THE PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS OF
LAURENCE PHILLIP DORFMAN
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
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
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
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
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.
Listed: (since 1987) as one of the "TOP 500 REMODELERS" in the USA by Qualified
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 .
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
Listed: (since 1992) as one of America's Best Remodelers in Better Homes &
Rated: (since 1991) by the American Plywood Association as a CODE+ Builder .
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
Selected: by Woman's Day magazine as the "featured remodeler" in the August 1996
issue "Remodeling Contracting."
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
Received: award for the "Best Half-Bath Design/Build "from the Central Indiana
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.
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
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.
Featured: Remodeled home on the cover of Indianapolis Monthly magazine, June issue.
One of several featured contractors in Indianapolis Monthly magazine "Questions &
Answers about Remodeling" segment.
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 MemorabiliaBack
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