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  Certified Residential Builder Program

What is a Certified Residential Builder?

(for confidence and peace of mind)

A Certified Residential Builder (CRB) is a building or renovation firm that has met the high standards and requirements of the Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association (NSHBA) Professional Builders' Certification Program.

The requirements include:


Certified Residential Builders (CRB) are required to complete specific technical, safety and business management courses.

Safety Programs
CRBs must earn the "Letter of Good Standing" from the Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association. The requirements of the Provincial Departments of Labour and Occupational Health & Safety must also be met.

Member of NSHBA
All CRBs are members of the NSHBA. This affiliation, as well as others, allows the CRB to keep up-to-date with current industry trends.

Knowledge and Experience
A Certified Residential Builder firm employs at least one "Certified Housing Professional" (CHP) with a minimum of three years experience.

Warranties and Insurance
For your protection, CRBs carry public liability insurance of at least $1,000,000 and they must be in good standing with the Workers' Compensation Board. New homes are covered by an industry recognized third party warranty, such as the Atlantic Home Warranty Program. Renovations are warrantied for a minimum of one year by the contractor.

Make the Smart Choice
When you decide to hire a contractor to build or renovate your home, you want the confidence and peace of mind offered by a dedicated, skilled contractor.

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