Helping hands: Remodelers nationwide participated in Professional Remodeler's Habitat for Humanity build at the 2003 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. The Remodelers' House was part of the Reed Residential Group's second annual Show Village. Right: Matt Smith, a project manager for Don Novak Construction in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, lines up a roof truss. From floor to deck, the build took just five days.
Rising up: Frank Malpere Jr., CGR , of Quality Building & Remodeling in Effort, Pa., helps finish framing the walls of the 1,158-square-foot house, which is now home to a family of five in southwest Utah.
Finding solutions: The build took place in a parking lot, but remodelers are used to overcoming challenges. Mike Nagel, CGR, president of Remodel One in Roselle, Ill., uses the deck framing as a sawhorse while cutting Hardiplank for fascia.
Down to earth: After several hours leading a volunteer siding-installation crew, Bob Bell, CGR, of Bell's Remodeling in Duluth, Minn., came down from the scaffolding to measure some shorter pieces. In addition to offering their own labor, remodelers shared helpful hints with volunteers on everything from how to hold a hammer to using a chalk line.
He's got the blues: Builder/musician Albert Cummings brought down the house at the Hard Rock Hotel during One Night, One Industry, a Reed Residential Group event and awards ceremony held at the Builders' Show. Cummings and his band also played during three evening block parties at Show Village.
Noteworthy: Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity, accepts a Lifetime Achievement Award from Professional Builder at One Night, One Industry.
Kick back, relax: After receiving an Achievement Award from Professional Remodeler, Iris Harrell of Harrell Remodeling in Mountain View, Calif., joins forces with the owners of Legacy Custom Builders, in attendance to accept PR's Remodeler of the Year Award. Shown are three of the Scottsdale, Ariz., company's four owners: (from left) Brad Christiansen, CR, Mark Olson and Mark Dixon, CR.
Celebrating education: Also in Las Vegas, the NAHB's University of Housing introduced a manual titled Blueprint for Success: How to Successfully Manage and Grow Your Association's Education Program. From left: NAHB staffers Rusty Diess and Tara Occhipinti; Alan Hanbury, CGR, CAPS; and Brenda Sanders of the NAHB.
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