Dan Vazquez, principal of Dash Windows of Long Island, was sworn in as NYC/LI NARI President for the 2016-2017 year on June 23, 2016. A long-standing member of the organization, Vazquez has served in many leadership roles over the years promoting Education, Community Service and Diversity.
Vazquez has years of experience in the remodeling industry, having started his career at Ronkonkoma Mason Supply where he worked his way up the ranks from helper to driver to inside sales. His career also includes positions as a manager at Florence Building Supply, a Millwork Product Specialist at BROSCO and a territory manager at Huttig Building Products, prior to taking over at Dash Windows of Long Island this past January.
“Volunteering and being an active member in the community is very important to me,” said Vazquez. In addition to NYC/LI NARI, he is also a member of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, a former Brentwood Fire Department EMT and involved with the Patchogue Lions, Girls Softball and the Boy Scouts of America.
Community service is also important to the NYC/LI NARI membership according to Vazquez. “We have been contacted by Habitat for Humanity about a great organization called Island Harvest that needs our help and expertise. After many years they needed to find a new venue for their operation. Our members will be volunteering to retrofit the new space so Island Harvest Food Bank, Long Island’s largest hunger-relief organization, can provide food and non-food items to 316,000 Long Islanders who are living with hunger,” he said.
According to Vazquez NYC/LI NARI is also looking to strengthen its partnerships with Habitat for Humanity and the Long Island Board of Realtors (LIBOR). “Our affiliations with these organizations provide outstanding networking opportunities for our members, and the chance to use our industry knowledge to benefit the community.”
“NYC/LI NARI’s Government Affairs Committee is also working closely with Consumer Affairs to ensure that contractors are licensed and insured, and that homeowners are educated about the remodeling process and how to hire the right professional for the job. Issues that affect remodelers are of the utmost importance to the organization,” said Vazquez.
“In addition, we are looking to make NYC/LI NARI stronger by mentoring our new members and attracting young industry professionals to the organization,” said Vazquez. “We’d like to support members with product knowledge and business skills to help them grow their businesses – their success is our success,” he added.