What it means to be a Certified Builder and Remodeler

Published September 5th, 2017 by Ridgeway Homes

The purpose of the Certified Professional Builder/Remodeler programs are to establish criteria for home builders to assist in consumer awareness and professionalism through education, professional development and customer satisfaction.

Becoming a Mississippi Certified Professional Builder/Remodeler provides an opportunity for builders to pursue professional development through education and customer satisfaction. By agreeing to become a Certified Professional Builder, builders will agree to meet standards beyond the licensing requirements of the Mississippi State Board of Contractors.

All Certified Professional Builders/Remodelers are required to adhere to the following:

  • Must apply for recertification annually
  • Must maintain licensure with the Mississippi State Board of Contractors
  • Must maintain membership with the local, state and national Home Builders Association
  • Must attend four (4) hours of continuing education annually
  • Must maintain appropriate insurance coverage including builders risk, general liability and workers' compensation
  • Must distribute the Homeowners Handbook and adhere to its standards of customer satisfaction and the integrity of the program
  • Must agree to offer binding arbitration with every contract
  • Must adhere to the Code of Ethics adopted by the Mississippi Housing Institute

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