The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has selected Lowe’s Commercial Services to be the exclusive sponsor of NAHB Education for three years, from the beginning of 2012 through 2014.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 19, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — “Lowe’s Commercial Services, which serves the needs of professionals in the home building industry, is a perfect partner for NAHB Education,” said NAHB Chairman Bob Nielsen, a home builder from Reno, Nev. “NAHB Education administers professional designation programs for members of the home building community. These designations offer people working in various aspects of the housing industry the opportunity to improve their skills, advance their career and be recognized for their commitment to professional growth.” Nielsen said.
“Lowe’s Commercial Services doesn’t see itself as just a company that sells products to builders. We want to be a resource to help NAHB members be successful in managing their business,” said Mike Horn, Vice President of Lowe’s Commercial Sales. “The NAHB Education sponsorship will provide us with an exceptional way to connect our contractors and customers with NAHB’s builder and remodeler experts, as well as the education providers at the state and local HBAs (home builder associations).”
Through intensive educational programs requiring both classroom instruction and practical experience, NAHB awards 13 basic and advanced professional designations in home building and remodeling, multifamily, sales and marketing, and for product and service suppliers and manufacturers.
Classes are taught by highly qualified experts and are held at local home builder associations throughout the country as well as at NAHB’s International Builders’ Show and other national venues. Every year, between 2,500 and 5,000 members of the home building industry receive professional designations such as Graduate Master Builder (GMB), Master in Residential Marketing (MIRM), Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR), Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) and Certified Green Professional (CGP). (See www.nahb.org/Designations for a full listing of the professional designations that NAHB offers.)
“Lowe’s Commercial Services also sponsors a number of NAHB events and professional councils, and is a long-time exhibitor at the International Builders’ Show,” said Nielsen. “NAHB very much appreciates the company’s support and commitment to promoting professionalism within the home building industry. We are very proud to welcome Lowe’s Commercial Services as the exclusive sponsor of NAHB Education.”