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					                                The Arizona Remodeler
                                Official Publication of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry-Arizona Chapter

                                 NARI– Arizona Chapter
                                 NARI– Arizona Chapter                                              September 2007
                                                                                                    September 2007

                                    GMAC Mortgage hosts September 12th Chapter Meeting
           2007                                           At Half Moon Sports Grill—Phoenix
    Events Calendar:
                                   With the Diamondback’s still in first         as lot loans.
•   September 12, 2007             place (at least while I am writing this       Ripley states that GMAC Mortgage’s
    Chapter Meeting—6pm            article), Steve Ripley and the staff at       main focus with NARI members is to
    Half Moon Sports Grill
                                   GMAC Mortgage host this month’s               provide the funds needed to optimize
    2121 E. Highland Ave., in
    Phoenix.                       chapter meeting at the Half Moon              remodeling and construction projects
    Host: GMAC Mortgage            Sports Grill in Phoenix.                      for customers and also to enhance
                                   GMAC Mortgage, a new NARI-AZ                  the bottom line.
•   September 22, 2007
    17th Annual NARI Golf          member, is one of the nation’s largest        GMAC Mortgage is located at 3001
    Outing, Starfire Golf Club     mortgage lenders with both national           E. Camelback Road, Suite 140, in
    @ Scottsdale Country           and international divisions. The              Phoenix. You can reach Steve at
    Club—7:30 am , On Hay-         strength of GMAC comes from its di-           (602) 224-4358 or you can email him
    den Rd. just N. of Shea        versification and by not trying to com-       at for
•   September 26, 2007             pete in the risky loan market.                more information.
    Lunch & Learn Seminar ,        A few of the items GMAC provides              To RSVP for this event, call Jetta at
    Starfire Golf Club @           financing for include: purchases,             the NARI-AZ office at (480) 419-1631
    Scottsdale Country Club—       home equity loans, construction re-           by Wednesday, 9/5 or email her at
    11:00 am—2:00pm.               modeling loans, investment proper-  
•   October 3, 2007                ties, manufactured homes, vacation
                                                                                 The Half Moon Sports Grill is located
    Past Presidents                homes and modular homes. Look to
    Council—Noon                                                                 at 2121 E. Highland Ave. in Phoenix.
                                   them for refinancing options as well
•   October 7-11, 2007
    Fall 2007 Board Meeting          Lunch & Learn – Business Planning Workshop
    & Leadership Summit,                         Wednesday, September 26th—11am—2:00pm
    Las Vega, NV
                                   Business planning is the mechanism by which a business owner is able to
•   October 10, 2007               look at different operating options. It allows a company to make the best use
    Host: Wilsonart Flooring       of scarce resources and implement effectively. It provides a roadmap with
    4:00pm - Board Meeting
                                   which to navigate into the future. A good business plan will become the
    6:00pm—Chapter Meet-
    ing and Dinner                 handbook for managing and controlling activities within the company.

•   October 12-14, 2007            NARI-AZ is offering a workshop which will demonstrate the need for and the
    Fall Beautiful Home &          benefits of business planning, and show how an effective business plan can
    Landscape Show at              be used to improve profitability. A framework will be provided that the partici-
    Phoenix Civic Center           pants can customize for their own businesses.
•   October 19, 2007               The cost for this seminar is just $25 when you register by Wednesday, Sept.
    Night Golf Event and           12th and includes lunch at the Starfire Golf Club at Scottsdale Country Club.
    dinner at Glen Lakes           Space is limited to the first 45 participants. RSVP to Jetta at (480) 419-1631.
    Golf Course.                   Registration after the 12th is $35.
                                                                                            NARI– Arizona Chapter
                                                                                         NARI-Arizona Chapter
                                               A Message From The President
        2007 NARI-AZ                           Ivan Kolesik Jr.
       Board of Directors                      The Kolesik Law Group, P.L.L.C.
Chairman of the Board
Patrick Benkowski, CR
Roadrunner Custom Remodeling
Phone: (480) 816-0788                      Greetings Fellow NARI Members:
Ivan Kolesik Jr.                                      Once again, it is my pleasure to report another large increase in
The Kolesik Law Group, P.L.L.C.                new members. We have been growing like gangbusters for several
Phone: (623) 256-6732                          months in a row now. Please take a look at the new member listings in
                                               the newsletter, and let’s all make an effort to warmly welcome all of our
Vice President
Gary Wheat, CR                                 new members.
Kirk Development Company
Phone: (602) 944-3658                                  AZ NARI has also had a strong commitment to charitable work and                           giving back to our communities. In May, we had a very successful charity
Treasurer                                      outreach, in association with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and the
Brian Puglisi, CR                              AARP, to assist an elderly woman with the remodel of her house. We
NY Design Build Inc.                           have another similar charity event coming up as well. Tri-Lite Builders
Phone: (480) 626-7626                           has had a strong involvement with Habitat For Humanity. This year, Sat-
                                               urday, December 8, 2007, has been designated as AZ NARI Day. Please
Don Stoor                                      see the newsletter for details about this event. I urge any of you with a
ProSource Whole Sale Flooring                  willing heart and a giving spirit to donate this one Saturday of your time for
Phone: (623) 434-3100
Don                          a worthy cause.
2007 Directors:                                         In addition, I hope you all received the information about copper
Loris Asher                                    theft in our last e-mail blast. Judging from what I have heard in the con-
MasterTile                                     struction community, theft of copper from jobsites and work areas has be-
George Brunell, CR                             come an increasing problem in Arizona. NARI has been working with the
AFS Building Group                             Arizona Registrar of Contractors, and other contractor organizations, to
Chuck Bruns, CR                                help combat this problem. The result is an alliance with Fax Net 1. A
Tri-Lite Builders Inc.
                                               “reporting sheet” was sent to each of you in our last e-mail blast. This
Jerry Corell                                   sheet should be filled out as completely and quickly as possible after a
JLC Enterprises
                                               copper theft has occurred, and forwarded directly to Fax Net 1. Fax Net 1
Dave Denure                                    will then transmit the theft information to the various law enforcement
Arc Styles
                                               agencies, recyclers, and other parties, who can then coordinate this infor-
Fred Warren ,CR
Kirk Development Company
                                               mation in locating and identifying the criminals involved in these copper
                                               theft cases. There is no cost for using the services of Fax Net 1. If you
There is a Board of Directors position         need any other information regarding Fax Net 1, you may reach the com-
                                               pany at (602) 320-4941. As a member of the ROC Industry Advisory
NARI-AZ Chapter Administrator
Jetta Atkinson                                 Council, it is our hope that this cooperative effort will help reduce or elimi-
(480) 419-1631                                 nate the increasing problem of copper theft.
                                                      Lastly, please take a careful look at your newsletters. We have a
The Arizona Remodeler newsletter is            number of exciting events coming up in the near future, ranging from golf
published on a monthly basis by the :
                                               and night golf, to educational seminars to help your business grow and
NARI- AZ Chapter                               prosper. Come join us for both the fun and the education.
P.O. Box 26985
Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Phone/
FAX: (480) 419-1631
                                               Very truly yours,
The publication or any advertisement is
not to be construed as an endorsement
unless the ad specifically states that there   Ivan Kolesik Jr. P.L.L.C.
is such endorsement or approval.
                                               President, NARI Arizona
           New Member Corner                               •   Sun Valley Kitchens
                                                               Ann Lyons         (602) 381-1289
Welcome   these new members who’ve recently joined             3111 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
our Chapter of Remodeling Professionals:                       Email:
                                                               Website: www.
•   Apache Stone
                                                               Cabinet/countertop supplier to contractors and
    Brian Libbin        (623) 581-7625
                                                               retail customers.
    22040 N. 21st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027
    Email:                           •   Today’s Interiors
    Website:                               Randall Smith              (602) 997-2500
    Arizona and Nevada’s largest selection of natural          1106 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020
    and manufactured stone.                                    Email:
•   Cohaco Building Specialties                                Website:
    Chris Hahn          (623) 247-5121                         A full service, professional interior design firm
    5341 W. Luke Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301                      with over 20 years experience.
    Bathroom specialties, shower doors, mirrors, medi-     Using NARI professionals provides instant credibil-
    cine cabinets and glass.                               ity to your project and instills confidence with the
•   Facility Electrical Services LLC                       homeowners. Network with these new members.
    James Opp           (602) 866-9268
    3023 W. Acapulco Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85053                   17th Annual NARI Golf Outing
    Specializing in installing electrical systems as
    needed for projects.
•   GMAC Mortgage
    Steve Ripley        (602) 224-4358
    3001 E. Camelback Rd., Ste.140, Phoenix, 85016         The 17th Annual                NARI-AZ Golf outing
    Email:                        on September 22, 2007 at Starfire Golf Club @
    Website:                          Scottsdale Country Club is going to be a hit. There
    Top 10 National lender providing creative funding      are plenty of great prizes including a Ping G10
    options for all faces of remodeling, construction      driver, a Ping putter, and cash for closest to the pin
    and home purchase markets.                             and longest drive. Rumor has it there a great prizes
•   Inside Out etc.                                        for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place foursomes as well!
    Julie Cook          (480) 924-6336
    2927 E. Norcroft St., Mesa, AZ 85213                   Time: 7:30 am Shotgun Start
                                                           Format: Scramble
    A firm that specializes in sending the right message   Sponsorship Packages:
    to the right people at the right time.
                                                           #1) 4 Golfers: (fees, carts, lunch & 8 drink tickets
•   International Window Corp.
                                                           plus exclusive hole sponsorship: $680
    Alan Cutter         (602) 232-2500
    2500 E. Chambers St., Phoenix, AZ 85040                #2) 2 Golfers: (fees, cart, lunch & 4 drink tickets
    Email:                       plus exclusive hole sponsorship: $480
    A quality manufacturer of energy efficient aluminum    #3) 1 Golfer: (fees, cart, lunch & 2 drink tickets plus
    and vinyl, residential and commercial windows and      exclusive hole sponsorship: $340
    doors. 1-800-TRY-INTL.
                                                           #4) Hole Sponsorship Only: $200
•   Sunset Homes LLC
    Sarah Merritt       (602) 625-0170                     #5) Individual Golfers (fees, cart, lunch & 2 drink
    PO Box 97723, Phoenix, AZ 85060                        tickets): $140
    A small, personal semi-custom home builder and         For more details, contact Golf Committee Chair,
    remodeler.                                             Don Stoor at (602) 320-4368.
         Home Show Volunteers                            THE POT OF GOLD GROWS!
             Win $200.00!                                Stephanie McPhail of MasterTouch
                                                         Contracting, LLC did not attend the
Congratulations to NARI-AZ’s Home Show Chairman          August Chapter Meeting hosted by Pro-
and Co-Chair for winning the volunteer drawing for
                                                         Source Wholesale Floor Coverings
their time spent at the NARI-AZ Booth at the August      and so the Pot of Gold rolls over to a whopping
Home & Garden Show at the new University of Phoe-        $250. Every member who is current with their dues
nix Stadium in Glendale. Gary Wheat , CR won $50         is automatically entered into the drawing. Want to
in the drawing and Fred Warren, CR won $150 both         win? Just attend this month’s meeting hosted by
of Kirk Development Company. Every volunteer             GMAC Mortgage at the Half Moon Sports Grill and if
who works the show is entered into the drawing.          your name is drawn, you win. That’s easy money!
Nearly 2500 directories were distributed to interested
home owners. Next opportunity is October 12-14 at
the Phoenix Civic Center.                                   Florence Crittenton to Benefit
                                                            from December Holiday Party
                   2008 Meeting Hosting
                      Opportunities                      Florence    Crittenton Services will benefit from the
                                                         NARI-AZ Silent Auction and dinner at Bill Johnson’s
                Reservations are under way for           Big Apple Restaurant at 6:00pm on Dec. 14. Last
members to sign up and host a 2008 NARI-AZ               year NARI raised more than $1700 for this non-profit
monthly Chapter Meeting. This is a fun and easy way      which provides a variety of services for over 1,000 at-
to reach the membership and guests and tout your         risk and under-served teenagers each year including
expertise in your particular products or services. As    a 40 bed therapeutic group home for abused and ne-
an added benefit, your company will receive a link to    glected girls ages 12 –18. Florence Crittenton also
the NARI website for 3 months and receive two arti-      provides transitional living programs for girls over 18,
cles in the monthly newsletter, the Remodeler’s Jour-    an accredited charter school, and life skills training
nal. In 2008, the newsletter and website will list the   for 450 youth living in group homes throughout Mari-
event dates and sponsors. Sign up now!                   copa County.
                                                         Members of the Chapter can contribute to the auc-
Green Corner:                                            tion. Consider donating gift certificates, tickets to the
                                                         Phoenix Suns, the Arizona Cardinals, Coyotes, Mer-
Did you know… The average U.S. household spends          cury and/or the Rattlers. Not into sports? How about
$1,400 each year on their energy bills? By choosing      donating some movie packages or theater tickets?
ENERGY STAR qualified products, each household           Donations of gift baskets and tools are also appreci-
could cut this by 30 percent saving more than $400       ated. Not sure what to gift? Write a check and your
each year.                                               contribution will go to one of many auction items.

In 2003, Americans — with the help of ENERGY             Why the push to collect donations now? Simply to
STAR — prevented greenhouse gases equivalent to          avoid the rush. For more information, please contact
those of 18 million cars, saved enough energy to         Chip Marvin at (602) 233-1981, or George Brunell at
power 20 million homes and saved $8 billion in en-       (602) 841-2613, or Barry, Fred, Tom, or Gary at (602)
ergy costs.                                              944-3658.

The average U.S. home is responsible for twice as
much greenhouse gas emissions as the average car.                    Tool Trouble
By looking for the government’s ENERGY STAR
                                                         A federal study released earlier this year
when shopping for products or remodeling, people
                                                         showed that consumer injuries from nail
can help prevent air pollution and global warming.
                                                         guns have increased by 200 percent since 1991.
Source:                              Ouch. Source: AZ Republic, 9/1/07, Section H, pg. 1
NARI NATIONAL NEWS...                                                  NIGHT GOLF -
                                                                       FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19TH
Here are items from National worth knowing about:
                                                                       Mark your calendars for a serious round
•   NARI Marketing Teleseminars: From your tele-
                                                                        of fun when you sign up for night Golf at
    phone at your place of business.
                                                                        the Glen Lakes Golf Course. This activity
       September 18: “Referrals: How to Generate         is guaranteed to be a lot of fun. For just $35.00, you
       Them and Close the Loop”                          will have dinner, play 9 holes of golf with a glow in the
       October 16: “Hiring & Maintaining the Best        dark ball and have bundles of laughs. This is a perfect
       Salespeople”                                      opportunity to bring that supplier or subcontractor and
       November 20: “Easy Market Planning”               see the even more lighter side of your great chapter.
       December 18: “Home Shows”                         Contact Fred Warren, CR of Kirk Development for ad-
                                                         ditional details at (602) 944-3658.
Program costs and ordering options: Individual ses-
sions are $75 for each member and staffer on the
line. Register for 3 sessions for $200 (save $25).         NARI-AZ & HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
                                                                    Saturday, December 8, 2007
Times: 10:00—11:30am EST, 9:00—10:30am CST,
8:00—9:30am MST, and 7:00-8:30 PST
CEUs: Each Teleseminar counts as .15 CEUs to-
ward NARI’s certification renewals.
How To Register: Email Adrienne Zoble at                 Come    join your fellow NARI members for a fun work You may also fax or call         day (7:30am to 3:30 pm). Spouses and children ages
in your reservation with credit card number to           16+ are also welcome. If you are interested in volun-
970/282-1152 (fax) or 970/282-1150 (phone).              teering, please visit and sign
                                                         up at the Habitat volunteer calendar link. Be sure to
                                                         designate which Saturday you are interested in work-
     COPPER THEFTS IN ARIZONA                            ing. A confirmation email will be sent acknowledging
                Now there is help.                       your participation and later on another email will be
                                                         sent to you with more detailed instructions.
IF you didn’t receive the email blast last week, here
                                                         If you would like to make a donation you can either
is the information…
                                                         click on the “Make a Donation” link and use Habitat’s
The Registrar of Contractors has allied itself with      secure website (be sure to note Tri-Lite Builders in the
FAX NET 1 to expedite the dissemination of informa-      memo) or contact Tri-Lite Builders at (480) 895-3442.
tion associated with the copper thefts throughout the    Tri-Lite is collecting both in-kind and monetary dona-
state. As part of this cooperation effort, the ROC has   tions to support this project in Chandler.
agreed to forward to all IAC members a “reporting
                                                         If you cannot make the Dec. 8th date, the build will
sheet”. It is recommended that this reporting sheet
                                                         take place over the course of 13-15 Saturdays begin-
be filled out as completely and quickly as possible
                                                         ning Oct. 13th. Approximately 25 volunteers are
after a copper theft has occurred and forwarded di-
                                                         needed for each weekend.
rectly to FAX NET 1. When received, FAX NET 1 will
transmit the theft information to numerous law en-
forcement agencies, recyclers and other parties                   MEMBERS IN THE NEWS…
which will aid in the locating and identifying of many
criminals involved in copper theft cases. To receive     Congratulations to SunWest Distributing of Tempe
the “reporting sheet” or for more information on FAX     on their feature article in Monday, September 3rd’s
NET 1, please contact the company directly at (602)      Arizona Living Section of the Arizona Republic. Their
320-4941 or check them out on the web at                 resident chef, Amy Ahrensdorf discussed key strate- Thank you Ivan Kolesik Jr. for this     gies for taking the fuss out of family dinners as well as
important information.                                   the importance of having dinner as a family.
2008 NARI-AZ Membership Information Update
All NARI-AZ members receive a FREE comprehensive listing in the 2008 Chapter Membership Directory and
the NARI-AZ website ( with your current paid annual membership.
This form must be completed and returned no later than Friday, September 28, 2007. Active members who
neglect to submit this form will have their 2007 information reprinted in its entirety. No exceptions.
Company Name: ______________________________________________________________________
Contact Name/Title: ___________________________________________________________________
ROC #(s): __________________________________________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________________
Phone: ____________________________________ _ FAX: ___________________________________
Cell Phone: ________________________________ (optional)
Email: _______________________________________ Website: _______________________________
Company Description (25—30 words): ______________________________________________________
Free - (1) Directory Category Listing: _____________________________________ (See pg. 7 for listings)
Free - (1) Website Category Listing: _________________________________________________
New this year.         Add your company logo to your print directory listing for just $25.00.               Yes No
                       Add your company logo to your website listing for just $25.00                        Yes No

2008 Print Directory & Website Advertising Order:
See page 7 for descriptions of advertising options and pricing.
Item Description: __________________________________ Ad Size: ___________________                  Price: ______
# of Directory Categories: ____________ (+1 free with membership)                                  Price: ______
Add my company logo _____________ (just $25.00—please submit jpeg)                                 Price: ______
2008 Website Advertising Order:
Item Description #1: __________________________________________________________                    Price: ______
Item Description #2: __________________________________________________________                    Price: ______
Item Description #3: __________________________________________________________                    Price: ______
# of Website Categories: _____________ (+1 free with membership)                                 Price: ______
Add my logo: ___________________ (just $25.00 with jpeg)                                         Price: ______
                                                                                          Grand Total: _______
Method of Payment
( ) Check # ______________ ( ) MasterCard        ( ) Visa     ( ) American Express
Credit Card #: _____________________________________________ Expiration Date: ___________________
Billing Address: _____________________________________________________________________________
Card Holder Signature: ________________________________________Security Digit #: __________________
 Please return this form to the NARI-AZ Chapter Office by Friday, 9/28/07 with 50% of your payment for print and website
  orders. Deposits are non-refundable. Mail to: NARI-AZ PO Box 26985, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Phone/FAX: 480-419-1631
                 2008 NARI—AZ Print Ad & Website Order Form
Directory Advertising Rates:                                             Advertise on the
all half page or greater ads receive a free link to the         website:
NARI-AZ Web page —
                                                                         ( ) Banner Ad -         your ad on the NARI front page     $200/year
Full page (back cover, color w/bleed) 8x5” x 11.25” $1850
                                                                         ( ) Website Company Name Link                                $75/year
Full page (inside front or back cover) 8x5” x 11.25” $1850               All members are listed on If you wish to have your
                                                                         company name listings linked to your company’s website.
Full page (color with bleed)                   8.75” x 11.25” $1600
                                                                         ( ) Logo Link Button Advertisement                          $125/
Half page Horizontal                           7.5” x 4.75”      $750    quarterly Include your logo and we will place it on the NARI-AZ website
                                                                         and link it to your website.
Half page Vertical                             3.5” x 10”        $780
                                                                         ( ) Find a Remodeler Additional Listings                   $25 each
Brand New Gallery Ad                   3.5” x 4.75”              $400    One category is free with membership. Make sure that potential clients
                                                                         see your company under the specialty category they are looking at.
1/4 page ad—front center in the print directory
                                                                         ( ) Add your company logo to your free listing: $25.00
Add your logo to your free listing                              $ 25
                                                                         Website directory categories: one free listing — ad-
Directory Categories: one free listing — additional list-
                                                                         ditional listings just $25.00 each.
ings just $25.00 each.
                                                                         ( ) Appliances                            ( ) Lending/Mortgages
( ) Appliances                      ( ) Lending/Mortgages
                                                                         ( ) Bathroom Remodeling                   ( ) Marble/Granite
( ) Bathroom Remodeling             ( ) Marble/Granite
                                                                         ( ) Brick                                 ( ) Masonry Contractors
( ) Brick                           ( ) Masonry Contractors
                                                                         ( ) Building Products                     ( ) Painting Contractors
( ) Building Products               ( ) Painting Contractors
                                                                         ( ) Cabinets/Countertops                  ( ) Patio Covers
( ) Cabinets/Countertops            ( ) Patio Covers
                                                                         ( ) Closets                               ( ) Plaster/Stucco
( ) Closets                         ( ) Plaster/Stucco
                                                                         ( ) Commercial Remodeling                 ( ) Plumbing Contractors
( ) Commercial Remodeling           ( ) Plumbing Contractors
                                                                         ( ) Concrete Repair                       ( ) Remodeling Contractors
( ) Concrete Repair                 ( ) Remodeling Contractors
                                                                         ( ) Demolition Contractor                 ( ) Roofing
( ) Demolition Contractor           ( ) Roofing
                                                                         ( ) Design/Build                          ( ) Room Additions
( ) Design/Build                    ( ) Room Additions
                                                                         ( ) Drywall                               ( ) Shutters
( ) Drywall                         ( ) Shutters
                                                                         ( ) Entertainment Centers                 ( ) Siding/Skylights/
( ) Entertainment Centers           ( ) Siding/Skylights/Roof Windows                                                  Roof Windows
( ) Fireplaces & BBQ’s              ( ) Sunrooms                         ( ) Fireplaces & BBQ’s                    ( ) Sunrooms
( ) Floor Coverings                 ( ) Tile                             ( ) Flooring                              ( ) Tile
( ) Handyman/Repair                 ( ) Tile/Stone                       ( ) Handyman/Repair                       ( ) Tile/Stone
( ) Home Improvements               ( ) Water Treatment                  ( ) Home Improvements                     ( ) Water Treatment
( ) Interior Design                 ( ) Window & Door Coverings          ( ) Interior Design                       ( ) Window & Door Coverings
( ) Kitchen Remodeling              ( ) Windows                          ( ) Kitchen Remodeling                    ( ) Windows
( ) Landscaping                     ( ) Other ____________________       ( ) Landscaping                           ( ) Other _____

Method of Payment:                  ( ) Check               ( ) American Express        ( ) Visa            ( ) MasterCard
Company Name: ______________________________________ Name on Card: _____________________________
Credit Card # _______________________________________________ Expiration Date: _______________________
Billing Address __________________________________________________________________________________
Security Code #_______ Card Holder Signature_______________________________________________________
NOTE: 50% of payment is due with your advertising order. Remaining 50% due on October 31, 2007 with materials. Deposits are non re-

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