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CG&S Design-Build's Affiliations

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is the largest housing trade association in the United States. We represent the craftsman, innovators and problem solvers who build homes, enrich communities and change lives.

Operating at the local, state and national levels, the NAHB federation helps its members achieve professional success through knowledge building, networking opportunities, access to industry experts, advocacy efforts and savings programs. NAHB strives to protect the American Dream of housing opportunities for all.
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only independent not-for-profit trade association dedicated to the remodeling industry with more than 50 years of industry experience. NARI represents professional remodeling contractors, product manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, trade publications, utilities and lending institutions. NARI is committed to enhancing the professionalism of the remodeling industry and serving as an ally to homeowners.

Mission
To advance and promote the remodeling industry's professionalism, product and vital public purpose.

NARI's Code of Ethics
Each member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is pledged to observe high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility in the conduct of business. Visit http://www.nari.org/about/ethics/ to see the complete list of standards NARI members live by.

NARI connects the remodel-ready homeowner with ethical remodeling contractors who are committed to continued education and professionalism in the remodeling industry. For more information or to locate a NARI professional in your area visit https://www.nari.org/search/address/, call (847) 298-9200 or e-mail info@nari.org.

Consumer resources from NARI
NARI strives to educate and arm homeowners with resources needed to ensure a successful remodeling experience.

From the initial planning phase, homeowners should be considering a few important project components before selecting a professional ( http://www.nari.org/homeowners/selecting/). Next, there are a few warning signs ( http://www.nari.org/homeowners/warnings/) to look for during interviews with remodelers that identify which contractors to avoid. Finally, one of the most important aspects of remodeling is setting a budget. Here are a couple tips to setting a viable budget ( http://bit.ly/PVEcRv) for your remodeling project.
Sharing your passion for creating better places to live, work, and play.

Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.

We carry out our goals through advocacy, information, and community. Each year the AIA

* Sponsors hundreds of continuing education experiences to help architects maintain their licensure
* Sets the industry standard in contract documents with more than 100 forms and contracts used in the design and construction industry
* Provides countless Web-based resources for emerging architecture professionals. Conducts market research and provides analysis of the economic factors that affect the business of architecture
* Hosts the annual AIA National Convention and Design Exposition
* Serves as an advocate of the architecture profession
* Champions architects’ future by enhancing public belief in the value of design
* Promotes design excellence and outstanding professional achievement through an awards program
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the premiere association for kitchen and bath professionals. Fifty years after its inception, the NKBA has a membership of more than 60,000 members and is the proud owner of the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

KBIS
Our Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the largest trade show worldwide for the kitchen and bath industry. Every year, we bring hundreds of exhibitors together to showcase new ideas, products, and services.

Degree Programs
We accredit programs that offer students a specialty in kitchen and bath design. Visit College and University Accreditation to view the list of NKBA-accredited colleges and universities. Students who graduate from these programs are prepared to work in the kitchen and bath industry and qualify to sit for the examination to earn the NKBA designation Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD) upon graduation.
Professional Resource Library & NKBA Magazine
The NKBA offers a complete Professional Resource Library for the trade, ranging from basic textbooks to advanced and specialized design books. In addition, we publish NKBA Magazine each quarter to meet the interests and concerns of our members.
Consumer Inspiration and Guidance
For consumers, we showcase designers and their work on this website. We also provide free planning guides and product information, and educate homeowners in choosing a designer, asking the right questions, and working with a designer or remodeling firm. In the interest of better communications, we provide a complete glossary of design terms.
Founded in 1946, the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) is an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and has 28 local home builders associations and nearly 10,000 members across Texas. Representing over 702,500 jobs and more than $31.1 billion annually in the Texas economy, the state and local associations play a crucial role in providing housing for Texans.
Since 1953, the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin has served as the leading not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to residential construction and remodeling in Central Texas. With approximately 750 member firms, the HBA works with government, public, business and community organizations in six counties - Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Travis and Williamson - to advance the practice and professionalism of the home building industry in our community so that all people in the Greater Austin area live in strong communities and homes that enable them to thrive.