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October 2018

What is NARI? Find the best with us!

October 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - October 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Judy Davies, San Diego Chapter of the NARI This talk will explain the NARI core purpose and how it can help the consumer navigate the challenges of choosing from today’s field of remodeling professionals.

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Accessory Dwelling Units

October 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Jeff Brown, Lars Remodeling This seminar will cover the process of homeowners looking into accessory dwelling units, what their possibilities are and how a Design-Build company can help them.

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Design for your Future Home

October 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Anne Kellett, A Kinder Space Design Anne is a Past President of the San Diego Chapter of ASID and is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist.

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How to Create and Finance Your Dream Home

October 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Carl Spiteri, Benchmark Mortgage This workshop will help you learn how to create the home of your dreams using your existing home or building one from the ground up.

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Why Design-Build?

October 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Ken Ellefsen, LARS Remodeling This workshop will discuss the differences of using a Design-Build firm VS a general contractor OR architect and understand the services provided and benefits received.

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Aging-In-Place/Multi-Generational Design Options

October 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Lori Drake, LARS Remodeling With over ten years experience in the remodeling industry, Lori has used her expertise to design everything from professional grade putting greens to kitchens, bathrooms and custom room additions. This seminar will help educate homeowners on ways to make their space functional as they grow older and what the latest trends are to do so for ones ‘forever home’.

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2018 Color Tips and Trends

October 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Karen Galvin, Sherwin Williams Karen supports the residential interior designer market with color and paint specifications, ensuring they remain up to date with the latest color tools and trends. She also provides continuing education courses and webinars to hundreds of interior designers and industry partners throughout the year.

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Window Film Tinting Can Save You $$$

October 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Marcel Perry, SunPro Tinting Marcel Perry has been a long-time member of the NARI organization and has spoken at many venues on the benefits of window tinting and long term savings it can provide business and home owners.

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Rough Craft – Practice Building Your Own Model Kitchen

October 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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David & Juliann Berens, ReFind Kitchens Better than LEGOs, practice building your own model kitchen. Along the way, we'll learn the five mistakes everyone makes when designing a kitchen.

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Catch & Release! Gutters and Rain Storage

October 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Mark Richardson, A-1 Rain Gutters Mark Richardson’s A-1 Rain Gutters has been installing quality rain gutter and rainwater management systems since 1975. His talk will focus on long-term factors and overall cost savings for your home’s rainfall management.

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When Disaster Strikes, Will You Be A Survivor or a Victim?

October 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Sean Scott, Red Book of Fire Safety Mr. Scott is a second-generation disaster restoration contractor and author of The Red Guide to Recovery - Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors and Secrets of The Insurance Game. Sean has devoted his life assisting families rebuild their homes and lives after structure fires, floods, earthquakes, and many other types of disaster events. This discussion will be all about wildfire safety and recovery.

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Light Up Your Life – Better with Good Lighting

October 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Braulio Sanabria, Energy Care Electric Assisting clients from the perspective of maximizing energy efficiency became the motivation for opening Energy Care Electric in 2008. I am proud of the energy saving designs and environmentally-friendly materials I am able to obtain and install for my clients.

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Sustainable Green Flooring

October 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Marcus Aven, Green Life Floors Green Life Construction is a custom flooring company with not only the customer in mind, we take pride in preserving the environment as well!

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October 2019

Accessory Dwelling Units

October 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

• Gordie Guthrie, Classic Home Improvement • Learn the difference between Accessory Dwelling Units and Air B&B under the law.  Know the new regulations and your choices. Gordon (Gordie) Guthrie uses his in-depth knowledge of all facets of the construction world in helping Classic Home Improvements create strong partnerships so that they can continue to foster success and diligently adhere to industry best practices.  Gordie has had the opportunity to work all over the country. He was even active in Canada,…

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Succulent Love

October 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

• Jessica Cain, In Succulent Love • Jessica Cain is the Owner and Creator of In Succulent Love. She started her business by accident; her hobby quickly turning into a business with over 100 unique succulent plants, arrangements, party favors and DIY kits. Jessica is here to share her wealth of information with you all. Ask about her new book that is due to release October 29th.

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How to Create and Finance Your Dream Home

October 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

• Carl Spiteri, Benchmark Mortgage • This workshop will help you learn how to create the home of your dreams using your existing home or building one from the ground up. Whether remodeling or building your dream home from the ground up, Benchmark Mortgage specializes in keeping families in their homes, school districts, friends and communities they love.

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Window Film Tinting Saves $$$$

October 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

• Marcel Perry, Sunpro Tinting • Window film reflects the hot sun in the summer and prevents heat loss in the winter. Having your windows tinted means you and your family will be more comfortable all year round and save money on energy bills. Marcel Perry has been a long-time member of the NARI organization and has spoken at many venues on the benefits of window tinting and the long-term savings it can provide business and home owners.

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Everything You Need to Know About Accessory Dwelling Units – ADUs

October 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

• Steve Walton, Marrokal Design & Remodeling • In this highly informational seminar, you’ll learn all you need to know about building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on your property. Steve Walton has more than 30 years of professional expertise in the management of residential remodeling and custom home design and construction. Walton began his career with Marrokal back in 1998 and since then has been honored with multiple awards and has been featured in nationally syndicated magazines such as…

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Practical Ways to Avoid Ktichen Design Mistakes

October 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

• David Berens, ReFind Kitchens • In this workshop you will learn how to avoid mistakes using sustainable kitchen remodel options. David Berens owns and operate ReFind Kitchens, a zero-waste kitchen and bath design studio. Using reclaimed and sustainably-sourced materials, he and partner, Juliann Berens, design guilt-free luxury kitchens and baths.

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In Succulent Love

October 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

• Jessica Cain, In Succulent Love • Jessica Cain is the Owner and Creator of In Succulent Love. She started her business by accident; her hobby quickly turning into a business with over 100 unique succulent plants, arrangements, party favors and DIY kits. Jessica is here to share her wealth of information with you all. Ask about her new book that is due to release October 29th.

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10 Ways to a Safe and Beautiful Bathroom

October 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

• Anne Kellett, A Kinder Space • This seminar will help you with designing with your lifetime in mind. Anne Kellett, ASID, CAPS, is an independent Interior Designer with almost 40 years’ experience in the field of residential interior design. She is a Past President of the San Diego Chapter of ASID and is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist. She was a professor at Design Institute of San Diego for 11 years, from which she retired in 2014.

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What is NARI?

October 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

• Judy Davies, San Diego Chapter of the NARI • This talk will explain the NARI core purpose and how it can help the consumer navigate the challenges of choosing from today’s field of remodeling professionals. Judy Davies has been the Administrator of the San Diego Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for 8 years.  She is active in vetting new applicants and supporting members.

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Why Design/Build?

October 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

• Michael Kindzierski, KINDO Studios • In this workshop, you will learn the differences in roles and responsibility for architects, designers, remodelers, and design/build with the pros and cons of each profession. You will learn some tips on selecting the right professional for your project.

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In Succulent Love

October 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

• Jessica Cain, In Succulent Love • Jessica Cain is the Owner and Creator of In Succulent Love. She started her business by accident; her hobby quickly turning into a business with over 100 unique succulent plants, arrangements, party favors and DIY kits. Jessica is here to share her wealth of information with you all. Ask about her new book that is due to release October 29th.

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How to Brighten Your Life with LEDs

October 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

• Braulio Sanabria, Energy Care Electric • How to Brighten Your Life with LEDs will help you learn about efficient and cost-effective lighting solutions. Assisting clients from the perspective of maximizing energy efficiency became the motivation for opening Energy Care Electric in 2008. Braulio is proud of the energy saving designs and environmentally-friendly materials he is able to obtain and install for his clients.

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Home Safety Tips for Everyone

October 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

• Fritzi Gros-Daillon, Household Guardians • Fritzi Gros-Daillon is Director of Training for Age Safe America and owner, CEO of Household Guardians. She is a CAPS instructor and performs home safety assessments to provide solutions for safety issues in the home, to prevent falls, improve lighting and check the exterior and interior spaces for practical and economical solutions and products.

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