Remodelers Council is a committee of the Home Builders Association of F-M that deals with issues affecting the remodeling segment of the building industry. It holds meetings every other month for networking, informative sessions and conducting council business. The Council was formed in 1990. It plans and coordinates the Remodeled Home Tour.
Council members regularly lend their efforts to charitable projects and build handicap accessibility ramps. They also constructed bunk beds for the Gladys Ray Shelter in Fargo and assisted with the Home Builders Care Builds with Habitat in 2012 and 2014.
The words of a volunteer say it all: "There is no better feeling than working together as a team to assist someone in need. The look we get, and appreciation expressed by those we help, is priceless," says Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom. Lipp is a past HBA of F-M Remodelers Council chairman and regularly volunteers to help build wheelchair accessibility ramps for area residents.
"Giving back to the community is personally rewarding and to do this with members of the Council makes it even more special,"he says. "The value we bring by enhancing a person's quality of life and the fact that they are able to stay in their home is extremely gratifying. What other choice would these people have? It is great to know that we do make a difference."