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Certifications

If you’re planning on remodeling shouldn’t you be using a qualified professional? Check out our credentials, and you’ll know you can trust us with the well-being of your home. Bruce A. Sommers is proud to have earned the following certifications. Each of these certifications requires continuing education:

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL BUILDING DESIGNER (CPBD)

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL BUILDING DESIGNER (CPBD) is the highest designation of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) as certified by the National Council of Building Designer Certification (NCBDC). To qualify for this credential an individual must first possess a minimum of six years of educational and professional design experience. After a thorough review of qualifications and [...]

GRADUATE MASTER BUILDER (GMB)

GRADUATE MASTER BUILDER (GMB) is for experienced veterans only, and is the ultimate symbol of the building professional. Before beginning the certification process and attending the advanced GMB courses, you must have ten years of building experience and have earned a Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) or Certified Graduate Remodelor (CGR) designation.  To maintain this certification requires [...]

GRADUATE MASTER REMODELER (GMR)

GRADUATE MASTER REMODELER (GMR) is a designation program that helps consumers identify remodelers who perform professional, quality work.  To earn a GMR designation, a remodeler must meet nationally defined criteria for previous experience, earned and maintained a Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) designation for over ten (10) years and adhere to prescribed business standards. To maintain [...]

CERTIFIED GREEN PROFESSIONAL (CGP)

CERTIFIED GREEN PROFESSIONAL (CGP) is an exclusive designation designed to teach building industry professionals strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes using cost-effective and affordable options.  Requirements include 24 hours of classroom instruction, industry experience and adherence to a code of ethics.  One of the first in the nation, Bruce A. Sommers has earned [...]

CERTIFIED AGING-IN-PLACE SPECIALIST (CAPS)

CERTIFIED AGING-IN-PLACE SPECIALIST (CAPS) this designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry - homes modification for the aging-in-place.  The NAHB Remodelors Council - in collaboration with AARP, NAHB Research Center and NAHB Seniors Housing Council - developed this program [...]

CERTIFIED LEAD RENOVATOR

CERTIFIED LEAD RENOVATOR is a certification that is required and will be enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for any builder working on any property that was built prior to 1978.  This means that this kind of project is going to cost more to test for lead and for the proper containment and documentation of [...]