Providing Safety and Comfort Solutions for Better Senior Living
Bedford, NH, April 28, 2009 – Greg Rehm of Liberty Hill Construction recently became one of a select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, identifying Greg as one of the building industry’s top professionals with skills and knowledge specific to home modifications for aging-in-place. Liberty Hill Construction provides a unique approach to the remodeling industry by anticipating the needs of their clients, and recommending the most effective plans for meeting those needs.
“It was important to us that our contractor had all of the necessary credentials,” said (a mature market customer), “We knew so little about the requirements of home building, and what to expect. It was comforting to learn about Liberty Hill and all of the educational requirement they maintain. We always felt safe with our Greg.”
The CAPS program with created by the Remodelers™ Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), in collaboration with the NAHB Research Center, NAHB Seniors Housing Council, and the AARP. The CAPS designation program teaches the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to compete in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry—home modifications for the mature market.
CAPS was developed to help home remodeling professionals meet the needs of the 77+ million Baby Boomers that will reach retirement age in the first years of the 21st century. The CAPS designation identifies remodelers that have been trained to help retirees and older adults remain in their homes safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of income or ability level, and continue to live in a familiar environment throughout their maturing years.
In three days of coursework, the CAPS curriculum incorporates a variety of information tailored to aging-in-place home modifications, including: background on the older adult population; communication techniques; common aging-in-place remodeling projects; marketing to the aging-in-place market; common barriers and solutions; codes and standards; product ideas and resources; and business management.
CAPS program graduates are required to maintain their designation by attending continuing education programs and/or participating in community service projects. CAPS classes are offered through local and state home building associations and at national trade shows, including NAHB’s International Builder’s Show and the Remodelers’ Show.
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About Liberty Hill Construction
Established in 1998 by Greg Rehm, General Contractor and Owner, Liberty Hill Construction LLC serves primarily the Bedford, NH area, as a contracting company specializing in client relations. With strong communication skills and various designations throughout the industry, he has built a contracting business that focuses on its customers. Liberty Hill Construction has completed over a hundred projects ranging from master suite additions, finished basements, great rooms, kitchen and bath remodels and additions, freestanding carriage houses and garages, sunrooms and decks.
The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 205,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. Known as “the voice of the housing industry," NAHB is affiliated with more than 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the almost 1.6 million new housing units projected for 2002, making housing one of the largest and most powerful engines of economic growth in the country.
About the Remodelers™ Council
The NAHB Remodelers™ Council is the department of the National Association of Home Builders that represents and serves the interests of its 10,000 remodeler members as well as other NAHB members involved in the remodeling industry. Through a federation of 150 local Remodelers Councils nationwide, and the national office, the Council provides information, education and certification to improve the business and construction expertise of its members and to enhance the professional image of the industry. "Remodeler" is the trademarked identifier of NAHB members active in the remodeling industry. For more information on the
For More information:
Liberty Hill Construction, 58 Liberty Hill Road, Bedford, NH 03110 Phone: 603.472.4414 www.libertyhillconstruction.com.
Remodelers™ Council and the CAPS program, Sean Downey, 800-368-5242 ext. 8451.
NAHB, 1201 15th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005 (800) 368-5242 www.nahb.com.
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