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N. Claiborne Porter Named 2011 Certified Graduate Remodeler of the Year by NAHB


N. Claiborne Porter, CGP, CGR, has been named the 2011 Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in recognition of his successful efforts to raise awareness of this educational designation for remodelers.

Porter is president of NCP Design/Build Ltd. and the principal of NCP Architects and Planners, both of which are based in Anchorage, Alaska. A member of the Anchorage Home Builders Association, Porter has more than 30 years of experience in remodeling and single-family home construction. He has been honored as the NAHB Remodeler of the Year and has twice been named the Builder of the Year by the Alaska State Home Building Association.

In addition to the CGR, Porter holds NAHB’s Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation and is approved to teach several NAHB courses.

“Clai provides consumers with in-depth information about the CGR designation and explains how it affects his performance on their projects,” said Robert Criner, CAPS, CGP, GMB, GMR, a remodeler based in Yorktown, Va., and the chairman for NAHB’s CGR Board of Governors.  “He is an instructor who teaches fellow builders and remodelers whenever they ask so they can earn their designations. Clai is ‘the voice of designations’ in his local association.”

Certified Graduate Remodelers must have at least five years of experience in remodeling and must successfully meet specific educational requirements. CGRs also must meet continuing education requirements to keep their designations current.

Porter and other leading industry professionals were recognized at NAHB’s Designation Achievement Reception held recently at the 2012 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla.

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