In the spring of 2023, David Kallie, MCR, CKBR, CAPS, Dimension Design, Build, Remodel Inc. President and CEO, earned the Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler (CKBR) designation through the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). 

Those who earn their CKBR are recognized as “professionals who specialize in kitchen and bath remodeling projects and possess honed expertise in materials, layout and installation particular to kitchen and bath renovations, making them an indispensable resource to clients with these specific project needs.” 

As a result of earning the CKBR title, being a Certified Remodeler for more than 10 years, and having been both a committee and board member for the NARI Milwaukee chapter, David also earned Master Certified Remodeler (MCR) status. He is recognized as a leader in the remodeling industry, showing a dedication to the industry through leadership within the local NARI chapter and a commitment to professional development and continuing education. 

Why Hire a NARI Certified Professional?

Deciding to remodel your home is a big decision. Outside of buying a home, it may be the single largest investment you will make. You want to rest assured that the contractor you hire for the job is a full-time, dedicated remodeling professional, but where do you begin in the contractor selection process? That’s where the NARI Certified program can assist. NARI Certification is a mark of excellence. The certification program offers assurance and peace of mind through its extensive screening and testing process. 

NARI Certification is the recognition of a remodeling professional who has undergone extensive screening by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), demonstrated commitment to professional conduct, participated in intensive studies on a broad range of critical industry issues and successfully completed a comprehensive written exam. Individuals who are NARI Certified have met the following requirements: 

  • A minimum of five years continuous full-time employment in the remodeling industry.
  • Acceptable review by the NARI Certification Board based on the individual’s hands-on experience, industry training, continuing education, technical skills, business management practices, and association and community service.
  • Adherence to NARI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform the remodeling functions directly related to a particular certification designation.
  • Satisfactory completion of a written examination covering the fundamentals of remodeling.
  • Compliance with annual continuing education requirements.

All NARI Certifications require high standards of performance, professionalism, and high ethical standards.  Working with a NARI Certified Professional is a guarantee of excellence.  Only experienced and dedicated industry professionals are able to earn the distinction of calling themselves a NARI Certified Professional. NARI Milwaukee is proud to say that the best and brightest individuals in the remodeling industry of southeastern Wisconsin are members of this chapter. 

Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS) Certificate

UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning Diploma

NARI Milwaukee Remodeler of the Year Awards

2023 Silver Award:
Residential Kitchen $150,000 – $200,000

2022 Gold Award:
Residential Kitchen $60,000 – $100,000

2022 Silver Award:
Universal Design Exterior

2022 Silver Award:
Residential Kitchen $60,000 – $100,000

2022 Bronze Award:
Residential Kitchen $100,000 – $150,000

2017 Silver Award:
Residential Bath $25,000 – $50,000

2012 Silver Award:
Residential Addition $100,000 – $250,000