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March Mixer

Join us from 5:30-7:00pm on Wednesday March 21st at Expressions Home Gallery (9901 Broadway, Suite 104) for our March Mixer. See live demonstrations & hands on use of what’s new in the appliance and plumbing products world!

Please RSVP to Martha Bizzell to attend this free event. Refreshments and light snacks provided by Expressions Home Gallery.

And don’t forget that March is San Antonio NARI’s New Member Month, featuring $50 off of new memberships!

January General Membership Meeting

Please join us for our first BREAKFAST General Membership Meeting of 2018 sponsored by HOME DEPOT!

This is a great meeting to invite and include all members of your organization, and come and meet new NARI members!

WHERE: Luby’s Restaurant (13400 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216)
WHEN: Tuesday, January 23rd
TIME: 7:00am – 8:30am
COST: $25 Register Online →

We have invited David Lupberger to return to San Antonio to present 5 Steps To Clear Communication. David was one of our guest speakers last year when he presented Managing the Emotional Homeowner. To learn more about David, please see his bio below.

5 Steps to Clear Communication

Clear communication isn’t by accident. It happens when project details are shared with everyone. Because of the diverse group of people involved with our projects, we need to make sure that the homeowner, trade contractor, and supplier are all “on the same page”. In this course, I review the 5 steps that will clarify expectations and responsibilities for everyone associated with a project. In this session, we will:

  • Learn strategies to help create order out of chaos and set clear expectations
  • Understand how your internal and external communication affects your bottom line and ultimate success
  • Hear tips to help you, your staff, your clients, and subs all communicate better

About David Lupberger

David Lupberger draws on more than two decades of experience in the residential remodeling field to work with remodelers in developing proven business systems. Through his work in the remodeling industry, he hopes to redefine the way the remodeling industry operates so that the trust between quality Remodelers, their customers, suppliers, and trade contractors can be leveraged and improved.

Lupberger has been involved with custom home building and remodeling for over 20 years. After moving to the Washington DC area in 1988, he practiced high-end residential remodeling and focused on delivering the highest quality service to his clients. Over 90 percent of his work came from repeat and referral business, demonstrating the trust he developed with clients.

Lupberger believes fervently that the best customer service only comes when a remodeler can deliver consistent results, which happens only with proven systems. He spent nearly 4 years writing the Remodelers Turnkey Program. This series of manuals is a basic how-to text on running a remodeling company. He recently authored the Home Asset Management Plan, a business system showing contractors how to implement a “client for life” program with their homeowner clients.

In 2004, Lupberger got to move back to Colorado, where he spent the first 30 years of his life. From his base in Colorado, he now consults with both Remodelers and industry manufacturers such as General Electric to maximize customer service relationships between all the industry partners. He travels extensively, speaking to thousands of remodelers across the country and is a regular on the seminar series at national trade shows. He also is a columnist for Professional Remodeler magazine.

2017 COTY/BUZZ AWARD WINNERS

The 2017 Evening of Excellence was held on November 17th, 2017. A grand time was had by all. And now, without further ado, we share the winners of this year’s Contractor of the Year and BUZZ Awards:

2017 CotY Award Winners

2017 BUZZ Award Winners

San Antonio NARI congratulates the 2017 winners! We can’t wait to see what all our members do in 2018!

2017 Golf Tournament Results

The 2017 NARI Annual Golf Tournament was held on Friday, September 29, 2017 Silverhorn Golf Club.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR A VERY SUCCESSFUL AND FUN EVENT!

Tournament Results

It’s not a tournament without winners, so without further ado we present…

2017 Individual Winners

  • PUTTING CONTEST WINNER – David Galindo
  • CLOSEST TO THE PIN – Matt Voges
  • LONGEST DRIVE – Corey Elmore

2017 Team Winners

  • 1st PLACE TEAM – TRIPLE CROSS PLUMBING (Chris Palumbo, Bobby Davis, Johnny Villanueva, Lee Ochoa)
  • 2nd PLACE TEAM – GUIDO MATERIALS (Matt Voges, John Murrell, Ty Chafin, Jeff Chafin)
  • 3rd PLACE TEAM – CROSS (Craig Scott, Don Heaney, David Galindo, James Eddy)

2017 BUZZ Awards Entry Information

It’s time to submit your entries for the 2017 BUZZ Awards!

Everything you need to prepare your entries can be found in the downloadable entry guide. But here are the highlights:

  • 2017 BUZZ Awards are for marketing, advertising, and design projects completed between December 1, 2015 and September 1, 2017
  • Deadline for submitting the Entry Request is Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 4:00pm
  • Each BUZZ award entry is $100
  • If you have any questions regarding the BUZZ award information, please contact Martha Bizzell at 210-826-7200 or martha@cross-tx.com

Deliver all completed entries by Monday, October 13, 2017 at 4:00pm, to:

CROSS
Attn: Martha Bizzell
11818 Warfield Street
San Antonio, TX 78216

Paying For BUZZ Award Entries

The fees for BUZZ Award entries can be paid using the PayPal interface below:

BUZZ Award Online Payment


Number of Entries




2017 CotY Awards Entry Information

The San Antonio Chapter is now going through the NARI HQ online platform for submitting the CotY Award entries!

The online system allows for an easier, digital, and more efficient way of entering for the awards. The beauty of this system is that you can begin working on submitting your projects now, save them, go back and add or edit them, and then submit them when you are ready!

Judging of the entries will be done by judges located throughout the United States, not just locally.

Please view the video linked below for additional information including how to submit your projects online, and allow you to enter the Regional and National CotY award levels.

  • The video giving you the step-by-step process for online submissions can be viewed here
  • The NARI San Antonio Chapter CotY Award submission website can be viewed here

Submissions for the 2017 San Antonio CotY entries will open on August 1st and closes on October 4th. All entries must be submitted by Wednesday, October 4, 2017. No late entries will be accepted.

Paying For CotY Award Entries

Each CotY submission has an entry fee of $125. These fees will be charged via the online site when you submit your entries from the cart.

August Membership Meeting

Join us from 11:30AM to 1:00PM on August 16th BIGZ Burger Joint (2303 N. Loop 1604 W., San Antonio, TX 78258) for our next general membership meeting. Gary Javore from Johnson, Christopher, Javore and Cochran Law Firm will be the presenter and will be talking about Construction Law.

Register Online →

About Gary W. Javore

Gary W. Javore was admitted to practice in the State of Texas in 1978. He joined the firm of Johnson and Christopher in 1981 and became a principal of that firm in 1983. The firm is currently known as Johnson, Christopher, Javore & Cochran, Inc. In 1993 he was elected to the Texas and San Antonio Bar Foundations. He has also been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in American Law. He has served on the Greater San Antonio Builders Association Board of Directors since 1993 and is the General Counsel for the Association. He was named Associate of the Year in 1994 and Associate Legend in 1996.

Gary has served as an author and lecturer on numerous occasions for the San Antonio Bar Association, Greater San Antonio Builders Association, the Guada-Coma Builders Association, the San Antonio Board of Realtors, the Southern Building Show and Conference, and the National Association of Home Builders, including frequently serving as an instructor for Construction Contracts and the Law for the Graduate Builders Institute. Gary is the principal author of the latest revision of the course.

Gary’s law practice consists primarily of representation of clients in construction and commercial transactions and litigation. He has worked with more than 150 residential builders across the state, helping with business formation, writing contracts (including sales agreements [for spec homes], construction contracts [for BOL’s and custom home construction], remodeling contracts, subcontractor/supplier agreements, and limited warranties, drafting deeds, and assisting builders with the resolution of disputes, both as an advocate and as a mediator/arbitrator. He sits on the American Arbitration Association panels for Consumer, Construction, and Commercial Law and also on the panel for Conflict Solutions of Texas. Gary has been selected for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” for mediation and arbitration since 2006 and was selected as the Mediation Lawyer of the Year for San Antonio in 2015 and as the Arbitration Lawyer of the Year for San Antonio for 2017.

Gary also works with developers, writing contracts for the development of land, restrictive covenants, and lot sales contracts.