NARI member Bruce Case, CLC, of Case Handyman and Remodeling Services LLC, accompanied Sullivan to a reception welcoming newly elected Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) to Washington. Ribble comes from a construction background, is president of his family’s roofing contracting business and served as president of the National Roofing Contractors Association in 2005. In fact, when asked whether he would be interested in meeting with a group of remodelers in Fox Valley, Wis., who were thrilled to have him in Congress, Ribble asked, “Are they NARI members?”
It is this kind of recognition-building among Congress that is important to the remodeling industry as a whole. As NARI works to raise the level of professionalism within the industry, it is important that various government agencies and Congressional staffers realize they have a place to turn for information-gathering purposes prior to making rules and regulations. NARI wants to be a trusted professional friend and competent source of information.