Andrew Schroeder Named Biz X Entrepreneur of the Year
Andrew Schroeder, CEO of Fairfax-based Schroeder Design/Build, recognized for outstanding performance by ActionCOACH® Biz X Awards.
Fairfax, VA, April 15, 2022 – Andrew Schroeder, CEO of Schroeder Design/Build, Inc. of Fairfax, VA, was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Biz X Awards presented by ActionCOACH® on April 3, 2022 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV. The award reflects outstanding performance and stands Schroeder amongst the best in business nationwide. This year’s Biz X Awards had more than 400 nominees in 30 categories, with more than 150 finalists from throughout North America represented.
Schroeder Design/Build Awarded Three Top Remodeling Awards
The 2022 Pro Mid Atlantic Remodeling Achievement Awards recognize Schroeder Design/Build’s excellence in remodeling, lifetime service, and community support.
Fairfax, VA, April 6, 2022 – Schroeder Design/Build, Inc. of Fairfax, VA was awarded top honors in three categories in the inaugural awards ceremony held by The Professional Remodeling Organization (PRO) Mid Atlantic on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, VA. They include:
- Grand Award Residential Addition $350,000-$500,000
- The Ben Osborne Lifetime Achievement Award
- Community Service Award
Andrew Schroeder Nominated 2022 BizX Entrepreneur & CEO of the Year
It’s been quite a year for Schroeder Design/Build! After winning the Best of Houzz Service Award 2022, the company is honored to announce that President Andrew Schroeder has been nominated Entrepreneur of the Year and CEO of the Year by BizXAmerica.
Back live and in-person, the 2022 BizX Gala Awards Ceremony will take place in Las Vegas from April 3-5 and celebrates the extraordinary by recognizing the best of business leaders and world-class speakers from across the globe in more than 20 categories. The conference and networking extravaganza shares new ideas, strategies, and best practices to improve outcomes for all attendees.
“I’m happy to be nominated,” beams Andrew. “Our clients know they’ll receive quality design and fine craftsmanship from a local, family-owned and operated business who cares, delivering on its unwavering commitment to efficient project management and honest, open, and consistent communication. Our team’s continued focus on these proven and heartfelt values is why our business has grown and my leadership has been recognized by the innovators at BizX.”
Powered by its signature sponsor ActionCOACH®, BizX, formerly the Business Excellence Forum and Awards (BEFA), has been held since 2011. Conceived by visionary founder and CEO of ActionCOACH Brad Sugars, the event was designed to bring the latest business information to business-minded professionals from across the nation in one dynamic setting.
Attendees will learn powerful, actionable, and thought-provoking information to improve their businesses, spark new ideas, and move their personal trajectory to the X degree.
50/50 Raffle for Hero Dogs
Schroeder Design/Build is helping to raise money for Hero Dogs in a fun 50/50 raffle! We’ll split the donations, with half the money going to Hero Dogs and the other half going to the winner of the raffle! Buy a bundle–or several! The more you donate, the more tickets you get, and the better your chances of winning! Let’s see how much we can raise for Hero Dogs!!
$25 = 6 ticket bundle
$50 = 14 ticket bundle
$100 = 30 ticket bundle
(single tickets also available)
- Purchase tickets online HERE. You’ll be sent your ticket numbers and be entered into the drawing automatically once you complete your purchase.
- Ticket sales close Sunday, December 12, 2021 at midnight. Winner chosen at random on Monday, December 13, 2021.
Hero Dogs is a 401(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to improving the quality of life for our nation’s heroes by raising, training and placing service dogs with veterans of the U.S. military and first responders with disabilities. www.Hero-Dogs.org. It costs $40,000 to raise a puppy through it’s three-year training and placement process.
Hero Dogs Schroeder Featured in Tysons Premier Magazine
Hero Dogs was highlighted in a feature article in the Fall 2021 issue of Tysons Premier magazine, with none other than our very own Hero Dog that we named Schroeder! Schroeder Design/Build is sponsoring our Hero Dog from birth through training to hopefully one day to become a service dog as part of our 35 Acts of Kindness campaign. Read the entire article at Hero Dogs – Tysons Premier.
The article features photographs of our Hero Dogs Schroeder, along with interviews with his puppy raiser Nancy Welch, Executive Director Nikki Charles, and veteran Brian Wing.
Hero Dogs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that improves the quality of life for our nation’s heroes in the Washington, DC metropolitan area by raising, training and placing service dogs and other highly-skilled canines with veterans of the US military and first responders with disabilities. These dogs are provided at no charge to the recipient, with lifetime support of the organization’s partnerships. Donations are accepted to help raise and train Hero Dogs Schroeder. Please donate to: Hero Dogs Schroeder – Hero Dogs (hero-dogs.org).
Schroeder Design/Build Celebrates its 1000th Client
In addition to celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year, Fairfax-based remodeling company Schroeder Design/Build, Inc. recently celebrated its 1000th client!
Clients Jason and Suzy Fehr were honored with a surprise party in August at the Schroeder Design/Build Inspiration Studio, complete with balloons, champagne, French pastries, a card signed by the entire Schroeder Design/Build team, and a certificate honoring them as the 1000th client. They have contracted for a whole house remodel on their home in Falls Church, VA.
“Our longevity and the joy we all had in surprising the Fehrs as our 1000th clients speaks volumes about the confidence the Northern Virginia community has in our services and customer relationships. Not many remodeling companies can claim 35 years in business, let alone 1000 clients!” said Mark Gill, General Manager at Schroeder Design/Build.
Schroeder Design/Build Named to Qualified Remodeler TOP 500 for 2021
Schroeder Design/Build was selected to the list of the Qualified Remodeler TOP 500 Remodelers of 2021. The company appears as No. 391 in the 43rd annual TOP 500 remodelers list that represents the industry’s largest and fastest-growing companies located throughout the United States, moving up from No. 474 in 2020.
List list was announced on August 6, 2021. See the complete list at: https://www.qualifiedremodeler.com/top-500-2021/.
“We’re not only honored to be chosen from among the best remodeling companies in the nation, we’re excited to be ranked significantly higher than last year,” said Andrew Schroeder, CEO of Schroeder Design/Build. “We truly appreciate the hard work of our team members over this challenging past year, and the recognition by both our clients and the industry.”
Schroeder Design/Build was chosen as a 2021 TOP 500 remodeler by the Qualified Remodeler editorial staff for meeting a set of criteria including installed remodeling dollar volume, total years in business, industry association membership, industry certification, industry awards, and community service. In 2021, the TOP 500 represented $10 billion in remodeling sales volume on more than one million jobs.
Schroeder Design/Build Raises Items for Good Shepherd Housing
We held a department-to-department challenge to gather children’s books and backpacks for Good Shepherd Housing, our third quarter charity sponsored through our 35 Acts of Kindness. We set the bar low—each of the four departments was tasked with gathering a minimum of 100 books and 20 backpacks. We blew that number out of the water, gathering just under 5,000 children’s books and 118 backpacks for the children in Good Shepherd Housing communities. Volunteers arrived at the Schroeder offices to pick up their bounty.
President/CEO David Levine of Good Shepherd Housing was grateful, writing, “Please thank everyone at Schroeder for their wonderful gifts of books and school bags. They will all be put to good use and will be much appreciated by our families.”
Throughout 2021, Schroeder Design/Build will host a donation link through Good Shepherd Housing. If you’d like to contribute, please go to: https://goodhousing.org/celebrate-schroeder-design-build-inc-s-35th-anniversary-with-a-donation-to-gsh/
(shown in photo: Candice Bennett, Director of Development & Communications with Good Shepherd Housing)
Schroeder Design/Build Awarded Best of Houzz in Design & Service 2021
Schroeder Design/Build is pleased to have been awarded two Best of Houzz badges for 2021, earning both the Design and Service honors.
The Best of Houzz badges are not applied for; they are earned through exceptional reviews and viewer interactions. Just 3% of the 2.5 million home design & remodeling professionals on Houzz receive a Best of Houzz award each year.
Schroeder Design/Build Wins Two CotY Awards & the Image Award
Schroeder Design/Build won two awards and the Image Award in the annual Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards ceremony held by the Metro DC Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) on February 5, 2021. We won the Grand Award for our post-fire whole-house remodel and the Finalist Award for our two-level master bathroom remodel.
The Image Award is given to one company each year and is designed to recognize those NARI members who have made significant contributions to the professional public image of NARI and the chapter in the Washington DC metropolitan marketplace. We are proud to be a NARI member and proud of all the hard work our team puts in throughout the year to help us create award-winning projects. Thanks also to our vendors, trades and suppliers, and of course, our clients.
Selema Lawson-Jack named to Pro Remodeler’s Forty Under 40
Selema Lawson-Jack, Director of Production for Schroeder Design/Build, Inc., was named to Pro Remodeler’s Forty Under 40’s Class of 2021.
The Forty Under 40 awards highlight the best and brightest–the rising stars in the remodeling industry from across the nation. Judges selected their winners based on a stringent set of criteria including: productivity, innovation, professional growth and achievement, creative problem solving, dedication, a passion for excellence, technical skills, education, career progress, professional affiliations, community/volunteer outreach, and off-the-clock hobbies.
The award was announced on January 28, 2021 and Selema’s profile and photograph will appear in the March/April 2021 issue of Pro Remodeler magazine.
Schroeder Celebrates 35th Anniversary. Launches 35 Acts of Kindness Campaign.
Schroeder Design/Build, Inc., a Fairfax, VA-based remodeling firm, celebrates its 35th anniversary year in 2021. And to honor this milestone anniversary, the company is planning 35 Acts of Kindness throughout the year.
The 35 Acts will be anchored by a year-long sponsorship of Hero Dogs, a local organization dedicated to raising and training service dogs for America’s heroes—our first responders and U.S. military veterans.
Acts of Kindness for other organizations, including the local food bank Food for Others, will be implemented throughout the year. Acts will range from large projects to simple and small kindnesses.
“As a company and as individuals, we are excited about both the variety of Acts of Kindness we’re planning and the organizations and people we’ll be helping,” said Andrew Schroeder, CEO of Schroeder Design/Build, Inc. “We’re so grateful to the community, clients and partners who helped and supported us these past 35 years and are glad we’re in a position to be able to give back in this fun and engaging way.”
The 35 Acts will involve Schroeder Design Build team members, vendors, suppliers, partners and partnership organizations, clients and past clients, friends, and family in different capacities.
“We don’t want to forget how we began, with two people starting a little company in the basement of our house along with two small children and two cats, and how far we’ve come. This campaign gives us the opportunity to honor the people and organizations that helped us along the way and to reflect back over the years,” added Trish Schroeder, co-founder of Schroeder Design/Build, Inc. along with her husband Tom Schroeder.
Schroeder Design/Build is encouraging sponsors and volunteers to join in its goal to spread kindness and give back to the local community. For details and sponsorship opportunities, contact Marketing@SchroederDesignBuild.com.
Schroeder Design/Build was founded in 1986 by Fairfax residents Tom and Trish Schroeder. A special 35th Anniversary logo will be used throughout 2021. For more about the company’s history, see www.SchroederDesignBuild.com/remodeling-about-us.
Tysons Premier Magazine Features our Master Bathroom Remodel in Article
One of our latest projects was highlighted in a feature article in Tysons Premier magazine in the Winter 2020 issue, published in January 2021. Titled “A Spa-Like Master Bathroom,” the article shows before and after photographs of the two-level bathroom, along with advice on how to create a master retreat for your own home and recommendations on how to work with a qualified remodeler–like Schroeder Design/Build!
This project is a National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s Contractor of the Year (CotY) award-winner! Read the full story.
Andrew Schroeder and Mark Gill Win Back to Back Remodelers Advantage Impact Awards
Remodelers Advantage, a peer-to-peer advisory group that brings together remodeling professionals gave back-to-back Impact Awards in their Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 meetings to Andrew Schroeder and Mark Gill, respectively. Members of each Roundtable group vote on the winner based on the contributions made by its members to the group. This distinguished award recognizes the individual who embodies, in spirit and practice, selfless leadership and unwavering commitment. Qualification is based on how long a person has participated, reporting, helpful advice, activity between bi-annual meetings, and the value given to the group as a whole.
Andrew and Mark are members of the Mentor 4 Remodelers Advantage Roundtable that includes ten companies from across the United States. It is unusual for the same company to win this award two times in a row!
Schroeder Wins National Award: Its First Ever Master Design Award
Schroeder Design/Build was awarded a National MASTER DESIGN AWARD 2020, taking the Bronze Award in the Universal Design category for our entry, “A Forever Home.” Our whole-house remodel project was chosen from among the best in the nation. The awards were given by Qualified Remodeler, and the winning projects are featured in the September 2020 issue of their magazine.
This is the first time Schroeder has won a Master Design Award!
Read our project story and view photographs here: “A Forever Home.”
Schroeder Design/Build Announces Three Promotions
We are pleased to announce three promotions within our Schroeder Design/Build family:
- Ariel Mastbrook is promoted from Team Support Agent to Project Developer.
- Byron Gonzales is promoted to Lead Carpenter.
- Oswaldo Cabrera is promoted to Lead Carpenter.
Schroeder Design/Build takes pride in promoting the careers of its team members. If you’d like to work with us, visit our Join Our Team page.
Schroeder Design/Build Named to Qualified Remodeler TOP 500 List for 2020
Schroeder Design/Build, Inc., a Fairfax, VA-based remodeling firm, has been selected to appear on the list of the Qualified Remodeler TOP 500 Remodelers of 2020. The company appears as No. 474 in the 42nd annual TOP 500 remodelers list that represents the industry’s largest and fastest-growing companies located throughout the United States.
The list was announced on August 14, 2020. See the complete list at: https://www.qualifiedremodeler.com/top-500-2020/
“It is quite an honor to be represented among the best in the nation,” said Andrew Schroeder, CEO of Schroeder Design/Build. “We work hard at providing the best quality remodeling, along with an outstanding remodeling experience, and we appreciate being recognized for our efforts both by our clients and the industry.”
Schroeder Design/Build was chosen as a 2020 TOP 500 remodeler by the Qualified Remodeler editorial staff for meeting a set of criteria including installed remodeling dollar volume, total years in business, industry association membership, industry certification, industry awards, and community service. In 2020, the TOP 500 represented $10 billion in remodeling sales volume on more than one million jobs.
About Schroeder Design/Build, Inc.
Schroeder Design/Build (SDB) is a top-rated, family owned & operated remodeling firm serving residential & commercial clients throughout Northern VA since 1986. As a Fairfax-based contractor, it provides award-winning remodeling, home building, and real estate sales. Company leaders endeavor to stay at the forefront of innovation, offering online portals to job communication, state-of-the-art construction processes, and advanced technological methods for managing jobs, promoting its services, engaging team members, and serving its clients.
In addition, SDB is intrinsically involved in helping the remodeling industry through appointed and volunteer positions, shared knowledge, and best practices. It is the recent winner of several National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) local, regional and national awards for remodeling projects in 2020, along with two NARI national personal achievement awards in 2020: the NARI Lifetime Achievement Award, given to co-founder Trish Schroeder, and the John Quaregna Award, given to CEO Andrew Schroeder.
“Based on Qualified Remodeler’s analysis, the TOP 500 firms tend to share several common attributes, including strong revenues, a commitment to customer service, insightful sales techniques, and strong customer loyalty,” said Qualified Remodeler owner and editorial director Patrick O’Toole. “These attributes helped put the firms on this list, and contribute to their success.”
About Qualified Remodeler
Additional information about the TOP 500 can be found in the August 2020 issue of Qualified Remodeler magazine, and at www.qualifiedremodeler.com.
Schroeder Design/Build Wins National CotY Remodeling Award
SDB was the winner of a National CotY Award (Contractor of the Year) for our project in the category of Green–Entire House/Addition during an awards ceremony in April 2020. We took a run-down rambler home in Fairfax City, took out interior walls to create an open concept, bumped up the ceiling with a clerestory addition, and redid this entire home for Green Living and Aging in Place.
Schroeder Family Members Make Remodeling History with TWO National Achievement Awards
Trish Schroeder and Andrew Schroeder were awarded two of the top honors at the recent Evening of Excellence awards held by the National Association of the Remodeling Idustry (NARI). It is the first time in NARI history that two members of the same family have won top honors, and the first time ever that a mother and son were selected for the top National Achievement Awards simultaneously.
Trish Schroeder, co-founder and Director of Business Development, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes accomplishments, awards, local community involvement, and NARI National involvement in both appointed and elected offices.
Andrew Schroeder, CEO of Schroeder Design/Build, was awarded the John Quaregna Award. This award is designed to recognize NARI’s young remodeling professionals and associates for their efforts and achievements in the remodeling industry.
The awards were announced on Friday, April 24, 2020.
Washington Post features Schroeder Design/Build’s CEO Andrew Schroeder
Company CEO Andrew Schroeder was featured recently as one of the remodeling experts in an article in the Washington Post. The real estate-related article, titled “Preparing a property for sale: How to put the best place forward,” was written by Wendy A. Jordan and published on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
Throughout the Washington Post article, Andrew shares his expertise on the building as well as the real estate markets to help local homeowners sell their homes quickly, even in these current market conditions.
The first rule of presale home improvements,” says Schroeder, is to do “the minimal amount that it would take to make the buyer want the home. Make a list of changes that will maximize the return.” He goes on to describe which rooms and which elements of each room should be “spiffed up” prior to putting a listing on the market.
Read the entire story here.
Schroeder Design/Build Is Still Open for Business During the COVID-19 Crisis
When establishments all around us are closing in response to COVID-19 concerns, we want to let you know that Schroeder Design/Build is still open and working with clients. We, as part of the construction industry, are classified as “essential” and thereby enabled to remain open for business.
We’re Instituting Special Safety Precautions
We want to assure you that we are taking special precautions to keep our clients and our team safe.
We continue to function with our usual services as we are able, with virtual meetings online. We can hold virtual face-to-face meetings, view plans and discuss options, all online.
Stringent Safety Measures
We do have team members working on sites as well. On our job sites, we are installing plastic sheeting to separate the work area from your living areas. We are also practicing diligent sanitary practices according to CDC recommendations. In our office, we continually sanitize surfaces and have asked our team members who can to work from home for the time being.
If you’d like to talk to us about remodeling, please give us a call at 703-449-1700. We’ll be glad to help you plan your dream home…even from afar.
Schroeder Design/Build Selected for 2020 Best of Fairfax Award
March 31, 2020—Schroeder Design/Build., Inc. was recently selected for the 2020 Best of Fairfax Awards in the category of General Contractors.
Each year, the Fairfax Award Program chooses only the best local business from in and around the Fairfax area with a focus on companies that have demonstrated their ability to use various marketing methods to grow their businesses in spite of difficult economic times. The chosen companies exemplify the best of small business; often leading through customer service and community involvement.
The 2020 Fairfax Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. The winners are chosen through various sources of information gathered and analyzed in each category.
About the Fairfax Award Program:
The Fairfax Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Fairfax area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Fairfax Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. The organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Its mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
Schroeder Design/Build Wins Two 2020 NARI Grand Awards
Schroeder Design/Build, Inc. was honored with two top awards by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) at a recent NARI Metro DC 2020 Capital CotY™ awards ceremony held February 8, 2020:
• Grand Award Winner for Universal Design—Entire House
• Grand Award Winner for Green—Entire House/Addition
The project that won both of these awards is located in Fairfax City, VA. Highlights of the home include a two-story clerestory addition lined with windows, architecturally-interesting rooflines, an open flow, a gourmet kitchen, his-and-her garages, a stunning master bath, a playful patio, and much more.
The NARI CotY Awards
Each year, NARI Metro DC presents its Capital CotY awards to members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects. This year’s entries totaled more than $26 million worth of remodeling projects.
Judging for the NARI Metro DC Capital CotY awards is performed by an impartial panel of industry experts from a different region, based on criteria involving problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, and degree of difficulty. The term CotY represents “Contactor of the Year.”
Trish Schroeder Honored with NARI President’s Award
Trish Schroeder was honored with the President’s Award at the recent NARI Metro DC 2020 Capital CotY™ awards ceremony, an “Evening of Excellence,” held February 8, 2020.
Since 1986, Trish has dedicated herself to supporting and promoting the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and has served in a number of volunteer positions. On the local NARI level, she served as Vice President, President and Chairman of the Board; as Chairperson for the areas of committee, education, membership and consumer awareness; and as a mentor to other remodeling companies. On the national level, she was appointed National Chair Committee and served on the membership, education and awards committees.
The winners of the President’s Award, as chosen each year by the local chapter President, were awarded by Daren Smith, 2019 President and Chairman of the Board for NARI Metro DC, and owner of Smiley Renovations, LLC. “I chose Trish because she has demonstrated over time that she is passionate and sincerely invested in the success of the NARI organization,” he said.
“As Chair of the Membership Committee, Trish has been an absolute force in organizing, streamlining, and bolstering the committee’s actions and efforts. I have personally benefitted, as well as witnessed her selfless nature and willingness to help any NARI member. I could not think of anyone who would be a better representative of NARI, and no one more deserving to be recognized and thanked for her efforts to increase the professionalism and strength of the NARI organization.”
“I was completely surprised to be chosen for this award,” Schroeder said. “I consider lifetime success as continually surrounding yourself with those in your industry from whom you can learn and I’m glad to do my part.”
Schroeder Design/Build Wins Best of Houzz Design Award
We just won the 2020 Best of Houzz Design award!
Best of Houzz Design celebrates home professionals whose work was most popular among Houzz users in the past year. This means photos of our work garnered the most user engagement and ideabook saves, among other things.
According to Houzz, the annual Best of Houzz awards recognize the top-rated home pros and most popular designs on Houzz, by category and area, across the country and around the world. Winners are announced annually, chosen by the Houzz community of millions of homeowners.
As a result of winning this award, Houzz automatically posted the Best of Houzz badge onto the Schroeder Design/Build Houzz page. Schroeder was also awarded the Best of Houzz Service award in 2019, and the Design and Service awards in 2018.
Schroeder Wins NARI Regional & National Contractor of the Year Awards (CotY)
We are so proud of our accomplishments to be among an elite group of remodeling contractors to win the 2017 NARI Metro DC Chapter and 2018 NARI Regional and National Contractor of the Year Award. Congratulations to Schroeder Design/Build and our team members for winning prestigious awards for:
- 2017 NARI Metro DC Chapter CotY Grand Winner for *Whole House, *Green Entire House, *Residential Interior, and Commercial Interior
- 2018 NARI Regional and National CotY Winner for *Green Entire House
- 2018 NARI Regional CotY Winner for *Whole House and Commercial Interior
(*click for more information on our NARI CotY award winning projects)
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the source for homeowners seeking to hire a professional remodeling contractor. Members are full-time, dedicated, remodeling industry professionals who follow a strict code of ethics with high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility. Remodeling Done Right™ is NARI’s promise to consumers as well as members and the industry. For more information, contact NARI at 847-298-9200 or www.nari.org.
Schroeder Design/Build Wins Recognition from the Falls Church, VA City Council
Schroeder Design/Build has been awarded the Green Home Certificate of the new addition and alteration of an exquisite remodeled craftsman-style family home in Falls Church. The City of Falls Church has acknowledged the extra effort it required to be Green Certified and thanks Schroeder Design/Build and homeowners, Andrew and Amy Schroeder, for their contribution to improve the sustainability of the community and the environment. Along with achieving this award, the remodeled craftsman-style home met the stringent requirements of the ICC 700-2012 NGBS and Schroeder Design/Build received the National Green Building Standard Bronze Certificate from Home Innovation Research Labs.
About City of Falls Church Environmental Programs:
The City of Falls Church is strongly committed to environmental harmony, as set forth in the Council Vision. Their vision is to protect and nurture a healthy natural environment. The city integrates sustainability into all of its operations to create an environmentally friendly residential and commercial building throughout the city. They incorporate national accepted benchmarks for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. For more information on the Environmental Programs, contact 703-248-5001 or www.fallschurchva.gov
About Home Innovation Research Labs:
The Home Innovation Research Labs help clients improve home quality, durability, affordability, and performance since 1964. For more information, contact Home Innovation Research Labs at 800-638-8556 or www.homeinnovation.com.
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ANDREW SCHROEDER RECEIVES 2 PRESITIOUS DESIGNATION FROM NARI
Fairfax, VA, April 2, 2018 — Schroeder Design/Build is pleased to announce that Andrew Schroeder, General Manager, recently received the prestigious Master Certified Remodeler (MCR) and the Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) designations from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).
An MCR designation proves the remodeling contractor’s superior knowledge, dedication to the industry, and community involvement. This program identifies professional remodelers who have undergone comprehensive review and testing in areas of business management, ethical conduct, and technical skills. The NARI certification program assesses the knowledge and skills of the remodeler in over 20 remodeling task areas including business methods and practices, building codes and construction law, planning and building site layout, and all trades skills required in remodeling your home. Attaining this certification requires the candidate to have attained the Certified Remodeler (CR) designation and maintained it current for a minimum of 10 years. The candidate must also have achieved at least one additional NARI Certification, and have served in a NARI chapter or a community leadership position.
A UDCP designation proves the remodeling contractor’s superior knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in principles attractive not only to those who wish to age-in-place but also families with special needs and families that are forward thinking. A UDCP proves knowledge in the seven principles of Universal Design, how to interview clients with an understanding and consideration of their special needs, and finally the how-to of building these projects.
“It’s an honor to receive these two designations from NARI. The focus and time to meet the requirements, reviews and testing was well worth it both personally and professionally. Throughout my career, I’ve made a conscious effort to continue my education within the remodeling industry to ensure that Schroeder Design/Build can offer the best design, customer service, and craftsmanship to our clients. The UDCP designation is particularly important in our industry today as homeowners are deciding to remodel their homes so that they can stay in them throughout their retirement. Understanding how to best meet the needs of these clients allows SDB to provide custom design solutions that will allow them to age-in-place in a functional and beautiful home environment,” said Andrew Schroeder, General Manager of Schroeder Design/Build.
About Andrew Schroeder:
As the General Manager, Andrew focuses on all aspects of a project, from the big picture to the smallest detail; he has been a part of the business since 1999. In addition to his work for SDB, Andrew has served on the Board of the NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Metro DC Chapter.
Andrew holds a degree in Business Management from James Madison University and is an avid traveler, enjoys Crossfit and adventure races along with soccer. In both work and play, Andrew demonstrates the integrity that is an essential part of SDB’s success.
About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. The Association, which represents member companies nationwide—comprised of 63,000 remodeling contractors— is “The Voice of the Remodeling Industry.”™ To learn more about membership, visit www.RemodelToday.com or contact national headquarters, based in Des Plaines, Ill., at (847) 298-9200.