Pursuing Excellence with Continuing Education

Many things set McBride apart from other home remodelers. Besides our commitment to the Petoskey community, outstanding customer service, and superior craftsmanship, McBride also prides itself on supporting our team members with continuing education and certification opportunities. 

Continuing education not only benefits our team but our clients as well. Let’s look at some examples of the recent training and certifications our team has accomplished and the benefits our clients will see as a result:

Michigan Builder’s License

After hours of classwork and studying, owner Jay Sackrider recently passed the Michigan Builder’s Exam and received his license. Jay’s prelicensure coursework included topics such as: 

  • Business management, estimating, and job costing 
  • Design and building science 
  • Contracts, liability, and risk management 
  • Marketing and sales 
  • Project management and scheduling 
  • The Michigan residential code 
  • MIOSHA construction safety standards 

Homeowners working with a properly certified building team can be confident that their projects will be constructed according to the latest safety codes and standards. They’ll also enjoy a stress-free process, knowing the team is fully aware of and is meeting all requirements for permits and other legalities.

CPR Training 

At McBride, safety is a priority; our coursework through the American Heart Association is evidence of this. Our team is certified for the next two years on:

  • Heartsaver  
  • First Aid
  • CPR AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

We do everything possible to prevent accidents and keep our team safe, but it’s crucial to be prepared for emergencies. Homeowners looking for a responsible and knowledgeable group of professionals who can get jobs done safely can count on us.

BuilderTrend Training

McBride uses BuilderTrend software to keep our projects organized and our homeowners up to date each step of the way through construction. By simply logging into their account, our clients have status updates and a straightforward way to get their questions answered.

While any home remodeling company can purchase a tool like BuilderTrend, the benefits will be minimal if they don’t take the time to learn all the ins and outs. That’s why our team recently participated in an extensive two-day training session with a BuilderTrend representative. Now, we can take full advantage of the services it has to offer — providing a seamless communication tool and transparency for our clients. 

No matter which design build firm you decide to work with, make sure they value continuing education. Hiring a knowledgeable, confident team makes all the difference in both the end result and the process of getting there. 

Could McBride Remodeling be the right design build for your project? Let’s find out!