NARI Atlanta Committees

Employees and Staff of NARI Atlanta Member companies are eligible to serve on committees.

Education

Responsible for providing educational materials, seminars, workshops, publication and any educational program 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 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. Committee membership is by invitation only, 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. Committee membership is by invitation only, 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

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

Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards Gala

Charged with the direction and planning of the NARI Atlanta CotY Awards ceremony event. The committee shall discuss promotional campaigns for and actively encourage increasing participation in the award competition, attendance at the annual event, and sponsorship participation. Its membership shall include general contractors and subcontractors (team members) among others.  The committee will review trophy and award design as requested. 

Golf Tournament

Charged with the direction and planning of the annual golf tournament event. The committee shall discuss promotional campaigns for and actively encourage increasing attendance and sponsorship participation.  

Home Shows

Along with NARI Atlanta staff, the committee is responsible for planning and executing NARI Atlanta's participation in the annual home shows, including budgeting, promotion, recruiting booth volunteers, recruiting seminar presenters (if applicable), and booth set-up/take down. 

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.

Digital Tour of Remodeled Homes

Responsible for recruiting NARI Atlanta Contractor Members and sponsors to participate in the Digital Tour. Helping NARI Atlanta staff on-site during filming and otherwise, as necessary. The committee shall also develop a strategy for promoting the digital tour to consumers and the general public.

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, under 35 years old, 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 seasoned NARI Atlanta members to serve as Mentors. 

NARI Cares

NARI Atlanta Foundation, Inc. (NARI Cares) is the charitable arm of NARI Atlanta. The dedicated Board of Directors selects worthy recipients for remodeling projects (at no cost to the recipient) and determines what workforce development initiatives the foundation will support. The Board is also responsible for recruiting volunteers and companies to donate their time and/or materials towards fulfilling the foundation's mission.

Committee Chairs

If you're interested in joining a committee or would like more information about what each committee does - reach out to the Chair or contact the NARI Atlanta office.
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
Chris Lalomia
Chris Lalomia
Owner The Trusted Toolbox
Finance Committee
JD Crill, CR
JD Crill, CR
Certified Remodeler Owner Crill Construction + Contracting, LLC (770)710-5870
Government Affairs Committee
Kurt Anderson
Kurt Anderson
CEO Bin There Dump That Dumpsters
Programs Committee
Tori Ashmore
Tori Ashmore
Owner/Designer Vivace Design & Build
CotY Awards Gala Committee
Steven Roberts, CR
Steven Roberts, CR
Certified Remodeler Project Coordinator Weidmann & Associates, Inc. (770)552-8396
Golf Tournament Committee
Wyndi Kappes
Wyndi Kappes
Integrated Marketing & Events Manager My Home Improvement Magazine (404)303-9333
Home Shows Committee
Gabrielle Mills
Gabrielle Mills
Owner Sourced.
Marketing Committee
Kimberly Lacy-Lightford
Kimberly Lacy-Lightford
General Contractor FireSign Design Build (404)400-1993
Digital Tour of Homes Committee
Steve Williams
Steve Williams
Sales & Business Development Great American Floors (404)254-2964
Membership Committee
Amanda Griffey
Amanda Griffey
Showroom Sales Support Cowan Supply (404)351-6351
"The EPG"
Stephanie Elder
Stephanie Elder
Designer Dove Studio Kitchen & Bath
NARI Cares

Committee Members

Dennis Bowers
Program Director, Residential Construction Gwinnett Technical College (678)226-6649
Education Committee
Patricia Higuita, CKBR
Patricia Higuita, CKBR
Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler Operations Manager Artech Roofing and Construction LLC (404)543-5578
Education Committee
Gregory Kollar
Regional Sales Manager Huber Engineered Woods (770)281-0508
Education Committee
Scott Blair
Owner / Production Manager Ranney Blair Home Renovations (678)540-1114
Finance Committee
Garrett Erath
Garrett Erath
Owner Exodus 36 Creations LLC (770)656-5569
Finance Committee
Larry Hazenfield
Larry Hazenfield
President Randall Brothers, Inc. (770)427-9770
Finance Committee
Donna Davis-Ballard
Donna Davis-Ballard
Owner Pro Video Talent (770)485-6667
Programs Committee
Jennifer Prins
Jennifer Prins
Residential Market Rep Cambria (770)814-3073
Golf Tournament Committee (Vice Chair)
Jackson Bentley
Property and Casualty Agent Little and Smith
Golf Tournament Committee
Hannah Howland
Hannah Howland
Project Coordinator/Sales Benjamin Andrew Construction (404)845-6155
Marketing Committee & EPG Member
Ros Mircio
Marketing Consultant Cox Media Group (716)725-7903
Marketing Committee
Jeff Lanzer
Pre-Construction Manager R&R Build and Design
Digital Tour of Homes Committee
Dawn DeSantis
Account Executive My Home Improvement Magazine (770)757-3059
Membership Committee
Amanda Griffey
Amanda Griffey
Showroom Sales Support Cowan Supply (404)351-6351
Membership Committee
Robert Kauffman
Kauffman Design Services (678)772-9290
Membership Committee
Kyle Buis
Territory Sales Representative Milwaukee Tool (678)492-4208
EPG Member
Ed Cotter
Remodeling Technician Gwinnett Technical College (404)626-9923
EPG Member
Dilan Gonzalez Arellano
Dilan Gonzalez Arellano
Student Gwinnett Technical College (404)309-4545
EPG Member
Wyndi Kappes
Wyndi Kappes
Integrated Marketing & Events Manager My Home Improvement Magazine (404)303-9333
EPG Member
Kim Hollis
Architectural Designer Weidmann & Associates, Inc. (770)552-8396
NARI Cares Board
Jack Mattern
OSHA Certified, RRP Lead Paint certified President Modify Atlanta
NARI Cares Board