Awards & Certifications
You’ll notice that we like to be the first. It’s not because we like to brag, but rather because we take the remodeling industry’s training and certification very seriously. It’s the reason why we are the only remodeler in the New River Valley to receive the National Association of Home Builders Remodeler of the Month award and the national Big 50 award from Remodeling Magazine. We are also the only Certified Graduate Remodeler and the first Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist in southwest Virginia.
National and Regional Awards
National Remodeler of the Month, April 9, 2010, Blue Ridge Home Improvement, Inc. (BRHI) in Blacksburg, Va., was nationally recognized as the April 2010 Remodeler of the Month by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers. BRHI, selected through a stringent judging process of NAHB Remodelers leadership and staff, exemplifies the best in the remodeling industry.
The “Big 50” Award, 1999, BRHI received the Big 50 Award by Remodeling magazine, an honor given to the top 50 of the 800,000 remodeling entities across the nation who set the standard for professionalism and integrity in the industry.
Builder of the Year, 1999, by the New River Valley Home Builders Association (NRVHBA)
Multiple New River Valley Home Show Exhibit Awards
Professional Certifications & Memberships
|CGR, Certified Graduate Remodeler – BRHI is the only CGR in southwest Virginia. The CGR designation helps you determine which remodeling contractor you can trust to do a professional, high quality job. CGR designation assures you that your remodeler has met NAHB standards of business practice and completed relevant educational requirements; has a proven track record of successfully completing projects and pledges to uphold the CGR Code of Ethics.|
|GMB, Graduate Master Builder – The ultimate symbol of the building professional, the Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation is for experienced veterans only. The Graduate Master Builder designation is earned through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).|
|CAPS, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists – CAPS is a program through AARP and NAHB for specialists who work with active, aging adults. BRHI was the first CAPS remodeler in southwest Virginia.|
|CGP, Certified Green Professional – CGP is a program through NAHB certifying building professionals with skills and knowledge necessary to remodel or modify a home with green building principles.|
|EPA Lead-Safe Certified – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed a new rule on July 6, 2010 requiring anyone who disturbs lead paint in homes built before 1978 to acquire training and certification for lead-safe work practices. BRHI was the first remodeling company in the New River Valley to become Lead-Safe Certified.|
|NAHB, National Association of Home Builders, Certified Member – NAHB is one of the largest trade associations in the United States. Being a member shows BRHI is a licensed building professional of the highest integrity.|
|NRVHBA, New River Valley Home Builders Association – NRVHBA is a professional trade organization for the residential and commercial building industry. President Tim Lawrence has been an active member on the board of directors for over 10 years, and chair of the Finance and Home Expo committees.|
|The Rhinos – The Rhinos are a group of remodeling professionals in the NAHB who meet twice a year to share knowledge and ideas to help each other and their business.|
|BBB, Better Business Bureau – BBB is a non-profit, member-funded organization of thousands of US businesses dedicated to building fair and honest relationships between businesses and consumers. Companies that are invited to join the BBB as Accredited Businesses must meet the BBB standards for trust and maintain all requirements of BBB accreditation.|