Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 by Susan Raisanen
(Phoenix, AZ),(June 22, 2016) – TraVek, Inc. is pleased to announce that Von Raisanen has recently achieved the prestigious Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler status.
A Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR) designation proves the remodeling contractor’s superior knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in remodeling.
NARI’s CKBR program measures skill and expertise valued not only by other professional remodelers, but by consumers as well. Highly respected by those who have achieved the designation, the CKBR program identifies professional remodelers who have undergone comprehensive review and testing in areas of business management, ethical conduct, and technical skills. In addition, they must also adhere to NARI’s strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. The NARI certification program assess the knowledge and skills of the remodeler in over 20 remodeling task areas including business methods and practices, building codes and construction law, Kitchen and Bath planning, and building site layout, and all trades skills required in remodeling your home. Attaining this certification requires the candidate to have been working full time in the remodeling field for at least 5 years and passing a comprehensive assessment exam. Preparation for this exam takes up to 16 weeks of intensive study and self-examination. In addition Certified Remodelers are bound to abide by the NARI Code of Ethics and the NARI Standards of Practice.
"I was amazed at the extent and the depth of the study material for the NARI Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeling certification. The knowledge I received through the certification process will definitely be a benefit to both our customers and our team. I definitely recommend this certification to anyone in the remodeling industry as I feel that it will help raise the bar of excellence in the industry as a whole”, Von said.
To prepare for the Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler certification, remodelers are asked to complete a qualification form, which outlines the background of their experience and education in remodeling, and are given a study guide. NARI also offers study groups to prepare them for the written examination, which tests for knowledge in Computer Aided Design (CAD), materials selection, layout standards, installations processes, and trade guidelines. It enriches the professional’s understanding and maximizes performance during any remodeling project.
NARI is a professional association whose members voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics. Consumers may wish to search www.RemodelToday.com to find a qualified professional who is a member of NARI.
Consumers can also call the NARI National hotline at 1-480-367-1171 and request a free copy of NARI’s brochure, “How to Select a Remodeling Professional,” or visit www.RemodelToday.com and click on the homeowner’s guide for more information.
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Von Raisanen is President of TraVek, Inc., a family owned high-end remodeling company in the Valley that has been open since 2001. Their company focuses on kitchens, baths, guest houses and elderly living space. Von is responsible for the overall strategic planning and direction of the company, establishing systems within the company and ensuring that all aspects of the business are functioning successfully to so that the company is able to continue to provide a wonderful work environment for their employees and wonderful products and services for their clients, while maintaining profits for the shareholders.
About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. The Association, which represents member companies nationwide—comprised of 63,000 remodeling contractors— is “The Voice of the Remodeling Industry.”™ To learn more about membership, visit www.RemodelToday.org or contact national headquarters, based in Des Plaines, Ill., at 1-480-367-1171.