The GHBA Remodelers Council (RMC) is an organization of remodelers and industry associates. We are dedicated to the promotion of excellence and professionalism within the organization, and public awareness of the Remodelers Council. We achieve this through education, certification and service to the membership, industry and the community.
What Can the Council do for Me?
Set your company apart from the competition. The award-winning Remodelers Council consists of remodelers, designers, suppliers and manufacturers from all over the Houston area. Enjoy educational speakers, share in cutting-edge industry trends and issues as well as network with peers from all facets of the industry.
Protect your business with iron-clad construction contracts, written specifically for Texas remodelers. This member benefit can save you thousands in legal fees.
Stay at the top of your game with world-class training courses offered at the GHBA. Learn the latest and greatest building techniques, develop improved products, and promote safer job sites.
Professional Public Image
Council members enjoy the benefit of being identified as reputable contractors and upholding standards of practice as well as offering a unified "quality" image to the buying public.
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Stay up to date on the latest in local codes & standards. The RMC supports "pro-industry" political candidates and legislators and actively fights legislation that could raise the cost of building.
UPCOMING REMODELERS COUNCIL EVENTS
The GHBA Remodelers Council (RMC) stresses high professional standards in the home improvement industry through the continuing education of its members and the consumer. Monthly luncheons feature speakers from all facets of the building industry, including designers, marketing professionals and even elected officials.
The Remodelers Council meets on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. The council is open to remodeler and associate members, alike.
Remodelers Council Scholarship
Each year, the GHBA Remodelers Council (RMC) awards two $2,000 scholarships. The scholarships are named in memory of Leo Meerman and Bill Carter. Both were longtime, active members and supporters of the RMC. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate the characteristics that both Bill and Leo personified: initiative, service to community and outstanding achievement.
Eligibility: Only immediate family members of an active GHBA Remodelers Council member eligible for this scholarship.
Deadline to apply: May 12, 2023
Scholarships will be announced in May 2023. Apply now!
Questions? Email Jennifer Boggs or call 281-664-1429.
Houston Remodel Guide Magazine
The Houston Remodel Guide is the official, award-winning remodeling magazine of the GHBA's Remodelers Council.
The Houston Remodel Guide publication is filled with information and services for consumers who are considering remodeling their homes. The magazine also serves as a directory of members for the Remodelers Council.
Now in its 21st year of distribution, members have come to rely on this magazine as a trusted marketing tool. This annual publication has a distribution of 40,000 copies, and is published in the Fall. To advertise in the guide, email Brittany Feldmann or call 832-604-4692.
Remodelers Speed Selling
- FOR BUILDERS... Speed Selling events are an efficient and effective way to build relationships with new vendors and suppliers in a laid-back environment. Attendance is free for remodeler participants. JOIN THE NEXT EVENT
- FOR ASSOCIATES... Get face to face interaction with your target audience! Participants will receive approximately 5 to 7 minutes of personal face time with up to 20 remodelers. Events are limited to members of the CBC. RESERVE YOUR SPACE
The Speed Selling event is the most effective activity GHBA has created. I was introduced to subs and suppliers I did not know existed, found out information to help my clients, and started the development of important relationships that will make my service to my clients better and in a very short time....It would have taken weeks if not months to set up those meetings and some I did not even know existed.
—JOHN ST. JOHN, John R. St. John Construction, Inc./JS
Each year, Remodelers Council members team up to participate in the AIA Sandcastle Competition on East Beach in Galveston, Texas. Held in early summer, this event is enjoyable and family-friendly with lots of fun in the sun! Participants are encouraged to assist with the design and building of the sandcastle.
Each year, the Remodelers Council seeks donations of building materials, appliances, hardware, etc. Anything that you can spare, we can sell!
Proceeds from the annual garage sale are used to fund the Remodelers Council's local charity projects at non-profit organizations, including renovations at SIRE Therapeutic Equestrian Center, ECHOS Community Center, Jacquelyn House, Open Door Mission, Habitat for Humanity & Sonrise Shelter, Family Time Crisis & Counseling Center, and Casa de Esperanza.
Donations to the RMC Garage Sale and charity projects are considered charitable donations. Additionally, any purchases for the project are tax free.
THANK YOU 2023 RMC PARTNERS
Remodelers Council Leadership
PRESIDENT: Kelly Kirk, Greymark Construction Company
PAST PRESIDENT/SANDCASTLE CHAIR: Jackson Gillette, Craftsmanship by John
VICE PRESIDENT/CHARITY PROJECT/GARAGE SALE: Moe Toofan, TBR Construction
SECRETARY/CHARITY PROJECT/GARAGE SALE: Nick Spector, Alair Homes
TREASURER: Bill Fuller, Fuller Services
Paul Canady, Res Com Custom Builders
EDUCATION CHAIR: Sandra Crook, Greymark Construction Company
CHARITY PROJECT CO-CHAIR: Melanie Heinrich, TriFection Remodeling & Construction
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS: Jeff Roberts, TriFection Remodeling & Construction
Sam Seidel, Southern Green Builders, LP
Phillip Wedel, Typhoon Construction
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CO-CHAIR: Ramie Elizondo, Unicorn Service Solutions
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR: Max Goodson, Cornerstone- A Division of Richelieu America LTD
PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIR: Lorraine Hart, Ideal Consulting Services, Inc. / Websites By Ideal
Kimberly Hanks, Cambria
Anissa Johnson, Reece
SPECIAL EVENTS CO-CHAIR: Cassie Milam, Detering Company of Houston, LP
SPECIAL EVENTS CO-CHAIR: Scooter Nicholson, Builders FirstSource
SPEAKERS CO-CHAIR: Lindsey Root, Southwest Sales
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR: Sonora Storm, Lincoln Jacob Construction
SPEAKERS CO-CHAIR: Karin Tyson, 20/20 Financial Advisers of Houston