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NAHB Professional Designations

 

WHY IT SHOULD BE IMPORTANT TO YOU!

 

A NAHB Designation says a lot about you. Professional designations offer excellent opportunities to improve your skills, advance your career, and be recognized for your commitment to professional growth. NAHB has the most targeted curriculum, accomplished teachers and widely respected education opportunities in the business. Start getting a designation now so you'll be ahead of the competition in the future.  Professional Designation Classes are offered throughout the year, not only at national meetings, but also throughout the State of Alabama and locally.

 

Below is information on the types of designations available:

 

Certified Graduate Associate (CGA)

The CGA certificate program offers associate members an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the fundamentals of the home building industry while showing their commitment to professionalism in the building industry. The CGA is modeled after the Certified Graduate Builder's comprehensive curriculum delivered through licensed state and local home builder associations.

 

Local members with CGA designation:

Diane Rovere, Action Builders Inc

 

Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)

The CGB designation requires that graduates meet prescribed standards of practice, possess a minimum of two years building industry experience, have a proven track record of successful project management, complete comprehensive education curriculum, and pledge to uphold the program's code of ethics.

 

Local members with CGB designation:

Mark Rovere, Action Builders Inc

Steve Stricklin, Stricklin Custom Homes Inc

Steve West, Westmark Const Inc

 

Certified Graduate Remodelor (CGR)

The CGR designation requires that graduates meet prescribed standards of business practice, possess a minimum of five years remodeling industry experience, have a proven track record of successful project management, complete a comprehensive education curriculum, and pledge to uphold the program's code of ethics.

 

Local members with CGR designation:

John Allen, Southern Construction & Design Inc

Robert Goff, Southern Construction & Design Inc

 

Graduate Master Builder (GMB)

The ultimate symbol of the building professional, the GMB designation is for experienced veterans only. Before beginning the GMB designation process, you must have the CGB designation, the CGR designation, or the CGA designation with five years of building experience, or ten years of building experience and have completed three CGB/CGR/CGA courses. GMB courses are more advanced with in-depth instruction geared for experienced building professionals.

 

Local members with GMB designation:

John Allen, Southern Construction & Design Inc

Robert Goff, Southern Construction & Design Inc

Mark Rovere, Action Builders Inc

 

Graduate Master Remodelor (GMR)

The GMR designation allows recognized CGRs to attain further recognition for their commitment to educational excellence and longevity in the remodeling industry. This new program is designed to be the master level of the current CGR designation. It allows you the opportunity to take your CGR designation to the next level. To apply for this designation, the Remodelor must hold an active CGR designation for 9 years and have 15 years remodeling industry experience.

 

Local members with GMR designation:

Robert Goff, Southern Construction & Design Inc

 

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)

The CAPS designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.

 

Local members with CAPS designation:

John Allen, Southern Construction & Design Inc

Robert Goff, Southern Construction & Design Inc

Joseph Lee, Lee Builders Inc

Diane Rovere, Action Builders Inc

Mark Rovere, Action Builders Inc

 

Certified Green Professional (CGP)

The CGP designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes- without driving up the cost of construction. Classwork leading to the designation provides a solid background in green building methods, as well as the tools to reach consumers, from the organization leading the charge to provide market-driven green building solutions to the home building industry.

 

Local members with CGP designation:

John Allen, Southern Construction & Design Inc

Sherman Banks, ALA-TENN Realty

Frankie Carbin, Frank Carbin Construction Inc

Danesh Foroughi, Imagine Inc

Robert Goff, Southern Construction & Design Inc

Mark Harris, Mark Harris Homes LLC

Robert Martignoni, Building Science Associates Inc

David Merta, Profile Builders Inc

Brant Neely, B.T. Neely Construction Inc

Jon Owings, Tennessee Valley Cedar Homes LLC

Diane Rovere, Action Builders Inc

Mark Rovere, Action Builders Inc

Gene Satterfield, All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc

Steve Steele, Steve Steele Custom Homes

Todd Whitt, Synergy

 

Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP)

The CSP designation is the first designation available through The Institute of Residential Marketing. CSP was designed for specialists in new home sales to enhance their professional image, increase their marketability in the home building industry and sell more homes!

 

Local members with CSP designation:

Sherman Banks, ALA-TENN Realty

Patricia Broussard, Adams Homes LLC

Lori Coggin, Breland Homes LLC

Paul Doyle, DR Horton

Christopher Hulser, RE/Max Alliance

 

 

If you are interested in obtaining a designation, contact the Association office (536-2602) for more information. We will provide the courses needed locally, provided there is enough interest.

Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association

2804 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama 35805  -  (256) 536-2602

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