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Chicago Architect Receives NAHB Remodelers’ Highest Honor


October 27, 2016

NAHB Remodelers recently honored Michael Menn, CAPS, CGP, CGR, a remodeler and architect from Northbrook, Ill., with its highest annual remodeling achievement award: the 2016 NAHB Remodeler of the Year.

Since 1987, Michael Menn, Ltd. has provided residential and commercial remodeling, architectural, and construction services throughout the Chicago area. With this award, NAHB Remodelers recognizes Menn for his exceptional business management skills and steadfast efforts to help advance the remodeling industry.

“Michael’s ongoing commitment to superior quality workmanship, outstanding customer service, and dedication to his community made him the obvious choice for this prestigious award,” said NAHB Remodelers chairman Tim Shigley, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR, of Wichita, Kan. “He is a respected and accomplished professional remodeler who has been an active industry leader for over 25 years, while at the same time building a successful remodeling firm and serving as a local leader.”

In addition to his company responsibilities, Menn has been consistently engaged in issues concerning remodelers both locally and nationally. His roles have included:

  • Chair of the HBA of Greater Chicago’s remodelers council (2008)
  • Member of the American Institute of Architects since 1980 and the National Kitchen and Bath Association since 2010
  • Serving on the Northbrook Senior Housing Commission from 1994-2010, the Northbrook zoning board of appeals from 1998-2012 and the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce from 1991-2005

Menn can add the NAHB Remodeler of the Year award to the list of other notable honors he has received, including the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics from the Illinois Better Business Bureau, and twice being named the Illinois State Remodeler of the Year. He has also recently become a member of the Kitchen & Bath Business magazine Editorial Advisory Board.