NAHB Remodelers IBS Wrap Up
See below for highlights from the 2008 IBS NAHB Remodelers Board Meeting.
CGR Board of Governors Meeting
Chairman: Scott Sevon, CGR, CAPS
• 777 Active CGR’s
• 498 Courses were offered in 2007; 311 so far for 2008
• 96 Graduates for 2007
• 28 as of Feb. 5, 2008
• GMR designation will be launched officially at Spring Boards with the 1st inaugural graduation at the 2008 Remodeling Show in Baltimore
• Bob Peterson, CGR, CAPS was accepted as Chair for 2008
• Jeff Hunt, CGR, CAPS, GMB, was accepted as Vice Chair for 2008
Membership and Education Committee Meeting
Chair: Michael Strong, CGR, CAPS, GMB
• 7,301 members
• Year long Membership Competition Winners
• Small Council – Northeast Florida BA
• Medium Council – Greater Montgomery BA
• Large Council – BA of the Twin Cities
• 6 new councils in 2007: HBA of Northern Illinois, Olympia Master Builders, HBA of Hickory (NC), HBA of Greater Terre Haute (IN), HBA of Burlington-Alamance (NC), HBA of Berks County (PA)
• 2 new councils formed to date in 2008: HBA of Asheville (NC), BA of Western Nevada (1st Council in Nevada!)
• 3 Road Shows in 2007, Colorado, Cleveland and New Hampshire
• Chicago Road Show: April 22, 2008
• 2 more to be selected, applications due March 31st
• 7 in 07 campaign brought in 308 new members
• IBS 2008 education – Sponsoring 12 Programs
• Deadline to submit programs for 2009 IBS is March 21st
CAPS Board of Governors Meeting
Chair: Cindy Knutson-Lycholat, CGR, CAPS
• 1,326 Active CAPS’s
• 114 Courses were offered in 2007; 311 so far for 2008
• 463 Graduates for 2007; 158 as of Feb. 5, 2008
• 80% renewal rate
• Two non-voting, “Advisor” positions added to CAPS Board of Governors
• Retiring Positions: Vince Butler, CGR, CAPS, GMB & Cindy Knutson-Lycholat, CGR, CAPS, CR
• Thank you both for your work on the Board of Governors!
• New Positions will be taken by: Curt Ostrom and Scott Sevon, CGR, CAPS, GMB
• Congratulations to you both and welcome aboard!
• Sherry Schwab, CGR, CAPS was accepted as Chair for 2008
Public Affairs Committee Meeting
Chair: Bob Peterson, CGR, CAPS
• Homes for Life Award—workgroup to plan next award cycle
• National Remodeling Month & Remodel Now Campaign will launch in May
• Collecting volunteers for Green Remodeling press calls
• Article content and ideas for ReNews
• Website reorganization: www.nahb.org/remodelers
• Estimated audience of press exposure for 2007: 156 million
Past Chairmen Leadership Development Meeting
Chair: Don Novak, CGR, CAPS
• Fall golf tournament in Seattle brought in over $2k for the NHE Remodelers fund and the hike brought over $1K. Doug Sutton will plan the golf tournament for the 2008 fall board meeting in San Diego and he welcomes assistance from other members.
• 9 applications have been submitted for the 2008 Brian Patchan Scholarship. The committee approved the following motion to raise the scholarship for 2008 to $1,250 and to award three scholarships.
• The National Housing Endowment reported a book value of $38,172 for 2007 with contributions and returns for the year of $22,770.The committee created a working group to study the name and structure of the scholarship fund and to make recommendations on changes to the Leadership Development Committee. The working group is Mike Turner, Alan Hanbury, Jim Quinly, and Doug Sutton
Business Associates Committee Meeting
Chair: Scott von Gonten, CGA
• 175 CGAs of which 103 are active
• Promotion of CGA designation
• NAHB Associates Committee - exploring building a liasion between committees
• Launch of “Basics of Building” course
• “Remodeling Relationships: Your Guide to Maximizing Your Membership”
• May is National Home Remodeling Month promotion plan of action for 2008
-To include resources specifically for Associate members
• Networking skills, practice your "elevator speach"
Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting
Chair: Greg Miedema, CGR, CAPS
• Patricia Plympton presented on the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program
• The Green Building Standards will include remodeling. Once the standards are approved green remodeling will become part of the green building guidelines.
• The Certified Green Professionals designation program is being launched at IBS. The first graduates will be recognized in May at the Green Building Conference
• The following motion was approved: The Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee recommends that the NAHB Board of Trustees create a Green Remodeling Committee.
• NAHB successfully lobbied for continuation of the C-50 Survey by Census Bureau through 2008, but the issue remains unresolved for future years.
• The EPA Lead rule is currently at OMB for file review before release. It is expected to come out in March. NAHB is planning for a possible lawsuit on the rule.
• NAHB is also researching how NAHB can provide training to remodelers after release of rule either with the University of Housing or partnering with outside organizations.
• The current NAHB Resolution regarding Lead-based Paint and Lead Hazard Reduction is scheduled to sunset in April. A working group was formed to develop a new resolution once the new regulation comes out. The group is Geep Moore, Bob Hanbury, and Scott Sevon.
• The following motion was passed: The committee supports the existing home resolution drafted by Ray Tonjes of the Green Building Committee. The group discussed their concerns that California is considering requirements to place fire sprinklers in one and two family residents.
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