"Certified Remodeler" (CR) are professional remodelers who provide a full range of remodeling services. To become a CR, candidates must possess skill and knowledge in a broad range of business management and technical skill areas.
To qualify for the CR designation, applicants must meet all of the following:
"Certified Graduate Remodeler" (CGR) is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business management skills as the key to a professional remodeling operation. The CGR designation requires that graduates meet prescribed standards of business practice, possess a minimum of five years remodeling industry experience, have a proven track record of successful project management, complete a comprehensive education curriculum, and pledge to uphold the programís code of ethics.
- Be employed by or own a firm that derives at least 90% of its sales volume through remodeling work
- Adhere to NARIís Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
- Have a minimum of five years continuous experience in the remodeling industry
- Completed 16 hours of continuing education
- Successfully completed a comprehensive application that details their background and experience
- Successfully complete a one-day written examination addressing 20 knowledge areas related to general remodeling practices and business
- Submit all required application materials and fees
"Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist" (CAPS) teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to enable one to live in their home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level. The Remodelers Council has collaborated with NAHB Seniors Housing Center, NAHB Research Center and AARP to provide a comprehensive, practical, market-specific training about working with older and maturing adults to remodel their homes for aging-in-place. It provides the training to allow one the pleasure of remaining in a familiar environment throughout oneís maturing years, and the ability to enjoy the familiar daily rituals and the special events that enrich all our lives. It enables one to call a house a home for a lifetime.
"Texas Residential Construction Commission" (TRCC) The mission of the Texas Residential Construction Commission is to promote quality construction for Texans by registering industry members and residential construction projects; providing information and educating homeowners and the residential construction industry; acting as a resource for complainants; and offering a neutral, technical review of alleged post-construction defects. The Commission is comprised of nine members appointed by the Governor: four registered builders, three members of the general public, one engineer and one either architect or inspector who each practices in the area of residential construction.
"National Association of the Remodeling Industry" (NARI)
"Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas" (HBA)
"Texas Association of Builders" (TAB)
"National Association of Home Builders" (NAHB)
"Better Business Bureau" (BBB)