Couldn't Make IBS? Here is What You Missed
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Remodelors Council Winter Board Meeting Roundup
Couldn’t make it to Orlando for the International Builders Show? Here is what you missed during the Remodelors Council meetings.
Business Associates Committee
Carroll Bogard, CGRA, of Pella will become the 2005 chair of the RC Business Associates Committee
The Committee reviewed the report “Promoting Membership in NAHB Remodelors Council is Good for Business”
The Committee agreed it would be better to test a program at a local level before creating nationally
The Committee voted to work with Houston and Portland Local Councils to develop an Associates marketing program
A working group will work on developing a program and means to test the effectiveness of the program by the spring board. The group includes:
- Michael Strong, CGR, CAPS (remodeler, Houston)
- Beverly Koehn (Koehn & Associates)
- Laura Trotter (Frank-Lynn Associates)
- Carroll Bogard, CGRA (Pella)
- Kori Hasti (staff, Portland Remodelors Council)
CAPS Board of Directors
- 556 active CAPS graduates nationwide
- 56 classes held in 2004
- 284 graduates in 2004
- 834 people registered for the CAPS courses in 2004
- Currently 41 classes on schedule for 2005; with 18 classes scheduled for National Designation Month in February
The top five HBA delivering the CAPS courses in 2004 were…
- Indiana BIA
- BIA of Washington State
- Greater Atlanta
- Metro Denver
- Greater Dallas
National Aging in Place Week for 2005 is Nov. 6-12
CGR Board of Directors
- 816 active CGR graduates nationwide
- 149 graduates in 2004
- 235 candidates took the PREP in 2004
- 1219 candidates are in the pipeline working toward the CGR designation
The top five HBA’s delivering the CGR courses in 2004 were…
- HBA of Greater Fort Worth
- BIA of Washington State
- BIA of Virginia
- HBA of Greater Houston
- HBA of Greater Dallas
The Board devised a new plan for the PREP coupon; PREP Coupon Puzzle. Remodeling Show attendees will begin at the Council onsite area to start the puzzle. Attendees will visit the participating Strategic Partner Booths to collect puzzle pieces. The more pieces collected the high the value of the coupon for PREP
The Board approved to accept industry-related online courses for continuing education. A maximum of six hours may be completed via online courses
Education & Business Development
IBS Education Sessions
- The Remodelors Council sponsored 15 education sessions at IBS
Financial Management Issues (FMI) Work Group (of the Business Management & IT Committee)
- Alan Hanbury, CGR, CAPS is the appointed liaison for the Financial Management Issues (FMI) Working Group of the Business Management & IT Committee
- The FMI Work Group produces or sponsors resources, publications, articles, etc. on financial & business management issues. Most of this content is focused toward helping builder members. The FMI Work Group plans to offer these resources to other member groups within NAHB
- The FMI Working Group understands that remodelers may have different needs; Hanbury will serve as the liaison sharing information and ideas between the Working Group and the Education committee
The committee suggested two ideas:
- Basic Remodeling Finance definitions pamphlet
- Exit Strategies articles
- Appointment letters have gone out to the 2005 Remodelors Council Trustees
- The Remodelors Council's history is now on the Remodelors Council members-only web site
- Don Novak challenged everyone to bring someone new to the NAHB Spring Board Meeting
- The committee approved of a candidate for the 2005 observer position (2007 Chair of RC)
Membership & Council Development
As of November 2004, the Council has 6,774 members compared to November 2003 when the Council had 6,174 members — an increase of 600 members. There are currently 150 active Remodelors Councils.
Four new councils formed in 2004:
- Local # 4098 — BIA of Clark County, Vancouver, WA
- Local # 1028 — HBA of Polk County, Lakeland FL
- Local # 1455 — HBA of Greater Peoria – Peoria, IL
- Local #3495 — Lake Norman HBA
Currently seven HBAs are interested in forming new local Remodelors Councils since the Fall Board Meeting
The winners of the 2004 Year Long Membership Contest were:
- Large Councils — Local # 2433 BA of the Twin Cities with 38 new members
- Medium Councils — Local # 1005 Collier County with 45 new members
- Small Councils — Local # 4530 Greater Fort Worth HBA with 57 new members.
These councils were recognized and presented with awards during the annual Chairman’s Dinner at the International Builders Show on Jan. 14
Public Affairs Committee
- 2005 CADRE applications are available
- Pella is the exclusive award sponsor — Thank you, Pella!
- Deadline for completed applications is Sept. 2
Remodelor of the Year Award
- QR magazine continues to sponsor the Remodelor of the Year for 2005
- All Remodelor of the Month applications will be included in the nomination pool for the Remodeler of the Year award
- The Remodelors Council will have a general membership call for nominations for the Remodelor of the Year award. The deadline for applications is Sept. 2
Remodeling Hall of Fame Award
- The Public Affairs Committee added weighted scores to the six categories in choosing the Hall of Fame Award
The 2005 May is National Remodeling Month campaign will focus on How and When to Hire a Professional Remodeler.
Be Part of the Excitement in 2006
Did you know that the International Builders' Show has more than 200 education programs and more than 90,000 attendees? Don’t miss out…be part of the excitement. NAHB's University of Housing is currently accepting applications for education programs for the 2006 IBS.
To apply for the 2006 International Builders’ Show, visit www.nahb.org. Under the Education section, click on the “submit a program proposal” link where you will be prompted to log in.
To be considered as a speaker for the 2006 IBS, you must complete the International Builders’ Show Education Program Application form in its entirety and submit it via the web. We will only accept proposals from this link. Please do not mail, hand write, type, or fax in your submissions. We will not be able to accept them.
Also, note the following important requirements:
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- You must be on email and the Internet to participate as an IBS speaker. All correspondence will be through email and the web.
- Education Speakers who present at the IBS are NOT paid an honorarium and travel expenses are NOT reimbursed.
- You must be available to speak any and all days of the convention. Wednesday - Saturday, Jan. 11-14, 2006 to be considered.
- Completing and submitting this RFP DOES NOT guarantee you a speaking slot at the IBS.
- We look forward to another exciting year at the 2006 IBS in Orlando, FL. If you have any questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.