Custom Building & Remodeling Specialists
Richard H. Johnson, owner of Augusta Remodeling and Construction, Inc. is a 33 year veteran of remodeling in the Southeast. He is a four time recipient of the prestigious Chrysalis Award which honors talent, creativity and professionalism within the remodeling industry. The remodeling projects are judged by editors and writers of consumer publications, such as Better Homes & Gardens, Woman's Day's Home Remodeling & Makeovers, Southern Living Magazine and Sunset Magazine. He also has been voted "Remodeler of the Year" and "Builder of the Year" by the Builder's Association of Metro Augusta.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is "the voice of America's housing industry". Education for building professionals is at the very core of the National Association of Home Builders' mission. When you choose a building professional with NAHB Certfications you can be assured that you have hired the best of the best. Richard Johnson has earned the NAHB Certifications below and maintains these certifications by completing continuing education classes every three years from building-industry related educational activities.
Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)
An exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business management skills as the key to a professional remodeling operation. The CGR designation requires that graduates meet prescribed standards of business practice, possess a minimum of five years remodeling industry experience, have a proven track record of successful project management, complete a comprehensive education curriculum, and pledge to uphold the program's code of ethics.
Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)
The CGB designation requires the completion of a stringent and regularly updated curriculum that deals with current and important industry related topics, and commitment to a Professional Code of Ethics. Prior to beginning the required course work, CGB designees are required to take an exam to demonstrate their knowledge and aptitude with regards to a multitude of topics related to construction and business principles.
Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)
Home modifications for the aging-in-place are the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry. The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist designation connects homeowners of all ages with contractors who are trained to do the kinds of home modifications they want and need as they grow older in their homes.
Certified Green Professional (CGP)
The CGP designation recognizes builders, remodelers, and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes - without driving up the cost of construction. Education leading to the designation gives the designee a solid background in green building principles, enabling the construction of more energy efficient and environmentally friendly homes.
Certified Lead Safe Firm
Augusta Remodeling and Construction Co., Inc. is also an EPA certified firm on removal of lead based paints. Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children. To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008 the EPA issued a rule requiring all contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified by the EPA and must use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers to follow lead-safe work practices.