Larry Zarker

With more than 30 years of experience in the residential buildings sector, Larry has managed the national expansion of BPI’s standards, credentialing and quality assurance programs as BPI's CEO since 2006. Under his leadership BPI’s active certifications have increased from 1,000 to more than 42,000. He has led the expansion of BPI’s network of independent testing organizations that deliver BPI exams in the marketplace. The network has grown from 40 organizations in 2008 to 216 organizations in 2012. In 2010, Larry directed BPI’s successful effort to become an ANSI accredited standards development organization, and in 2012 BPI achieved ANSI accreditation as a certifying body. Prior to his work with BPI, he served as Vice President of Marketing with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center, where he worked for 20 years.