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Johnstown, NY 12095
Phone: (518) 882-5000
The Certified Graduate Remodeler (GCR) is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business management skills as the key to professional remodeling operation.

While searching for a remodeler/builder for your project it is vital to have confidence in your choice. Obviously the finished product is first and foremost in the homeowner’s eye, however, residential construction is more then just construction. If a business is not operated correctly, then “business” issues will interfere with the construction process. The CGR program teaches the construction professional how to effectively run their business. Areas of study include Project Management; Business Administration; Contracts, Liability and Risk Management; Design, Estimating and Job Cost; and Marketing and Sales.

Click HERE to read the Certified Graduate Remodeler code of ethics


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A CGP is one of a select group of professional builders, remodelers, and other industry professionals nationwide who have earned the Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation, identifying him as someone with knowledge of the best strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes.

The CGP program is administered by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) University of Housing and affiliated locally by the Capital Region Builders & Remodelers Association.

The CGP curriculum incorporates a variety of information tailored to green building and business practices. The instructors are leaders in the building industry and the academics include a range of topics to educate the green builder. CGP professionals are proficient in utilizing the best strategies to incorporate green building principles into homes using cost-effective methods of construction which will provide home-owners with lower maintenance costs and improved indoor air quality.

CGP program graduates are required to maintain their designation by completing 12 hours of continuing education every 3 years.

McCormick Carpentry attempts to incorporate green strategies when building or remodeling to assure a healthy and efficient end project. To learn more about building or remodeling using green strategies feel free to contact Brian McCormick at 518-882-5000.

ABOUT NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington based trade association representing more than 235,000 members involoved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. Known as “the voice of the housing industry,” NAHB is affiliated with more than 800 state and local home builder associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members construct about 80 percent of the new homes constructed each year, making housing one of the largest and most powerful engines of economic growth in the country.


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The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation is the result of the work of NAHB Remodelers – in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center, 50+ Housing Council, and AARP.

Based on AARPs study, “Fixing to Stay” it became clear that people wanted to remain in their homes as they aged and retired. However, in many cases this means remodeling of their home is needed so they can live safely, comfortably and independently. The CAPS program was established to educate professionals involved with these remodeling projects about the various issues that become pertinent when one is talking about remodeling with the end goal of allowing a person to live with fewer physical barriers. While the program was initially focused on people staying in their home as they aged, it truly is for any individual or family who lives with physical challenges that need addressing.

Choosing a CAPS remodeler/builder offers the homeowner that these professionals have a heightened awareness of the need to make the home environment more “user friendly” as well as various codes and recommendations of the ADA for building.

Here at McCormick Carpentry, LLC we have an added benefit to our CAPS program. Brian’s wife, Nancy, is currently completing her CAPS designation as well. Nancy’s background as a Physical Therapist and 20 years of working in people’s homes gives her further compassion, medical education, and realization of how the physical surroundings effect an person’s ability to negotiate safely in and outside of their home. We expect to utilize her skills to evaluate a person and their home and recommend changes that can be made to meet the needs of our clients.

Aging in place projects can be as simple as installing adaptive equipment such as grab bars or more in-depth changes such as remodeling a kitchen, remodeling a bath, changing entry-ways or even an entire addition to a home. Every client receives a thorough evaluation of their current living situation, review of their goals, and recommendations on how McCormick Carpentry, LLC can help them achieve their goals.

Click HERE to read about CAPS at AARP online.
Click HERE to read the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist code of ethics


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