NAHB Names Outstanding Educators

Filed in Awards, International Builders' Show by on January 10, 2018 0 Comments

Honoring those who have excelled in teaching industry leading education courses, NAHB recently presented three individuals with 2017 Educators of the Year awards at the 2018 International Builders’ Show® in Orlando.

“Ongoing education often means the difference between being good at what you do and being great at it,” said NAHB Education Committee Chair Beverly Koehn, CAPS, GMB, CSP, MIRM.

“These seasoned and accomplished professionals show their dedication to improving their own craft, and also encourage others to take the same opportunity.”

Builder/Remodeler Educator of the Year

Vince Butler, CAPS, CGR, GMB, GMR, is a second-generation builder and remodeler and president of Butler Brothers Corporation in Manassas, Va., a full-service design-build company specializing in the design, sales and production of residential construction and remodeling.

Butler is a nationally recognized speaker on residential construction management topics and an approved NAHB Instructor. He has presented at many national and regional tradeshows including IBS, the Remodeling Show, NAHB Remodelers Road Show and Sunbelt Builders Show.

He was named NAHB’s CAPS Educator of the Year in 2012. In 2016, Butler became one of the first Master Instructors for NAHB Education.

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) Educator of the Year

Christine Fortenberry, CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR, of Fortenberry Construction Services, LLC, in Powder Springs, Ga., has more than 46 years of experience building custom homes, remodeling, developing and light commercial projects.

As founder and CEO of Fortenberry Construction, her skills, experience and reputation for quality have earned her local, regional and national recognition. Her company provides evaluation, design and construction services for special needs and aging-in-place projects including Americans with Disabilities Act evaluations and reports for light commercial projects.

Green Educator of the Year

Bradley Simons, CGP, Master CGP, CGB, vice president and chief financial officer of Magleby Construction in Pleasant Grove, Utah, has led successful efforts to educate builders, remodelers and other industry professionals on high-performance and sustainable construction.

He has served as president of the Utah Valley HBA. Simons is now a district chair in the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoys teaching, volunteering in the community and loves the construction industry.

The 2017 Designees of the Year awards were also given out during IBS. NAHBNow will profile them individually when the association commemorates Designation Month in March.

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