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Industry Organization Spotlight: Build It Green

Posted on December 01, 2015 by James Florence

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Build It Green is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the way homes are built and renovated in California by emphasizing aspects like conservation, sustainability, and health. In partnering with builders, contractors, architects and realtors, the organization’s stated mission is “to help professionals adopt Green practices and grow the market for efficient, healthy homes.” Read more

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Industry Organization Spotlight: PDCA

Posted on September 24, 2015 by James Florence

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Founded in 1884, Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) is a national trade association dedicated to promoting high standards of excellence in the painting and decorating industry. Today, with more than 2,000 members throughout North America, PDCA continues to benefit contractors and consumers alike by endorsing professional ethics and education.

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PDCA established its Industry Standards to protect contractors and consumers by defining proper procedures and workmanship expectations. The PDCA Industry Standards also serve as a time-saving resource for contractors when it comes to composing work bids and contracts. Read more

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Industry Organization Spotlight: I-CAR

Posted on June 30, 2015 by James Florence

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Formed in 1979, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) is an international nonprofit that’s dedicated to promoting high standards of quality among professionals from all segments of the collision repair industry. By pursuing its mission to “deliver increasingly accessible, on-demand and relevant education, knowledge, services, and solutions for the collision repair industry,” I-CAR’s vision is that all professionals will possess “the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe, quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.” Read more

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Industry Organization Spotlight: National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)

Posted on April 30, 2015 by James Florence

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The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only independent national association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. By providing helpful resources for remodeling professionals and consumers alike, NARI seeks to fulfill its stated core purpose: “To advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product, and vital public purpose.”

NARI’s roots go back to the Depression Era, when the Northeast Roofing, Siding and Insulation Contractors Association (NERSICA) was formed as part of President Roosevelt’s National Recovery Act. After changing its name to the National Remodelers Association (NRA) in the mid-60s, it merged with the National Home Improvement Council in 1983 to become NARI, which continues to flourish today with 58 chapters nationwide. Read more

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