NARI of Diablo Valley Member Spotlight

Johanne Poulin - Owner and Principal

Recent Winner of NKBA Award for Modern Master Suite

Project Guru's history started with their owner's passion for challenges and creative outlets: designing and sewing her own wedding dress,  refinishing furniture, baking and decorating her sister's wedding cake for 200 were all projects she tackled while working the tough schedule of an OBGYN physician. But home remodeling had been an ongoing passion and became a complete focus when her family relocated from Boston to Walnut Creek, CA. 

Project Guru's approach is first, to understand a project scope, each client's motivation, budget and style. Second, to simplify the selection process, create and present a clear and complete plan and partner with the client and installer/contractor for a successful result. 

Some projects require a scaled back, staged approach, which is key to understand. With today's technology, it is possible to redesign a space remotely: with room measurements and current photography of a space, renderings of proposed changes can be prepared and presented for many projects. All room elements from architectural details, to fabrics, lighting, cabinetry and furnishings, can be presented remotely, allowing clients to "see" their planned remodel before any demolition occurs.

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Bay Area Remodeling Awards aka "The REMMIES"

Members submit the pre-registration form by January 31, 2018 to receive a 10% discount on your entry fees.

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The MANY Benefits of NARI Membership 

Take advantage of the educational presentations, certifications available, networking opportunities,

Earn discounts/Save money? 


 The membership fee is A BUSINESS TAX WRITE OFF!


Monthly Networking/Educational 

Dinner Mixer Event

January 16, 2017 

Please Join NARI of Diablo Valley

at the January Networking Educational Dinner Mixer on

January 16, 2018

from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

at  the showroom of

1800 N Broadway,

 Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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Come, meet, mix & mingle with others involved 

in the Remodeling Industry

 While enjoying good food & drinks!

Educational Presentation Topic/Presenter

Presenter Andy Wahl from


will be educating attendees on

 Whole House Ventilation per code as well as zero net homes

Zehnder America their focus is on improving Indoor Air Quality. 

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Upcoming events

29 Sep 2016 11:00 AM • Membership Dues Renewal
29 Sep 2016 11:00 AM • New Membership Dues
16 Jan 2018 6:00 PM • Venue: Jack London Kitchen & Bath. 1800 North Broadway. Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Educational Presentation: Andy Wahl with Zehnder America Topic: Whole House Ventilation Per Code & Zero Net Homes
20 Feb 2018 6:00 PM • Venue:Barrett Business Services, Inc (BBSI). 1320 Willow Pass Rd #100 Concord, CA 94520 Educational Presentation: Best Practices for Architectural Coatings Presented by: Chris Freitas of Virtue Painting
20 Mar 2018 6:00 PM • Venue:General Plumbing. 1530 San Luis Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94597 Educational Presentation: Automating the Home and Using Technology Presented by: Robert Mulready of Lifestyle Audio Video Inc
17 Apr 2018 6:00 PM • Venue:All Natural Stone East Bay. 6591 Sierra Lane. Dublin, CA 94568 Educational Presentation: Please Check back for Details!
15 May 2018 6:00 PM • Venue:All Things Interior. 4871 Sunrise Dr #102. Martinez, CA 94553 Educational Presentation: Please Check back for Details!

        NARI Contractors are "Recommendation Engines"

Who have substantial influence on brand choice of Homeowners and Subcontractors



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