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Arlington-based Custom Contracting Inc. has announced that General Manager Scott Blain has recently achieved status as master certified remodeler from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

Such a designation endorses the remodeling contractor's superior knowledge, dedication to the industry and community involvement.

"I appreciate the hard work NARI does on behalf of our industry and take pride in receiving this designation," Blain said in a news release after receiving the status.

Blain was born and raised in Pepperell, has worked in remodeling since the 1980s and joined Custom Contracting in 1991. Scott’s experience and growth with Custom Contracting has been vital to the company’s success.

Custom Contracting is celebrating its 25th year as a design/build firm specializing in kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations and additions. Its design/build remodeling center is at 1267A Mass. Ave., Arlington Heights.

NARI’s program measures skill and expertise valued not only by other professional remodelers but by consumers. Highly respected by those who have achieved the designation, the program identifies professional remodelers who have undergone comprehensive review and testing in areas of business management, ethical conduct and technical skills.

In addition, they must also adhere to NARI’s strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. The NARI certification program assess the knowledge and skills of the remodeler in more than 20 remodeling task areas including business methods and practices, building codes and construction law, planning and building site layout and all trades skills required in remodeling your home.

Attaining this certification requires the candidate to have attained the certified remodeler designation and maintained it current for a minimum of 10 years. The candidate must also have achieved at least one additional NARI certification, and have served in a NARI chapter or a community leadership position. In addition master certified remodelers are bound to abide by the NARI Code of Ethics and the NARI Standards of Practice.

NARI is a professional association whose members voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics.

Consumers can also call the NARI National hotline at 847-298-9200 and request a free copy of NARI’s brochure "How to Select a Remodeling Professional" or visit and click on the homeowner’s guide for more information.

This announcement was published Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.