NAHB Designee and Educator of the Year Winners

NAHB presents the Designee of the Year awards each year during the Designation Achievement Reception at NAHB's International Builders' Show. These awards honor individuals who have used their NAHB professional designations to make significant contributions to the building industry and their community.

In addition, the Educator of the Year awards honor the top NAHB approved instructors across the country. Winners are recognized for promoting the value of NAHB designations across the industry, serving as mentors to their fellow educators and contributing to the overall growth of NAHB's designations programs.

Past winners include:

Designees of the Year

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist of the Year:
2013 – Debra Young, CAPS, Newark, Del.
2012 – Sherry Schwab, CAPS, CGR, Bellevue, Wash.
2011 – Deborah Grazioso, CAPS, Middletown, N.Y.
2010 – Carolyn Sithon, CAPS, Orlando, Fla.
2009 – Emory Baldwin, CAPS, Seattle, Wash.
2008 – Esther Greenhouse, CAPS, CGP, Brooktondale, N.Y.

Certified Graduate Associate of the Year:
2013 – Anthony F. Bosco, CAPS, CGA, CGP, Freeland, Mich.
2012 – Michael LeCorgne, CAPS, CGA, CGP, CSP, Mandeville, La.
2011 – Diana Lucero, CAPS, CGA, CGP, Albuquerque, N.M.
2010 – Beverly Koehn, CAPS, CGA, CGB, CMP, CSP, GMB, MIRM, San Antonio, Texas
2009 – Lanny Tillery, CAPS, CGA, CGP, Benton, Ark.
2008 – Scott Schlager, CGA, CGP, Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Certified Graduate Builder of the Year:
2013 – Robert Hertzberg, CGB, CGP, GMB, Montclair, N.J.
2012 – Ted Clifton, CGB, CGP, Master CGP, Coupeville, Wash.
2011 – John Gunkelman, CGB, CGP, CGR, Fargo, N.D.
2010 – Todd Usher, CAPS, CGB, CGP, GMB, Master CGP, Greenville, S.C.
2009 – Chuck Miller, CAPS, CGB, CGP, CMP, CSP, GMB, Master CSP, MIRM, Boise, Idaho
2008 – Phil Calinda, CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, Livington, N.J.

Certified Green Professional of the Year:
2013 – Mark R. Stewart, CGP, Master CGP, West End, N.C.
2012 – Michael Fairall, CGB, CGP, Master CGP, Kailua, Hawaii
2011 – John Ela, CGP, Pembroke, N.H.
2010 – Drew Smith, CGP, Sarasota, Fla.
2009 – Michael Chandler, CGB, CGP, Master CGP, Mebane, N.C.

Certified Graduate Remodeler of the Year:
2013 – Bob McKay, CAPS, CGB, CGR, Birmingham, Ala.
2012 – Jud Motsenbocker, CAPS, CGR, Muncie, Ind.
2011 – N. Claiborne Porter, CGP, CGR, Anchorage, Alaska
2010 – Joseph Irons, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, Shoreline, Wash.
2009 – Sherry Schwab, CAPS, CGR, Bellevue, Wash.
2008 – Robert Birner, CAPS, CGP, CGR, Tomball, Texas

Graduate Master Builder of the Year:
2013 – Michael D. Garabedian, CGP, GMB, Southlake, Texas
2012 – Joseph Irons, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, Shoreline, Wash.
2011 – Daniel Adams, CGB, CGP, GMB, Pinehurst, N.C.
2010 – Steve Zbranek, CGB, CGP, GMB, Austin, Texas
2009 – Steve Zbranek, CGB, CGP, GMB, Austin, Texas
2008 – Sergio Grado, CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, Master CGP, The Woodlands, Texas

Graduate Master Remodeler of the Year:
2013 – Michael Turner, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR, Kennesaw, Ga.
2012 – Robert Criner, CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR, Newport News, Va.
2011 – Alan Hanbury, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMR, Newington, Conn.
2010 – Scott Sevon, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR, Palatine, Ill.

Housing Credit Certified Professional of the Year:
2013 – Carol Howard, HCCP, Boston, Mass.
2012 – Melody Poetzsch, HCCP, Charlotte, N.C.
2011 – Susan Heston, HCCP, Columbus, Ohio
2010 – Christine Petty, HCCP, Kennesaw, Ga.
2009 – Sandra McGougan, HCCP, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Master Certified Green Professional of the Year:
2013 – Brandon Weiss, CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, Master CGP, South Elgin, Ill.
2012 – Todd Usher, CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, Master CGP, Greenville, S.C.
2011 – Michael Chandler, CGB, CGP, Master CGP, Mebane, N.C.

Master Certified New Home Sales Professional of the Year:
2013 – Carroll Loewer III, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, MIRM, Charleston, S.C.
2012 – Kathie McDaniel, CGP, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, MIRM, Lakeland, Fla.
2011 – Donna Stapleton, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, MIRM, Perrysburg, Ohio
2010 – Tammie Smoot, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, MIRM, Cary, N.C.
2009 – Jerry Costanzo, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, MIRM, Castle Rock, Colo.

Master in Residential Marketing of the Year:
2013 – Jean Ewell, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, MIRM, Chesterfield, Mo.
2012 - Tom Vetter, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, MIRM, Danville, Calif.
2011 – Gaye Orr, CMP, MIRM, Raleigh, N.C.
2010 – Bonnie Alfriend, CMP, MIRM, Pebble Beach, Calif.
2009 – Daniel Levitan, CMP, CSP, MIRM, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

CAASH of the Year (no longer awarded)
2010 – Jane Marie O'Connor, CAASH, CAPS, CMP, CSP, MIRM, Charlemont, Mass.
2009 – Larry Armstrong, CAASH, CAPS, CMP, CSP, MIRM, Denver, Colo.


Educators of the Year


Builder/Remodeler Educator of the Year (CGA/CGB/CGR/GMB/GMR)
2013 – Bill Asdal, CGP, CGR, GMB, Chester, N.J.
2012 – Alan Hanbury Jr., CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMR, Newington, Conn.
2011 – Beverly Koehn, CAPS, CGA, CGB, CMP, CSP, GMB, MIRM, San Antonio, Texas

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist Educator of the Year
2013 – Mary Jo Peterson, CAPS, Brookfield, Conn.
2012 – Vince Butler, CAPS, CGR, GMB, Manassas, Va.
2011 – Dan Bawden, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, Houston, Texas, and Bill Owens, CAPS, CGP, CGR, Powell, Ohio

Green Building Educator of the Year (CGP/Master CGP)
2013 – Peter V. Young, CAPS, CGP, CSP, Metairie, La.
2012 – Daimon Doyle, CAPS, CGP, GMB, Master CGP, Olympia, Wash.
2011 – Bill Asdal, CGP, CGR, GMB, Chester, N.J.

Sales and Marketing/Institute of Residential Marketing Educator of the Year (CMP/CSP/Master CSP/MIRM)
2013 – Jerry Costanzo, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, MIRM, Castle Rock, Colo.
2012 – Hal Von Nessen, IRM Fellow, CAPS, CMP, MIRM, Columbia, S.C.
2011 – Gian Hasbrock, CGP, CMP, CSP, Master CGP, MIRM, Durham, N.C.   

Nominations are now closed for the 2014 Designee of the Year and Educator of the Year awards.

 


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