The Remodelers Night Out, a special dinner hosted by the Remodelors Council and Professional Remodeler, and sponsored by James Hardie, gave remodelers who attended the 2000 International Builders Show in Dallas a chance to honor council leaders and network with friends from around the country.
After sharing some of the highlights of his tenure and recognizing council staff, Mike Carden, CGR, 1999 chair of the Remodelors Council, officially handed over the gavel to Jan Williams, CGR, 2000 chair. Williams honored Carden for his hard work in 1999, gave him a special retirement gift, and told the crowd they would still see him around, but in his retirement from council leadership, he’d be taking a well-deserved rest.
John Chapman, James Hardie’s vice president of sales,
offered a toast to Williams as incoming council chair.
It promises to be a bright year for the council. Williams pledged that during her term she would work to reinforce the council as the definitive voice of the remodeling industry, and improve and expand services to local Remodelors Councils and members.
Williams is a partner of williams-BUILDER, an established design/build firm serving central New Jersey and Bucks County, Pa. The firm has won many national design awards, and both she and her husband and partner have actively served in the national, state and local builders associations for many years.
Williams brings years of experience and honors in the remodeling industry to her post as chair. She was co-founder and chair of the Remodelors Council in Central New Jersey. She was named Remodelor of the Year by the Central New Jersey Builders Association in 1990, by the New Jersey Builders Association in 1995, and by the NAHB Remodelors Council in 1997.
"As Remodelors Council chair, I plan to strengthen our presence in the marketplace and increase awareness of the creativity and quality of the remodeling industry," she says.
In addition to running a remodeling business, Williams is a mother and grandmother. She has three children and seven grandchildren. She and her husband live on a small farmstead on the outskirts of Robbinsville, N.J., where they have done quite a bit of remodeling work. They have remodeled the shed and barns and are now involved in converting a carriage house into a tennis cabana--despite the lack of a tennis court," says Williams.