Richard Hoffman Interviewed by the AJC About Remodeling for Aging in Place
The Atlanta Regional Commission reports that by 2015, Atlanta’s older adult population will have doubled. By 2030, one out of every five residents will be over the age of 60. With the housing slump meaning more and more homeowners are deciding to make their present home their “forever” residence, a cottage industry has arisen of contractors who can help them adapt their homes to their changing needs.
Contractors like Richard Hoffman, owner of Specialty Builders Remodeling in Conyers, have seen an increased need for their special skills. Hoffman is a National Association of Home Builders Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) and a National Association of the Remodeling Industry-approved Universal Design Certified Remodeler (UDCR). Either one of those designations allows contractors to recommend features that homeowners can adopt to make their home accessible as they age.