The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers recently honored Steve Cunningham of Williamsburg, Va., as its 2019 NAHB Remodeler of the Year. The annual award honors an individual for superior business management, exemplary NAHB involvement at all levels, and outstanding contributions to the remodeling industry, according to a news release.

"Steve has become a distinguished remodeler over the last three decades by providing excellent work for his customers and has sincere enthusiasm to give back to his local community and industry," said NAHB Remodelers Chair Tim Ellis, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMR, Master CGP, a remodeler from Bel Air, Md. "We are thrilled to honor him with this prestigious award.”

Cunningham first obtained his business license in 1988 and founded Cunningham Contracting Inc. as a flooring and tile company. In 2007, Steve expanded his company into general contracting. As a member of the Peninsula Home Builders Association (now merged with Tidewater Builders Association) and NAHB Remodelers since 2012, Cunningham has served in local and national leadership roles for both organizations, including 2016 president of the local association and 2017 chair of his local Remodelers Council.

Cunningham was previously honored with the NAHB Remodelers Chairman's Distinguished Service Award in 2017 and received the NAHB Remodeler of the Month in September 2018. Cunningham has also received a GuildQuality GuildMaster Award and a Best Builder Award from Penninsula HBA. Cunningham's company has built two homes for Habitat for Humanity and partnered with the local HBA to remodel and design a girl's bedroom with the RocSolid Foundation to benefit children with cancer.

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