NARI Houston Chapter                            

5 Star Sponsor :                                            2014 Sponsors:




BBVA Compass

Proudly Sponsors the April 15, 2014 LUNCHEON MEETING


"Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Regulation Enforcement-

Houston Area Update:  Steve Veedell"


Thank you to our Luncheon Meeting Sponsor, BBVA Compass and to our Special Speaker Steve Veedell for bringing the latest updates on Houston Area LRRP Enforcement activities. 

Steve Veedell is an expert in the Lead Removal Industry and is currently communicating with Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston City Council on Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Regulation Enforcement in the Houston Area.  He will bring NARI Houston Chapter the latest updates from the City Council that will impact all Remodeling, Builder, Painting, Siding Contractors in our Membership.

Steve has over twenty years experience in construction, real estate, and business.  Steve has degrees in both Finance and Marketing and currently teaches Business at the University of Houston.  Steve is a Certified Lead Renovator, a licensed Lead Inspector, a licensed Lead Risk Assessor and a licensed Real Estate Broker.  Steve served six years in the US Navy.

WHAT:     April 15, 2014 Luncheon Meeting with Special Speaker Steve Veedell

WHERE:  The Tasting Room- Uptown Park Location-

                1101-18 Uptown Park Blvd. Houston, TX 77056

                (Shopping Center off the feeder road of 610 South of I-10).  713-993-9800

WHEN:     April 15, 2014 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Make your Reservations online at, contact Sherrie at or 713-621-6274.

Cost:  $25.00 pp by Deadline:  April 11, 2014

Cost:  $35.00 pp after Deadline:  April 11, 2014
Pay with credit card online at; online pay tab or contact Sherrie at or 713-621-6274



Thank you Food Sponsors:


_CotY 2014  Silver Sponsor:  MASCOCS

NARI Houston Thanks 2013 Vendor of the Year, ABC Supply, for a Successful Evening of "Speed Networking" !  Thank you to our Host, Steve Stelzer, of the Green Building Resource Center!

NARI Houston's "Speed Networking" event is one for the record books!  Thank you to our Event Sponsor, ABC Supply and to our Host, Steve Stelzer of the Green Building Resource Center!  Wonderful catering from Chilis, was supplied by our gracious Food Sponsors:  Wells Fargo, Mastic/PlyGem, The Bath & Kitchen Showplace, and Masonry & Glass Systems of Texas!

Attendees enjoyed appetizers as they admired the Green Building Resource Center educational displays and applauded the winners of the Contractor of the Year Awards as they received their trophies.  Thank you to MASCO Contractor Services for their Silver Sponsorship of the CotY Awards!  Attendees then headed upstairs where the Remodeler/Contractors spent 10 minutes at each Vendor table discussing products and services.  Thank you to everyone for a fun and educational evening!  Next Luncheon is April 15, 2014 from 11:30 - 1:00 PM.  Watch for your invitation!   

Thank you to the following Attendees for their participation:
ABC Supply Co. - Daniel Galloway
ABC Supply Co. - Jeff Guzman
All Star Construction - Dennis Haws
Best Investments Siding & Windows - Terry Vaughan
Cast Fireplaces - David Goodwin
Creative Property Restoration - Stephen McNiel
Green Building Resource Center - Steven Stelzer
GreenHouse Integration - Caroline Kostak
Home Improvement Resource Guide - Jim Wheeler
Katy Kitchen & Bath - Mary Roberts
Katy Kitchen & Bath - Vern Roberts
Katy Kitchen & Bath - Bob Batho
Katy Kitchen & Bath - Beverly Batho
Legal Eagle Contractors Co. - Dan Bawden
Lone Star Contracting - Eric Schlosser
MASCO Contractor Services - Gerald Herd
Masonry & Glass Systems of Texas - Ken Bowman
Mastic/PlyGem - Daniel Galloway
Omega Restoration - David Feldmeyer
Quality Home Improvements - Linda Spaulding
Quality Home Improvements - Fred Spaulding
R.L. Nelson Construction & Foundation Repair - Ann Nelson
R.L. Nelson Construction & Foundation Repair - Adam Nellist
Seek Design & Renovation - Paula Palm
Seek Design & Renovation - Don Prine
Seek Design & Renovation - Jacob Prine
Sherrie Laird Consulting - Sherrie Laird
Southwest Sales - Delta Faucet - Karen Ashcraft
Southwest Sales - Delta Faucet - Kevin Milazzo
The Bath & Kitchen Showplace - Anita Fuehrer
The Bath & Kitchen Showplace - Claudia Horn
Venetian Blind Carpet One Floor & Home - Kathi Kluna
Wells Fargo Renovation Division - Jill Stoneburner
Wells Fargo Renovation Division - Karen Hurnby
Wonderful Windows & Siding - Paula LaGrappe
Wonderful Windows & Siding - Phillip LaGrappe            
Thank you for your support!
Sherrie Laird, on behalf of the NARI Houston Board of Directors


Reliant Center:  28th Annual Texas Home & Garden Show

NARI Houston Chapter Booth #667 

Thank You to the following Members for representing our Members at the NARI Booth:

Best Investment Siding and Windows -Terry Vaughan

Foundation Check- Steve Newberry

Tooleco -  Doug Toole

Facelift Construction - James Auriemma

Home Improvement Resource Guide - Jim Wheeler

Sherrie Laird Consulting - Sherrie Laird


GREAT MARKETING OPPORTUNITY!  Hope to see you in March at GRB! 

VP Tradeshows:  Terry Vaughan - 281-685-7433


Reliant Center Home Show:

Friday, February 7, 2014 from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Jim Wheeler has secured another Home Show booth for NARI Houston Chapter, so contact

Terry Vaughan at or 281-685-7433 for YOUR

time slot!  FREE ENTRY for Booth Volunteers!



November 12, 2013 NARI Houston Chapter Monthly Networking Luncheon

You've Heard Him on the Radio, Now Meet Him in Person...Bryon Parffrey, Radio Talk Show Host, Author, Inspector, Educator!


In this season of Thanksgiving, NARI Houston is grateful that Bryon Parffrey will share his concept of "Building Energy FFFREE Homes" at our November 12, 2013 Networking Luncheon!
Bryon Parffrey is an Author, Radio Talk Show Host, Inspector, and Educator! Don't miss Bryon's expert advice on how to incorporate Energy Efficiency into your next client's remodeling project! 
Please join me in welcoming Bryon Parffrey to the NARI Houston Chapter's Networking Luncheon!

Thank you!  Sherrie Laird, 714-621-6274

WHERE:  Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe


                  1608 Shepherd Drive (just South of I-10)

                   Houston, TX 77007



WHEN:  Tuesday, November 12, 2013 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
COST:  $10.00 Door Charge + everyone purchases their own meal off menu ($7.95 - $14.95)
RSVP by November 11, 2013:, 713-621-6274



November 8, 2013 "Stand Tall - Make The Call"!

November is NARI Houston Membership Month!  Bring your cell and your contact list to the Green Building Resource Center at 1002 Washington, Houston, 77002 and "Phone A Friend" who needs to join NARI Houston Chapter!

What:  Membership Telethon

When:  November 8, 2013 from 10:00 AM - NOON

Where:  Green Building Resource Center, 1002 Washington,Houston, 77002

Inside the City of Houston Permitting Office Building

Hosted by Steve Stelzer, Director of Green Building Resource Center

and Caroline Kostak, VP NARI Houston Membership



October 29, 2013 Monthly Networking Luncheon:

Thank YOU, Steve Stelzer, Program Director of the City of Houston Green Building Resource Center, for taking the "scary" out of "Going Green"!

Did you know that you have a Resource Center available to point you in the right direction concerning green Remodeling and Building?  Steve Stelzer AIA LEED AP, Program Director of the Green Building Resource Center, presented his insights and resources at the NARI Houston October Networking Luncheon!  Steve talked to us about how to make the most of your Green Remodeling experiences by starting with the most cost effective changes and moving to more complex Green Ideas as your client's budget allows!  Steve orchestrated the original Center implementing a LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold Certified renovation of a portion of the first floor of the 3300 Main Code Enforcement facility.  In the Center, Steve offers green building strategies to plans brought in by the public, develops and maintains green strategy display and educational programs, and maintains, the green building  portal of the City of Houston.  NARI has worked long and hard to create a Green Certification Program...are YOU Certified?

Thank you to ALL of our Attendees, for your patience and understanding with our logistical and technological challenges!  Please join us Tuesday, November 12, 2013 for more great Italian food! 


September 24, 2013 Monthly Networking Meeting:


"Things Change!"  Houston Permitting and Planning Office Presentation


How to find information online...what new requirements do you need to understand before you apply for a permit? 


NARI Houston Chapter was pleased to host a fantastic Presentation and Q & A Session with Lisa Brown

 of the Houston Permitting Office, and Luis Villasana of the Planning Office.  NARI greatly appreciates

 Lisa and Luis Partnering with NARI Houston Chapter to find ways to work together more efficiently and effectively!  NARI Houston looks forward to working with the Houston Permitting and Planning office

in 2014 as we will WELCOME Lisa and Luis back for future updates!  Be sure to watch the 2014

Calendar so that YOU will be prepared for that "Final Inspection"!


Thank you to all of our attendees who came out to hear the Enforcement process and regulation changes from

these Houston Code Enforcement Experts!   


Thank you to the following Attendees for joining me at Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe for the NARI

Houston Chapter's September Networking Luncheon:




Reliant Center 18th Annual Texas Home and Garden Show 

21 September 2013 Reliant Center 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

22 September 2013 Reliant Center 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact Terry Vaughan at 713-685-7433 or or call

713-621-6274 for sign-up.

Come Support VP Tradeshows, Terry Vaughan!  Calling ALL NARI Houston Chapter MEMBERS to Come Assist Terry in Representing NARI Houston!  Come meet your next CLIENT at the Texas Home & Garden Show.  GREAT opportunity to increase the visibility of your business in the industry!  Volunteer to work in our Trade Show Booth!  Email or call for registration.



August 27, 2013 Networking Luncheon

"Why Your Lack of Branding is Costing You Business!"

NARI National, Director of Marketing, Nikki Golden will be our Special Speaker.

It was a privilege to welcome Nikki Golden, Director of Marketing, from Chicago based NARI National for our annual update on the latest and greatest new ideas for increasing your Marketing ROI!  Calling all Members and Prospective Members to come hear all of the latest Marketing Insight from the Director of Marketing who services the NARI Membership of approximately 7,000 Companies.

"Why your lack of branding is costing you business":

          What is branding?

           Low-cost/No cost efforts

           Using home shows to your advantage

           Reinforcing your brand


Thank you for joining me in welcoming Nikki Golden back to the Houston Area!


Dan Parsons, Thank you for entertaining and educating us! 

July 30, 2013 Monthly Networking Meeting:


"Update on Houston Scams and Schemes! 

Special Speaker: Dan Parsons

President BBB Houston




NARI Houston Chapter was entertained and educated on the latest and most alarming "scams and schemes", at our July 30, 2013 Networking Luncheon!  We greatly appreciate Dan Parson's support of the NARI Houston Chapter and his commitment to the integrity of the Houston Better Business Bureau!  Dan joined the Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas in 1983 and was appointed President in 2002. With thirty (30) years experience and increasing responsibility in the BBB Houston Organization, Dan has seen and heard it all! 


NARI Houston Chapter appreciates Dan's cooperation with the NARI Mission to "Improve the Image of the Remodeling Industry" in the Houston area.   A special "Thank You", to Dan and his employees for their diligent work to protect and serve all businesses and consumers in the Greater Houston area!  Check out their website enhancements at!

If you were unable to attend, we hope to see you on August 27, 2013!



Saturday, June 22, 2013  BBVA Compass Dynamo Game Night

Sponsored by:



Houston Dynamo

"GET IN THE GAME...the Soccer Game!"

NARI Houston Chapter had a FUN TIME with our Beverage Sponsors, NT Window and MASTIC, and 25,00 of our closest friends!  Thank YOU Mike Chambers and Mark Walaszczyk for providing us with Cold Beverages on a Hot Night at DYNAMO Stadium!


For any of YOU who have not made it out to the new Green Build BBVA Compass DYNAMO Stadium, I highly recommend SECTION 212 Rows M - R!  The Pep Band is at the opposite end of the Stadium, you are in the shade, and you have a Southwest Wind blowing in your face!  It was a great time making new contacts and catching up with old friends!   


Hot Time at the BBVA Compass Stadium Tour May 30, 2013!


Thank You to all of our Members who purchased Tickets to the Soccer Stadium Tour

yesterday!  Thanks to the BBVA and DYNAMO employees who educated NARI Houston on the BBVA Compass Stadium LEED Construction and Green Management programs! NARI Houston Members also offered numerous ideas for ways in which the BBVA Stadium could improve it's "green" footprint on Downtown Houston.




NARI Houston is a not-for-profit trade association committed to the professional remodeling industry; representing professional remodeling contractors, product manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, trade and consumer publications, utilities and lending institutions. NARI is the voice of the remodeling industry and an ally to the nation's homeowners. NARI Houston promotes: ethics, education, leadership and innovation so that both industry and community can benefit.

Here at our web site, you'll find information about finding a qualified remodeler, monthly chapter events, a directory of our members, what we're all about, and how you can benefit from becoming a NARI member.

Use our member locator to find a NARI contractor in your area. A professional who is familiar with the building codes in your area will save you money. NARI members must adhere to a strict code of ethics to remain members.

Contact NARI at (800) 611-NARI to obtain a free brochure, “How to Select a Remodeling Professional.


NARI - National Association of The Remodeling Industry 

Upcoming events

May 31, 2014 10:00 AM • George R. Brown Convention Center Downtown Houston; Contact Terry Vaughan at 281-685-7433 for time slot.


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