Find a Member by Designation

To earn a designation from the National Association of Home Builders, a member must meet nationally defined criteria for previous experience, adhere to prescribed business standards and engage in continuing education.

To maintain a designation, a member must complete a continuing education requirement every three years. Continuing education includes business-related seminars, trade shows and courses designed to enhance their professional skills.

Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR)

The Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR) professional designation is held by a select group of building industry professionals: applicants must have at least 15 years of remodeling experience before they are even eligible to be considered for the designation.

Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP)

EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule requires that firms performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 be certified by EPA (or an EPA-authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.

  • Matt Beecher, Matt Beecher Builders
  • Rob Booher, Booher Remodeling Co.
  • Jason Ells, Custom Concrete Co., Inc.
  • John Lazaro Jr., J.R. Lazaro Builders, Inc.
  • Paul Nesses, Paul’s Glass & Accessories
  • Dave Parish, P & W Development
  • Rick Schmadeke, Westwind Cosntruction

National Housing Quality (NHQ)

Certified Trade Contractor Program

Building it right the first time – that’s what it all boils down to for National Housing Quality (NHQ) Certified Trade Contractors. That’s how they are able to improve their productivity and profitability by significantly reducing callbacks. NHQ Certification represents a trade contractor’s ongoing commitment to continual process improvement and customer satisfaction. In order to become NHQ Certified, a contractor must:

  • Have documented management processes
  • Implement a customer-focused quality management system that meets NHQ requirements
  • Participate in a rigorous audit by NAHB Research Center quality experts

The following companies are NHQ Certified Trade Contractors:

  • Associated Drywall Partners, Drywall
  • RT Moore Co, Inc., Plumbing
  • Weber Concrete Construction, Concrete

Lead Certified Renovators

A new rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandates that all renovation and repair contractors working in pre-1978 homes who disrupt more than six square feet of lead paint are required to become EPA Certified in lead-safe work practices.

The following members are EPA Certified:

  • ACo
  • Associated Drywall Partners
  • Bedrock Builders, Inc.
  • Matt Beecher Homes
  • Booher Building Company Inc.
  • Worthington Design & Remodeling
  • Centennial Construction & Remodeling Services Inc.
  • Century 21 Scheetz
  • Corinthian Fine Homes
  • Custom Concrete Co., Inc.
  • Earl Gray & Sons, Inc.
  • Gettum Associates Inc.
  • Gibbons Extreme Insulation, LLC
  • Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partners
  • Kelley Construction Corp.
  • JR Lazaro Builders, Inc.
  • The Lifestyle Group
  • Gale Insulation
  • P & W Builders
  • Paul’s Glass & Accessories
  • The Re-Development Group, Inc.
  • Robin Campbell Builders
  • Steg Plumbing
  • Tremain Shower Doors & Mirrors

Certified New Home Marketing Professional (CMP)

CMP is a mid-level designation for those who have completed the marketing-intensive IRM courses I through IV. From the initial consideration of a land purchase to successfully marketing a new home community, the courses explore all aspects of the new home marketing process.

Members who have earned this designation are:

  • John Hart, Jr., J.C. Hart Co., Inc.

Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP)

Created by NAHB and jointly endorsed by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), the Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) is a specialized designation for developers, property managers, asset managers, and others working in the affordable housing industry.

Members who have earned this designation are:

  • Buckingham Companies
  • Englewood Community Development Corp.
  • Gene B. Glick Co., Inc.
  • Kittle Property Group, Inc.
  • Puller Group, Inc.

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)

The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (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. The NAHB Remodelers Council, in collaboration with the AARP, NAHB Research Center, and NAHB Seniors Housing Council, developed this program to provide comprehensive, practical, market-specific information about working with older and maturing adults to remodel their homes for aging-in-place.

Members who have earned this designation are:

  • Debra Beals, BHI Group, LLC
  • Terry Beals, BHI Group, LLC
  • Michael DuKate, DuKate Fine Remodeling
  • George Geiger, Shamrock Builders
  • Phil Gettum, Gettum Associates, Inc.
  • David Hand, Custom Home Elevator & Lift Co. Inc.
  • Geoff Horen, The Lifestyle Group
  • Paul Schwinghammer, Hallmark Homes, Inc.
  • Joe Wallace, Maple Road Contracting, LLC
  • Mike Weiss, Jr., WeissRCMI

Certified Green Professional (CGP)

Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes— without driving up the cost of construction. Class work leading to the designation provides a solid background in green building methods.

Members who have earned this designation are:

  • Mark Adams, Mark S. Adams Building Corp.
  • Jeremy Ash, Airtron, Inc.
  • Travis Dunn, TSI Energy Solutions
  • Dan Elliott, Dan Elliott, Inc.
  • Robbie Froehlich, Corinthian Fine Homes
  • Joe Garcia, G & G Custom Homes (Master)
  • George Geiger, Shamrock Builders
  • Jason Gettum, Gettum Associates, Inc.
  • Phillip Gettum, Gettum Associates, Inc.
  • Mark Gradison, Gradison Building Corp.
  • Tom Grinslade, Grinslade Premier Homes
  • Micah J. Hill, Compendium Group
  • John Lazaro, Jr., JR Lazaro Builders, Inc.
  • Todd McBride, Signature Construction, LLC
  • John McKenzie, Homes by McKenzie, Inc.
  • Jeff Morgan, Green Square Design|Construct
  • Michael North, North Homes
  • Robert Sandberg, RLS Building Corp.
  • Paul Schwinghammer, Hallmark Homes, Inc.
  • Bill Staley, Staley Construction
  • Joe Wallace, Maple Road Contracting, LLC
  • Mike Weiss, Jr., WeissRCMI
  • Brad Whicker, Whicker Construction

Certified Graduate Association (CGA)

The Certified Graduate Association (CGA) designation is earned by completing three required courses in business management, customer service plus sales and marketing. In addition, they must complete three elective courses in other areas of the home building industry.

Members who have earned this designation are:

  • Jeremy Ash, Airtron, Inc.
  • Paul Schwinghammer, Hallmark Homes, Inc.

Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)

Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business management skills as the key to a professional remodeling operation. The CGR designation requires that graduates:

  • meet prescribed standards of business practice,
  • possess a minimum of five years remodeling industry experience,
  • have a proven record of successful project management,
  • complete a comprehensive education curriculum, and
  • pledge to uphold the program’s code of ethics.

These members have earned the CGR designation:

  • Michael DuKate, DuKate Fine Remodeling
  • Robbie Froehlich, Corinthian Fine Homes
  • Jason Gettum, Gettum Associates, Inc.
  • Phil Gettum, Gettum Associates, Inc.
  • Joe Wallace, Maple Road Contracting, LLC
  • Charlie Watson, Homes by CM Watson
  • Mike Weiss, Jr., WeissRCMI

Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)

Certified Graduate Builder is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business and project management skills as the key to a professional building operation. 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 a comprehensive education curriculum, and
  • pledge to uphold the program’s code of ethics.

The following members have earned their CGB designation:

  • Michael DuKate, DuKate Fine Remodeling
  • Joe Garcia, G & G Custom Homes
  • Phil Gettum, Gettum Associates, Inc.
  • John Lazaro, Jr., , JR Lazaro Builders, Inc.
  • Robert Sandberg, RLS Building Corp.
  • Paul Schwinghammer, Hallmark Homes, Inc.
  • Bill Staley, Staley Construction
  • Mike Weiss, Jr., WeissRCMI
  • Brad Whicker, Whicker Construction

Graduate Master Builder (GMB)

The ultimate symbol of the building professional, the Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation is for experienced veterans only. Before beginning the GMB designation process, a member 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.

The following members have earned their GMB designation:

  • Robbie Froehlich, Corinthian Construction, Inc.
  • Joe Garcia, G & G Custom Homes
  • Paul Schwinghammer, Hallmark Homes, Inc.
  • Mike Weiss, Jr., WeissRCMI

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