R.E.A.P. – Rehabilitation | Education | and | Preservation
This 501(c)3 not-for-profit was established as a multi-service community organization dedicated to REHABILITATION, EDUCATION & PRESERVATION by building a strong foundation for the future of our region through sound business and management practices, and benevolence that serves to enhance the betterment, development and vitality of Florida communities.
In 2004, Howard joined forces with Brian Rand, executive director of R.E.A.P. to develop a unique and rigorous certification program that teaches trades professionals the use of traditional building techniques.
U.S. Green Building Council LEED Certified
LEED stands for green building leadership. LEED is transforming the way we think about how buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.
Florida Department of Transportation
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT or Department) is an executive agency, which means it reports directly to the Governor. FDOT’s primary statutory responsibility is to coordinate the planning and development of a safe, viable, and balanced state transportation system serving all regions of the state, and to assure the compatibility of all components, including multimodal facilities. A multimodal transportation system combines two or more modes of movement of people or goods. Florida’s transportation system includes roadway, air, rail, sea, spaceports, bus transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)* to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
AHCA is the agency responsible for the state’s estimated $25.2 billion Medicaid program that serves approximately 4.27 million Floridians. They also oversee the Health Quality Assurance licenses and/or certificates and regulates 40 different types of health care providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health agencies. They regulate, license and certify the state’s 48,500 health care facilities.