One of the most important things to consider while hiring a remodeler is the relationship you have with the remodeler. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) recommends that you take the time to get to know some of the key people you will be working with during your project.
Here are some common questions homeowners have when thinking about remodelling.
- No person should be on the job site unless they have a specific task to perform and then only during standard working hours.
- Workers are to go directly to the work site in the home and no unnecessary wandering into areas of non-construction shall be tolerated.
- No smoking inside the house and only at designated outside smoking stations.
- No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs are tolerated and anyone who appears to be under the influence of these items will be removed immediately. There is a zero tolerance for this infraction.
- Profanity and vulgar language are not tolerated.
- With owner’s permission radios at a reasonable volume are allowed on the job. Should owners object to the volume or content, radio use shall be terminated.
- All workers shall be appropriately dressed at all times. When working inside shirts shall be worn at all times. As a matter of respect, it is also requested that workers put on shirts outside when in the presence of the owners or owners’ children and guests.
- All workers are made aware of the fact that they are in someone else’s home and shall be required to show proper respect for that fact.
- All workers shall be expected to show respect for other trades and their work.
- All workers are expected to clean up after themselves and remove any debris resulting from their work, providing for a safe and tidy job site for the owners.
Any person who violates any of these basic rules shall be subject to removal from the job. The majority of construction workers have been on my jobs for years and I have confidence and respect for their abilities and their character.
- Has met NARI prescribed standards of business practice
- Has a proven track record of successfully completing projects.
- Has completed relevant educational requirements.
- Pledges to uphold the CR Code of Ethics.
All CR’s must have owned or managed a remodeling business for at least five (5) years and must be approved by a board of governors before being eligible to take the exam. Only individual remodelers can earn the CR designation. CR does not apply to companies or their employees. In addition all CR’s must provide reference letters, proof of business insurance, and licensing information to the board before they are approved for certification. In order to maintain the certification, annual educational requirements are necessary. CGR (Certified Graduate Remodeler) is similar to CR except it is awarded by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers Council.