We are pleased to announce that our very own Scott Zdroik is now one of a select group of professionals nationwide to earn a Certified Aging‐in‐Place Specialist (CAPS) designation. This certification identifies him as a Property and Construction Supervisor with the skills and knowledge necessary to remodel or modify a home to meet the unique needs of the older population, owners with disabilities or their visitors.
The National Association of Home Builders, in partnership with the AARP and Home Innovation Research Labs, 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.
As a leader in disability housing in the United States, with over 1,000 homes in 35 states, serving over 3,600 individuals with developmental disabilities, we are excited that Scott has received this additional certification. This designation supports our company goals, and the providers that we support.
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, marketing, 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 individuals across the United States make the changes they need to enable them to live in their homes for a long, long time,” said Zdroik.