The Greater Houston Builders Association’s (GHBA) Remodelers Council was honored to receive the highest national award by the Washington, D.C. based National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for 2020. The award was accepted by Remodelers Council President, William Cole, CGR, CAPS, owner of Divine Renovation and Donna Buenik with the Greater Houston Builders Association.

The Council Awards for Demonstrating Remodeling Excellence (CADRE) are presented annually to Remodelers Councils and individuals throughout the country, whose work exemplifies the best practices of the remodeling industry. The Houston Remodelers Council received the national “Large Council of the Year” award via a live broadcast.

Through innovative activities and programs, the Greater Houston Builders Association Remodelers Council grew its membership by 30%. This growth is attributed to goals attained such as online education, contract seminars, membership recruitment and engaging programs such as the charity projects, member scholarships, and informative meetings.

In perfect timing due to the pandemic, the council along with Sandra Crook, Education Chair, realized remodeler education must be made easily accessible to the entire membership and began providing classes online through live classes and webinars. Now many classes can be taken safely and at times that will not take valuable time away from business.

The Houston Remodelers Council wants to thank its members for volunteering their time, materials and services to the annual projects and board positions that are so important to the council’s long history of success. These individuals have shown a tremendous amount of loyalty and a commitment to the association through their interaction with other members, their willingness to share their industry experiences, and this year, their positive outlook through challenging times.

Recently the following individuals received Certificates of Appreciation for supporting our community: Jeff Roberts of TriFection Remodeling & Construction, Kelly Kirk, of Greymark Construction Co., Bill Fuller of Fuller Services, Sandra Crook of Greymark Construction Co., Melanie Heinrich of TriFection Remodeling & Construction, Jackson Gillette of Craftsmanship by John, Richard Arnold of International Flooring, Cassie Milam of Detering Company of Houston, LP, Scooter Nicholson of BMC and Courtney Turner of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.

Presidential Citations were awarded to Rob Hellyer of Premier Remodeling & Construction, Larry Abbott of Abbott Contracting, Sherry Pruitt of WHODID IT Designs, Moe Toofan of TBR Construction, Nicholas Cubbler of Semper Fi Contractors and Amy Robinson of Ideal Consulting Services.

The Associate of the Year Award was given to Lorraine Hart of Ideal Consulting Services for her outstanding work for the Remodelers Council.

Will Cole of Divine Renovation was named Remodeler of the Year for his “outstanding work and reputation, as well as his leadership as president of the Remodelers Council.”