CPB – Certified Professional Builder
Certified Professional Builders is a local Rutherford County Home Builders Association designation for builders seeking continuing education and who are committed to achieving higher levels of customer satisfaction. CPB/builders have proven experience and exemplary track records, each Certified Professional Builder (CPB) and Remodeler (CPR) has met a rigorous application process, including reference and credit checks, personal interview process, financial analysis, and supplier review.
BBB – Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing marketplace trust, consisting of 106 independently incorporated local BBB organizations in the United States and Canada, coordinated under the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) in Arlington, Virginia. Nearly 400,000 local businesses in North America support the BBB. The BBB prospects successfully vetted businesses to become dues-paying Accredited Businesses that pledge and continue to adhere to the BBB Code of Business Practices. In return, the BBB allows Accredited Businesses in good standing to use its trademarked logo in marketing materials. The Better Business Bureau is not affiliated with any governmental agency. Businesses that affiliate with the BBB and adhere to its standards do so through industry self-regulation. To avoid bias, the BBB’s policy is to refrain from recommending or endorsing any specific business, product or service.
Certified Green Professional (CGP)
Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green and sustainable building principles into homes— without driving up the cost of construction. The required courses provide a solid background in green building methods, as well as the tools to reach consumers, from the organization leading the charge to provide market-driven green building solutions to the home building industry.
CGP coursework is 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 and is the core curriculum for the required CGP classes.
Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)
Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) helps sharpen business management skills and better understand today’s home building industry. CGB courses focus on effective management in the office and on the job site, examine all stages of new home construction and cover topics such as scheduling, estimating, job cost procedures, accounting principles and basic contract law.