Aging-in-Place Remodeling Grows by ProQuest


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                                                                                                                                  the past year. An active national leader, he has
                                                                                                                                  been an officer since 2005, and prior to that
                                                                                                                                  was the regional vice president for Region 7.
                                                                                                                                      The remaining officers include: first
                                                                                                                                  vice president, Paul Zuch, CR, of Capital

        Remodeling Grows                                                                                                          Improvements in Allen, Texas; second vice
                                                                                                                                  president, Michael Hydeck, CR, CKBR, of
                                                                                                                                  Hydeck & Mackay Builders Inc. in Telford,
                                                                                                                                  Pa.; third vice president, Dean Herriges, CR,
                                                                                                                                  CKBR, of Urban Herriges & Sons Inc. in
                                                                                                                                  Mukwonago, Wis.; and secretary/treasurer,
                  ore remodeling clients are planning                           share living space with grown children. Seventy
        M         ahead and opting to alter their homes
                  for aging-in-place, according to recent
                                                                                percent of homeowners started remodeling proj-
                                                                                ects for aging-in-place because they were plan-
                                                                                                                                  Fred Spaulding, CKBR, of Quality Home
                                                                                                                                  Improvements Inc. in Kingwood, Texas.

        data gathered by the National Association of                            ning ahead for such future needs. |
        Home Builders’ Remodelers. Seventy percent
        of remodelers surveyed reported making uni-
        versal design home modifications, a significant
                                                                                                                                  Kitchen Survey
        bump from 60 percent in 2006.                                           Green Building                                    Lack of Ventilation Knowledge
            “Homeowners are asking for remodeling                                                                                     Homeowners are less knowledgeable
        improvements to make their homes more com-                              CGP Numbers Grow                                  about current ventilation products than they
        fortable as they age because they don’t want                                More than 2,725 builders, remodelers          are about other kitchen appliances, according
        to move or lose independence,” said NAHB                                and other home building industry profes-          to a new survey conducted among kitchen
        Remodelers chairman, Greg Miedema, CGR,                                 sionals have now achieved the Certified           designers.
        CGB, CAPS, CGP, a remodeler from Tucson,                                Green Professional designation, according to          The nationwide survey, conducted by
        Ariz. “These modifications can make a home                              the National Association of Home Builders         luxury appliance manufacturer Thermador
        more stylish and convenient for the aging                               (NAHB).                                           in conjunction with the National Kitchen &
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