From left: 2017 NAHB Remodelers Chair Dan Bawden and 2017 Leadership Scholarship recipients Jason Spencer, Traci Tenhulzen and John Todd.
You can view the Travel Channel for hours on end, but watching an expedition on TV will never even come close to experiencing the real thing.
Likewise, you can easily read about current events in the remodeling industry and best practices for running a council. But it’s much more effective to learn directly from industry pros with proven success.
The NAHB Remodelers Leadership Scholarship program helps to facilitate that higher level of interaction and industry knowledge for local remodelers council chairs and vice chairs. The scholarship will provide $1,500 to help offset travel expenses to attend NAHB Remodelers meetings and remodeling industry education events at the 2018 Midyear Board meeting in Portland, Ore., July 24-28.
“Participating in the program was an incredible experience,” said Elliot Pike, CGR, CAPS, a 2016 recipient of the scholarship. “I spent quality time working with remodeling industry leaders, participated in high-level discussions, and was able to actively learn about and contribute to the development of the remodeling and residential construction industry as a whole.”
Scholarship winners not only learn firsthand about the remodeling industry, they also discover tips and ideas for running a successful local council, and network with some of the most talented and accomplished remodelers in the country — many of whom were scholarship recipients themselves.
“I was instantly welcomed by the ‘family’ of remodelers and got to meet some extraordinary members, including past and current remodelers of the year,” said Kurt Clason, CAPS, a 2017 scholarship recipient.
Some esteemed past recipients include:
- Michael Menn, CAPS, CGP, CGR, a long-time member of the NAHB Remodelers Board of Trustees and the 2016 Remodeler of the Year
- Rolf Parelius, CAPS, CGP, CGR, the 2017 chair of the HBA of Greater New Orleans remodelers council and winner of the 2017 CADRE Award for Outstanding Council Chair
- John Guillory, CAPS, CGA, a former member of the CAPS Board of Governors and working group to develop the new CAPS III course
The application period for the scholarship is open March 15 through April 30. Learn more about eligibility requirements, and how to apply or submit a nomination online. Contact Gwyn Donohue for more information.
Watch as John Todd talks about his experiences as a scholarship recipient: