Chicago Remodeler Named NAHB Remodeler of the Year
October 19, 2011 – NAHB Remodelers named Mike Nagel, CGR, CAPS, of Men at Work Chicago, the 2011 Remodeler of the Year in recognition of his professional remodeling achievements and support of industry professionalism. The award was given at the NAHB Remodelers awards gala held last week during the Remodeling Show in Chicago.
In his acceptance speech, Mike praised the attendees of the gala for their unwavering support over the years. “I consider you all to be my personal board of directors. You affect my life constantly, many times without knowing it” he said. Mike also told them “I believe one person can make a difference” and encouraged all to reach out to those that can effect change and make them understand our industry. He also cited a few of the many experiences in his career with NAHB that have left an indelible mark on him and went on to say that he would never forget this night. Mike praised those that have stood up and fought for the industry and thanked them. He ended by saying how much he was humbled and honored by the award.
“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, CGR, CAPS, CGP, a remodeler from Fort Collins, Colo. “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.”
Nagel joined NAHB Remodelers in 1992 and has served multiple times in local leadership positions for the association. He is currently the state association president and was Chairman of NAHB Remodelers nationally in 2007. In addition to industry accomplishments, he manages a prosperous remodeling firm, conducts speaking engagements on remodeling topics and advocates on behalf of remodeler concerns to government agencies and elected representatives.