Instructor: Charles Barr

Credit Hours: 2.00

Approval Number: 5016

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Course Description

This course is part of a series of courses based on the Conflict-Free Home Remodeling Process written by Stephen Gidus. In “REMODology Part I - Get Paid for Your Time and Up-front Remodeling” the student will learn how to get paid for their time during every step of the remodeling process and feel comfortable in doing so. They will see how everyone wins with up-front work and will learn how to avoid some of the pitfalls in the remodeling process.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • List reasons why the remodeler’s upfront time should be factored into the price of remodeling
  • Restate why the historic blueprint of the remodeler no longer exists
  • Give examples of the faulty reasoning behind giving away your time
  • Explain the concept of the “Process Driven Remodeler”
  • Discuss why in many ways the Remodeler is like a conductor
  • Restate the two phases of the Conflict-Free Home Remodeling Process
  • List several items that are part of the Up-Front Remodeling process
  • Recite pitfalls that can occur before or during the Remodeling Process
  • Distinguish the differences, overt and subtle, between Architects and Remodelers
  • Explain the reasons for cost differences between a remodel/addition and the cost for new home construction

Instructor Bio

Charles (Chuck) Barr has more licenses than anyone we at Pace has ever come across including multiple Contractor and Electrical Contractor licenses, Building Official, Building Inspector and Plans Examiner licenses. Chuck has held Building Official positions (CBO) in Orange City and Fernandina Beach, Florida and is also an approved Florida Building Commission Advanced course accredditor. Aside from all his construction related licenses, Chuck is a licensed fixed wing commercial flight instructor, a rotary wing flight instructor and holds a Ship Captains license, not sure if he has a fishing license.

Chuck is essentially retired at the present and probably spends most of his time completing continuing education for his multitude of licenses inside and outside the construction industry.

Florida State Certified Contractor

CGC1508079 - Unlimited General Contractor                  
CFC1426436 - Unlimited Plumbing Contractor                  
EC13002676 - Unlimited Electrical Contractor                
CAC1814258 - Unlimited Air Conditioning Contractor            

BU908 - Florida Building Code Administrator (CBO)        

PX1172 - Plans Examiner (Standard)(Commercial/Residential) Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Air Conditioning

BN2685 - Building Inspector (Standard)(Commercial/Residential)Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Air Conditioning  


IAEI (International Association of Electrical Inspectors)
BOAF (Building Officials Association of Florida)

Approved Advanced Course Accredditor, Florida Building Commission

Other Approvals

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Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) - Commercial: REMOD-I
Alabama Contractor (HBLB): P17C-5