4.22.10 – Professional Remodelers Organization Encourages Homeowners to Understand New EPA lead paint law

Portland, Ore. –– In The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation Lead Paint: Renovation Repair and Painting goes into effect on April 22, 2010. Not only will healthier homes result from this new lead paint law but serious life-long health problems from long term lead exposure including learning disabilities, seizures and even death will be prevented. According to a report by the President’s Task force on Environmental Health and Safety Risks to Children, approximately 24 million pre-1978 U.S. dwellings are at risk for lead-based paint hazards.  The new law requires contractors to get certified in lead-safe work practices if their work disturbs more than 6 square feet of paint on the interior or a 20-square-foot section on the exterior of a home built before 1978. The older the home is, the more likely it contains lead-based paint, which can turn into a fine, ingestible dust if disturbed. Read more…

12.30.09 – PRO to Offer Nationally Mandated Lead Based Paint Course

Portland, Ore. –– In order to help facilitate the thousands of contractors who need to become compliant with the EPA’s new Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule by April 22, 2010, the Professional Remodelers Organization of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland will offer the mandated course twice monthly starting January 2010. Read more…

9.04.09 – Builders’ Surplus Sale Offers Homeowners Great Loot at Low Prices

Portland, Ore. –– Thinking of doing a fall home improvement project? Then the Builders’ Surplus Sale at the Portland Fall Home & Garden Show is the place to be. This annual event, put on by the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland’s Professional Remodelers Organization, features brand new surplus merchandise from local building industry professionals at amazingly low prices. Read more…

5.1.09 – The PRO’s have arrived – Home Builders Association’s Remodeler’s Council becomes Professional Remodelers Organization (PRO)

Portland, Ore. –– It’s official, the Home Builder’s Association’s Remodelers Council (RC) is chaging its name to PRO – Professional Remodelers Organization.  The name isn’t the only thing that is changing, though. The roll-out of the name, unanimously approved by the HBA Board of Directors and announced to coincide with May’s designation as National Remodeling Month, also includes a new website, member services, public outreach and education opportunities. Read more…


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