NARI Welcomes New Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler – Michael Emmert

NARI Welcomes New Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler – Michael Emmert

Glen Head, New York –  NARI NYC/Long Island Chapter is pleased to announce that Michael Emmert has recently achieved the prestigious Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler status.

A Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR) designation proves the remodeling contractor’s superior knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in remodeling.

NARI’s CKBR program measures skill and expertise valued not only by other professional remodelers, but by consumers as well. Highly respected by those who have achieved the designation, the CKBR program identifies professional remodelers who have undergone comprehensive review and testing in areas of business management, ethical conduct, and technical skills. In addition, they must also adhere to NARI’s strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. The NARI certification program assess the knowledge and skills of the remodeler in over 20 remodeling task areas including business methods and practices, building codes and construction law, Kitchen and Bath planning, and building site layout, and all trades skills required in remodeling your home. Attaining this certification requires the candidate to have been working full time in the remodeling field for at least 5 years and passing a comprehensive assessment exam. Preparation for this exam takes up to 16 weeks of intensive study and self-examination. In addition, Certified Remodelers are bound to abide by the NARI Code of Ethics and the NARI Standards of Practice.

“Being able to install a kitchen or bathroom is easy, understanding design and flow is something that adds to the finish product. What good is a kitchen or bathroom reno if it doesn’t solve existing problems? The CKBR give me an insight that most do not have. Education is the key.” (Michael Emmert)

To prepare for the Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler certification, remodelers are asked to complete a qualification form, which outlines the background of their experience and education in remodeling and are given a study guide. NARI also offers study groups to prepare them for the written examination, which tests for knowledge in Computer Aided Design (CAD), materials selection, layout standards, installations processes, and trade guidelines. It enriches the professional’s understanding and maximizes performance during any remodeling project.

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About Golden-Eye Construction: Golden-Eye Construction has become a leader in its marketplace. The company now has more certified employees than any other company on Long Island. Michael Emmert also is a Certified Remodeler CR, Universal design professional UDCP, as well as Kitchen and bath Certified remodeler CKBR

About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the premier association of remodeling professionals and industry experts dedicated to advancing the professionalism of the remodeling industry and educating the public on the benefits of using a qualified professional. NARI has 6,000 member contractors, suppliers and service providers and 47 chapters across the U.S. NARI members adhere to a Code of Ethics and together as an industry promote “Remodeling Done Right™. Learn more about NARI and how to find a qualified prof

Remodeler Earns Certification in Universal Design/Remodeling – Robert Aquilina

Remodeler Earns Certification in Universal Design/Remodeling – Robert Aquilina

Glen Head, New York – Robert Aquilina from Golden-Eye Construction in New York recently earned the designation of Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, (NARI).

A Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) designation proves the remodeling contractor’s superior knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in principles attractive not only to those who wish to age-in-place but also families with special needs and families that are forward thinking. A UDCP proves thorough knowledge in the seven principles of Universal Design, how to interview clients with an understanding and consideration of their special needs, and finally the how-to of building these projects.

“I love to be educated on anything that can help me to become a better contractor. The schooling and certification we do with NARI really do separate us from the pack.” (Robert Aquilina)

NARI’s UDCP program measures skill and expertise valued not only by other professional remodelers, but by consumers as well. Highly respected by those who have achieved the designation, the UDCP program identifies professional remodelers who have undergone comprehensive review and testing in areas of universal design/remodeling. In addition, they must also adhere to NARI’s strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

NARI is a professional association whose members voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics. Consumers may wish to search www.RemodelToday.com to find a qualified professional who is a member of NARI.

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About Golden-Eye Construction: Golden-Eye Construction has become a leader in its marketplace. The company now has more certified employees then any other company on long Island. “I love the fact that we pride our selves on education and that we have a company that is built on relationships” (Robert Aquilina). Robert also holds a Certified Lead Carpenter CLC and hopes to achieve several other certifications in the near future!

About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the premier association of remodeling professionals and industry experts dedicated to advancing the professionalism of the remodeling industry and educating the public on the benefits of using a qualified professional. NARI has 6,000 member contractors, suppliers and service providers and 47 chapters across the U.S. NARI members adhere to a Code of Ethics and together as an industry promote “Remodeling Done Right™. Learn more about NARI and how to find a qualified professional remodeler at NARI.org.

Remodeler Earns Certification in Universal Design/Remodeling – Michel Emmert

Remodeler Earns Certification in Universal Design/Remodeling – Michel Emmert

Glen Head, New York – Michael Emmert from Golden-Eye Construction in New York recently earned the designation of Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, (NARI).

A Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) designation proves the remodeling contractor’s superior knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in principles attractive not only to those who wish to age-in-place but also families with special needs and families that are forward thinking. A UDCP proves knowledge in the seven principles of Universal Design, how to interview clients with an understanding and consideration of their special needs, and finally the how-to of building these projects.

“As a third-generation master carpenter, it became very apparent that when I started to grow my business, that I would make continuing education a top priority. I love the fact that our employees feel the same way and understand we’re only as good as the information we learn. NARI gives us the ability to continue our growth. I would recommend, to anyone that wants to better themselves, to take the time to go to class and earn certifications. It will not only benefit you, but it will benefit your clients.” (Michael Emmert)

NARI’s UDCP program measures skill and expertise valued not only by other professional remodelers, but by consumers as well. Highly respected by those who have achieved the designation, the UDCP program identifies professional remodelers who have undergone comprehensive review and testing in areas of universal design/remodeling. In addition, they must also adhere to NARI’s strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

NARI is a professional association whose members voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics. Consumers may wish to search www.RemodelToday.com to find a qualified professional who is a member of NARI.

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About Golden-Eye Construction: Golden-Eye Construction has become a leader in its marketplace. The company now has more certified employees then any other company on long Island. Michael Emmert also is a certified Remodeler CR, Kitchen and bath Certified remodeler CKBR as well as Universal design professional UDCP.

About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the premier association of remodeling professionals and industry experts dedicated to advancing the professionalism of the remodeling industry and educating the public on the benefits of using a qualified professional. NARI has 6,000 member contractors, suppliers and service providers and 47 chapters across the U.S. NARI members adhere to a Code of Ethics and together as an industry promote “Remodeling Done Right™. Learn more about NARI and how to find a qualified professional remodeler at NARI.org.

NARI Welcomes New Certified Remodeler – Michael Emmert

NARI Welcomes New Certified Remodeler – Michael Emmert

Glen Head, New York –  NARI NYC/Long Island Chapter is pleased to announce that Michael Emmert has recently achieved the prestigious Certified Remodeler status.

A Certified Remodeler (CR) designation proves the remodeling contractor’s superior knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in remodeling.

NARI’s CR program measures skill and expertise valued not only by other professional remodelers, but by consumers as well. Highly respected by those who have achieved the designation, the CR program identifies professional remodelers who have undergone comprehensive review and testing in areas of business management, ethical conduct, and technical skills. In addition, they must also adhere to NARI’s strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. The NARI certification program assess the knowledge and skills of the remodeler in over 20 remodeling task areas including business methods and practices, building codes and construction law, planning and building site layout, and all trades skills required in remodeling your home. Attaining this certification requires the candidate to have been working full time in the remodeling field for at least 5 years and passing a comprehensive assessment exam. Preparation for this exam takes up to 16 weeks of intensive study and self-examination. In addition, Certified Remodelers are bound to abide by the NARI Code of Ethics and the NARI Standards of Practice.

“This accomplishment marks another feather in my cap to becoming Long Islands premier contracting company” (Michael Emmert)
To prepare for the Certified Remodeler certification, remodelers are asked to complete a qualification form, which outlines the background of their experience and education in remodeling and are given a study guide. NARI also offers study groups to prepare them for the written examination. It enriches the professional’s understanding and maximizes performance during any remodeling project.

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About Golden-Eye Construction: Golden-Eye Construction has become a leader in its marketplace. The company now has more certified employees than any other company on Long Island. Michael Emmert also is a Kitchen and bath Certified remodeler CKBR, Universal Design Professional UDCP, as well as Certified Remodeler CR.

About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the premier association of remodeling professionals and industry experts dedicated to advancing the professionalism of the remodeling industry and educating the public on the benefits of using a qualified professional. NARI has 6,000 member contractors, suppliers and service providers and 47 chapters across the U.S. NARI members adhere to a Code of Ethics and together as an industry promote “Remodeling Done Right™. Learn more about NARI and how to find a qualified professional remodeler at NARI.org.

Tailgate Talk with Michel Emmert

Tailgate Talk with Michel Emmert

How did you get started in your remodeling career?

I started at age 13 on jobsites with my father. He had retired early from owning retail stores and started a remodeling business with a truck and circular saw. I’m a 3rd generation master carpenter and shipwright. The skills | have learned in wooden boat building have provided me with an in-depth knowledge of carpentry. | also used to build models, which really gives you an eye for the details, and that’s especially useful in this industry.

Do you have any formal training?

Not really. I started my first business, a painting company, at age 17 and then branched off into construction. It’s basically been ‘earn as you learn,’ although I have continually sought out classes on ‘best practice’ business skills. Building things was easy, learning how to runa company and understanding that I’m a business owner, not a carpenter any- more, was a huge milestone.

What are the top 3 skills every remodeler should have?

  • Sales
  • Estimating
  • An eye for detail. As the saying goes, ‘the devil is in the details.

What is your biggest success, or a defining moment in your career?

I brought Shawn McCadden in as a consultant and have seen great growth. He has validated some of our business practices and has suggested systems that have enabled us to be more profitable. It was the best money I ever spent! (Short of my wife’s engagement ring).

What is your biggest failure, and what did you learn from it?

Not having proper contracts and working with less than ideal customers. We now have contracts that protect our company and carefully select customers to work with that fit our business model.

Looking back, what advice would you give your future self about a career in remodeling?

My advice would be to take business and sales courses as soon as possible when you’re starting your own business. Understanding the difference from being a carpenter with a business and being a business owner that does carpentry or contracting. If you’re really great at being on the site working, then you better hire the right people to run your company; or if you’re like me, you may see running your company and having great employees that run projects more beneficial. As Shawn MaCadden says ” mentor your employees, don’t just teach them”.

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NARI Welcomes New Universal Design Certified Professional – Robert Aquilina

NARI Welcomes New Universal Design Certified Professional – Robert Aquilina

Glen Head New York from Golden-Eye Construction in New York is pleased to announce that Robert Aquilina has achieved the prestigious Certified Lead Carpenter status.

A Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC) designation proves the remodeling contractor’s superior knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in remodeling.

NARI’s CLC program measures skill and expertise valued not only by other professional remodelers, but by consumers as well. Highly respected by those who have achieved the designation, the CLC program identifies professional remodelers who have undergone comprehensive review and testing in areas of business, technical, communication, and quality assurance. In addition, they must also adhere to NARI’s strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. The NARI Certification program assesses the knowledge and skills of the remodeler in over 21 remodeling task areas including business basics, building codes and construction law, building site layout and all trade skills required in remodeling your home. Attaining this certification requires the candidate to have been working full time in the remodeling field for at least 5 years— two as a lead carpenter—and passing a comprehensive assessment exam. Preparation for this exam takes up to 16 weeks of intensive study and self-examination.

“I love working at Golden-Eye Construction, the company really treats everyone like family and is the reason why they give all their employees the opportunity to better themselves. After completing the 16-week study course, and numerous hours studying, I’m so proud of achieving my CLC. It is only going to better myself and the company.” (Robert Aquilina)

To prepare for the Certified Lead Carpenter certification, remodelers are asked to complete a qualification form, which outlines the background of their experience and education in remodeling and are given a study guide. NARI also offers study groups to prepare them for the written examination, which test for knowledge in business basics, building trades, job site safety, tools, building codes and construction law. It enriches the professional’s understanding and maximizes performance during any remodeling project.

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About Golden-Eye Construction: Golden-Eye Construction has become a leader in its marketplace. The company now has more certified employees then any other company on long Island. “I love the fact that we pride our selves on education and that we have a company that is built on relationships” (Robert Aquilina). Robert also holds a Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) and hopes to achieve several other certifications in the near future!

About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the premier association of remodeling professionals and industry experts dedicated to advancing the professionalism of the remodeling industry and educating the public on the benefits of using a qualified professional. NARI has 6,000 member contractors, suppliers and service providers and 47 chapters across the U.S. NARI members adhere to a Code of Ethics and together as an industry promote “Remodeling Done Right™. Learn more about NARI and how to find a qualified professional remodeler at NARI.org.

NARI Welcomes New Certified Lead Carpenter – Matthew Grefe

NARI Welcomes New Certified Lead Carpenter – Matthew Grefe

Glen Head New York on 1/4/18 from Golden-Eye Construction in New York is pleased to announce that Matthew Grefe has achieved the prestigious Certified Lead Carpenter status.

A Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC) designation proves the remodeling contractor’s superior knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in remodeling.

NARI’s CLC program measures skill and expertise valued not only by other professional remodelers, but by consumers as well. Highly respected by those who have achieved the designation, the CLC program identifies professional remodelers who have undergone comprehensive review and testing in areas of business, technical, communication, and quality assurance. In addition, they must also adhere to NARI’s strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. The NARI Certification program assesses the knowledge and skills of the remodeler in over 21 remodeling task areas including business basics, building codes and construction law, building site layout and all trade skills required in remodeling your home. Attaining this certification requires the candidate to have been working full time in the remodeling field for at least 5 years— two as a lead carpenter—and passing a comprehensive assessment exam. Preparation for this exam takes up to 16 weeks of intensive study and self-examination.

“This was not an easy certification to earn and I feel that’s what I’m so proud of. I have learned in life that the things you must work hard for usually have more value than the things that just come easy. I’m looking forward to working toward more certifications soon, as I know it only can help myself and our clients!” (Matthew Grefe)
To prepare for the Certified Lead Carpenter certification, remodelers are asked to complete a qualification form, which outlines the background of their experience and education in remodeling and are given a study guide. NARI also offers study groups to prepare them for the written examination, which test for knowledge in business basics, building trades, job site safety, tools, building codes and construction law. It enriches the professional’s understanding and maximizes performance during any remodeling project.

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About Golden-Eye Construction: Golden-Eye Construction has become a leader in its marketplace. The company now has more certified employees then any other company on long Island. “I love the fact that we pride our selves on education and that we have a company that is built on relationships” (Robert Aquilina). Robert also holds a Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) and hopes to achieve several other certifications in the near future!

About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the premier association of remodeling professionals and industry experts dedicated to advancing the professionalism of the remodeling industry and educating the public on the benefits of using a qualified professional. NARI has 6,000 member contractors, suppliers and service providers and 47 chapters across the U.S. NARI members adhere to a Code of Ethics and together as an industry promote “Remodeling Done Right™. Learn more about NARI and how to find a qualified professional remodeler at NARI.org.