Virginia Remodeler Leo Lantz Named 2018 NAHB Remodeler of the Year
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers is honoring Leo Lantz, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMR, a remodeler from Glen Allen, Va., as the 2018 NAHB Remodeler of the Year. The NAHB Remodeler of the Year award recognizes superior business management, exemplary NAHB involvement at all levels and outstanding contributions to the remodeling industry.
"Leo Lantz has become a distinguished remodeler over the last three decades by providing excellent work for his customers, and has sincere enthusiasm to give back to his local community and industry," said NAHB Remodelers Chair Joanne Theunissen, CGP, CGR, of Mt. Pleasant, Mich. "We are thrilled to honor him with this prestigious award."
Lantz has over 29 years of remodeling experience and founded his company, Leo Lantz Construction Inc., in 2007. As a member of the Home Builders Association of Richmond (HBAR) and NAHB Remodelers since 2010, Lantz has served in local and national leadership roles for both organizations, including 2015 chair of the HBAR. Lantz also played a key role in founding the HBAR's Remodelers Council in March 2018. While serving as its inaugural chair, he helped recruit over 25 members in less than nine months.
Lantz has previously won the 2012, 2014 and 2017 HBAR Remodeler of the Year and was the January 2015 NAHB Remodeler of the Month. He has been involved with many community service projects, including leading a bathroom renovation for two teenage girls who lost their father to cancer. Lantz continually looks for community service opportunities and recently spearheaded an aging-in-place project to build an outdoor accessibility ramp for an older couple to help enter and exit their home.
Lantz will be honored on Feb. 19 during the NAHB Remodelers All-Stars Celebration in conjunction with the NAHB International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
ABOUT NAHB REMODELERS: NAHB Remodelers is America's home for professional remodelers, representing the nearly 50,000 members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) who are involved in the remodeling industry. Founded in 1982, the organization provides information, education and designation programs to improve the business and construction expertise of its members and to enhance the professional image of the industry. Its membership incorporates nearly 100 local councils in nearly every state. Learn more about remodeling at nahb.org/remodel.
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ABOUT NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 700 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.