Well not today! Today I am determined to write something, anything. Maybe the best thing to do is write about what I’ve been up to lately.
I, Jeremy Kelley, now have initials after my name. Yep initials or post-nominal letters if you want to get technical about it. As of about a month ago I passed the test and now hold the designation of Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler per the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. I am one of only two remodelers in the entire Central Ohio area to hold this certification.
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only national association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. NARI’s focus is on professional conduct, continuing education, training, and fair and ethical treatment. NARI certification serves as the association’s recognition of remodeling pros who have met stringent criteria for experience who have pledged to commit to a high standard of practice and NARI’s strict Code of Ethics.
To prepare for the CKBR certification I had to complete a qualification form that outlined my background in the remodeling and construction industry and education, amass a considerable amount of continuing education hours, take roughly 16 weeks of courses, and pass a comprehensive exam. The exam assessed my knowledge in over 20 remodeling task areas including business methods and practices, building codes and construction law, computer aided design, kitchen and bath planning, building site layout, and math. Yep you heard me…the exam included math and a lot of it and I still passed.
To maintain the certification, I must continue to work full-time as a professional in the remodeling industry. This obviously isn’t an issue because well it’s my job. I also must get at least 10 continuing education credits per year which is something I'm actually really looking forward to doing...continuing to learn.
This certification does not mean we are just focusing on kitchen and bath remodels now. We, as always, are still your go-to company for all your remodeling needs including basements, room additions, screened porches, etc.
For more information about the Certified Kitchen & Bath remodeler program click HERE