Master Builder

Fall 2022

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BY MELISSA IRONS 2022 RC CHAIR IRONS BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION Upcoming Events RC Dinner September 22, November 10 | 6-8:30 p.m. Lynnwood Convention Center Top 10 Contract Clauses That May Make or Break Your Next Project Remodeled Homes Tour October 22 | Virtual and in-person options Visit for up-to-date information on the location and status of events. T his year your Remodelers Council (RC) Executive Committee set out to: 1. Develop a strong, cohesive membership council with active participation and engagement from our builder and associate members. 2. Add Safety and Workforce Development Committees to our Council. 3. Deliver high-quality educational programming. Based on the feedback I've received, we are hitting these targets and meeting the goals I set out as council chair to "elevate our industry" through collaboration, education, and inclusion. Our membership numbers are holding steady at around 140, and we have seen attendance increase at each of our events, as we continue to deliver professional growth and development opportunities, business networking, and Remodeling Excellence Support our members participating in the 2022 Remodeled Homes Tour. Learn more at Joining the Remodelers Council pays dividends! education in current building regulations and trends. Fall is the perfect time to reflect on this year's accomplishments and use these successes to help us plan and prepare for the new year and new leadership ahead. 2022 Wins Our dedicated Coffee & Chat group continues to share best business practices quarterly. Great conversations around company values were had at Tenhulzen Residential's headquarters in Woodinville and VanderBeken Remodel's in Marysville. We celebrated with our remodeling all-stars at the REX/T-REX Awards in May. Hollywood dresses, cocktails, and mind-blowing remodels showcased at the Westin Bellevue. This event, co-hosted by REX Committee Chairs Luellen Smith and Jennifer VanderBeken, had everyone in attendance feeling prouder than ever of their work. We are coming back from the pandemic, Hollywood style—watch out! The education this year just keeps on getting better every RC Dinner! With top-notch member speakers, panel discussions, and local area building and design experts, our education is geared towards helping our members to succeed not just as builders, but as entrepreneurs and business owners. So did I entice you to join us at our next event? Make sure to register for our November meeting on risk management with Shelli Lucas-Kennedy of Insurance Risk Services. She has a wealth of knowledge to share! I can't wait to see you there! "The connections with other builders I have made through RC are invaluable." Ron Palmer, Palmer Residential, 2019 RC Chair "…The Remodelers Council is like no other organization we belong to. We work together as builders to refer business, weather storms… and build each other up in business." Traci Tenhulzen, Tenhulzen Residential, 2017 RC Chair "Remodelers Council membership is more than a logo; it is a support system for running a professional remodeling business." Jennifer VanderBeken, VanderBeken Remodel, 2021 RC Chair "As a Remodelers Council member I'm part of a prestigious group of remodelers and business owners who collaborate to better the industry." Nathan Coons, Coons Construction, 2022 RC Vice-Chair 37 FALL 2022 | master BUILDER WORDS FROM THE CHAIR

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