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The Kansas City chapter of NARI has changed its name and is asserting a new direction for the organization. As of Feb. 1, 2024, the organization is now called the Remodeling Institute.

“We are thrilled to unveil our new identity as Remodeling Institute, which represents a significant milestone in our journey,” said Jason Wright, President of the Remodeling Institute “As we look to the future, this name change reflects our ongoing commitment to innovation, excellence, and meeting the evolving needs of our members and the remodeling industry.”

In press release the organization said the goal of the new name was to better reflect the group’s desire to expand within the industry and to “align its identity more closely with its core values and strategic direction.”

“The new name, Remodeling Institute, encapsulates the non-profit trade association’s forward-thinking approach and underscores its dedication to leading the advancement and promotion of professionalism in the remodeling industry,” the release continued.

‘Elevating the Remodeling Industry

The institute’s mission remains steadfast: to offer individuals engaged in personal or professional remodeling the highest standards of craftsmanship and ethics. With a vision to become the unified voice of the remodeling industry, the institute aims to foster a community of ethical professionals dedicated to upholding values that resonate with both their peers and the broader public.

Five Pillars of Success

Aligned with its strategic direction, the institute has identified five pillars of success that will guide its initiatives:

  1. Membership: Increasing member value to expand and diversify membership.
  2. Education: Providing high-quality professional development activities to enhance competency in the remodeling industry or exploring an investment in their home.
  3. Workforce Development: Driving collaboration, diversity, and inclusion to create career pathways for the future remodeling workforce.
  4. Codes & Standards: Influencing the development, promotion, and understanding of industry codes and standards.
  5. Resources: Serving as the primary resource for industry data, technical knowledge, and regulatory guidance.

The new organization said that it would keep all of its previously scheduled activities.

“All scheduled 2024 education and networking programming, including Field Trainings, Luncheons, Remodeler Roundtable, Designer Forum, Project Manager Talk, Parking Lot discussions, Women in Remodeling events, Future Leaders of Remodeling gatherings, After 5 socials, Golf Tournament, Remodel of the Year program, Remodel KC guide, the Winter Conference, and Future Funds programming, will continue without interruption,” the organization’s press release added.

All committee work will continue as scheduled, including membership and education committees, workforce development council, and the Past President Council.

Those interested in more information about the Remodeling Institute can visit The organization is hosting a town hall Tuesday, February 6 starting at 8:30 a.m. Central. Those interested in attending can register here

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