2013

 

THE PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS OF

 

LAURENCE PHILLIP DORFMAN

 

Personal

Born: December 30, 1947 in Indianapolis , Indiana

One son, Alex, born in 1989, a recent graduate of Purdue University

Current Business Activities: Since 1986

President and CEO of Fayette Construction of Indianapolis, Inc. / Commercial Remodeling and General Maintenance Company

President and CEO of Dorfman Design Builders / Residential Custom Design Build and Remodeling

Executive Vice-President of M. Dorfman Inc. dba Dorfman Property Management /

Property Managers and Real Estate Brokerage

Partner in Service Lumber & Supply Company / Wholesale Building Materials

Broker

Active Investor in real estate with interest in over 200 units

 

Work History: Prior to 1985

1984-85 Head of Design and Drafting for Dorfman Design Builders and

Supervisor of all field finish schedule and punch list work

1979-84 Chief Estimator and Manager of Field Operations for Fayette Construction of Indianapolis, Inc.

1976-79 Superintendent of Maintenance for DorfmanProperty Management

1975-76 Property Manager for Dorfman Property Management

1973-75 Manager of Audio Electronics for Graham Electronics

 

Designations

Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Indiana – License # IB51302114

Licensed General Contractor by the City of Indianapolis –License #CO518821

Certified Remodeler (CR) by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry #2406

Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR) by the National Association of the

Remodeling Industry #105

Certified Lead-Based Paint Remodeler by the Connor Institute - #R-I-18506-09-00200

Certified Lead-Safe Firm by the Environmental Protection Agency NAT -20325-1

Master Certified Remodeler (MCR) by the National Associaton of the Remodeling Industry

 

Education

1971   BS Business, INDIANA UNIVERSITY , Bloomington , Ind. (Major: Real Estate)

1979    HOMETECH : Seminar on Construction Contracts and Specification Writing

1979   Passed examination for the Real Estate Brokers License in the State of Indiana

1981    NEW YORK UNIVERSITY : (CEU) Course on Syndicating Real Estate

1982    HOMETECH : Seminar on Remodeling Estimating

•  INDIANA UNIVERSITY : (CEU) Seminar on Computer Models for Real Estate Investment

1995    National Association of the Remodeling Industry : Study Course for the Certified Remodeler Examination

1995    Real Estate Career Institute: (CEU Courses) Agency Law, License and Escrow Law, & Civil Rights Law

1996    National Association of the Remodeling Industry : Seminar on Remodeling Contracts: From the Sale to Production

1996    Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors: (CEU Courses) Introduction to the Internet, Code of Ethics, Listing Contracts & Purchase Agreements, & Defects and Disclosures

1996    National Association of Home Builders : Seminars on Management in the Trenches, New Technologies in Lighting Design, & The Company Procedures Manual.

•  Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors: (CEU Courses) Antitrust Law, Purchase Agreements, Settlement Procedures, & Consumer Credit

•  Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors: (CEU Courses) Environmental Issues, Networking, Working with Different Personality Types, & Disclosure

•  Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors: (CEU Courses) Agency Law, Listing Contracts & Purchase Agreements, Fair Housing, Work Smart, Working with Sellers, Overcoming Objections & Marketing, The Art of Negotiation, & Working Efficiently with Buyers

•  Real Estate Career Institute: (CEU Courses) Antitrust, Purchase Agreements, Listing Contracts, Fair Housing, Mortgage Fraud/Predatory Lending, Along the Information Highway , & Lawsuits 2002

•  National Association of Home Builders: Seminar on Developing Employee Bonus Plans

•  National Association of the Remodeling Industry : Study Course for the Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler Examination

2006 Institute for Continuing Education : (CEU Courses) Fair Housing & Antitrust, Ethics in Real Estate, Environment and the Law, Cultural Diversity & Real Estate

2009 Institute for Continuing Education (CEU Courses) Ethics in Real Estate, Environmental Law, Fair Housing, Home Inspections

2010    Connor Institute Safe Practices for Lead-Based Paint Remodeling

  

Community & Business Activities

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE REMODELING INDUSTRY (NARI)

Local Chapter: NARI - Central Indiana Remodelers Guild (Member since 1986)

 

1986-2010 Member of NARI - Central Indiana Remodelers Guild

1993 Elected Vice-President of NARI - Central Indiana Remodelers Guild

1994   Elected President of NARI - Central Indiana Remodelers Guild

1994   Received National Squires Award

1995   Elected to second term as President of NARI - Central Indiana Remodelers Guild

1995 Appointed to the National Board of Directors of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry

1995   Served on the National Government Affairs Committee of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry

1995   Received second National Squires Award

1996    Ex-Officio Board Member of NARI - Central Indiana Remodelers Guild

2001-2010   Executive Director of NARI - Central Indiana Remodelers Guild

2001-2010Writer/Editor of the on-line Newsletter of the Central Indiana Remodelers Guild

 

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS (NAHB)

Local Chapter: Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis (BAGI) (Member since 1982)

1983-2009 Member of the local chapter of the Remodelers Council

1984   Appointed to the National Public Affairs Committee of the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers Council

1987 First remodeler in Central Indiana to qualify for the Home Owner's Warranty Program (HOW)

2007   Guest Panelist for the July Monthly Education Seminar

 

 

NATIONAL KITCHEN AND BATH ASSOCIATION (NKBA)

 

2005-2010  Member of the local chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association

 

 

MERIDIAN STREET FOUNDATION (MSF)

 

1993 CHAIRMAN of the MSF's Historic Street Lights Committee

1994 Elected President of the Meridian Street Foundation

1995 Elected to a three (3) year term on the Board of Directors of the Meridian Street Foundation

CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS

1993   Served on the Mayor's Small Business Task Force

1994   Served on the Department of Metropolitan Development Task Force to review and update local Building Permit Regulations

1994- Appointed to the Mayor's Construction Action Team (MCAT)

2009 to oversee the Building Permit Inspection Process by Mayor Goldsmith.

1995   Nominated by the City of Indianapolis to the Governor of Indiana to be seated as a Commissioner on the Meridian Street Preservation Commission.

 

 

STATE OF INDIANA

 

1995 Appointed to the Meridian Street Preservation Commission by Governor Evan Bayh for a one-year term.

1996 Re-appointed to the Meridian Street Preservation Commission by Governor Frank O'Bannon for a three-year term.

•  Served on Committee in charge of the Grand Opening of the Indiana State Historical Society Museum

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS HEBREW CONGREGATION (IHC)

 

1994 Served on the House Committee to oversee the building of the new education wing on the IHC .   

1996 Chaired the Sub-committee to select the delivery method and the contractor for the construction of the new wing on the IHC

 

SAINT RICHARDS SCHOOL /TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

 

1995   Nominated to the Athletic Booster Club Executive Committee of St. Richards School .

1997   Served on the Committee to oversee the building of a new addition to St. Richards School .

2000   Nominated to sit on the St. Richards School Facilities Committee

2001-2002 Nominated to Chair the St. Richards School Facilities Committee

2001   Served as Basketball Coach for the St. Richards 5 th /6 th Grade Varsity Team

2002   Served as Basketball Coach for the St. Richards 7 th Grade Varsity

2003   Served as Basketball Coach for the St. Richards 8 th Grade Varsity

2002   Nominated to Chair the Trinity Episcopal Church/St. Richards School Joint Properties Committee to oversee the entire campus

2002-2010  Have served at the pleasure of the St. Richards School Board and the Vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church as the Chairman of the Joint Properties Committee.

Currently responsible for the maintenance and operations of the campus.

2006 Nominated to the St. Richards School Foundation Campus Planning Task Force.

2007 Served on the Negotiations Committee of Trinity Episcopal Church to bring the National Archived of the Episcopal Church (A World Class Library) to Indianapolis.

2008   Served on the Committee to renovate the 3333 Building owned by Trinity Episcopal Church

2009-   Appointed to the Master Planning Steering Committee (MPSC) to bring in a 2010 master plan for the urban campus.

  

 

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

 

2003-2008 Nominated and elected to the Board of Directors of the Central Indiana Better Business Bureau

 

Recognition

2009

Qualified and recieved the Designation: Master Certified Remodeler

Awarded the Bronze Award in the Master Design Builds Awards by Qualified Remodeler Magazine for kitchen remodeling between $50,000-$100,000.

Participated in the Ask A Remodeler segment in the Indianapolis Star-News Sunday Real Estate Section

Listed : ( since 1994 ) in Who's Who of Outstanding Americans

Recognized: For the 15 th consecutive year by the Better Business Bureau for a complaint free record.

 

2007

Listed: (since 1987) as one of the "TOP 500 REMODELERS" in the USA by Qualified

Remodeler Magazine.

 

2004

Asked by: Qualified Remodeler Magazine to serve as one of six judges for the 2004

Master Design Build Awards Competition .

Recognized: At the Southern Remodeling Conference with the Chrysalis Award as the Indiana Remodeler of the Year .

Qualified for and obtained the designation: Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler

From the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

Had a Home Theater Project Recognized & Featured in the August 1, 2004 Indianapolis

Star's Home Section .

 

2003

Ranked: #326 of the TOP 500 REMODELERS by Qualified Remodeler magazine.

Selected: by the DIY Cable Network as the contractor/remodeler for the Indianapolis

area for the new CATV show. DIY-Rescue

Awarded: COTY AWARD (Contractor of the Year) for the Midwest by the National

Association of the Remodeling Industry

 

2001

Listed: (since 1992) as one of America's Best Remodelers in Better Homes &

Gardens magazine.

Rated: (since 1991) by the American Plywood Association as a CODE+ Builder .

 

1997

Featured: Remodeler/Speaker for Maintenance Technical Services Roundtable "About the Remodeling Industry"

Featured: Remodeler in The Master Plan for Professional Home Remodeling , a special interest publication by Woman's Day magazine and Qualified Remodeler

magazine.

Selected: by Woman's Day magazine as the "featured remodeler" in the August 1996

issue "Remodeling Contracting."

 

1995

Received: the OLLIE GARNER COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD from the Central Indiana Remodelers Guild.

Received: award for the "Best Residential Kitchen Design/Build " from the Central Indiana Remodelers Guild.

Qualified for and obtained the designation: "Certified Remodeler " from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry

Selected: by the Indianapolis Star and News to be featured on the cover page of their "Summer Remodeling Supplement"

Selected: by the Better Business Bureau to represent the local remodeling industry on WTTV's Update television show "How to Hire a Contractor."

One of several-featured contractor's in Indianapolis Monthly magazine's Remodeling

Issue.

 

1994

Received: award for the "Best Half-Bath Design/Build "from the Central Indiana

Remodelers Guild

Received: award for the "Best Residential Room Addition Design/Build " from the Central Indiana Remodelers Guild

Received: award for the "Best Whole House Remodel Design/Build " from the Central Indiana Remodelers Guild.

 

1993

Honored with the Meridian Street Foundation's Award of Merit for "Service to the Neighborhood"

Received: award for the "Best Residential Interior Design/Build " award from the Central Indiana Remodelers Guild

 

1992

Selected: by the local PBS affiliate in concert with the PBS show "This Old House" to be featured on (local public television) "The Dream Kitchen" WFYI television show

as the general contractor for a major kitchen remodel.

 

1991

Featured: Remodeled home on the cover of Indianapolis Monthly magazine, June issue.

 

1990

One of several featured contractors in Indianapolis Monthly magazine "Questions &

Answers about Remodeling" segment.

 

1989

Registered: by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and

Training for the trade classification of Plumber.

 

 

Memberships, Hobbies and Activities

Member of the Better Business Bureau / Newsletter Contributor.

Member of the Indiana University Alumni Association

Recognized as a PACESETTER

Member of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors (MIBOR)

Member of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation

Member of The Broadmoor Country Club rated as one of the Top 100 golf courses built before 1960 / an unreconstructed Donald Ross Design. (10 handicap)

Supporter & Contributor to the Big Sisters of Indiana

Supporter & Contributor to Trinity Episcopal Church / Recognized as a Lord of the Mayfaire 1995

Volunteer coach for youth soccer and baseball at Meridian Street Methodist Church

Volunteer coach for youth basketball at the Jewish Community Center

Supporter & Contributor to Butler University Athletics (Basketball Season Ticket Holder since 2002)

Member of the Indianapolis Badminton Club / elected Vice-President in 1989

Connoisseur & Collector of Single Malt Scotch

Collector of Comic Art, Comic Books, and Comic Memorabilia

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