The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers named its Remodeler of the Year, announced two winners of its annual Homes for Life awards and inducted a couple of new faces into the Remodeling Hall of Fame during its Remodeling Show on Oct. 11 at the NAHB Remodelers’ gala in Baltimore.
The trade association recognized Robert Criner, GMR, CAPS, CGP, of Criner Remodeling in Yorktown, Va., as the 2012 Remodeler of the Year. Criner founded his business in 1977 and joined NAHB Remodelers in 1983. An association leader at the local, state and national level, he has authored numerous articles in national trade journals to share his industry expertise.
NAHB Remodelers also announced two winners of its Homes for Life awards, which recognize excellent remodeling work for aging-in-place and universal design.
Terry Jones, CAPS, of Compass Builders in Miramar Beach, Fla., won in the Major Space remodel category. Jones earned the honors for developing a functional space for a young disabled veteran that improved the home’s marketability and provided room for entertaining guests.
Marnie Renda, CAPS, of Destination Home, LLC, in Cincinnati, won in the Single Space remodel category. Renda redesigned a 48” bathroom to accommodate the physical needs of a couple both affected by stroke.
As for the Remodeling Hall of Fame, NAHB Remodelers inducted Clai Porter, AIA, CGR, CGP, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Douglas Sutton, CGR, CAPS, of Springfield, Ill.
Named Alaska’s Builder of the Year four times, Porter is the longest continuously serving home-builder member in the state and a NAHB senior life director. Sutton is a NAHB life director and twice served as NAHB Remodelers chairman.