Professional Designations

While browsing homes and builders on the Parade, you may notice designations such as NDPB, CGB and CGP behind some builders' names. These are indicators of members who earn designations from the National Association of Home Builders and the North Dakota Association of Builders. To earn these designations, members must take NAHB-approved courses from a set curriculum and meet NAHB’s requirements. North Dakota Professional Builders must meet requirements that include:

  • Meet membership requirements of their local builders association.
  • Must have held a contractor’s license in the state of North Dakota for at least two years.
  • Comply with all appropriate North Dakota statutes concerning contractors.
  • Build in compliance with appropriate local, state and national building codes.
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics of North Dakota Association of Builders.
  • Complete seven credit hours of continuing education annually.

Local Pros with Homebuilding Designations

in the F-M area through National Association of Home Builders or North Dakota Association of Builders
(as of March 29, 2018)

Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction, CAPS, CGP 
Randy Bach, Beyond Shelter, Inc., CGP, HCCP
Eric Berg, Eric Berg Construction, Inc., NDPB
Michael Bullinger, Western Products, Inc., NDPB
Don Dabbert, Jr, Dabbert Custom Homes, CAPS, NDPB
Clay Dietrich, Dietrich Homes, Inc., CGB
Jason Eid, Eid-Co Homes, CAPS, CGP, NDPB
Kyle Eid, Eid-Co Homes, CGP
Jill Elliott, Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority, HCCP
Arthur Goldammer, Verity Homes of Fargo, CGB, CGP
John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc., CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR, NDPB
Darrick Guthmiller, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc., CAPS, CGB
Nazar Habib, Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority, HCCP
Todd Halle, T & S Custom Homes, Inc., NDPB
Vern Hanson, Hanson Bros., Inc., NDPB
Mike Hanson, Hanson Bros., Inc., NDPB
Bob Kochmann, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc., CGP, NDPB
Robert Leslie, Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead, NDPB
Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes, CAPS, CGB, CGP, NDPB
Dan Lindquist, Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc., CGP
Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction, Inc., CAPS
Christopher Miller, Beyond Shelter, Inc, HCCP
Dustin Murray, Dustin Murray Construction, CGB, CGR
Gary Orth, Cornerstone Specialties, Inc., CGP
Joseph Rizzo, Beyond Shelter, Inc., HCCP
Lisa Rotvold, Beyond Shelter, Inc., HCCP
Tom Spaeth, Accent Contracting, CAPS, NDPB
Mark Spriggs, M & J Construction of Moorhead, Inc., CAPS, CGB, CGP, CGR, NDPB
Heather Struxness, Beyond Shelter, Inc., HCCP
Lori Westbrook, Beyond Shelter, Inc., HCCP
Mike Workman, Jordahl Custom Homes, Inc., NDPB
Charlie Zach, Zach Construction, NDPB

Here is an explanation of the designations the Home Builders Association of F-M is highlighting:

National Association of Home Builders designations

NAHB has the most targeted curriculum, accomplished teachers and widely respected education opportunities in the business. The following are brief descriptions of designations that HBA of F-M members have earned:

  • Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) - teaches technical, business management and customer service skills essential to competing in the aging-in-place market.
  • Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) - emphasizes business and project management skills.
  • Certified Graduate Remodeler - (CGR) emphasizes business management skills as related to a remodeling operation.
  • Certified Green Professional (CGP) - teaches techniques for incorporating green building principles into homes without driving up construction cost.
  • Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) - demonstrates a high level of knowledge, experience and education in the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) industry.

North Dakota Association of Builders designation

NDAB makes its best efforts to determine a builder’s qualifications for certification as an NDPB. While the program recognizes the professionalism of a builder, NDAB does not make warranty or representations, express or implied, to home buyers or others. It has not inspected construction of any home and does not and cannot address the quality of a home.