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:                                                                                                        

  • 2014 – Curt Kiriu, CAPS, CGP, CGR, Mililani, HI
  • 2013 – Debra Young, CAPS, Newark, DE
  • 2012 – Sherry Schwab, CAPS, CGR, Bellevue, WA
  • 2011 – Deborah Grazioso, CAPS, Middletown, NY
  • 2010 – Carolyn Sithon, CAPS, Orlando, FL
  • 2009 – Emory Baldwin, CAPS, Seattle, WA
  • 2008 – Esther Greenhouse, CAPS, CGP, Brooktondale, NY

Certified Graduate Associate of the Year:

  • 2014 – Michael Kurpiel, CGA, CGP, Ocean Township, NJ
  • 2013 – Anthony F. Bosco, CAPS, CGA, CGP, Freeland, MI
  • 2012 – Michael LeCorgne, CAPS, CGA, CGP, CSP, Mandeville, LA
  • 2011 – Diana Lucero, CAPS, CGA, CGP, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2010 – Beverly Koehn, CAPS, CGA, CGB, CMP, CSP, GMB, MIRM, San Antonio, TX
  • 2009 – Lanny Tillery, CAPS, CGA, CGP, Benton, AR
  • 2008 – Scott Schlager, CGA, CGP, Cheektowaga, NY

Certified Graduate Builder of the Year:

  • 2014 – Nick F. Castjohn, CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, Kenner, LA
  • 2013 – Robert Hertzberg, CGB, CGB, GMB, Montclair, NJ
  • 2012 – Ted Clifton, CGB, CGP, Master CGP, Coupeville, WA
  • 2011 – John Gunkelman, CGB, CGP, CGR, Fargo, ND
  • 2010 – Todd Usher, CAPS, CGB, CGP, GMB, Master CGP, Greenville, SC
  • 2009 – Chuck Miller, CAPS, CGB, CGP, CMP, CSP, GMB, Master CSP, MIRM, Boise, ID
  • 2008 – Phil Calinda, CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, Livingston, NJ

Certified Green Professional of the Year:

  • 2014 – Chad D. Collins, CAPS, CGP, Master CGP, Durham, NC 
  • 2013 – Mark R. Stewart, CGP, Master CGP, West End, NC 
  • 2012 – Michael Fairall, CGB, CGP, Master CGP, Kailua, HI
  • 2011 – John Ela, CGP, Pembroke, NH
  • 2010 – Drew Smith, CGP, Sarasota, FL
  • 2009 – Michael Chandler, CGB, CGP, Master CGP, Mebane, NC

Certified Graduate Remodeler of the Year:

  • 2014 – Roddy O. Sample, CAPS, CGR, Pelham, AL
  • 2013 – Bob McKay, CAPS, CGB, CGR, Birmingham, AL  
  • 2012 – Jud Motsenbocker, CAPS, CGR, Muncie, IN
  • 2011 – N. Claiborne Porter, CGP, CGR, Anchorage, AK
  • 2010 – Joseph Irons, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, Shoreline, WA
  • 2009 – Sherry Schwab, CAPS, CGR, Bellevue, WA
  • 2008 – Robert Birner, CAPS, CGP, CGR, Tomball, TX

Graduate Master Builder of the Year:

  • 2014 – Michael Dillon, CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR, Nashville, TN
  • 2013 – Michael Garabedian, CGP, GMB, Southlake, TX  
  • 2012 – Joseph Irons, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, Shoreline, WA
  • 2011 – Daniel Adams, CGB, CGP, GMB, Pinehurst, NC
  • 2010 – Steve Zbranek, CGB, CGP, GMB, Austin, TX
  • 2009 – Steve Zbranek, CGB, CGP, GMB, Austin, TX
  • 2008 – Sergio Grado, CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, Master CGP, The Woodlands, TX

Graduate Master Remodeler of the Year:

  • 2014 – George “Geep” Moore, Jr., CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR, Elm Grove, LA
  • 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, CT
  • 2010 – Scott Sevon, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR, Palatine, IL

Housing Credit Certified Professional of the Year:

  • 2014 – Amanda Lee Gross, HCCP, Saint Louis, MO  
  • 2013 – Carol Howard, HCCP, Boston, MA
  • 2012 – Melody Poetzsch, HCCP, Charlotte, NC
  • 2011 – Susan Heston, HCCP, Columbus, OH
  • 2010 – Christine Petty, HCCP, Kennesaw, Ga.
  • 2009 – Sandra McGougan, HCCP, Oklahoma City, OK

Master Certified Green Professional of the Year:

  • 2014 – John Freer, CGB, CGP, Master CGP, Missoula, MT 
  • 2013 – Brandon Weiss, CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, Master CGP, South Elgin, IL 
  • 2012 – Todd Usher, CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, Master CGP, Greenville, SC
  • 2011 – Michael Chandler, CGB, CGP, Master CGP, Mebane, NC

Master Certified New Home Sales Professional of the Year:

  • 2014 – S. Robert August, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, MIRM, IRM Fellow, Centennial, CO
  • 2013 – Carroll Loewer III, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, MIRM, Charleston, SC
  • 2012 – Kathie McDaniel, CGP, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, MIRM, Lakeland, FL
  • 2011 – Donna Stapleton, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, MIRM, Perrysburg, OH
  • 2010 – Tammie Smoot, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, MIRM, Cary, NC
  • 2009 – Jerry Costanzo, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, MIRM, Castle Rock, CO

Master in Residential Marketing of the Year:

  • 2014 – Brian Flook, CMP, MIRM, Hagerstown, MD
  • 2013 – Jean Ewell, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, MIRM, Chesterfield, MO
  • 2012 - Tom Vetter, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, MIRM, Danville, CA
  • 2011 – Gaye Orr, CMP, MIRM, Raleigh, NC
  • 2010 – Bonnie Alfriend, CMP, MIRM, Pebble Beach, CA
  • 2009 – Daniel Levitan, CMP, CSP, MIRM, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Educators of the Year

Builder/Remodeler Educator of the Year (CGA/CGB/CGR/GMB/GMR)

  • 2014 – Judson Motsenbocker, CAPS, CGB, CGR, Muncie, IN 
  • 2013 – Bill Asdal, CGP, CGR, GMB, Chester, NJ 
  • 2012 – Alan Hanbury Jr., CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMR, Newington, CT
  • 2011 – Beverly Koehn, CAPS, CGA, CGB, CMP, CSP, GMB, MIRM, San Antonio, TX

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist Educator of the Year

  • 2014 – Wanda E. Gozdz, CAPS, Deerfield Beach, FL
  • 2013 – Mary Jo Peterson, CAPS, Brookfield, CT
  • 2012 – Vince Butler, CAPS, CGR, GMB, Manassas, VA
  • 2011 – Dan Bawden, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, Houston, TX, and Bill Owens, CAPS, CGP, CGR, Powell, OH

Green Building Educator of the Year (CGP/Master CGP)

  • 2014 – Peter A. Yost, Brattleboro, VT
  • 2013 – Peter V. Young, CAPS, CGP, CSP, Metairie, LA
  • 2012 – Daimon Doyle, CAPS, CGP, GMB, Master CGP, Olympia, WA
  • 2011 – Bill Asdal, CGP, CGR, GMB, Chester, NJ

Sales and Marketing/Institute of Residential Marketing Educator of the Year (CMP/CSP/Master CSP/MIRM)

  • 2014 – Dave Porter, CAPS, CGA, CGP, CMP, MIRM, Starwood, WA 
  • 2013 – Jerry Costanzo, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, MIRM, Castle Rock, CO
  • 2012 – Hal Von Nessen, IRM Fellow, CAPS, CMP, MIRM, Columbia, SC
  • 2011 – Gian Hasbrock, CGP, CMP, CSP, Master CGP, MIRM, Durham, NC


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