2015 Where:Pappadeaux, 76 North East Loop 410, SA, 78216 Time: Check In Beginning At 11:00 A.M, Meeting Starts At 11:30 Presentation: Using Social Media and Houzz to Promote Your Business (or, How to Houzz Workshop)
About The Presentation
In the presentation we will talk about how to create a strong professional profile and how to use it’s features to communicate with clients and showcase work. It will be very interactive so I suggest bringing computers or tablets and any questions.