NARI Atlanta Committees

Education

Responsible for providing educational materials, seminars, workshops, publications and any educational programs that will improve the knowledge of the membership about the remodeling industry and about the business workings of the industry and/or the knowledge of the general public and others about the remodeling industry and the Chapter. Also responsible for promoting and mentoring NARI certifications and The Cutting Edge: Remodeling Education Expo, and providing guidance as appropriate. 

Cutting Edge

Will provide direction, promotion and review of NARI Atlanta’s Cutting Edge educational conference program to create a higher level of professionalism in the remodeling industry. The committee will determine speakers, topics and venue.  The committee shall discuss ways to increase attendance for members and non-members at the event and assist staff as needed with logistics.

Bylaws & Ethics

Responsible for reviewing the Bylaws and Policy Manual, recommending to the Board of Directors any necessary amendments. The committee is also responsible for reviewing complaints consistent with the NARI Atlanta Grievance Procedure, and upholding the ethical standards of the association.

Bylaws & Ethics Committee membership is by invitation only. Complete the contact form below to let us know if you would like to be considered.

Finance & Audit

This committee is appointed by the Board to assist in monitoring the integrity of the financial reporting process, systems of internal controls, financial statements and reports of the organization, the performance of the Organization’s internal audit function, and the compliance by the Organization with legal and regulatory requirements.  The committee will also be directly responsible for appointment, compensation and oversight of the Organization’s independent auditor employed by the Organization for the purpose of preparing and issuing an audit report or related work. 

Finance Committee membership is by invitation only. Complete the contact form below to let us know if you would like to be considered.

Government Affairs

The committee is charged with creating an awareness of the size, importance, nature and issues of the remodeling industry and its constituency, particularly the members of NARI Atlanta. The committee will recommend a method of establishing a meaningful and effective dialogue with local legislative and regulatory bodies on issues and activities that affect the remodeling industry. This may include the monitoring and assessment of NARI’s position on federal, state or local legislation so that the best interests of the remodeling industry are served.

Programs (NARI Nights)

Responsible for increasing member value through planning and executing monthly NARI Nights meetings, annual and long term programs, special programs, networking events, awards, and other similar matters for the membership meetings and other organizational events.

Brew Bash

Charged with planning and executing all aspects of the annual Brew Bash event, along with staff.  It shall provide direction on choosing a venue and negotiating the cost of services provided, and committee members will be responsible for recruiting sponsors and attendees. 

Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards

Charged with the direction and review of the NARI Atlanta CotY Awards Program. It shall be responsible for a clear definition of each of the current awards and for recommending implementation or discontinuance of categories, as appropriate. In addition, it shall be charged with establishing rules, regulations, and procedures for each of the awards and the criteria for judging. It will review trophy and award design as requested.  Its membership shall include general contractors and subcontractors (team members) among others.  In its meetings, the committee shall discuss promotional campaigns for increasing participation and actively encourage entries. The Committee will also be responsible for coordinating an event at which the competition results will be announced.

Golf Tournament

Charged with planning and executing the annual NARI golf tournament along with staff.  It shall be responsible for choosing a venue and negotiating the cost of services provided.  It shall be charged with recruiting players, sponsors, and volunteers.

Marketing

The committee is charged with creating an awareness of the size, importance, nature, and issues of the remodeling industry and of the NARI Atlanta member constituency to consumers through advertising and public relations activities, and to NARI Atlanta members and the industry through internal activities and relationships with industry publications.  The committee shall oversee the overall branding, marketing, and promotion of NARI Atlanta.  It shall develop and execute programs and activities designed to educate consumers on the value of hiring a NARI Atlanta professional to perform their remodeling work.  The committee is responsible for guiding the content and design strategy for the digital magazine and directory, website, and social media sites.

Membership

The Membership Committee is charged with the support of raising the value of membership and the development of member recruitment and retention strategies. The committee shall  develop membership growth goals and strategies and campaigns or programs that can be coordinated.  The committee will be instrumental in welcoming and retaining members, through email, phone and personal contact.  Their commitment to encouraging continued membership is vital to the goals of NARI Atlanta. 

"The EPG"
Emerging Professionals Group

The group's purpose is to help NARI Atlanta members, 35 years old and younger and/or within their first 5 years working in the remodeling industry, achieve their full potential by offering a place to meet other members in their age group, career path, and with the same goals. Group members are encouraged to recruit experienced NARI Atlanta members to serve as Mentors. 

SkillsUSA 

This task force was created to establish and cultivate a relationship between NARI Atlanta and the SkillsUSA local Chapter and annual TeamWorks competition. The National SkillsUSA competition will be held in Atlanta through at least 2026.


NARI Cares

NARI Atlanta Foundation, Inc. (NARI Cares) is the 501(c)3 charitable arm of NARI Atlanta. The foundation's mission is to provide opportunities for NARI Atlanta members to utilize their professional skills and resources in the service of the community or other charities. The dedicated Board of Directors is responsible for selecting worthy projects and for recruiting volunteers and companies to donate their time and/or materials towards fulfilling the foundation's mission.

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Committee Chairs

Committee Chairs are not voting members of the Board unless they are separately elected as a Director of Officer.

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Patricia Higuita, CKBR
Patricia Higuita, CKBR
Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler Operations Manager Artech Roofing and Construction LLC (404)543-5578
Education Committee
Kris Griffin
Kris Griffin
Owner, Senior Project Manager Prestige Construction & Remodeling, LLC
Cutting Edge Committee
Mark D. Buelow, CGR, CR
Mark D. Buelow, CGR, CR
Certified Graduate Remodeler, Certified Remodeler President Distinctive Remodeling Solutions, Inc. (770)668-9393
Bylaws & Ethics Committee
Garrett Erath
Garrett Erath
Owner Exodus Design Build (770)656-5569
Finance Committee
Jessica Flores
Creative Living, LLC (678)719-8598
Government Affairs Committee
Becky Costa
Owner/Principal Top Shop Stone (404)946-9338
Programs Committee
Tene Tucker-Hester
Tene Tucker-Hester
Director of Interior Design The Hamlin Group, LLC (770)674-1556
Brew Bash Committee
BeckySue Becker, CMKBD, CLIPP, CAPS
BeckySue Becker, CMKBD, CLIPP, CAPS
CMKBD, CLIPP, CAPS Owner/Principal Designer Designs by BSB (404)456-8799
CotY Awards Committee
Gabrielle Mills
Gabrielle Mills
Owner Sourced.
Marketing Committee
Amanda Griffey
Amanda Griffey
Showroom Sales Construction Resources (404)351-6351
Membership Committee & "The EPG"
David Michelson
David Michelson
Partner Alair Homes Decatur (404)378-6962
Skills USA
Kim Hollis
Kim Hollis
Architectural Designer (678)361-7295
NARI Cares Board Chair

Committee Members

Jeff Hanlon
Jeff Hanlon
Manager Against The Grain (619)977-7805
Cutting Edge Committee
Ann Lucas
Commercial Sales Manager Window Traditions of Georgia, LLC (678)672-1963
Cutting Edge Committee
Matt Prewett
General Manager SpaceMakers of Atlanta, LLC
Cutting Edge Committee
Brad Scarberry
Exodus Design Build
Cutting Edge Committee
Buddy Wofford
Buddy Wofford
General Sales Manager Authentic Hardwood Flooring (678)985-0110
Cutting Edge Committee
Jackson Bentley
Property and Casualty Agent Little and Smith
Finance Committee
Scott Blair
Owner / Production Manager Ranney Blair (678)540-1114
Finance Committee
Mark Mendoza
VaVia Atlanta
Finance Committee & Brew Bash Committee
Blaine Burris
Administrative Coordinator Lifecycle Building Center (803)729-7043
Programs Committee
Michael Mendoza
VaVia Atlanta (480)332-7582
Brew Bash Committee Co-Chair & Finance Committee
Kurt Anderson
Kurt Anderson
CEO Bin There Dump That Dumpsters
Brew Bash Commitee
Don Benton
President Granite and Marble Solutions (678)319-0498
Brew Bash Committee
Antonette Copeland
Antonette Copeland
Design Director Construction Resources (404)491-6615
CotY Awards Committee
Steven Giampietro, RA
Steven Giampietro, RA
Registered Architect Architect & Contractor Built Tough Construction of North Georgia (770)687-6303
CotY Awards Committee
Kim Hollis
Kim Hollis
Architectural Designer (678)361-7295
CotY Awards Committee & NARI Cares Board
Elizabeth Lysaught
Elizabeth Lysaught
Design, Sales and Marketing Coordinator Stephenson Construction, LLC (470)622-1891
CotY Awards Committee
Peter Ranney, CR
Peter Ranney, CR
Certified Remodeler Owner Ranney Blair
CotY Awards Committee
Stephanie Elder
Stephanie Elder
Designer Dove Studio Kitchen & Bath
Golf Tournament Committee, NARI Cares Board
Renee Jones
Renee Jones
BFA Architectural Interior Design Interior Designer/President/Owner Renee Jones Interiors, Inc. (404)314-3045
Golf Tournament Committee
Peggy Snider Houghton
Director of Business Development Creative Closets and More
Golf Tournament Committee
Brooks Burnette
Brooks Burnette
Owner Remodel Reach Marketing (770)766-7953
Marketing Committee
Justin Huntley
Director of New Business Development & Sales Training Randall Brothers, LLC (770)427-9770
Membership Committee & Cutting Edge Committee
Kevin Lovering
Account Manager Wellborn Cabinet (678)205-6090
Membership Committee