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September 2017

What is NARI?

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Judy Davies, NARI/San Diego. NARI’s Core Purpose is to advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product and vital public purpose

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There’s No Place Like My Home

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fritzi Gros-Daillon, CEO and founder of Household Guardians. Fritzi is a highly successful entrepreneur in senior move management, environmental consulting, and most recently, the aging-in-place field. Her passion for keeping family members safe in their own home environment for as long as is reasonably possible has grown from watching families struggle with choices and decisions about the issues of staying home or downsizing. The goal is to maximize longevity and independence in the home environment of choice while minimizing the…

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Connecting Businesses and Customers

September 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Gwen Earle, Better Business Bureau. BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. BBB sees trust as a function of two primary factors – integrity and performance. Integrity includes respect, ethics and intent. Performance speaks to a business’s track record of delivering results in accordance with BBB standards and/or addressing customer concerns in a timely, satisfactory manner. BBB ensures that high standards for trust are set and maintained. We exist so consumers and businesses alike have an unbiased source…

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Making Changes to your Electrical Wiring

September 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Luke McAnally,  Luke Electric. Luke is a master electrician with 18 years in the trade, and many years prior spent watching his dad build and remodel homes for San Diegans. Luke and his handpicked team work on new custom homes as well as remodels. Their respect for client’s homes and attention to detail has awarded them the trust of many San Diego homeowners.

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Why Get A Permit?

September 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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City Inspector

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Financing the Remodel

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Carl Spiteri, Benchmark Mortgage. Carl strongly believes that financial literacy paves the way to financial success. He’s been answering questions about commercial and residential lending, credit scoring, budgeting and all things money since 1991. Carl is an adjunct professor at Woodbury University, teaching architects about project finance. I also teach the course “Basics of Lending” for the California Association of Realtors.

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Rock the House

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Ryan Moore, KRC Rock. Ryan has been working in the landscape and hardscape industry since 2005. He has worked closely with Builders, Architects, Landscape Architects, Contractors, Local/International Quarries, Manufacturers and Fabricators on projects throughout the US. These projects have included theme parks (Disney, Sea World, Lego-land), municipal projects (airports, freeways, schools, and public parks), commercial buildings, and residential landscaping. He regularly speaks to trade organizations and businesses providing training and instruction on a wide variety of topics including: How to…

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A Tesla Kitchen on a Chevy Budget: Creativity and Common Sense

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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DAVID BERENS and JULIANN BERENS, Owner - ReFind Kitchens.   Juliann Berens is brings 18 years experience in interior design, 16 years of which spent owning her own environmentally-minded design firm. She is an NCIDQ certified interior designer, LEED AP, Certified-Aging-In-Place Specialist, has held both commercial and residential general contractor licenses, and was instrumental in founding the Tucson branch of the Arizona Green Building Council. She is currently Director of Design for ReFind Kitchens – a zero waste luxury kitchen…

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Glass Treatment in the Remodel

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Marcel Perry, Owner SunPro Tinting, Inc. SunPro offers a full spectrum of window films products for commercial and residential applications. Marcel is an expert on solar film to address (heat rejection, ultraviolet rejection, and glare reduction), anti-graffiti, security films (both in clear and solar control) and decorative films (frost, etched, and patterned) to enhance any home or office interior. Marcel attended Lamar University.

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Contractors and Subcontractor Responsibility to Customers

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Jim & Ben Ward, Preferred Remodeling. Jim is a Certified Remodeler (CR), and Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR), and founder and president of Preferred Remodelers since 1986. As an active member of the community Mr. Ward supports the Young Life, Palomar Pomerado Hospital Foundation, Escondido Chamber of Commerce, and is a board member of NARI San Diego (National Association of Remodeling Industry.)

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Why Choose a Designer?

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Rachel Farrior-Conney, Allied ASID. Rachel is the Principal Interior Designer at RF Design Couture. She’s on the ASID/San Diego Chapter’s Board of Directors, and serves as the current Communications Director. Rachel will discuss the major benefits to working with a professional and accredited ASID interior designer

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Asbestos, Lead & Mold – What to Do

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Fritzi Gros-Daillon, CEO and founder of Household Guardians. Fritzi  is a highly successful entrepreneur in senior move management, environmental consulting, and most recently, the aging-in-place field. Her passion for keeping family members safe in their own home environment for as long as is reasonably possible has grown from watching families struggle with choices and decisions about the issues of staying home or downsizing. The goal is to maximize longevity and independence in the home environment of choice while minimizing the…

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Job Scope Process

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Kent McKaughey,

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Cabinet Quality Signatures

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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David Graves, Kitchen and Bath Experts. David has 12 years experience in the cabinetry industry.  His company, Kitchen and Bath Experts represents three industry leading cabinetry companies and is able provide cabinetry for almost any design a client desires. He holds Bachelors degrees in Accounting and Marketing from the University of Illinois in Accounting and Marketing, and an MBA from Northern Illinois University.

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Universal Design for Living

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Anne Kellett. Anne is an independent Interior Designer with almost 40 years’ experience in the field of residential interior design. Her design firm, A Kinder Space, creates safe, easy to use and beautiful spaces that strive to address the present and future needs of her clients. Anne earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Textiles and Interior Design from the University of Connecticut in 1969 and her Master’s from Oregon State University in 1971. Anne is a Past President of the San…

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