Remodelers Council

The GHBA Remodelers Council (RMC) is an organization of remodelers and industry associates. We are dedicated to the promotion of excellence and professionalism within the organization, and public awareness of the Remodelers Council. We achieve this through education, certification and service to the membership, industry and the community.


Our members know the importance of excellent customer service, quality products and professional standards.

When doing business… call on a member first!

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What Can the Council do for Me?

Set your company apart from the competition. The award-winning Remodelers Council consists of remodelers, designers, suppliers and manufacturers from all over the Houston area. Enjoy educational speakers, share in cutting-edge industry trends and issues as well as network with peers from all facets of the industry.

Standardized Contracts

Protect your business with iron-clad construction contracts, written specifically for Texas remodelers. This free member benefit can save you thousands in legal fees.

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Continuing Education

Stay at the top of your game with world-class training courses offered at the GHBA. Learn the latest and greatest building techniques, develop improved products, and promote safer job sites.

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Professional Public Image

Council members enjoy the benefit of being identified as reputable contractors and upholding standards of practice as well as offering a unified “quality” image to the buying public.

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Dedicated Advocacy

Stay up to date on the latest in local codes & standards. The RMC supports “pro-industry” political candidates and legislators and actively fights legislation that could raise the cost of building.

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Monthly Luncheons

The GHBA Remodelers Council (RMC) stresses high professional standards in the home improvement industry through the continuing education of its members and the consumer. Monthly luncheons feature speakers from all facets of the building industry, including designers, marketing professionals and even elected officials.

The Remodelers Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Houston Racquet Club. The council is open to remodeler and associate members, alike.


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Remodelers Council Scholarship

The GHBA Remodelers Council (RMC) will award two $1,000 scholarships in 2019. The scholarships are named in memory of Leo Meerman and Bill Carter. Both were longtime, active members and supporters of the RMC. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate the characteristics that both Bill and Leo personified: initiative, service to community and outstanding achievement.

Eligibility: Only immediate family members of an active GHBA Remodelers Council member eligible for this scholarship.

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
Scholarships will be awarded in December 2019. Apply now!

Questions? Email Donna Buenik or call 281-664-1429.

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Houston Remodeling Guide Magazine

The Houston Remodeling Guide is the official, award-winning remodeling magazine of the GHBA’s Remodelers Council.

The Houston Remodeling Guide publication is filled with information and services for consumers who are considering remodeling their homes. The magazine also serves as a directory of members for the Remodelers Council.

Now in its 20th year of distribution, members have come to rely on this magazine as a trusted marketing tool. This annual publication has a distribution of 50,000 copies, and is published in the Fall. To advertise in the guide, email Bill Anderson or call 281-437-4289.

Remodelers Speed Selling

    Speed Selling events are an efficient and effective way to build relationships with new vendors and suppliers in a laid-back environment. Attendance is free for remodeler participants.

    Get face to face interaction with your target audience! Participants will receive approximately 5 to 7 minutes of personal face time with up to 20 remodelers. Events are limited to members of the CBC.


The Speed Selling event is the most effective activity GHBA has created. I was introduced to subs and suppliers I did not know existed, found out information to help my clients, and started the development of important relationships that will make my service to my clients better and in a very short time….It would have taken weeks if not months to set up those meetings and some I did not even know existed.
—JOHN ST. JOHN, John R. St. John Construction, Inc./JS

Sandcastle Weekend

Each year, Remodelers Council members team up to participate in the AIA Sandcastle Competition on East Beach in Galveston, Texas. Held in early summer, this event is enjoyable and family-friendly with lots of fun in the sun! Participants are encouraged to assist with the design and building of the sandcastle. And don’t forget to join the RMC for their private Sandcastle Pre-Party the night before the competition!

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Seeking Donations for Annual Charity Garage Sale

The Remodelers Council is seeking any donations of building materials, appliances, hardware, etc. that you can spare.

Proceeds from the annual garage sale are used to fund the Remodelers Council’s local charity projects at non-profit organizations, including renovations at SIRE Therapeutic Equestrian Center, ECHOS Community Center, Jacquelyn House, Open Door Mission, Habitat for Humanity & Sonrise Shelter, Family Time Crisis & Counseling Center, and Casa de Esperanza.

BREAKING NEWS: Donations to the RMC Garage Sale and charity projects are now considered charitable donations. Additionally, any purchases for the project are tax free.

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Here’s what our members say:

Great people in the association, combined with consistent networking, equals great opportunities!!!

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Remodelers Council Leadership

Sherry Pruitt ,CAPS,CGR, Whodid It Designs | Remodeling LLC
Vice President
William Cole, CAPS, CGR, Divine Renovation
Secretary and Education Co-Chair
Sandra Crook, Greymark Construction Company
Treasurer and Garage Sale Co-Chair
Nicolas Cubbler, Semper Fi Contractors
Immediate Past President
Larry Abbott, CAPS, RCS, CGR, Abbott Contracting
Education Co-Chair
Leslie King, GMB, CGR, CAPS, Greymark Construction Company
Government Affairs
Jeff Roberts, TriFection Remodeling & Construction
Garage Sale Co-Chair
Stephen Twarowski, CGR, CAPS, SHR Remodeling, Inc.
Home Show Chair
Kevin Bertelsman, Mainland Stoneworks
Special Events Co-Chair
Courtney Turner, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Speakers & Sponsors
Lorraine Hart, Ideal Consulting Services, Inc. / Websites By Ideal
Charity Project Co-Chair
Melanie Heinrich, TriFection Remodeling & Construction
Garage Sale Co-Chair
Linda Ingalls, SHR Remodeling, Inc.
Membership Chair
Tenile Luttenegger, Pella Windows & Doors
Charity Project Co-Chair
Cassie Milam, Detering Company of Houston, LP
Special Events Co-Chair
Scooter Nicholson, BMC
Public Relations Chair
Amy Robinson

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