January 24, 2011
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Small Builders and Remodelers
New NAHB Remodelers Chair Set to Tackle Industry Issues in 2011
Bob Peterson, CGR, CAPS, CGP

Bob Peterson, CGR, CAPS, CGP — selected as 2011 chairman of the NAHB Remodelers during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando — has three goals for this year: increasing professionalism in the industry through education, preparing members for the eventual growth in the marketplace and educating both members and the public about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's lead paint exposure training and certification requirements.

“I am honored to represent the interests of professional remodelers and look forward to helping our industry take on the challenges we will face this year as we look to a brighter future ahead,” said Peterson. “I am proud of our members, who are the most educated and skilled in the industry, running successful businesses and providing quality remodeling services for home owners across the nation.”

Peterson has worked in the building industry for more than 35 years and is president of Associates in Building & Design, Ltd. in Fort Collins, Colo. — a remodeling design/build firm he established in 1990. He helped found his local remodeler’s council and served as its chair. Peterson has also served as president of both the HBA of Northern Colorado and the Colorado Association of Home Builders.

As a longstanding trustee of NAHB Remodelers, Peterson has led various national committees, and he serves on the NAHB Executive Board. He is also a strong advocate for advanced education and has earned the Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) and Certified Green Professional (CGP) designations.

In 2007, Peterson was honored as the NAHB Remodelers’ Remodeler of the Year for professional excellence and in 2008 he was recognized as Colorado Builder of the Year. He has also been featured in national publications as a remodeling industry expert.

As chair of the leading professional organization for residential remodeling, Peterson represents the more than 14,000 remodeling industry members of NAHB.

For more information, e-mail Kelly Mack at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8451. 

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