CGR stands for Certified Graduate Remodeler. We were the first company in Southern Colorado to earn this designation. I completed the requirements and became a Certified Graduate Remodeler in May of 2004. Below is information taken directly from the National Association of Home Builders website:
NAHB Remodelers of the National Association of Home Builders created the Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) Program. The CGR designation helps you, the consumer, determine which remodeling contractor you can count on to do a professional job.
The CGR designation indicates that a remodeler has completed the requirements of the CGR professional designation program, including educational credits, prescribed business standards and experience. If your remodeler has earned the CGR designation, you can be assured that he or she also understands the value of continuing education and is ready to do his or her best for you.
To maintain the CGR designation, all CGRs must complete a continuing education requirement every three years.
The Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) designation assures that your remodeler:
- Has met NAHB prescribes standards of business practice.
- Has a proven track record of successfully completing projects.
- Has completed relevant educational requirements.
- Pledges to uphold the CGR Code of Ethics.
All Certified Graduate Remodelers pledge to:
- CONDUCTbusiness affairs with professionalism and skill.
- PROVIDEthe best remodeling value possible.
- PROTECTthe consumer through the use of high quality materials and remodeling.
- MEETall of their financial obligations in a responsible manner.
- COMPLYwith the spirit and letter of their business contracts, and manage all employees, subcontractors, and suppliers with fairness and honor.
- KEEPinformed regarding public policies and other essential information which affect their business interests and those of the building industry as a whole.
- COMPLYwith the rules and regulations prescribed by law and government agencies for the health, safety, and welfare of the community.
- PROVIDEtimely response to items covered under warranty.
- SEEKto resolve any controversy in which they may become involved through non-litigation dispute resolution mechanism.
- REFRAINfrom harming, either directly or indirectly, the professional reputation, practice, or employment of another remodeler.