At Clason Remodeling, we’re proud to have invested in the quality of our team through our professional certifications and association involvement.
But at the same time, we know you might not realize exactly what these designations mean and why they should matter when choosing a professional remodeler. The best remodelers uphold the high standards demanded by continuing education and certification.
Members of our team have achieved certification from the National Association of Home Builders as Certified Graduate Remodelers (CGR), Certified Green Professionals (CGP) and Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS). Furthermore, owner Kurt Clason has served as a board member and officer in those groups as well, and he is currently the Second Vice-Chair of the national NAHB Remodelers.
You’ve probably seen those letters or other similar ones from us and other remodelers. We thought that telling you a little about each one would help you understand why we think they are so important to our business and your project.
Certified Graduate Remodeler
The CGR designation emphasizes customer satisfaction, project management, overall business skills, risk management, technical competence and more. To apply for the CGR, a remodeler must have at least five years of experience in the industry and then complete a series of industry-specific education courses. We must also complete 12 hours of continuing education every three years and adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.
Your home is your most valuable possession and we believe it’s important that you entrust it to an experienced remodeler with a commitment to quality. The CGR designation speaks to a company’s dedication to professionalism and delivering a good customer experience.
Certified Green Professional
The CGP designation ensures that we have the training and knowledge necessary to build or remodel your home to green and sustainable standards. To achieve the certification, we took training on a variety of topics including energy efficiency, water conservation and indoor air quality. The coursework is based on the National Green Building Standard, the only ANSI-approved rating system for green remodeling projects.
Some homeowners mistakenly think that “green” remodeling means a higher price tag, but we can help you find sensible remodels that improve the sustainability of your home without breaking the bank. In fact, one of the key elements of CGP training is strategies for integrating green building principles into homes using cost-effective methods of construction.
Certified Aging in Place Specialist
The CAPS designation is all about helping you make sure your house is somewhere you can stay for years, even as you get older. As Certified Aging in Place Specialists, the Clason Remodeling team has been trained in the unique requirements of preparing a home for an aging population.
We know that most people would prefer to stay in their homes as they age, and Aging in Place remodeling helps you do just that. Even if you don’t need these changes today, it’s smart to think about incorporating some of these ideas into any remodel, either for your future needs or for visiting guests.
The coursework includes information on market demographics, communication techniques, marketing, common barriers and solutions, building codes and standards, product ideas and resources and business management.
Clason Remodeling is dedicated to professionalism and ensuring the best experience for your Lakes Region home. Contact us today to find out what we can do to help you with your next project!