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Atlanta Design & Build Celebrates National Home Improvement Month

May is National Home Improvement Month and it is a great time to begin your home transformation. Remodeling  in the Atlanta area offers numerous benefits to home owners who want to change their living environment without uprooting their family and moving. Home improvements can add more space for a growing family or older parent, improve energy efficiency and increase the resale value of your home.

“The planning and researching phases of a project are the most critical steps in the remodeling process,” Dale advises “The more knowledgeable and prepared a homeowner is, the more they protect themselves.”  Atlanta Design & Build’s proprietary HOMEStyle System and processes were built with these safeguards in mind.  We provide design and selection assistance to our clients. Communication is a priority of the HOMEStyle system.  Our purpose is to listen and understand, design and plan to transform your home and enrich your life.

Below, NARI provides 10 steps homeowners should take before breaking ground on their next remodel.

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Vicki Wadsworth Receives President’s Award at NARI

Watch the presentation of the President’s Award to Vicki Wadsworth

Big congratulations are in order for Atlanta Design & Build’s wonderful Director of Administration, Vicki Wadsworth!

She was honored by receiving (in absentia) the NARI President’s Award from H. Dale Contant in Scottsdale, AZ at the NARI Spring Business Meeting, April 5-8, 2017. For 15 years, Vicki has served our company in multiple capacities, and since 2015 she has functioned as Dale’s irreplaceable assistant. We simply couldn’t do business without her. Thank you, Vicki for all you do!

Read the NARI blog for the official announcement of this award. 

H. Dale Contant Attends NARI Fall Leadership Summit

The 2016 NARI Fall Leadership Summit took place Sept. 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN.  H. Dale Contant, National President of NARI, came away from the Summit with great pride and satisfaction at the valuable impact the event made on all the participants.

nari_logo_07-2016_rgbNARI’s new logo was launched with enthusiasm at the President’s Reception on Wednesday evening. The association is revitalizing its 33 year old brand in line with its strategic renewal plan. The goal is to establish a new logo and tag line that makes a clear statement of NARI’s position in the marketplace and elevates the value of remodelers to both the industry and consumers. The new logo is bolder and features three roof lines indicating NARI as an industry connector. The tag line is short and catchy, “Remodeling Done Right”. It focuses on remodeling and underscores the professionalism, leadership and trust that define NARI members.

The topics presented by the keynote speakers and the educational sessions on Thursday and Friday were key to the outstanding success of the Summit. The content spoke both to the needs of NARI chapter leaders, as well as that of business owners who are leading their own companies. For example, one of the sessions was titled “10 Principles of Servant Leadership” by Mark Sedgley of MemberClicks.

Included in his list of effective principles are: 1. Lead by first asking questions, 2. Learn to forgive, 3. Empower people, 4. Encourage autonomy, 5. Foster collaboration, 6. Persuade rather than compel. Attendees gave great feedback on the sessions as providing excellent content for NARI members to review later and put into practice.

Kudos to the following industry partners that helped sponsor the 2016 NARI Summit and provided exceptional events for the attendees:

Cambria

Cosentino

Elkay

FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)

Home Depot

Medallion Cabinetry

Top Image L-R: Principal and Managing Partner, McKenna Design Group, Elizabeth McKenna; Sr. Residential Strategic Marketing Manager, Pella Corporation, Joe Hammond, and National President of NARI, President and Principal Owner of Atlanta Design & Build, H. Dale Contant.