Certifications & Affiliations
Member, National Association of Home Builders
Since it was founded in the early 1940s, the National Association of Home Builders has served as the voice of America’s housing industry. The Association is comprised of more than 800 state and local associations who work collectively to ensure that housing is a national priority and that all Americans have access to safe, decent and affordable housing. The Association was founded in the early 1940's and currently represents more than 140,000 members. About one-third of NAHB’s members are home builders, multifamily developers, and/or remodelers, while the remaining two thirds work in other building-related specialties such as sales and marketing, housing finance, manufacturing and building material supplies. NAHB is also a founding partner and member of the International Housing Association, which works to advance home building around the globe with educational programs and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Certified Green Professionals, National Association of Home Builders
The Certified Green Professional™ designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green and sustainable building principles into homes without driving up the cost of construction. The required courses provide a solid background in green building methods, as well as the tools to reach consumers, from the organization leading the charge to provide market-driven green building solutions to the home building industry. CGP coursework is closely aligned with the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard, which includes chapters on energy, water and resource efficiency, indoor environmental quality, lot and site development and home owner education and is the core curriculum for the required CGP classes. There are nearly 3,000 active CGPs in the United States working in all aspects of the home building and remodeling industry and Bigfork Builders, Inc. owners, Brad Reedstrom and Andrew Fischer, were among the first builders in the state of Montana to earn the designation.
American Custom Builders Council
The American Custom Builders Council is a prestigious network of highly skilled, successful custom home builders from across the country who are collaborating, sharing ideas, seeking growth and improving business acumen year after year. Membership is given by invitation only. This long-standing group has been meeting for over 20 years, having developed an established agenda that includes fiscal review and development, industry best practices, home tours, leading industry speakers on a wide range of topics and so much more. Collaboration throughout the year is ongoing as members share strategies, seek advice and contribute wisdom gained from experience. As peer-to-peer networking members from non-competing markets receiving an unparalleled educational experience, each member is driven to be the best and lead the way in their respective regions, enabling them to bring the greatest value possible to their clients and their teams. Growth in operations, improved profitability, enhanced client relations and a heightened sense of teamwork are only some of the outcomes of participation in programs such as the ACBC.
Member, Flathead Building Association
The Flathead Building Association is a member-driven organization promoting the building industry in northwest Montana. All members of the FBA provide industry reports, credit backgrounds and personal references and commit to a code of ethics. The Association provides industry resources, information and education to our membership and to consumers interested in home ownership, building, remodeling, maintenance and repair. The Flathead Building Association serves Whitefish, Bigfork, Kalispell, Columbia Falls, Libby, Polson and other northwest Montana communities located in Lincoln, Flathead and Lake Counties.
Affiliate Member, Montana Building Industry Association
The Montana Building Industry Association has been the voice of Montana’s housing industry since 1968. The Association is made up of 1500 construction companies and allied tradesmen from across Montana and their mission is to protect and promote the building industry throughout the state.
Member, Bigfork Chamber of Commerce
The town of Bigfork is a picturesque and charming place. World class art galleries, fine restaurants, a 27-hole golf course, live theater and unique shops can all be found within a quaint Western setting. Located nearby, Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness and the Swan Wilderness are all full of wildlife and offer endless recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Chosen as "One of the 50 Great Towns of the West" and designated as "One of the 100 Best Small Art Towns of the Nation," Bigfork offers you and your family a part of the West that you will never forget. The Bigfork Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center is a resource for businesses and visitors offering information, services and referrals.