Dallas, TX, October 11, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- You might not realize it now, but the fastest growing segment in residential remodeling may eventually catch up with your family. It has little to do with paint swatches and gold leafing… and everything to do with finding comfort in one’s own home for a lifetime.
In May 2002, the NAHB Remodelers Council, in collaboration with the AARP, NAHB Research Center, and NAHB Seniors Housing Council, developed the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) program. The course teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to completing projects for older individuals who need to remodel their homes to meet their needs as aging adults.
When the program was introduced, Randall Hall of Randall Hall Design/Build was immediately involved, becoming the first remodeling professional in Dallas – and one of the first in Texas – to receive the certification. “Our lives are priceless from beginning to end,” states Hall. “The CAPS program was designed to allow our grandparents, our parents, even ourselves to live with the comforts that only home can offer.”
Home modifications for the aging-in-place has quickly become the fastest growing segment in the remodeling industry. However, the program is so new that few remodeling experts have invested in the certification. As a result, Randall Hall has taken it one step further – he teaches CAPS courses to other remodeling professionals through the HBA. In addition to gaining CAPS certification, program attendees can expand their understanding of the aging-in-place market while gaining insight from Hall, who has made RHI one of the nation’s most successful remodeling firms.
With the support of Randall Hall and his like-minded peers, CAPS certification is likely to become a norm in the remodeling industry. This reality alone is giving families across the nation the reassurance of being able to call a house a "home" for a lifetime.