Owner Chris Black is a Certified Remodeler (CR) and a Certified Green Professional (CGP). Additionally, Blackline Renovations is EPA Certified. We are committed to maintaining the highest professional standards for all of our work. We are also a member of NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
What is a Certified Remodeler (CR)?
When you work with a Certified Remodeler, you are working with a professional who provides a full range of remodeling services and is committed to continuing education. Certified Remodelers have been educated about building codes, job site evaluations, green remodeling and building science, and how to ensure that a job is done correctly. (source)
What is a Certified Green Professional (CGP)?
As a Certified Green Professionals, we are, “builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes— without driving up the cost of construction. Classwork leading to the designation provides a solid background in green building methods, as well as the tools to reach consumers, from the organization leading the charge to provide market-driven green building solutions to the home building industry.” (source)
What is EPA certification?
EPA Certification demonstrates our commitment to maintaining the highest environmental standards for all of our work. In addition, EPA certification means that we will, “assign a Certified Renovator to each renovation that it performs, use only certified or properly trained individuals to perform renovations, and follow the work practice standards and recordkeeping requirements in the regulation.” (source) Per federal regulations, all renovations and remodeling firms are required to have at least one EPA certified renovator on staff. (source)
- 40 CFR Part 745 – Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention in Certain Residential Structures
- Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP) Rule: This requires that those engaged in RRP activities in homes or child-occupied facilities built prior to 1978 be trained and certified in lead-safe work practices, and use these work practices to guard against lead contamination. It also requires that contractors provide information on lead safety prior to beginning work.
Why are we members of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)?
As a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, we voluntarily subscribe to a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and are committed to professional excellence and integrity. (source) NARI members are dedicated to providing consumers with the best possible remodeling experience and achieve that through on-going professional development and education.