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'Remodel Now' Material Available for Remodeling Month

In May, as part of “National Home Remodeling Month” observations, NAHB Remodelers will be launching their year-long "Remodel Now" campaign.

For the campaign, NAHB has developed resources  — such as articles, press releases, advertising and other tools — that local councils and home builders associations can adapt for their market to educate home owners about the benefits of remodeling.

The "Remodel Now" campaign materials include:

  • A list of the the top 10 reasons to remodel
  • Customizable magazine and newspaper articles about the financial and lifestyle benefits of remodeling
  • "Top Five Reasons to Remodel" consumer advertisemens 
  • "May Is National Home Remodeling Month" promotional materials
  • A "Remodel Now" consumer brochure 
  • A how-to kit for implementing the "Remodel Now" campaign
  • Remodeling fact sheets
  • Remodeling logos
  • A "May Is National Home Remodeling Month" proclamation
  • Remodeling public service announcements

The materials are available free to NAHB remodelers and their local councils and will be updated regularly. Visit the Remodeling Month campaign Web site to download and customize these campaign materials.

For more information, e-mail Kelly Mack at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8451; or visit www.nahb.org/remodelingmonth.

Earn NAHB’s New Green Designation at the National Green Building Conference

The Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation teaches builders, remodelers and other industry professionals techniques for incorporating green building principles into homes using cost-effective and affordable options.

Both required courses for the CGP will be held at the National Green Building Conference, May 11-13 in New Orleans.

For more information, visit www.nahb.org/GreenBuildingConference.

Increase Your Professional Credibility

The Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) designation emphasizes business management skills as the key to a professional remodeling operation.

Remodelers who earn the CGR become members of an exclusive national program and gain recognition as industry leaders.

To learn more about the CGR designation, visit www.nahb.org/CGRinfo, or call The Professional Designation Help Line at 800-368-5242 x8154.

‘Warranties for Builders and Remodelers’ Available at BuilderBooks.com

Warranties for Builders and Remodelers,” available through BuilderBooks.com, provides vital knowledge concerning the basic elements of a warranty.

This second edition addresses the changes to state statues of repose applicable to construction and changes and additions to the mandatory notice provisions in states that have these laws.

To view or purchase this publication online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.

'How to Find a Professional Remodeler' Available at BuilderBooks.com

"How to Find a Professional Remodeler," available at BuilderBooks.com, promotes the professionalism of your remodeling business by offering valuable advice to your customers on the process of selecting a remodeler.

The brochure guides consumers from the dream to the reality of having their homes remodeled by skilled and trained professionals. Sections include what to look for in a professional remodeler and what questions to ask.

To view or puchase this publication online, click here, or call 800-223-2665 to order.







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