Affiliations

Designations

Awards

NAHB, National Association of Home Builders logo National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

1201 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005
Toll free phone: (800) 368-5242
Local phone: (202) 266-8200 x0
Fax: (202) 266-8400

The Federation of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) exists to represent the home building industry by serving its members and affiliated state and local builders associations. The NAHB member, who are involved in all aspects of a diversified building industry, create jobs for millions of people and contribute significantly to the economic activity of their community, the nation and the world.

SandStar Remodeling is a member of the Florida Home Builders Association Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA)

2600 Centennial Place, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: (850) 224-4316
Fax: (850) 224-1359

The Florida Home Builders Association is a professional trade organization comprised of local associations and affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders. It serves its members by striving for a successful building environment throughout the state.

The programs and services provided to FHBA’s member enhance their professionalism and encourage their involvement in community leadership to improve the quality of life for all Florida citizens.

The association is dedicated to an active governmental affairs program which provides sage and affordable housing and the opportunity for home ownership.

SandStar Remodeling is a member of the CDBIA - Charlotte Desoto Building Industry Association Charlotte Desoto Building Industry Association (CDBIA)

17984 Toledo Blade Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Phone: (941) 625-0804
Fax: (941) 627-9041
Email: info@cdbia.com

CDBIA is a non-profit organization consisting of a group of individuals and firms who care about their community and believe that home ownership should be within reach of every American. They encourage research within the building industry and give their informed and vigorous support to all sound legislative proposals affecting the industry.

Association members come from all types of business-builders, large and small, architects, engineers, subcontractors, financial institutions, public utilities, manufacturers, suppliers, retail and wholesale firms and marketing professionals. These firms and individuals are proud of the part they play in building the communities where they work and live.

Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Logo Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce

Port Charlotte Office:
2702 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Phone: (941) 627-2222
Fax: (941) 627-9730

Punta Gorda Office:
311 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: (941) 639-2222
Fax: (941) 639-6330

Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce Logo Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce

252 W. Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: (941) 639-3720
Fax: (941) 639-7498
Email: chamber@puntagorda-chamber.com

FGBC Certifying Agent Logo Florida Green Building Coalition

1415 E. Piedmont Drive, Suite 5
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Phone: (850) 894-3422
Fax: (850) 671-4897

Email: info@floridagreenbuilding.org

The FGBC’s mission is to “improve the built environment” by helping all Floridians who are seeking to become more responsible stewards of the environment.

The following are industry designations that members of our SandStar Team have earned through their dedication to ongoing education.

 

NARI Member – National Association of the Remodeling Industry

NARI is a not-for-profit trade association that has educated, supported and united the remodeling industry dating back to the late 1930s. Our company joined NARI to promote professionalism within our trade and to keep up with the latest techniques and technology. Remodelers who want to become NARI members must be licensed by their state and/or local government where required, and pass a selective screening process. My being a NARI member lets you know that our company will work within high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility to ensure that every project is planned well and done right.

FCMB – Florida Certified Master Builder

Florida Certified Master Builders are elite Home Builders, Remodelers and Commercial Contractors who are dedicated to excellence in building and client satisfaction. The builders who request certification hold themselves to a higher standard than required by the State of Florida for licensure.

CAPS – Certified Aging in Place Specialist

The CAPS designation program teaches the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to competing in the aging-in-place market.

CGB – Certified Graduate Builder

CGB is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business and project management skills.

CGR – Certified Graduate Remodeler

Certified Graduate Remodeler is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business management skills as the key to a professional remodeling operation.

 

 

CGP - Certified Green Professional

The National Association of Home Builders Certified Green ProfessionalTM Designation teaches builders, remodelers and other industry professionals techniques for incorporating green building principles into homes without driving up the cost of construction.

CSP - Certified New Home Sales Professional

The CSP designation was designed for specialists in new home sales to enhance their professional image, increase their marketability in the home building industry and sell more homes!

CMP - Certified New Home Marketing Professional

MP is the mid-level designation for IRM students who have completed the marketing intensive IRM courses I though IV.

MIRM - Master in Residential Marketing

The MIRM designation is the top-level achievement for professionals in new home marketing.

CKD - Certified Kitchen Designer

CKD® – Certified Kitchen Designers have a minimum of 7 years experience designing residential kitchen spaces. They are highly skilled in design, space planning and product selection and have extensive knowledge of building codes, flooring materials, appliances, and mechanical systems. They write specifications and draw plans that are easily interpreted by plumbers, electricians, and installers. A CKD must meet specific educational requirements and pass a comprehensive academic and practical exam.

GMB - Graduate Master Builder

GMB is the designation for experienced contractors. Before beginning the GMB designation process, you must have the CGB designation, the CGR designation, or the CGA designation with five years of building experience, or ten years of building experience and have completed three CGB/CGR/CGA courses. GMB courses are more advanced with in-depth instruction geared for experienced building professionals.

SandStar has been very fortunate to have been the recipient of many remodeling and building awards over the years, but we feel that the best award is our many happy homeowners who love the work we do for them.

2021 – Guildmaster Award for Service Excellence – GuildQuality
SandStar Remodeling

2021 – People’s Choice Award Winner – CDBIA Parade of Homes
AR Homes/SandStar Homes, LLC – Regatta 1592B Model

2021 – Best Exterior over $450,000 – Best Master Bedroom over $450,000 – CDBIA Parade of Homes
AR Homes/SandStar Homes, LLC – Regatta 1592B Model

2021 – ‘Best Of Houzz’ Award for Customer Service – Houzz
SandStar Remodeling & Interior Design

2020 – E. Jay Carlson Award – 36th Officers & Annual Award Banquet – Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Building Association (CDBIA)
President Jim Sanders

2020 – Guildmaster Award for Service Excellence – GuildQuality
SandStar Remodeling

2020 – Best Exterior over $500,000 – CDBIA Parade of Homes
AR Homes/SandStar Homes, LLC – Regatta 1592B Model

2019 – First Place – Home Remodeling Company – Best of Charlotte – Reader’s Choice Award – Charlotte Sun Herald
SandStar Remodeling

2019 – ‘Best Of Houzz’ Award for Customer Service – Houzz
SandStar Remodeling & Interior Design

2019 – Guildmaster Award for Service Excellence – GuildQuality
SandStar Remodeling

2018 – Avid Cup Winner (second year in a row) – Highest Customer Ratings for First Year in New Home – Avid Awards
Arthur Rutenberg Homes/SandStar Homes, LLC

2018 – ‘Best Of Houzz’ Award for Customer Service – Houzz
SandStar Remodeling & Interior Design

2018 – Guildmaster Award for Service Excellence – GuildQuality
SandStar Remodeling

2018 – Best Exterior over $500,000 / Best Feature (Master Bath) – CDBIA Parade of Homes
Arthur Rutenber Homes/SandStar Homes, LLC – Turnberry II Model

2017

Avid Cup Winner – Highest Customer Ratings for First Year in New Home – Avid Awards
Arthur Rutenber Homes/SandStar Homes, LLC

Grand Diamond Overall Winner – CDBIA Parade of Homes
Arthur Rutenberg Homes/SandStar Homes, LLC – Turnberry II Model

Best Interior/Floor Plan over $450,000 / Best Interior Design over $450,000 / Best Master Bathroom over $450,000 / Best Exterior over $450,000 / Best Feature (Clear View Pool Enclosure) – CDBIA Parade of Homes
Arthur Rutenberg Homes/SandStar Homes, LLC – Turnberry II Model

2016

Finalist – Home Remodeling Company – Best of Charlotte – Reader’s Choice Award – Charlotte Sun Herald
SandStar Remodeling

‘Best Of Houzz’ Award for Customer Service – Houzz
SandStar Remodeling & Interior Design

2014

Builder Gold Cup Award (based on client satisfaction survey)
Arthur Rutenberg Homes/SandStar Homes, LLC

2013

Builder Gold Cup Award (based on client satisfaction survey)
Arthur Rutenberg Homes/SandStar Homes, LLC

2012

First Place – Home Remodeling Company – Best of Charlotte – Reader’s Choice Award – Charlotte Sun Herald
SandStar Remodeling

First Place – Commercial Builder – Best of Charlotte – Reader’s Choice Award – Charlotte Sun Herald
SandStar Commercial Construction

Summit Award – Bronze – Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. (#3 in nation for cabinet sales)
SandStar Custom Cabinetry

Builder Gold Cup Award (based on client satisfaction survey)
Arthur Rutenberg Homes/SandStar Homes, LLC

2011

First Place – Commercial Builder – Best of Charlotte – Reader’s Choice Awards – Charlotte Sun Herald
SandStar Commercial Construction

Small Business of the Year – Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce
Five Star General Contracting

Builder of the Year
Arthur Rutenberg Homes/SandStar Homes, LLC

Model of the Year (under 3200 sf)
Arthur Rutenberg Homes/SandStar Homes, LLC – Coquina Model

2010

Finalist – Home Remodeling – Best of Charlotte – Reader’s Choice Awards – Charlotte Sun Herald
SandStar Remodeling

Chairman’s Award
Arthur Rutenberg Homes/SandStar Homes, LLC

2009 and Earlier

2007 – First Place – Remodeling Company – Best of Charlotte – Reader’s Choice Award – Charlotte Sun Herald
SandStar Remodeling

2004 – Superior Home Award – CDBIA – Parade of Homes
SandStar Homes, LLC

1995 & 2005 Builder of the Year – Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association (CDBIA)
SandStar Homes, LLC