Saskatchewan embraces RenoMark
November 10, 2020
The Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association (SRHBA) has partnered with the Saskatchewan New Home Warranty Program to join the Certified Professional RenoMark Renovator (CPRR) designation program.
“One of our mandates as an association is to continually work to improve the professionalism of the residential construction industry. In 2019, when we introduced the mandatory designation for builders, it really set our builders apart from anybody else in the industry. In response to that, our renovator members asked if they could have a similar designation,” said Jennifer Lamontagne, SRHBA director of business development.
The nationally recognized RenoMark brand was established by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association in 2001 after being introduced to Toronto’s building community.
“The RenoMark mark of excellence indicates that a company is meeting national standards required for home builders association members across Canada. Our association has taken this a step forward, enhancing the mark of excellence to make it into a designation that professional renovators can achieve,” Lamontagne said.
With the pandemic generating higher renovation activity, the SRHBA warns of an increased risk to homeowners from fly-by-night contractors trying to take advantage of favourable market conditions.
The SRHBA has more than 60 certified renovators who have achieved certification—or are in the process of completing their education components—by the October 31 deadline. Renovators who are interested in enrolling in the certification program can contact SRHBA to inquire about tuition rates, benefits and services.
Renovators who have achieved CPRR certification are listed on the SRHBA website saskatoonhomebuilders.com.