Rebuilding Together and NARI Work Together to Assist Low-Income Homeowners

Des Plaines, IL, June 15, 2008 --( Rebuilding Together, the nation’s lead nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the only national association dedicated exclusively to the remodeling industry, have forged an alliance. The partnership will allow both groups to better serve low-income homeowners in urban, suburban and rural areas especially the elderly and disabled. Partnership elements will include local Rebuilding Together affiliate outreach and collaboration with NARI chapters, referral and information sharing, and strategic alignment with other industry organizations.

“The NARI partnership is a fantastic benefit for Rebuilding Together affiliates. We are delighted to have forged this important alliance with NARI and their remodeling members given the severity of our nation’s on-going housing crisis,” said Gary A. Officer, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together.

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Rebuilding Together has accomplished more than 100,000 homes renovations for those in need, through the work of their nearly 225 affiliates nationwide. To date more than 3 million volunteers have committed their time to Rebuilding Together helping to deliver more than $1 billion in market value work to nearly 2000 communities.

“NARI members, comprised of remodeling companies nationwide along with national suppliers and manufacturers, are highly skilled and committed to the highest standards. NARI members voluntarily subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, which NARI rigorously enforces. An alliance with Rebuilding Together is consistent with and complements NARI’s mission and core values,” said Mary Busey Harris, Executive Vice President of NARI.

NARI’s core purpose is to advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product and vital public purpose. NARI’s core values encompass professionalism and dedication to high standards. Today, NARI has nearly 60 chapters representing 7500 companies nationwide.

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Contact: Becky Carter, Rebuilding Together (, (202) 518-3500 or Nikki Golden, NARI (, (847) 298-9200

National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Nikki Golden