WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 3 Scott R. Sevon, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB GMR, a partner in MAW LLC, a Chicago renovation firm, has been named the 2015 Certified Aging‐in‐Place Specialist (CAPS) of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

The CAPS designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest‐growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging‐in‐place.

The Designee of the Year is honored for contributions in advancing awareness of the designation and for representing the professionalism of others who have earned this educational designation.

“By presenting the Designee of the Year awards, NAHB honors individuals who fully embody our ideals,” said 2015 NAHB Education Chair Tom Stephani, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB and MIRM, an Illinois custom home builder and instructor.

“These are our leaders. They incorporate innovative practices and techniques that ultimately benefit home buyers and home owners as they shine a positive light on our industry and inspire others through their commitment to excellence.”

Sevon has remodeled, renovated and built many additions over the years and as his business has grown, he has also taken on increasing volunteer responsibilities at the state, local and national level and has been honored for his contributions.

The Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago named Sevon Builder of the Year in 2004 and Remodeler of the Year in 2006. Scott was also awarded 2006 NAHB Graduate Master Builder of the Year and 2010 NAHB Graduate Master Remodeler of the Year. He is the former NAHB Remodelers chair and now serves on both the NAHB Design and Convention committees.

“NAHB strives to improve professionalism among our members and elevate the industry through education. We strongly encourage builders, remodelers and other housing professionals to reach the next stage in their careers by earning an NAHB designation,” said Stephani.

Sevon and other leading industry professionals were recognized on Jan. 18 at the Designation Achievement Reception just before the 2016 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

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