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The History of the National Association of the the Remodeling Industry

NARI’s roots date back to 1935 when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s National Recovery Act established the beginnings of NERSICA (the North East Roofing, Siding and Insulation Contractors Association).  Moving forward to 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower established Operation Home Improvement, which was a nationwide effort emphasizing the rehabilitation of existing housing, rather than new construction. From this effort the National Home Improvement Council (N.H.I.C.) emerged. By the mid-1960s NERSICA no longer reflected the membership of the growing industry, and so changed its name to the National Remodelers Association (NRA).

In 1983, the National Remodelers Association and the National Home Improvement Council joined to establish the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Today, NARI has 58 chapters nationwide, and in 2000 moved its national headquarters from Alexandria, Virginia to Des Plaines, Illinois.

The state of Wisconsin is broken down into three chapters: Milwaukee, Madison and the Fox Valley. The Fox Valley Chapter received its Charter in March of 1993, and from this time forward has worked to serve the Fox Valley as the homeowner’s resource for finding quality contractors, design-build firms, suppliers and other related professionals.

NARI Fox Valley helps homeowners create their own success stories.