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National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
Contractor of the Year (CoTY) Personal Achievement Award 2006

Harold Hammerman “Spirit of Education” Award

Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year (WRA) 2005

Silver Award for Residential Interior

Silver Award for Bathroom

Gordy Ziglinski "Spirit of Education" Award

Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year (WRA) 2004

Silver Award for Bathroom

Silver Award for Residential Interior

Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year (WRA) 2003

Gold Award for Kitchens

Certified Professional of the Year 2003

2003 President’s Award recipient


Why is Certification Important to You? Certification by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) recognizes contractors who have met the Association’s high standards for experience, commitment to ethical conduct, and professionalism. Carmel Builders’ certification is proudly maintained by the high standards of quality results and services.

NARI Certification is a definitive remodeling industry designation similar to what a CPA (Certifies Public Accountant) is to the Accounting industry and CLU (Certified Life Underwriter) is to the Insurance industry, as examples.

Tom Weiher – Certified Remodeler (CR)

Tom Weiher – Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler (CKBR)

Brian Jordan – Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC)

Art Cartes – Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC)

Certification Requirements

At least five years continuous full-time employment in the remodeling business and currently employed by a firm that operates under the Code of Ethics adopted by NARI and its Certification Board.

Demonstrated industry knowledge and ability required to perform the remodeling functions directly related to the particular certification class.

Demonstrated competence in writing or directing the writing of job specifications in accordance with standards approved by the Certification Board and local codes.

Satisfactorily completed written examinations on the basics of general remodeling contracting or have had these examinations waived based on continuous experience.

Complied with all requests for documentation of experience and competence as well as adherence to NARI's Code of Ethics.


Menomonee Falls Chamber of Commerce 2005 President’s Award

Madonna Medal for Outstanding Community Service


National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) since 1988

Vice President Milwaukee/NARI 2005 - Present

Milwaukee/NARI Board of Directors 2004 - Present

Alternate Director Milwaukee/NARI Board of Directors 2003

Chairman - Milwaukee/NARI Finance Committee 2006

Milwaukee/NARI Finance Committee 2003 - Present

Milwaukee/NARI Insurance Committee 2003

Milwaukee/NARI Nominating Committee 2003

Milwaukee/NARI Education and Certification Committee 2001 - Present

Milwaukee/NARI Show Committee 2001

Milwaukee/NARI Ethics Committee 1998-2000

Metropolitan Builders Association 2005 - Present

The Alternative Board (TAB) member 2004 - Present

Menomonee Falls Chamber of Commerce member 1997 - Present

Menomonee Falls Marketing Committee 2003 - Present

Chairman - Menomonee Falls Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee
2005 – Present (Barbara Weiher)

Carpenters and Cabinet Makers Advisory Committee for Milwaukee Area Technical
College 2004 - Present


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