Top Remodelers, Councils Honored at Annual Gala
NAHB’s top remodelers and councils were honored at the NAHB Remodelers Annual Awards Gala last month in Baltimore.
Held during the Remodeling Show, members and local councils were recognized for their achievements in remodeling and leadership.
- Hanbury, Richardson Inducted Into Remodeling Hall of Fame
Alan Hanbury, CGR, CAPS, CGP, of House of Hanbury Builders in Newington, Conn., and Mark Richardson, CR, of Case Handyman & Remodeling in Bethesda, Md., were inducted into the Remodeling Hall of Fame.
Hanbury, who has worked more than 30 years in the remodeling industry, has been active at the local and national levels, helped form a local remodelers council for the Home Builders Association of Hartford County and served as the 2001 chairman of NAHB Remodelers, among other leadership roles. Through speaking, training and publications and columns, Hanbury has helped educate his fellow remodelers on fiscal management and has succeeded in raising the professionalism of remodelers nationwide.
Richardson, who entered the remodeling industry at 21, serves as a national spokesperson for the remodeling industry and writes a column for Remodeling magazine. He also recently completed the book, “How Fit Is Your Business?”
- Hunt Named Remodeler of the Year
Jeff Hunt, CGR, CAPS, GMB, CGP, of Heritage Construction Services and the Greater Houston Builders Association, was named Remodeler of the Year.
Hunt has served in various leadership positions at the local and national levels of NAHB Remodelers and has been honored for his activities.
He was named the Remodeler of the Year at his local association for two consecutive years, was named NAHB’s CGR of the Year and was featured in Qualified Remodeler magazine as a national Remodeler of the Month.
- Morey, Shankman-Cohn Earn Home for Life Awards
Ben Morey, CGR, CAPS, of Morey Construction in Signal Hill, Calif., and Leslie Shankman-Cohn, ASID, CAPS, of Jill Hertz Interior Design in Memphis, Tenn., earned NAHB’s Homes for Life Awards recognizing excellence in remodeling for aging-in-place and universal design.
Morey earned the category’s "Major Space Homes for Life" award for remodeling an accessible master bedroom and bath. The project included expanding the space to accommodate a wheelchair, installing low cabinets and designing a wheelchair accessible walk-in closet. Additionally, the bathroom was improved with a roll-under sink, a roll-in shower with handheld shower heads and an angled mirror.
Shankman-Cohn earned the category’s "Single Space Homes for Life" award for adding universal design features to the kitchen, including zone lighting, pull-down upper cabinet shelves, pull-out drawers in lower cabinets and lower countertops.
- CADRE Award Winners
Winners of the CADRE awards demonstrating remodeling excellence include:
- Community Service Project
Capital Region Builders Association, Baton Rouge, La.
Greater Houston Builders Association — Remodelers, first runner up
- Member Service/Education
Collier Building Industry Association, Naples, Fla.
- Public Relations and Promotion
The Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders — Remodelers
- Membership Recruitment and Retention
Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Lexington, Ky.
- Outstanding Associate Member
Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Lexington
- Outstanding EO/Council Coordinator
Greater Houston Builders Association
- Outstanding Council Chair
Troy Cannaday, CGR, CAPS
Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico
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