Chad D. Collins of Collins Design-Build, Inc. is now one of the select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, identifying him as a Building Professional with the skills and knowledge necessary to remodel or modify a home to meet the unique 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.
Collins is an Accredited Master Builder with over twenty years’ experience in building new homes. Recently, Collins createdPlanningTomorrow.com in an effort to serve the needs of retiring Baby Boomers whom require elements of Universal Design modifications to their homes.
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 the 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 homeowners in the Triangle area make the changes they need to enable them to live in their homes for a long, long time,” said Collins.
For additional information about the CAPS program, visit www.nahb.org/caps.
For more information about Collins Design-Build, Inc.,visit www.planningtomorrow.com or call919-422-2818.
About photo- 2011 NCHBA President, Erik Anderson Presents Chad Collins with CAPS Designation Plaque.
Chad D. Collins, AMB, CGP, CAPS
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