The 2006 Council Awards for Demonstrating Remodeling Excellence, known as the CADREs, were announced during the National Association of Home Builders Remodelors™ Council’s annual Gala at the 2006 Remodeling Show in Chicago. Winners in eight categories were honored for outstanding performance and contributions at the local council level.
Carroll Bogard, trade market manager at Pella Corporation, with Chairman of the Remodelors Council, Vince Butler, CGR, CAPS, GMB of Butler Brothers Corporation, joined NAHB Remodelors Council leadership in the awards. In his address, Bogard said “It is because of the support, community participation, leadership, and outstanding work of individuals and Councils like those who have received awards tonight that we are successful at a national level.”
Butler added “We are proud of all of our local Remodelors Councils for the endless support and outstanding work accomplished each year. The CADRE awards are given to highlight those who have gone above and beyond at the local level.”
The Remodelors Council awarded CADREs in the following categories:
- The Community Service Project Award went to the Greater Houston Remodelors Council, where they single handedly undertook the complete construction of a three-bedroom, one-bath Habitat for Humanity home for a deserving recipient and her three young grandchildren.
The Government Affairs/Legislation award went to Remodelors Council of Lincoln. Beyond removing an onerous state tax on remodelers and homeowners, the Council received positive news coverage for their efforts.
The Membership Recruitment and Retention award went to the Remodelors Council of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders for their success in doubling their Annual Partner Program, which offered expanded benefits and services to associate members and their local Council.
The Membership Service/Education award went to the Remodelors Council of the Building Industry Association of Southern California. Their launch of new education courses created a buzz throughout their HBA, which created interest in new courses and sponsorships to help grow their education, and membership.
The Public Relations & Promotion, award went to Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland. They created an exhibit at the Portland Children’s Museum called “Building Bridgetown,” which features a 17 foot-high, two-story “kid-sized” interactive home to show children the importance of building trades while they learn by playing.
The CADRE for Outstanding Associate Member went to Jim Fisher from the Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland, in recognition for his leadership responsibilities, enthusiasm in educating the next generation of home builders and remodelers.
The CADRE for Outstanding Council Chair went to Steve Frazier of Remodelors Council of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland, for contributions ranging from sponsorships, fundraising, community service, as well as a commitment to association and Council committees.
The CADRE for Outstanding Council Coordinator went to Alissa Johnson of the Remodelors Council of Lincoln, in recognition for more than 10 years of service to her HBA and excellent work with the Council’s speakers, education, and advocacy.
The CADRE Awards, judged by members of the Council’s Board of Trustees, are presented each year to the local Remodelors Councils and individuals whose work at the local council level exemplifies the best practices of the remodeling industry. The CADRE is the Remodelors Council’s highest national award for work at the local level.
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