Professional Affilations / Continuing Education

At Schantz Homes, Inc. we are professional builders, so we invest significant time and energy keeping up to date on the issues affecting our industry and our customers through our membership in the following organizations:





Both John and Steve Schantz invest additional time keeping up to date on current construction techniques and business practices. Here are some of the things we have achieved to provide our customers with a professional building experience:



Both John and Steve are proud to have achieved the Certified Graduate Builder designation from the National Association of Home Builders. John and Steve are not only two of the earliest recipients of this designation in Rochester, but in all of New York State. Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business and project management skills as the key to a professional building operation. The CGB designation requires that graduates meet prescribed standards of practice, possess a minimum of two years building industry experience, have a proven track record of successful project management, complete comprehensive education curriculum, and pledge to uphold the program's code of ethics. John and Steve also consult with our suppliers and contractors about whatís new, what works, what doesnít and why. We can draw on 60+ years of practical building experience and the vast knowledge of our subcontractors, many with over 20 years in the home building industry. We attend seminars, and stay current with the latest books and trade journals.


Recent Seminars Attended Include:


NAHB International Builder's Show

Green Building for Building Professionals

RHBA Job Site Safety Program

50+ Housing Symposium

Building for Boomers and Beyond

Stormwater, Flood Plain and Wetlands Workshop for Contractorís Activities

NAHB Builder 20 Club semi-annual meetings

Building Technology: Structure & Exterior Finishes

NYSBA How to Develop & Implement a Safety & Health Management Program

NYSBA Leadership Conference

Dennis Duroff: Winning at Business Without Losing Your Life

NYS Energy Smart Conference: Building Science - Solutions For Success


Recent Book List


Production Checklist for Builders and Superintendents

NAHB Toolbox Safety Talks

Cold Weather Construction Techniques

Not So Big Solutions for Your Home

Home by Design

Customer Service for Home Builders

Warranty Service for Home Builders

Residential Water Problems Prevention and Solutions

Advanced Framing Techniques, Troubleshooting & Structural Design

Troubleshooting Guide to Residential Construction

Residential Concrete


Monthly Journals and Publications:


Journal of Light Construction

Professional Builder Magazine

Builder Magazine

This Old House Journal

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