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Virginia Remodeler Robert Criner Selected as the 2015 NAHB Remodelers Chair

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 5, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Remodeler Robert Criner, GMR, GMB, CAPS, of Newport News, Va. was recently appointed the 2015 chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. As chairman of the remodeling arm of NAHB, Criner represents the more than 55,000 members of NAHB who are involved in the remodeling industry.

“Professional remodelers are a dynamic force within the housing industry,” said Criner, president of Criner Remodeling. “I am honored to represent our remodeler members as NAHB Remodelers chairman at a time of growth for our organization and industry.”

Some of Criner’s accomplishments include the following:
•Named NAHB Remodeler of the Year in 2013
•The nation’s first recipient of the NAHB Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) designation in 1989 and NAHB Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR) designation in 2008
•Served on the CGR Board of Governors
•Earned the CGB, GMB, CGP and CAPS designations from NAHB
•Serves the Peninsula Home Builders Association and Remodelers Council as a member of the board of directors.

An active member of the Peninsula community, Criner has volunteered and held leadership positions with American Red Cross Hampton Roads, York County Board of Zoning Appeals, Peninsula Habitat for Humanity Advisory Board and New Horizons Educational Foundation.

Criner will lead NAHB Remodelers as the housing industry continues to recover amid increased regulation and scrutiny from governmental agencies. He will work with members of Congress to help level the playing field for professional remodelers throughout the country who can provide safe, efficient and comfortable homes for their clients.