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.

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