The Housing Chronicles Blog: KBHome first to get national certification

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

KBHome first to get national certification

One thing you can say about KBHome is that it's a far different company that it was 15 or 20 years ago. Once oriented towards entry-level homes and sometimes accused of less-than-stellar quality, not only are their homes today more much interesting and offered to a variety of buyer segments, but they're also built much better than in the past. Add to that the alliances with Martha Stewart Living and Disney and you can see why the company has pursued national certification from the NAHB Research Center for quality building practices -- and is the first national builder to do so:

KBHome has become the first builder nationally to earn certification for quality building practices from NAHB Research Center, a third party organization.

All KB Home affiliates across the country have been certified under the National Housing Quality (NHQ) Certified Builder Program of the National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHB).

In January KB Home New Mexico, one of the largest production home builders in New Mexico, announced it had been recertified by the group following a rigorous audit by NAHB of the company's quality assurance systems.

The NHQ certification provides a complete review of business practices and ensures consumers that all the elements of a builder's quality assurance system are being followed. Participating builders are audited by NAHB each year for recertification.

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