Dan Taddei

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Building a Future: Effects of the Home Star Bill on Remodeling

Will passage of the Home Star Energy Retrofit bill put remodelers back to work or out of work? More

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A Gradual Return to Hands-on Education?

Remodelers have long lamented the gutting of skilled-trade education in the U.S. Economic realities may bring it back. More

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Remodeling Stimulus

How the stimulus package's tax incentives for homeowners will benefit the remodeling industry. More

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ISO: Skilled Labor

What if you could find a steady source for skilled labor and give back to your... More

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Remodelers Worry Where They'll Find Workers

Hundreds of thousands of construction jobs will be created in the U.S. during the... More

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Lead Carpenter Exam Goes Spanish

In a response to major demographic shifts in the remodeling workforce, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry announced in late May the launch of its Spanish-language examination for the certified lead carpenter (CLC) designation. More

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Study Groups

In a move that should increase participation in their Certified Remodeler (CR) program, NARI has launched its first “virtual” study group. More

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Remodeling Carpenter Certification

About 28 students in Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis recently participated in pilot programs for NARI's Certified Remodeling Carpenter. Director of education Dan Taddei of Chicago-based NARI says if they pass the test and successfully finish their jobsite training, they will be certified. More

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