Ken Krumdieck Inc. holds certifications as a Green Building Professional and Lead-Based Paint Renovator. In addition, Ken Krumdieck Inc. has been a notable leader and long-time member of the home building industry’s local, state, and national professional trade associations.
Mike Neely, president of Ken Krumdieck Inc., is a Certified Green Professional (CGP). A green home incorporates environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the building and development process to minimize environmental impact. This means that during the design and construction of a home, the home's overall impact on the environment is taken into account. Attention is paid to energy efficiency, water and resource conservation, the use of sustainable or recycled products, and measures to protect indoor air quality. The National Green Building Program is sponsored by National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and builder certification is governed by the NAHB Research Center.
Ken Krumdieck Inc. is a certified Lead-Based Paint Renovator. KKI staff has completed an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accredited training program, provided by the Oregon Home Builders Association in partnership with the National Center for Healthy Housing. On April 22, 2010, the EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule took effect, requiring all renovation firms be trained and certified in lead-safe work practices. The Rule applies to all renovations including many typical maintenance and remodeling activities performed for compensation in pre-1978 housing and pre-1978 child-occupied facilities when the work will disturb paint, stain, shellac and varnish.
Mike Neely, owner of Ken Krumdieck Inc, has been both an active member and held various leadership roles including past President of the Home Builders Association of Jackson County (HBAJC). The HBAJC is a nonprofit trade organization which exists for the benefit of its members, whose mission is “to serve as a positive voice ensuring and improving the opportunities for home ownership, now and for generations to come, and to extend a helping hand through community outreach.” The HBAJC is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, a powerful group which exists to support the housing industry. HBAJC’s main services are government lobbying, information and publications, and networking opportunities.
The Oregon Home Builders Association (OHBA) is the unified voice for the local home building industry in Oregon, serving the interests of both the builder and consumer. State and local HBAs play a crucial role in providing jobs and housing for Oregonians. Founded in 1964, the OHBA is a professional, not-for-profit, trade association and an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders; it governs 14 local home builders associations and more than 4000 members across Oregon. The OHBA functions as a housing industry advocate, providing government relations, educational opportunities and builder and consumer informational resources.
Ken Krumdieck Inc. is a long-standing member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a federation of more than 800 state and local associations and 160,000 members. Since 1942, the NAHB, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit trade association, has been helping promote policies that make housing a national priority and strives to improve housing affordability, availability and choice. NAHB members are involved in all aspects of a diversified building industry, which creates jobs for millions of people and contributes significantly to the economic activity of their community, the nation and the world.
As an associate member of the International Code Council, Ken Krumdieck Inc. supports building safety and fire prevention. ICC develops the codes and standards used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. The International Codes, or I-Codes, published by ICC, provide minimum safeguards for people at home, at school and in the workplace, by all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The I-Codes are a complete set of comprehensive, coordinated building safety and fire prevention codes. Building codes benefit public safety and support the industry's need for one set of codes without regional limitation.
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is a small business association that provides research, online forums, networking, state and federal lobbying for small businesses across the US. Together, NFIB members form an influential and collaborative group of small business owners who can more efficiently access workers' compensation and health insurance, shipping, office supplies and more. In addition, members have access to critical information and resources for training, safety and ongoing learning, and receive the benefit of state and federal lobbying.