Remodeler Joanne Theunissen, CGP, CGR, of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., was installed as the 2018 chair of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers last week during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. As chair of NAHB Remodelers, Theunissen represents over 53,000 members of NAHB who are involved in the remodeling industry.

“The predicted continued growth in the remodeling sector yields many opportunities for remodelers,” said Theunissen, owner of Howling Hammer Builders Inc. “I look forward to representing remodelers’ interests on issues such as labor shortages and building material price increases, while doing my best to help their businesses thrive.”

Theunissen has over 17 years of experience in the remodeling industry. She is a past president and current board member of the Home Builders Association of Central Michigan and was previously the Michigan state representative to NAHB. She has served as an NAHB national area chair and chair of the Design, Professional Women in Building, 55+ Housing Industry and National Sales and Marketing committees/councils. Theunissen was named the NAHB Professional Women in Building Woman of the Year in 2012.

Theunissen is a certified Building Analyst through the Building Performance Institute and a Certified Construction Mediator through the Construction Mediation/Arbitration Institute. She is also an active member of the National Association of Professional Women and Women Construction Owners & Executives.

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