Instructor: Bonnie Prinse

Credit Hours: 2.00

Approval Number: SRA0179

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Course Description

This course is part of a series of courses and certification on the Conflict-Free Home Remodeling Process. The courses were written by Stephen Gidus and the remodeler certification is offered through REMODology, LLC. “REMODology Part II – Up-Front Remodeling”, helps the remodeler understand why the homeowner is contacting them. The why the more they understand what the homeowner knows the easier it will be to sell to and service the homeowner – their customer. Most importantly, they will come to understand why the homeowner will be willing to pay them for your time to plan their remodeling project.


  • Avoid doubling your budget
  • The pitfalls of bidding
  • Building twice, dispelling the myth
  • Who’s who – architect
  • Who’s who - interior designer
  • Choosing the remodeler first
  • Comparing the cost for a remodel
  • Additional impacting factors on cost

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, Florida contractors will:


  • determine how to avoid spending more than they can afford
  • understand why remodeling seems more expensive than new construction
  • discover why putting a project “out to bid” can be a set up for failure
  • learn how to find out what is behind the walls – before construction
  • understand all of the professionals

Instructor Bio

Ms. Prinse holds a BS Degree in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College and has pursued master degree studies in Aquatic Zoology at the University of South Florida. She has written scientific portions of impact statements for wetland/upland land delineation, endangered species studies, and water quality testing while employed with a civil engineering and architectural firm in Tampa, FL. Her experience in environmental studies and new construction lend itself to documentary film making, particularly environmental stories that have taken her to the Amazon in Peru and to Costa Rica. Most recently her involvement with earthen construction projects led to a video production showcasing the benefits of building “green.”

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