Mike Nagel of Chicago has been a member of NAHB and NAHB Remodelers for over 40 years, starting in New Jersey and eventually returning to Chicago. Over the past more than 40 years, Nagel has given himself tirelessly to every level of the NAHB Federation. He has served as president at both the local and state levels, as well as president of the Remodelers Council. Leadership is a significant part of his life. Nagel was one of the founders of Professional Remodeler magazine. He also served as a trustee of the NAHB Commercial Builders Council, chairman of the NAHB Design committee, chairman of the Joint Council Chairs, director of NAHB Senior Life, Build-PAC trustee for 12 years, two-time chairman of his local Remodelers Council, among many other positions. Nagel has also been a dedicated member of his community, serving as a youth counselor, assistant boy scout leader, baseball coach, serving as a confirmation leader for eighth grade boys and has gone on two mission trips — one to North Carolina and one to Rhode Island — with eight other adults leading 60 high school youth.
Bob Peterson, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMR
Bob Peterson of Fort Collins, Colo., has left a mark on the remodeling industry during a career that has spanned several decades as a business owner and NAHB member. He has dedicated his time to the industry, serving on NAHB committees and groups, as well as educating local members and associates who want to learn more about industry best practices. Peterson spends his time teaching courses, mentoring other home builders and remodelers across the nation about why NAHB membership and engagement is a critical component to success. Leadership is a distinct quality of Peterson who has served on NAHB’s Executive Committee, is a past chairman of the NAHB Remodelers Board of Trustees, has chaired all NAHB Remodelers subcommittees, and has held nearly every HBA and Remodelers leadership position on state and local levels, as well as on the national committee level. Community service also plays a significant part of his life, having raised well over $100,000 for various charity projects. Peterson is also certified to teach eight NAHB courses and has chaired the NAHB Education Committee and the IBS Education Selection Committee. Peterson’s 40-plus years of building and remodeling experience, and his deep passion for the industry, have lent him the ability to share the lessons he’s learned — about his successes as well as failures — to help other construction professionals across the country achieve success.