Chicago Remodeler Named Best in Nation for 2011

by Chicago Agent

This year’s Remodeler of the Year, named by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), is Chicago real estate professional Mike Nagel.

With the designations of Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), Nagel was named Remodeler of the Year for his professional achievements and outstanding support of the industry.

“Mike Nagel is a strong advocate for professionalism in the remodeling industry and has led successful businesses for 25 years,” said NAHB Remodelers Chairman Bob Peterson. “I’m excited to present this award to a remodeler who has achieved success in business, contributed to community service causes and represents remodeling industry concerns to all levels of government.”

A member of NAHB Remodelers since 1992, Nagel began working in construction at age 14 alongside his father. Nagel was the project and design manager for three different Chicago remodeling firms before he started his own in 1986; his firm is now a part of Men at Work (MAW) Chicago, LLC, which combined three remodeling firms into one.

Currently, after having completing requirements to become a Certified Lead Renovator (CLR) and serving as a consultant for Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry’s “Smart House: Green and Wired,” Nagel teaches consumer awareness courses on the remodeling process as well as the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.

Nagel received the award at the October Remodeling Show in Chicago. For more information on NAHB Remodeling, click here.

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