NATIONAL

NARI NATIONAL STRATEGY AND LINKS

As the Voice of the Remodeling Industry and as an industry leader, NARI seeks to build a greater understanding of the remodeling industry by government leaders.

Advocacy Strategies
Industry Advocacy
NARI Lobbying Efforts and Ongoing Bill Updates

ENERGY STAR / ENERGY EFFICIENCY TAX CREDITS

Advocate for a continuation of the Energy Efficiency Tax Credits, specifically energy star products and building envelope improvements. Unfortunately the past approvals for these were retroactively applied and did not influence buying decisions. There is currently a tax extender bill before congress.

Contact your Congressman
Contact your Senator

IMMIGRATION

Continue to educate our members on how changes in Federal immigration laws might affect our industry and access to skilled labor. There are several considerations currently before congress.

NAHB Position

Contact your Congressman
Contact your Senator

OSHA

RRP, Silica Rule, and OSHA job site safety compliance and implementation. Working to educate our membership on updates and changes and continue to advocate for an even playing field.

EPA Lead-Safe (RRP) Site
OSHA Silica Rule

Silica Rule Update 10/3/17 , Update 1/2/18
Silica Rule Compliance Recommendations
OSHA Compliance Update for Remodelers (Updated 2/6/2018 )


STATE AND LOCAL

LICENSING and PERMITS

Engage with State Licensing (DSPS) to stay abreast of plans for dwelling contractor licensing. Work to inform membership about Uniform Dwelling Code changes and updates in Wisconsin. Reinforce benefits of contractor licensing and building permit requirements/changes by community.

State Contractor Licensing
UDC Updates


REMODELING INDUSTRY ISSUES and UPDATES

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Promote educational opportunities including internships, apprenticeships, and community engagement to inform the public of career opportunities and paths in the remodeling industry.

NARI of Madison Job Board
ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship
State of Wisconsin Apprenticeship
WI Department of Workforce Development Youth Apprenticeship
Job Center of Wisconsin (find candidates and post jobs)
Construction Workforce Diversity Alliance (CWDA)
Skills USA
NARI National Workforce Development Website

TAX REFORM

Help our membership understand the implications of the tax reform bill and provide information to guide business decisions and positioning following implementation. Here are some documents from local NARI of Madison chapter members on how the recently enacted tax changes will affect the remodeling industry.

2018 Tax Reform Provisions for Contractors by John Folsom, Wegner CPAs

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Construction Industry Impact by Sean Auger, Smith and Gesteland

HEALTHCARE

Recent changes have relaxed laws preventing association health plans from existing. We are interested in exploring options for coverage for small businesses.