Blue Ribbon Residential Construction Releases Podcast Discussing Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists

Raleigh, NC, July 11, 2007 --( Blue Ribbon Residential Construction, a fully licensed residential contracting firm that provides interior and exterior remodeling services, has announced the release of a podcast discussing the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation. In the podcast, John Sperath, president of Blue Ribbon Residential Construction, examines the CAPS certification as an important and growing trend within remodeling and home building industry, as well as addresses the common obstacles that exist for elders attempting to age-in-place. Sperath also outlines the key issues to consider when remodeling a home to meet CAPS standards, first and foremost of which are mobility and ease of access. This podcast is now available for download at

“CAPS is one of, if not the, most important new trends working its way up through our industry,” said Sperath. “This podcast should help listeners better understand the benefits of having aging-in-place modifications in mind when considering their next home remodeling project.”

About Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist:
Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) professionals are trained in designing and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments fit for older and maturing adults. Certification program curriculum focuses on home modifications for aging-in-place remodeling expenditures and projects, as well as an in-depth overview of common home barriers and solutions for adults over the age of 50. To maintain a CAPS designation, graduates are required to attend continuing education programs, commonly offered by a local Home Builder Association, and/or participate in community outreach service projects. To date, the CAPS designation is the only national program that trains remodelers how to design and implement aging-in-place modifications. For more information on CAPS certification and class offerings, visit

About Blue Ribbon Residential Construction:
Blue Ribbon Residential Construction is an award-winning, fully licensed residential contracting company that provides interior and exterior remodeling. Founded in 1996, Blue Ribbon provides a full range of services from design concept and plans to complete construction for interior and exterior home remodeling projects. The company’s diverse service offering includes roofing, siding and painting as well as window, door replacements, screened in porches, bathroom and kitchen renovations, and additions. Blue Ribbon guarantees customer satisfaction through constant communication with clients as well as offering top of the line products to its clients in Raleigh, Cary, Apex and Holly Springs. Due to its excellence in customer satisfaction, Blue Ribbon holds a 94% customer referral rating from Guild Quality, helping Blue Ribbon earn the organization’s Guildmaster Status, a prestigious industry recognition achieved and maintained by consistently high ratings from previous home owners. Blue Ribbon has also been recognized by their industry peers with the 2007 Star Awards for Best Exterior Facelift as well as Best Attic over $100,000 from the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County. For more information about Blue Ribbon Residential Construction, call (919) 303-0758 or visit

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