The Cleary Company Remodel-Design-Build in Columbus Ohio is proud to announce Field Supervisor, Zach Minniear earned a Certified Remodeler (CR) accreditation from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

NARI Certified Remodelers are recognized as highly experienced remodeling professionals who provide a full range of remodeling services. They possess expertise in a broad range of business management and technical skill areas, identifying them as well-rounded remodeling experts capable of managing all aspects of a remodeling project. As a whole, the NARI CR Program addresses the fundamentals of managing a full range remodeling operation:

  • Sound business operations and procedures necessary for operational efficiency and increased profitability
  • Navigating building codes and communicating with code officials
  • Job site evaluation and identifying hidden defects and unknown conditions
  • Green remodeling and building science
  • Capabilities of the various trades required on the remodeling project and how to determine if the work is performed correctly

Q & A with Zach Minniear, CR – Field Supervisor

What is your role for The Cleary Company?

As the Field Supervisor, my primary responsibility is to handle any warranty issues after construction on the projects has been completed. Other responsibilities include assisting Project Managers with punch lists when needed, scheduling trainings and safety education for the Production Department, and overall help ensure we adhere to our high quality standards of craftsmanship.

Why did you decide to take the certification test?

I chose to get certified to further my knowledge and be a better asset to the company.

How did you prepare?

NARI provided an online prep course and I also did some self-study and review prior to the exam.

Why did you choose a career into remodeling?

After 12+ years in the US Navy Construction Battalion aka Navy Seabees, 5 of those years were in project management, staying in the construction field seemed like a natural transition.

How has TCC supported your growth, both personally and professionally?

George and the entire management team encourages all of us to better ourselves and in turn the company by continuing to learn and grow. The company provides all team members opportunities like certifications classes, online trainings, industry conferences and networking.

What do you believe is the hidden gem of working for TCC?

100% it’s the people!

What do you enjoy the most about working for TCC?

Beyond the team of people I work with it’s the atmosphere and culture of professionalism, support and encouragement that George models each day.

Why Do Certifications Matter?

Remodeling a home is a big decision and homeowners should be sure the remodeling professionals they hire are qualified to perform the work to the highest level of professionalism, integrity and quality.

Hiring NARI Certified Professionals assure:

  • Your remodeling professional has met strict standards for remodeling expertise, project management and professional conduct.
  • You are selecting an expert in the field, capable of completing your project to industry management and quality best practices.

As a trusted Remodel-Design-Build firm in Columbus, Ohio, we believe continuing education is important and the development of Our Team is a responsibility we have to our clients. From formal CEU classes administered by our industry partners to informal Lunch-n-Learns hosted by our vendors, throughout each year, our Team regularly participates in webinars and live presentations to improve our knowledge of home remodeling.

Not to mention, data suggests 80% of consumers would choose a remodeling professional who is certified over one who is not.

Looking for a Career in Home Remodeling?

We are in a skilled labor shortage in the Columbus, Ohio, area and you will find work here in the construction and building industry. At The Cleary Company, we look for motivated individuals who are willing to learn and have a positive work ethic.

At The Cleary Company our Team enjoys teaching those that choose to join us. Our culture is one of collaboration, a strong work ethic, and a desire to create the very best remodeling projects for our clients. If you want it and are willing to put in the work, the rewards are many.

Check out this online resource for more information as you consider matching your interests with a career in the construction industry. Or visit our Careers page for current open positions!