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Oser Communications Group Las Vegas Thursday, January 23, 2020 AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH IBS & KBIS An interview with David R. Pekel, MCR, UDCP, CAPS, CEO, National Association of the Remodeling Industry. CM: What do you see as the biggest opportunity for remodelers in 2020? DP: The remodeling industry has grown to over $450 billion dollars as reported by Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, and is on pace to see between 4-5 per- cent growth in 2020. This growth combined with a shortage of housing inventory has encouraged many homeowners to remodel their homes as opposed to moving. One of the fastest growing segments in the remodeling industry is universal design. Based on a NARI's recent 2019 Member Profile Survey, kitchen NARI Supports Excellence in the Remodeling Industry By Shahin Moinian, P.E., President, ICC Evaluation Service For decades, the ICC-Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) has been the industry leader and expert in performing technical evalu- ations for product manufacturers, engi- neers, architects and specifiers looking to have their innovative building and plumbing products evaluated and certified for code compliance. Product certification is a review of products against a standard, criteria or code to ensure continuous compliance of products. Certification steps include review of prod- ucts, periodic inspection of plants (by an ISO/IEC17020 accredited agency) and periodic review of submitted information against new or revised standards. Integrated Management Solutions, otherwise known as ERPs (Enterprise Resource Planning), refer to systems that automate and integrate a company's core business elements to increase efficiency and simpli- fy operations. Companies are striving to become more efficient, improve customer service and stay competitive by more effectively utilizing resources. Luckily, there's a solution to help accomplish all of these objectives. ERPs are comprehensive systems that include all the software pieces you might need to manage all aspects of your construction operations. ERP software helps to eliminate redundant process- es and systems, dramatically lowering the cost of doing An interview with Stephan Halenbeek, Executive Vice President, Duro Corporation. CM: Tell our readers about Duro Corporation. SH: We are an American company from City of Industry, California, dedicated to delivering the finest quality professional style cooking appliances. Our par- ent company is a grill manufacturing giant, and we have continued that successful culture with the following mis- sion: bringing to the average household that which was previously only available to the ultra-rich. Or as we like to say, 'affordable luxury.' An interview with Jason Bast, co- Founder, Forever Barnwood. CM: Is Forever Barnwood prefinished? JB: Just like other Forever Barnwood prod- ucts, the millwork is 'aged' using the same proprietary processes. Remember, there is no stain used to produce Forever Barnwood products. This is a 'living fin- ish,' so you can cut it, sand it and reapply Secret Sauce to blend and cover to create a beautiful finished product. CM: Can a clear protective coat be put on my Forever Barnwood millwork? JB: Yes, the Forever Barnwood 'aging process' allows Continued on Page 41 Dun Today is enabling builders to move from cus- tomer service to building the customer experience. As society moves further into the "smartphone-first" men- tality, the three-ring bulky binder given to homeowners by contractors is a deliverable past its prime. The new app Dun Today is highlighting at the show offers builders the ability to deliver information and build process in an easy to use app. Dun Today is a software company founded in 2015. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, the company special- izes in revolutionizing builders' ability to create a positive customer experience through a state-of-the-art digitized Continued on Page 41 Continued on Page 41 ICC-ES: Allowing Innovation to Thrive The Guide to Integrated Management Solutions (ERPs) Products from Forever Barnwood Affordable Luxury: The NXR Range from Duro Dun Today Turns Builder Binders into Digital Data Continued on Page 37 Continued on Page 37 Continued on Page 37 BOOTH #C3022 BOOTH #SL4220 BOOTH #N1173 BOOTH #SU1041 BOOTH #SU1225

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