The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) honored housing professionals for their outstanding service in elevating the image of NAHB educational designations. The Certified Green Professional Designee of the Year award winner was recognized at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas.
“NAHB strives to improve professionalism among our members and elevate the industry through education. We strongly encourage builders, remodelers and other housing professionals to reach the next stage in their careers by earning an NAHB designation,” said NAHB Education Chair Vince Butler, a Virginia remodeler. “By presenting the Designee of the Year awards each year, NAHB honors individuals who fully embody our ideals and stand out as leading professionals in their fields. In addition to incorporating innovative practices and techniques that ultimately benefit customers, they shine a positive light on our industry and inspire others through their commitment to excellence.”
Chad Collins, Owner of Collins Design-Build, Inc. of Durham, NC, was selected by the Board of Governors for the Certified Green Professional designation. The award was based on the honoree’s successful promotion of The Certified Green Professional designation to consumers, NAHB members and others in the building industry through cutting-edge techniques, by elevating the image of the designation in his local community through charitable work or community projects and by mentoring others to start or complete an NAHB Professional Designation.
“Education is key, and I’m proud to say I make industry education a priority. NAHB has developed designations for its industry members that enable us to build homes that give us the tools to build according to the latest research and technology. I’m very honored by this recognition.”
Collins was recognized January 19 at NAHB’s Designation Achievement Reception just before IBS opened. IBS is the largest annual light construction exposition in the world and that hosted 50,000 home builders, remodelers, developers, architects and suppliers to the home building industry January 20-22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. To learn more about the International Builders’ Show visit BuildersShow.com.
Chad D. Collins, Accredited Master Builder
An area native, NC Licensed General Contractor, National Association of Home Builders Master Certified Green ProfessionalTM, and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, Chad is one of less than 50 Accredited Master Builders in the state. He achieved this professional designations after years of experience and numerous hours of coursework via the NC Builder Institute. Chad has been an active member of the building industry since the early 1990’s. He joined the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Durham, Orange, and Chatham Counties in 2005. Chad was soon named HBA Recruiter of the Year and he subsequently chaired various HBA committees. Chad is a Licensed Home Inspector, as well as, a Licensed Lead Abatement professional.
In addition to industry awards in recognition of excellence in home building and remodeling, Collins Design-Build has twice been named Building Company of the Year via the HBA’s Triangle Sales and Marketing Council MAME (Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence) Awards. The company has also received a Best Green Built Home STARS Award from the NCHBA. Currently, Chad serves as 1st Vice President of the HBADOC, and recently completed one of Durham’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) residential projects. LEED is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, projects must satisfy pre-requisites and earn points to achieve various levels of achievement.
In 2014 Chad was selected as the HBADOC 2014 Builder of the Year and recently honored at The International Builders Show in Las Vegas as the NAHB’s Certified Green Home Professional of the Year.
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