Community & Industry

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 Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. 

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 The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.  The annual Tour of Kitchens is a fun event for those considering remodeling their kitchen.  Guests can gather remodeling ideas, see the latest appliances and design trends, and have direct access to designers in a casual setting. 

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 Developed in 1999 by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface, EarthCraft is the Southeast's standard for green building, pairing building science with regional know-how.  The result?  Exquisitely designed and renovated homes, buildings and communities.  Without maintenance no building lasts forever.  The EarthCraft Renovation program allows homeowners to improve building performance, durability, operational efficiency and indoor air quality while they make structural changes to their home. 

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 Established in 1983, with roots going back to President Roosevelt's 1935 National Recovery Act, each member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is pledged to observe high standards of honesty, integrity, and responsibility in the conduct of business through advertising, sales, and service. 

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 The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association that promotes the professionalism of the kitchen and bath industry.  Established in 1963 as a network of kitchen dealers, it has grown into the premier association of distributors, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, fabricators, installers, designers, and other professionals.  The NKBA's certification program emphasizes continuing education and career develpment and includes both designers and installers.  The NKBA has become a valuable resource for both designers and consumers. 

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Guild Quality's community of quality includes hundreds of builders, remodelers, contractors, and real estate companies that are dedicated to delivering an exceptional customer service.  Survey's completed by customers provide feedback that helps members understand in what areas of customer service they are excelling and in what areas they need to improve. 

 The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to advancing the classical tradition in architecture, urbanism and their allied arts through education, publication, and advocacy.  Partnerships with non-architect home builders via the American Institute of Building Design as well as Habitat for Humanity International bring traditional design skills to bear in diverse communities across America. 

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 NARI's certification program recognizes the skills and achievements of five distinct groups of remodeling professionals of particular interest to homeowners.  A NARI Certified Remodeler (CR)is a professional remodeler who provides a full range of remodeling services.  To become a Certified Remodeler a candidate must possess skill and knowledge in a broad range of business management and technical skill areas including having a minimum of five year's continuous experience in the remodeling industry, continuing education, completing a comprehensive application that details background and experience, and successfully complete a day long examination addressing knowledge related to general remodeling and business practices. 

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 The National Association of Home Builders is an organization whose mission it is to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry.  It's Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business management skills as the key to a professional remodeling operation and requires a minimum of five year's experience and course work in the CGR program. 

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 The NARI Certified Lead Carpenters (CLC) are hands-on field personnel who oversee every aspect of the project customer satisfaction, personnel management, administration, etc. while working on the project.  To qualify for the CLC designation a candidate must have five year's continuous practice in the remodeling industry with at least two of those years as a lead carpenter - defined as a remodeling professional who is involved in tasks and has responsibilities beyond the technical aspects of a project; he or she is responsible for customer contact and communication, supervision of subcontractors and employees, managing the job site, scheduling, and safety issues. 

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The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) is a not-for-profit professional trade association with a membership of more than 1,000 residential builders, developers, contractors, remodelers, trade specialists and housing industry professionals.