Shan Jenkins Earns Certified Graduate Builder Designation

Jenkins Certified Graduate Builder

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Shan Jenkins has been named to a select group of home builders who have earned the Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) designation, identifying him as one of the industry’s top professionals. Administered by the National Association of Home Builders, the CGB program is sponsored locally by the HBA of Greater Austin.

“I’m very proud to have earned this designation,” said Shan Jenkins, President of Jenkins Custom Homes. “Education is fundamental to our company, and has been since I graduated from the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University in 1988 with a major in Construction Science.  It was my Design and Construction Education that formed the foundation for our company’s commitment to proven building systems and best practices.

To earn the CGB designation, builders must successfully complete a curriculum that incorporates training and testing by leading building industry practitioners and experts on a range of topics related to the building construction industry. In addition, the builder must have a proven track record of experience in the industry.

After earning the CGB, program graduates are required to sign a code of ethics and maintain their designations by completing 12 hours of continuing education every three years. “This CGB designation gives me the additional knowledge and training to better serve our clients in the Austin area,” said Shan Jenkins.

The Importance of Certifications

Because Texas is one of many states which do not require custom home builders to carry a builder’s license or license of any kind, it is important for builders to carry designations and/or certifications within their industry. It is one of the few indications that a builder has the training, experience and knowledge to be an ongoing presence in the marketplace. Without it, the builder can go out of business just as easily as he or she entered it…just decide one day not to be in business anymore. This can leave home owners with no one to turn to when they need to address an issue in their home.  A builder who has taken the time to invest in his education and training may provide homeowners with the peace of mind that they are investing in a company that will be around for many years to come.

Jenkins Custom Homes Design Build is a full service design-build firm named three times as the Custom Builder of The Year for the State of Texas. Over the past 20+ years, Jenkins Custom Homes has become known as Austin’s Premier Waterfront Design + Build firm.

For more information about Jenkins Custom Homes, visit or call 512-402-9222. Be sure to inquire about their copyrighted Lifestyle Analysis©. For additional information about the CGB program, visit

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