Remodelers Council

Remodelers—

The National Association of Home Builders Remodelers (NAHBR) staff and leadership continue to lead the charge challenging standards, capitalizing on vital relationships with key decision-makers in DC like OSHA, EPA, OMB, HUD and Congress.

NAHBR remains the authority on the Lead Paint issue and has now weighed in heavily on the Waters of the US and National Flood Insurance Program. In many cases, these new rules impact a homeowner’s ability to build an addition or remodel, limiting the usability of their land, decreasing property values, increasing permit times and fees and hurting a sector of our industry. Natural disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will, no doubt, change the dialog somewhat but NAHBR won’t be backing down from its sensible regulations position.

Visit and bookmark nahb.org/advocacy/nahbprioritiesfor updates on

Canadian lumber tariffs, lead paint, silica dust, codes, workforce development and health insurance reform, everything affecting our remodeling industry and your small business.

Visit and implement the safety information available at nahb.org/trending/safetyDon’t be a statistic ignoring the rules for workplace safety, instead use it as an employee retention tool, telling your workers and customers that you take their safety seriously.

NAHB Remodelers recently made calls to every local council chair across the country, yielding information that can be shared across all local associations and councils. Michigan councils are sustaining their membership and were challenged to grow their council memberships in 2018 and were given best practices successful council events, education and growing membership.

Remodelers council members should visit nahb.org/trending/

remodelers to see the latest benefits of council membership and local association staff should visit to obtain the best practices for improving participation, programming and retention. Special interest councils like PWB, Remodelers and Associates are proven ways for local associations to create additional value for their members. You may also join the council even if your local does not yet have a local council. HBA Michigan Remodelers Leadership 2018:

Chair Jeff Grantham, CGR CAPS GMB CGP, Grantham Building and Remodeling, LLC, Petoskey

Vice-chair Mike Kozuch, KJP Sales, Midland

Secretary Treasurer, Ann Garvey, CAPS CSP CGA, A & J Construction, Charlotte