Certified Graduate Remodeler

By on February 15, 2011 — Leave a comment

Question: What is a Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)?

Answer: A remodeler who cares about professionalism and has proven the commitment to his or her clients by adhering to a prescribed set of business standards and engaging in continuing education to keep informed of all the new advancements in home remodeling trends.

According to the NAHB website:

” The National Association of Home Builders and Remodelers along with the Home Builders Institute have developed a designation program for remodelers called the Certified Graduate Remodeler Program. To earn a CGR (Certified Graduate Remodeler) designation, a remodeler must meet nationally defined criteria for previous experience, adhere to prescribed business standards, and engage in continuing education. If your remodeler has earned the CGR designation, you can be confident that he or she will provide professional caliber work. To maintain the designation, all remodelers must compete a continuing education requirement every three years. When remodelers demonstrate this commitment to the industry, they also prove their concern for their clients.

NAHB Remodelers is America’s home for professional remodelers, representing 14,000 remodeling industry members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Founded in 1982 it provides information, education, and designation programs to enhance the professional image of the industry. Its membership incorporates nearly 140 local councils in 45 states.” (Source: www.nahb.org/designations)

A CGR is simply a remodeler who has gone the extra distance and graduated from a program that reviews his or her work ethics, business profile, and remodeling expertise. The program requires the remodeler to engage in continuing education in order to maintain the designation and adhere to a set business principle of fairness and professionalism when dealing with his or her clients.

When considering a remodeling contractor, ask to see their NAHB designation as a Certified Graduate Remodeler.

Bettendorf Home Repair and Remodeling Inc. is proud of its Certified Graduate Remodeler designation from the National Association of Home Builders and Remodelers. Call 563-355-8449 for a free estimate with your CGR today!

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