SAHBA Remodelers Council
Addresses issues of interest to remodelers, liaisons with NAHB Remodelers.
Download the 2016 Remodelers Directory.
From Left to Right:
Trailblazer Award – Katharine Kent, Solar Store
Sky Award – Jim Beard, Family Air
Patron Award – Lisa Walling, Re-Bath
Mission of SAHBA Remodelers Council
To raise the quality and performance of the remodeling industry in Southern Arizona, while simultaneously raising the awareness of Remodeling, and the Council, in our community.
About the Council
The SAHBA Remodelers Council is officially affiliated with National Association of Home Builders’ Remodelers. As the recognized authority in the professional remodeling industry, NAHB Remodelers and the SAHBA Remodelers Council promote the opportunity for safe and decent housing through preservation and improvement of the existing housing stock.
Remodelers join the NAHB Remodelers to improve their business management skills, to network with peers, to perform community service and to work for the betterment of the industry.
Each SAHBA Remodelers Council member pays dues to belong to the Council. These dues go toward efforts to foster and develop remodeling professionalism in Southern Arizona by providing information, networking and consumer education.
CHAIRMAN: Val Romero, Arizona Grill & Hearth
VICE CHAIR: Heidi Yribar, Prime Lending
Remodelers Spotlight Member of the Month
TMM Family Services
For over 40 years, TMM Family Services has served the most vulnerable populations in Southern Arizona including families at risk, children in foster care, single mother survivors of abuse, seniors, veterans, and low income residents at risk to become homeless. Our programs provide housing, educational support, counseling and skill building to help those we serve stabilize and become more self-sufficient. TMM’s programs include ten licensed foster group homes for 53 children; twenty transitional apartments in Tucson for at risk single Moms with children; ReStore and Community Closet with most clothing is free via a voucher system; affordable (rental) housing including four campuses with 200 units; Owner occupied home repair with up to $5,000 per qualifying household.
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Tips For Hiring A Remodeler
1. Collect names of remodeling companies.
Start by searching the SAHBA Remodelers Council Directory for qualified remodelers to find a match for your project.
2. Discuss your project with a couple of remodelers.
Call a few remodelers from your list to discuss your project. Describe what you envision and ask the remodeler if they can provide background information on their expertise.
3. Ask if the remodeler has general liability insurance.
Ask important questions to help ensure you hire the best professional. Does the remodeler have a license? Do they have general liability insurance in case of an accident on the job? Do they guarantee their work? How do they handle any problems that may arise on the project?
4. Check the references and background of the remodeler.
Be sure to conduct some background research by checking with the Better Business Bureau, talking to their references, and asking if they are a trade association member (such as SAHBA Remodelers). Remodelers with these qualities tend to be more reliable, better educated, and more likely to stay on top of construction and design trends.
5. Don’t fall for the lowest bidder.
Many people may be lured by the lowest price thinking that they have found a great deal. These bids may be more costly in the end if the contractor is cutting corners. Often times, the lowest price may not ultimately provide the best value for your home remodel.
Neighbors and volunteers including members of the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA) Remodelers Council participated in Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s A Brush with Kindness community service project In conjunction with May National Home Remodeling Month.