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What certifications should a home builder have?

Building a house is usually a time-consuming and complicated project. Even builders who are experienced with the professional knowledge that is needed to keep a project going can fail. An experienced general builder offers many benefits that make sure your building project is successful.

Graduate Master Builder

The ultimate symbol of the building professional, the Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation is for experienced veterans only. Before beginning the GMB designation process, you must have the CGB designation or the CGR designation with five years of building experience, or 10 years of building experience and successful completion of three CGB/CGR courses.

GMB courses require additional study, with in-depth instruction geared for experienced building professionals. It’s a significant time commitment, but graduates gain a more complete knowledge of all facets of the home building industry, build a new network of peers across the country, and inform their potential clients of their commitment to the best of home building, customer service and advanced construction techniques.

Master Green Certified Professional

As green and high-performance construction turns to the mainstream, experienced green industry professionals seek an educational designation that signifies their long-standing commitment to and experience with sustainable building and remodeling. They find it with the Master Certified Green Professional (Master CGP) designation.

More than theory, this designation includes a series of hands-on curriculum requirements as well as significant experience in the field. Classes are held with the support and cooperation of Green Building Advisor, the leading green web publication in the field. The emphasis is on building science: a core competency in a field that changes almost daily as new products and techniques are introduced.

Like the Certified Green Professional course, the Master CGP classes are closely aligned with the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard, which includes chapters on energy, water and resource efficiency, indoor environmental quality, lot and site development and home owner education.

We are pleased that our CEO and owner Donny Thomas is a Graduate Master Builder and Master Green Certified Professional with over 40 years experience. Ask any of our clients, what sets us apart is Donny's leadership, positive spirit, flexibility and attention to detail.

Donny’s association with award winning HOUZZ Best of Design, National Master Builder of the Year, Austin Home Builder of the Year, National Best in American Living Award, Austin Journals, Custom Home Builder of the Year and the Austin Chamber Customer Service Award makes Valiant Custom Builders a winning choice for any customer that desires quality and integrity from an award winning Graduate Master Builder and Master Green Professional.

Contact us today and find out how we can help make your new home dreams come true.

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