Letters after names are officially called “post-nominal letters.” They can be earned for a number of accomplishments. Like every profession, there are some Fly-by-Night, Hack contractors that give our industry a bad name. Nothing causes the blood to boil more than when a professional builder, remodeler, or trade contractor hears a story of a home or business owner being burned by a con-artists or unskilled worker.

The scammers and “wanna-bes” bring down the reputation of the industry and of the true professional who believes their career honorable, takes pride in their knowledge of the latest codes & products, and maintains a high-level of continuous education as represented by post-nominal letters.

NAHB Professional Designees:

Aluminum Associates / Sloan Corp
Cathy Sloan – CGR, CAPS, CGP
Kert Sloan – CGR, CAPS, CGP

Anewalt’s Landscape Contracting
Edward F. Anewalt IV – CLP

Breyer Construction & Landscape, LLC
Matt Breyer – CGR

Dolan Construction
Patrick J. Dolan – AIA, LEED, AP

North Temple Builders, Inc.
Frank Sabatucci – CGB

Common Degrees, Certifications, Designations, and Recognitions:

DBA – Doctor of Business Administration
M Arch – Master of Architecture
MBA – Master of Business Administration
PhD – Doctor of Philosophy

Association Staff:
CAE – Certified Association Executive
IOM – Graduate of the Institute for Organization Management

CAPS – Certified Aging -in-Place Specialist
CGB – Certified Graduate Builder
CGP – Certified Green Professional
CGR – Certified Graduate Remodeler
GMB – Graduate Master Builder
GMR – Graduate Master Remodeler
HCCP – Housing Credit Certified Professional
PMP – Project Management Professional

AIA – American Institute of Architects
AICP – American Institute of Certified Planners
CID – Certified Interior Designer
CKD – Certified Kitchen Designer
EIT – Engineer in Training
LA – Landscape Architect
LC – Lighting Certified
LEED AP – Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional
LS – Land Surveyor
PE – Professional Engineer
RA – Registered Architect
SIT – Surveyor in Training

Lending & Accounting:
CMC – Certified Mortgage Consultant
CPA – Certified Public Accountant
CRMS – Certified Residential Mortgage Specialist
GMA – General Mortgage Associate

Real Estate Sales:
ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative
CCIFP – Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional
CMP – Certified New Home Marketing Professional
CSP – Certified New Home Sales Professional
GAA – General Accredited Appraiser
MIRM – Master in Residential Marketing
RAA – Residential Accredited Appraiser