A select number of esteemed remodelers are renowned throughout the industry for their talent, inspiration and leadership. The National Remodeling Hall of Fame was created to honor those individuals who have made a significant and lasting impact in the remodeling field. With each induction, the bar is raised even higher.
LtR = Robert Criner, Dan Bawden, Paul Sullivan, Bob Hanbury, Clai Porter, and Alan Hanbury at the 2020 NAHB Remodelers All-Stars Celebration
Class of 2019
Dan Bawden, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB
Dan Bawden of Houston, TX., served as president of the Greater Houston Remodelers Council where he began the process to exponentially to grow the council, which now stands at 387 members. Dan became the first Remodeler to serve as President of the Greater Houston Builders Association. In addition, he has won “Texas Remodeler of the Year” four times, and “Houston Remodeler of the Year” twice, the only remodeler to ever do so. Bawden is one of the original creators of the NAHB Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation. Dan was honored as the first NAHB “CAPS Instructor of the Year” award in 2016. Nationally, he serves as one of the top-rated NAHB Instructors, teaching CAPS, Contracts, and Law for Builders and Universal Design. He served as NAHB Remodelers chairman in 2017 and currently holds a “Life Delegate” slot on the Leadership Council.
Robert Criner, CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR
Robert Criner of Newport News, Va., has been an NAHB member and NAHB Remodelers member since 1982. Criner became the nation’s first Certified Graduate Remodeler in 1989 and the first Graduate Master Remodeler in 2008. He has represented the industry before the EPA, DOJ, SBA and OMB over the Formaldehyde Rule and what it would mean to remodelers. He has worked closely with NAHB Leadership and legislatures alike, specifically bringing the personal story of a remodeler to the forefront of a national EPA law. He is a leader in NAHB education, having taught over 100 classes nationally. Locally, he served has President of his local Remodelers Council four times and represents York County on the Board of Zoning Appeals, the York County Planning Commission and the York County Board of Building Code Appeals. He serves on the Peninsula Habitat for Humanity Advisory Board. This inductee has received dozens of awards over the years both as an individual and with his company. Nationally, he has served in several leadership roles including as a National Director on the Leadership Council from 2011-2018, as well as the NAHB Remodelers Council Board of Trustees in almost every position including Chairman in 2015. In addition, he has served on the NAHB Business Management and Information Technology committee, the NAHB Environmental Issues committee, the NAHB Joint Council, Sales and Marketing Council and the NAHB Membership & Communications Committee. Criner was named NAHB Remodeler of the Year in 2012.