Industry Certifications Earned by Golden Eye Construction
At Golden-Eye Construction President Michael Emmert believes that education is the key to the success of every business, as well as its employees. It is also a great way to differentiate our business in a marketplace and profession often lacking formal training and business acumen.
Therefore he and several of his employees have become a Certified Remodeler (CR), Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR) and or a Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP).
These certifications are offered and renewed annually through NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. NARI is a professional association whose members voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics.
Golden Eye Construction is very proud of the fact its employees collectively hold more certifications from NARI than any other company on Long Island.
“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, UDCP, CLC)
Below is a summary of each certification we have obtained and the potential value these certifications may have for you and your project:
Certified Remodeler (CR)
One of NARI most prestigious certifications that recognized as highly experienced remodeling professionals who provide a full range of remodeling services. CRs possess expertise in a broad range of business management and technical skill areas, identifying them as the most well-rounded remodeling experts, capable of managing all aspects of a remodeling project.
“There is nothing better than taking the time to educate you self in something you truly love to do. It not only helps us to be much better at what we do, it in turn helps our clients get the highest quality project. This accomplishment marks another feather in my cap to becoming Long Islands premier contracting company” (Michael Emmert, CR, CKBR, UDCP)
The CR Program addresses the fundamentals of managing a full range remodeling operation
- Sound business operations and procedures necessary for operational efficiency and increased profitability
- Key financial indicators a remodeler/business owner must manage
- Various marketing tools remodelers use to promote their services
- Navigating building codes and communicating with code officials
- Job site evaluation and identifying hidden defects and unknown conditions
- Green remodeling and building science
- Capabilities of the various trades required on the remodeling project and how to determine if the work is performed correctly
Preparation for this exam takes up to 16 weeks of intensive study and self-examination. In addition, NARI Certified Professionals are bound to abide by the NARI Code of Ethics and the NARI Standards of Practice.
Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR)
This certification 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. 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, NARI Certified Professionals 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 gives me an insight that most do not have. Education is the key.”
Michael Emmert (CR, UDCP, CKBR)
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.
A Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP)
This 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.
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.
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™.
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