Remodeler Dan Bawden, CAPS, GMB, CGR, CGP, of Houston, was installed as the 2017 chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers on Jan. 10 during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. As chairman of NAHB Remodelers, Bawden represents the more than 53,000 members of NAHB who are involved in the remodeling industry.
“The forecasted gradual growth in residential remodeling activity in 2017 presents many opportunities for remodelers,” said Bawden, president and CEO of Legal Eagle Contractors, Co. “I look forward to helping our members’ businesses thrive while protecting their interests as our industry faces the ongoing labor shortage and the unknowns of a new administration in the White House.”
Bawden has over 35 years in the remodeling business, and is also a licensed attorney. He was instrumental in the creation of NAHB’s Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program, a partnership with the NAHB Research Center and AARP, in 2002. He is a past president of the Greater Houston Builders Association and was the first remodeling specialist named to the position. During his tenure as the Houston president, Bawden worked with NAHB to start the the Certified Graduate Remodeling (CGR) College in Houston.
In addition to his educational efforts, Bawden has sat on the NAHB Board of Directors since 1995. He was named Texas Remodeler of the Year four times, Houston Remodeler of the Year twice, was the 2005 Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) of the Year and the 2011 CAPS Educator of the Year. He continues to teach classes to builders and remodelers across the country.