The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers is honoring Leo Lantz, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMR, a remodeler from Glen Allen, Va., as the 2018 NAHB Remodeler of the Year. The NAHB Remodeler of the Year award recognizes superior business management, exemplary NAHB involvement at all levels and outstanding contributions to the remodeling industry.
“Leo Lantz has become a distinguished remodeler over the last three decades by providing excellent work for his customers, and has sincere enthusiasm to give back to his local community and industry,” said NAHB Remodelers Chair Joanne Theunissen, CGP, CGR, of Mt. Pleasant, Mich. “We are thrilled to honor him with this prestigious award.”
Lantz has over 29 years of remodeling experience and founded his company, Leo Lantz Construction Inc., in 2007. As a member of the Home Builders Association of Richmond (HBAR) and NAHB Remodelers since 2010, Lantz has served in local and national leadership roles for both organizations, including 2015 chair of the HBAR. Lantz also played a key role in founding the HBAR’s Remodelers Council in March 2018. While serving as its inaugural chair, he helped recruit over 25 members in less than nine months.
Lantz has previously won the 2012, 2014 and 2017 HBAR Remodeler of the Year and was the January 2015 NAHB Remodeler of the Month. He has been involved with many community service projects, including leading a bathroom renovation for two teenage girls who lost their father to cancer. Lantz continually looks for community service opportunities and recently spearheaded an aging-in-place project to build an outdoor accessibility ramp for an older couple to help enter and exit their home.
Lantz was honored on Feb. 19, 2019, during the NAHB Remodelers All-Stars Celebration in conjunction with the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.