Dan Ringhofer Earns Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist Educational Designation

Friday, November 22, 2013

Dan Ringhofer, of Independent Lifestyle Solutions, has earned the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist designation, identifying him as a construction consultant with the skills and knowledge necessary to remodel or modify a home to meet the needs of the older population, disabled owners or their visitors.  

The National Association of Home Builders, in partnership with the AARP and NAHB Research Center, created the CAPS program, which includes training and education on the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to compete in the fastest-growing segment of the residential remodeling industry — home modifications for aging-in-place. 

With over 28 years of experience in the local construction industry, Mr. Ringhofer and the team at Independent Lifestyle Solutions are excited to provide the community with options and solutions regarding existing barriers in their home, officials said. 

CAPS graduates include remodelers, builders, designers, architects, occupational therapists and others who help homeowners remain in their homes safely, independently and comfortably as they age.  

In three days of coursework, the CAPS curriculum incorporates market demographics, communication techniques, common barriers and solutions, building 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.  

“I look forward to helping homeowners in Chattanooga and the surrounding area make the changes they need to enable them to live in their homes for a long, long time,” said Mr. Ringhofer. 

For additional information about the CAPS program, visit www.nahb.org/caps. For more information about Independent Lifestyle Solutions, visit www.remodel4life.com or call 508-7868.


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