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NARI members judge SkillsUSA TeamWorks competition

from National Association of the Remodeling Industry

SkillsUSA is a non-profit organization that enlists industry professionals and teachers as partners in preparing students in high school and post-secondary school for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.

NARI’s involvement in SkillsUSA dates back to around 2003, when the association started to send judges to oversee the TeamWorks competition. In the TeamWorks competition, a mason, a carpenter, an electrician and plumber team up to complete a project, such as a laundry room or small bathroom, building the space from the ground up, as well as dismantling the project at the end. Not only are competitors judged on skill and quality of work, but also, judged on pre-planning, a presentation of that plan to the judges before the building begins and how they worked together as a team.

To get to the National TeamWorks competition, participants must first win at their local, state and regional competitions.

A big thanks to the Kansas City Chapter members who spent part of the week serving as judges for this event: Lauren Balestrieri, UDCP, L Marie Interior Design; Jan Burchett, Kansas City NARI; Billie Deatherage, CKD, Young Remodeling; Karl Dunivent, Choice Cabinet; Jerry Hillard, Top Master; Meredyth Melcher, Dyllan Construction; Terry Skilling, CR, Rhino Builders; Doreen Skilling, Rhino Builders; Mary Thompson, UDCP, Architectural Craftsmen; D.J. McEwen, Kansas City NARI; Donna Kirsopp, CKBR, Schloegel Design Remodel; Steve Jones, Andersen Windows; Pat Strand, CR, Total Home; Joe Thompson, Architectural Craftsmen; Pat Muller, CR, GCP, Scovell Wolfe & Associates; Chris Peterson, CR, CLC, Schloegel Design Remodel; Mike O’Connell, CRS, GCP, Hayes Co.; Bill Brackmann, CR, Brackmann Construction; Tim Quinn, CR, Phoenix Renovation & Restoration; and Richard Stevermer, CLC, Stevermer Co.

You can see pictures of the event on the Kansas City NARI Facebook page. more

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