McGuinn Achieves Certified Master Builder Designation
Wade McGuinn of McGuinn Construction Management is the Home Builders Association’s newest home builder to earn the designation of Certified Master Builder. “This means that Wade has gone far beyond merely holding a state builders license,” said Master Builder Chairman James Graves.
Graves explained, “The Master Builder Program was created by the Home Builders Association of South Carolina as a way to increase the professionalism of home builders in the state and to provide an increased level of protection for consumers.”
In order to reach this level, McGuinn had to participate in 20 hours of continuing education, provide seven reference letters, assure a one-year warranty on all his homes and show at least five years’ experience in home building.
Master Builders must sign an agreement that requires him or her to provide the client with a construction contract and that he maintain membership in the Home Builders Association.
Although South Carolina has one of the most rigorous licensing requirements in the country, the Home Builders Association of SC has begun this program to allow builders to go up even higher.
“This program is good for our builders” said Graves, “but it is even better news for consumers.” Graves said only twenty states require a person to take a written test to be licensed. “Although we are one of those states we have felt we could do even better,” said Graves.
McGuinn was also named 2010 Builder of the Year by Sales and Marketing Council of Greater Columbia.