[caption id="attachment_16275" align="alignright" width="300"] Sherry Pruitt is September's NAHB Remodeler of the Month.[/caption]
For some remodelers, running their business is simply a way to earn a living. For others, like Sherry Pruitt, CAPS, CGR, of Whodid It Designs and Remodeling
in Houston, it’s part of their lifestyle and they find ways to incorporate their passion into many other facets of their lives.
As the chair of the Greater Houston Builders Association
(GHBA) remodelers council, Pruitt not only enjoys serving her council, but also serving the community. One way she helps do this is through her council’s annual garage sale, the proceeds of which go to charity.
"I fell in love with being able to help facilitate giving back for the remodelers council. It was a privilege, not just a job," said Pruitt. "We raise our money for the charity project [through] an annual garage sale. Total revenue from the past few garage sales was nearly $100,000, and $91,104 of that has gone to the charity projects."
For her dedication to the remodeling industry and her passion for giving back to her community, Pruitt has been named NAHB's September Remodeler of the Month.
Pruitt also fully takes advantage of her membership by leaning on her fellow GHBA remodelers' expertise when she’s in a pinch. "I am blessed to be able to go to fellow remodelers when needing advice [and to take] classes offered at the HBA to further my business knowledge."
Pruitt says demand for remodeling projects has been especially strong in her market, as many parts of the region continue to rebuild from Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Additionally, she has an eye toward capitalizing on the aging-in-place market to help a growing number of seniors safely live in their current homes as they grow older.
Read more about Pruitt’s challenges and successes in her full Q&A
in Qualified Remodeler
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