Remodeling and Home Design


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  • 12 Sep 2017 10:05 AM | Anonymous

    Gitt Construction has been selected by REMODELING magazine to join the REMODELING Big50. Each year since 1986, the REMODELING Big50 inducts 50 remodeling companies that have set exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their community or the industry at large. Big50 remodelers run successful, often growing, companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising industry standards.

    “To give a sense of how unique this status is, consider there are roughly 92,000 remodeling firms in America with paid staff,” noted Craig Webb, REMODELING’s Editor-in-Chief. “Since 1986, we have selected only about 1,550 firms. That’s 1.7% of all the remodeling businesses in the country.”

    “We are honored to receive this distinction,” says Mike Gitt, Owner/General Contractor, of Gitt Construction. “The award recognizes excellence and leadership, and we are privileged to be named to this select group of remodelers.”

    REMODELING editors, columnists, industry leaders, and companies themselves make the nominations each year. Following a lengthy evaluation and interview process, the editors select the 50 companies who exemplify the best of the industry that year, and who have something to offer other remodelers in proven practices.

    The Big50 selection process has become increasingly rigorous in recent years, and the result, REMODELING editors believe, is one of the strongest classes to date. “Uniting the 2017 inductees are high standards and a determination to excel. They are taking the opportunity to build or adopt new efficiencies into their systems and processes— ensuring that they are poised to meet their sales, production, and customer-service goals and continue to thrive,” according to REMODELING.

    The Big50 awards will be presented at a dinner at the Remodelers Summit and Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in Minneapolis. The 2017 Big50 winners will be featured in the September issue of REMODELING, a national trade publication read by more than 150,000 professional remodeling contractors, with longer profiles of the winners posted on the REMODELING website,

    REMODELING, published by Hanley Wood, is the leading publication in the home improvement industry. REMODELING has and continues to be the indispensable tool that remodelers cannot do without—delivering the business know-how, product and technical information that home improvement pros need to help make smart decisions that will shape their success.

    Gitt Construction Incorporated is a locally owned and operated, fully licensed and insured, leading full-service construction company in Omaha, Nebraska and surrounding area, specializing in designing, building and remodeling of residential properties. Gitt Construction was established in 2006, by owner/operator, Mike Gitt, and is an active member of the Omaha NARI Chapter. Capabilities include: kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basements, additions, decks, bars, 3 season rooms, covered decks, garages and full service remodeling and design.

    The quality of our work, attention to detail, project completion in a timely manner and within budget are unmatched. You can contact Gitt Construction Inc. at 10215 S. 168th Street, Suite 106, Omaha, Nebraska 68136. Phone 402.740.9551,

  • 29 Aug 2017 11:20 AM | Anonymous

    See the full layout at NARI_Big Give.pdf

  • 28 Jun 2017 10:50 AM | Anonymous

    This July 4th declare some independence from your busy schedule and enjoy whats happening in the NARI Newsletter

  • 23 Jun 2017 8:19 AM | Anonymous

    Greater Omaha NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) has donated $500 to grant the wish of a child for Make-A-Wish Nebraska.

    Each year the Omaha NARI Remodeled Home Tour (RHT) Committee selects a local charity to donate a portion of their April tour ticket sales. This year, the committee selected Make-A-Wish Nebraska.

    The Omaha NARI Board of Directors was proud to present a check for $500 to Make-A-Wish Nebraska at the June NARI Membership Meeting, hosted by Johnson Hardware Co., LLC. 

    About Make-A-Wish:

    Wishes are more than just a nice thing A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition. This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible. Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

  • 20 Jun 2017 1:05 PM | Anonymous

    Greater Omaha NARI announces Bratetic as new Certified Remodeler


    (Omaha, NE)  – Greater Omaha NARI is proud to announce Megan Bratetic, CR, Bratetic Construction, Inc. as the most recent member to become certified by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

    “This designation proves a remodeling contractor’s knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in remodeling.” said Sarah Jensen, Omaha NARI Executive Director.

    NARI’s certification programs are designed to set high standards for the remodeling industry, with the goal of increasing the level of professionalism and driving customer satisfaction and profitability for the company. For homeowners, these standards also ensure that the remodeling professional you invite into your home will be capable of addressing your home improvement needs, having participated in an extensive education program, testing and review.

     “The Certified Remodeler program was much more a challenge than I had anticipated, but it challenged me to research information and do my homework,” said Bratetic.  “In addition,” she continued, “it instills confidence with our clients to have the most up-to-date certification available in the industry.”

    The 8 week course is open to professionals who have been working in the remodeling field for a minimum of five consecutive years and have some degree of education or training in that area of study.

    Certified individuals must complete continuing education requirements on an annual basis to retain their certifications by attending industry-related seminars, workshops and classes each year to keep their knowledge current. Certified professionals must also adhere to NARI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

    The list of certified individuals is as follows:


    Megan Bratetic, CR, Bratetic Construction, Inc. – Kennard, NE

    Gregg Studanski, CR, CKBR, G & J Remodeling – Omaha, NE

    Joseph L. Knutson, CR, CKBR, Knutson Construction Services - Omaha, NE

    Chris Oldenhuis, CR, CKBR, Oldenhuis Contracting Inc. – Omaha, NE

    Terry Hurt, CR, T. Hurt Construction and C & H Construction – Omaha, NE

    Larry Voller, CR, Voller Contracting – Omaha, NE


    Anita Wiechman, CKBR, Interior Design Group – Omaha, NE

    Gregg Studanski, CR, CKBR, G & J Remodeling - Omaha, NE

    Joseph L. Knutson, CR, CKBR, Knutson Construction Services – Omaha, NE

    Chris Oldenhuis, CR, CKBR, Oldenhuis Contracting Inc.  – Omaha, NE


    Jarek Charvat, C & H Construction – Omaha, NE


    Sara Lorenz, UDCP, T. Hurt Construction – Omaha, NE

    Consumers may wish to search to find a qualified professional who is a member of NARI or call Omaha NARI at (402) 331-1718 and request a free copy of NARI’s brochure, “How to Select a Remodeling Professional.” 

  • 30 May 2017 3:56 PM | Anonymous

    Don't miss out on anything NARI this month! Check out what is happening at this month's NARI membership meeting and other future events. View the OMAHA NARI JUNE NEWSLETTER!

  • 04 May 2017 8:55 AM | Anonymous

    Becoming active in the community and purchasing from local businesses has helped this company gain visibility and goodwill...

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  • 03 May 2017 4:54 PM | Anonymous

    Check out upcoming events and learn how you can earn 1 CEU this month with Omaha NARI. Click here!

  • 17 Apr 2017 8:28 AM | Anonymous

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you build it, they will stay.

    The small businesses that dominate the home remodeling industry are expecting robust growth in the next few years, thanks partly to baby boomers who want to remain in their homes.

    Read the rest of the article...

  • 12 Apr 2017 1:07 PM | Anonymous

    Friday, April 7, was a big day for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) community. NARI announced the 2017 Achievement during the National Presidents' Council Lunch. The event was held in Scottsdale, AZ. 

    All award winners demonstrate Remodeling Done Right, Omaha NARI was presented with the 2017 Community Service Award.

    Each year, the Greater Omaha NARI chapter dedicated its time and resources to the Omaha community to give back to the Omaha Metro community. Members gathered at South Omaha Victory Youth Boxing Club on Friday, October 21st and donated back with a much-needed remodeling cause. All labor and costs were provided by Omaha NARI members.

    The project was led by the NARI Community Service Committee, Chris Kudlucz, Contractors Siding, Window & Roofing Supply, Dan Reuting of Echo Systems and Mike Quinn of Quinn Insurance, Inc.

    Project materials and manpower were donated by:

    ·         Bratetic Construction Inc.

    ·         Contractors Window, Siding & Roofing Supplies

    ·         Echo Systems

    ·         Greater Omaha NARI

    ·         Jenkins Remodeling

    ·         OHARCO, Inc.

    ·         The Home Depot

    ·         Universal Electric

    Renovations Included:

    ·         Replacing 2 large broken windows

    ·         Installing multiple LED lights to cover the sides and rear of the outsides of the building, to increase security with automated lighting throughout the exterior of the building

    ·         Replacing the two side door lights with new LEDs

    ·         Installation of bathroom partitions in the girls’ locker room

    ·         New toilet in the restroom facilities.

    About Victory Boxing Club

    The Victory boxing club is located at 3009 R St in the heart of South Omaha. Victory Boxing Club & Community Center is a non-profit organization, committed to providing a safe refuge and a supportive community for the youth of South Omaha. For over ten years, Victory Boxing has worked with community youth to pursue principles of faith, excellence, and discipline inside the ring and in everyday life. They are committed to teach Christian values and life skills that help our boxers stay off the streets and in school. Competitive boxing teaches skills of discipline, patience, humility, and self-control, which also help our members succeed outside the ring. ###

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