Industry Designations


Here at Winsborough Construction, Inc. we strive to be recognized by our customers and peers as a leader in our market, providing the highest level of professional service available. Through continued education, controlled growth, diversification, and by implementing new systems and technology, we will continue to improve our productivity, while maintaining our personal touch through attention to detail.

The designations Mike and John have earned assure you that your project will be executed by highly trained remodeling professionals. They will provide a wide variety of experience, handling every aspect of every job from interior and exterior renovations, additions, cabinetry, general contracting and new construction.

Why choosing your Home Builder or Remodeler with an industry based designations can make a difference. Choosing a building professional with a designation can help ensure you are hiring a builder or remodeler who is committed to their craft by learning—and continuing to stay up-to-date on—the latest technology, building methods and business practices.

Quality workmanship, knowledge and experience matter, especially when you will be investing a significant amount of money with a home builder or remodeler as you build a new home or update your current one to fit your lifestyle.

NAHB designations that are held by Mike and /or John are:

1)    GMR Designation (Graduate Master Remodeler)    

The GMR designation recognizes remodelers, builders who have an active Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) for at least nine years, possess 15 years of remodeling experience, complete an intensive series of industry-specific education and training, provide letters of recommendation, submit proof of licensing and insurance if required by local jurisdiction and adhere to a strict code of ethics. GMR stands for dedication to excellence, experience and professionalism within the remodeling industry.

The GMR program represents a graduate master level of remodeling experience and educational excellence, which is expected to be continued throughout their career. The ultimate symbol of the remodeling professional, the Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR) designation is for experienced veterans only.

Mike Winsborough is one of only 32 GMR Remodelers that exist nationally of which 7 reside in Texas and Mike Winsborough is the only GMR currently working in the Hill Country.  A highly competitive marketplace in challenging economic recovery for the building industry makes this designation critical for differentiating your construction business from less qualified contractors.

2)    CGR designation (Certified Graduate Remodeler)

The CGR designation recognizes those remodelers who demonstrate exceptional business integrity, technical competence, and a solid track record of customer satisfaction. To earn the CGR designation, a remodeler must complete a series of industry-specific education courses, provide letters of recommendation, proof of licensing and insurance, and adhere to a strict Code of Ethics. The CGR designation represents professionalism, experience and a commitment to quality. Currently Mike and John are the only contractors in the Highland Lakes area to have earned this distinguished designation.

3)    CGP Designation (Certified Green Professional)

The CGP designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes— without driving up the cost of construction. Classwork leading to the designation provides a solid background in green building methods, as well as the tools to reach consumers, from the organization leading the charge to provide market-driven green building solutions to the home building industry.

Mike is one of a select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Green Professional (CGP) educational designation, identifying him with the skills and the best strategies for incorporating green building principles into new home and remodeling projects.

4)    GMB Designation (Graduate Master Builder)

The GMB designation recognizes builders who have attained either the Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) or Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) designations or have five years of building industry experience or have successfully completed an additional three NAHB-approved courses and have at least 10 years of industry experience. GMB graduates complete an intensive series of courses on how to capitalize on business opportunities, executive-level financial management, managing risk in an evolving market and other building industry topics.

Mike is one of a select group of professional home builders nationwide to attain the Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation, identifying him as one of the building industry’s top professionals.

5)    CAPS Designation (Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist)

CAPS graduates include remodelers, builders, designers, architects, occupational therapists and others who help homeowners remain in their homes safely, independently and comfortably as they age. CAPS program graduates are required to maintain their designation by attending continuing education programs and/or participating in community service projects.

John is one of the select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, identifying him with the skills and knowledge necessary to remodel or modify a home to meet the unique needs of the older population, disabled owners or their visitors. He is currently the only contractor in the Highland Lakes area to have earned this distinguished designation.

 

Here are just a few of the reasons why you should choose a designated professional builder or remodeler for your next home build or major renovation project.

1)    NAHB’s targeted curriculum and accomplished teachers help home builders and remodelers learn new laws, methods and materials in order to offer the best level of service to their clients.

2)    In the home building profession, there are new building codes every three years, in addition to new energy, fire, plumbing, electrical and mechanical codes that are constantly being revised and upgraded. Designees learn the codes that apply to the specific states, counties, municipalities and cities they work in and take them into consideration when building or remodeling your home.

3)    A building professional with a designation has taken the time to go in-depth into a specific building area of interest.

4)    A professional remodeler or builder can help you cut through the confusion of the hundreds of new products that come on the market each year to make your home better and your life easier. They will know what the newest materials and techniques are, where to get them, and how to use them. Their insights and advice will not only bring you savings and satisfaction today, but will help your home’s value far down the road.

5)    Buying a new home or making major renovations to your existing one can be a huge investment into a place your family will make memories and grow in for many years. It only makes sense to select a professional with superior training, real-world experience and in-depth knowledge of your area of need.