Remodelors Council Changes Name to 'NAHB Remodelers'
The NAHB Remodelors™ Council has changed its name to the NAHB Remodelers in order to broaden industry and consumer recognition of the services its membership provides.
The name change took effect at the 2007 NAHB Winter Board of Directors Meeting in Orlando, Fla.
“NAHB is already the leading trade association for remodeling firms whether it’s membership, services or awareness, but we found that many inside and out of the industry were still confused as to what exactly is a council,” said Mike Nagel, CGR, CAPS, a remodeler from Chicago and the chairman of the 2007 NAHB Remodelers. “The change to NAHB Remodelers ensures that consumers and the broader industry associates NAHB with remodeling as well as new home construction.”
The name change is also expected to spur more remodelers to join NAHB and local HBAs.
Though there are roughly equal numbers of home building and remodeling firms in the country, at 80,000 each, according to the home building industry’s latest Census figures, NAHB represents a smaller percentage of remodeling firms than home builders.
“I believe once the broader industry realizes what NAHB provides remodeling firms we’ll see that number jump dramatically,” said Nagel. “I can’t even begin to count the NAHB benefits that have bolstered my ability to run a competitive business.”
“No one advocates more effectively, offers the top-notch educational opportunities or provides any other service to the remodeling industry better than NAHB,” Nagel added.
The name change does not automatically affect state and local Remodelors™ councils across the county. The councils have the option individually to keep their current name or more closely align their name with the new NAHB Remodelers name.
For more information, visit the NAHB Remodelers pages on the NAHB Web site.