About NARI of Idaho

About NARI of Idaho

President’s Welcome

Welcome to the Idaho Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). NARI, is the medium for business development, a platform for advocacy and the principal source for industry intelligence. NARI connects homeowners with its professional members and provides tips and tricks so that consumers have a positive remodeling experience with a professional, qualified remodeler.

NARI is an organization of high-quality remodeling professionals. Its members are committed to integrity, high standards, professional education, ethics and market recognition.

NARI was first created as an organization in 1982 when the National Remodelers Association and the National Home Improvement Council joined to establish the National Association of the Remodeling Industry NARI. Today, NARI has 52 chapters nationwide and has members in 49 states.

NARI’s Core Purpose is to advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product and vital public purpose.

Please feel free to navigate our website to learn more about our organization.

Peggy Behrens
Idaho Chapter President

NARI of Idaho


Bylaws Of National Association Of The Remodeling Industry Of idaho, An Idaho Not-For-Profit Corporation

Our Core Purpose

To advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product, and vital public purpose.

Our Core Values

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry is committed to being:

  • Professional: Ethical and honest; committed to high standards
  • Progressive: Informed and knowledgeable; resourceful and flexible

Our Goal

Treasure Valley consumers will insist on contracting with our members. We realize this goal through:

  • Recognition: NARI will be acknowledged as the only association representing the best interests of remodelers and their clients.
  • Reputation: NARI members will be recognized by remodeling consumers as leaders of the industry and the professionals of choice.
  • Quality: NARI members will consistently deliver high quality remodeling projects that ensure housing stock is safer, more comfortable and secure.
  • Advocacy: NARI will be the driving force for sustained success in the remodeling market, by promoting successful, properly licensed businesses.

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry is the nation’s only not-for-profit trade association dedicated exclusively to the professional remodeling industry.

NARI promotes ethical and sound business practices for the benefit of the industry and America’s homeowners. NARI of Idaho was established in 1991 and has grown to over 100 members. We encourage Treasure Valley consumers to use this website to find industry professionals using our “Find a NARI Professional” section or by searching our “Certified Remodeler” tab.


NARI is the national trade association committed to service to the professional remodeling industry. It is an association with a proud past and a promising future.

As the voice of the remodeling industry, NARI represents professional remodeling contractors, specialty contractors, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors, lending institutions, utilities, design firms, and publishers of information dedicated to remodeling.

The association as we know it today is the result of the merger of two industry groups, responding to two United States Presidents of different political parties in two different eras.


In the early 1930s, during the height of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt called on industries to form associations to promote and encourage economic recovery. The Northeast Roofing Siding Insulation Contractors Association (NERSICA) was formed in 1935 in response to this request.

Thirty years later, with chapters forming across the country, NERSICA changed its name to the National Remodeling Association.


In the 1950s, President Dwight Eisenhower encouraged Operation Home Improvement in his belief that it was more economically sensible to rehabilitate existing than to build new.

The National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) was organized in 1956 as an industry response to President Eisenhower’s encouragement of home improvement.


By the late 1970s, the two organizations were growing and expanding, and by this time, providing similar services to professional remodelers, so merger talks began.

These talks led to the merger agreement of 1982 that led to the formation of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the trade association of professional remodeling.


These talks led to the merger agreement of 1982 that led to the formation of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the trade association of professional remodeling.

About Our Members

Members of NARI are full service contractors, design-build firms, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, subcontractors, lenders and other related professionals who work in the remodeling field. NARI is committed to educating both trade professionals and remodeling-ready homeowners. NARI does this by reaching out to a diverse audience in a variety of formats including education, training, publications and programs.

For the last decade, NARI’s Certification Program has been providing the remodeling industry with a formalized standard of expertise, knowledge, and ethical conduct among professional remodelers. The NARI Certification Program offers a measure of skill and expertise valued by other remodeling professionals and consumers alike. Certification programs identify remodelers who have undergone a detailed review and testing in areas of business management, ethical conduct, and technical skills.

Become a Member

Eligibility for NARI membership requires that applicants be actively engaged in the remodeling industry for at least one full year prior to application; applicants must conduct their business in compliance with the NARI Code of Ethics. 

Submit Your Application

Board of Directors

Vice President

Mike Hill
CCH Design & Remodel

Public Relations

Matt Mundy
Strite design+remodel


Anthony Boyd
Boyd Remodeling & Construction


Sean Courtright
Clearwater Home Services

Workforce Development

Ashley Ishmael
The Fixture Gallery


Monte Stark
Big Wood Cabinets

Executive Director

Phone: 208-322-8191

Become a NARI Member

Learn more about NARI and the benefits of joining.

Find a NARI Professional

Find the remodeler or contractor for your next remodeling job.