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Remodeling association adds central Pennsylvania chapter

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry opened a new chapter in central Pennsylvania to serve the greater Harrisburg area.

The chapter addresses a need for a professional association focused solely on the growing remodeling market in the central and south central areas of the state, according to the trade group.

The idea arose on a job site, according to chapter president Joseph Sullenberger, president of Mid Penn Awnings & Tinting based in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

“A group of us were working on a jobsite, and the subject of remodeling came up. Specifically, the lack of support and business networking opportunities for remodelers in our area,” Sullenberger said in a statement. “It was decided that all of us needed to start a chapter with a focus on the remodeler business needs, which is unique from builders.

“We are grateful to have the credibility of a national association behind our chapter and our businesses. We will be working hard to raise awareness of the NARI brand in our local market by actively promoting membership to business colleagues and teaching homeowners about NARI and the Code of Ethics.”

The chapter will initiate study groups for the various NARI certification programs, with a goal for all chapter members to hold at least one certification. The chapter will hold monthly meetings that address important topics such as lead safety and running a successful small business. Future plans include the development of a home show.

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