Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, C.E.A.C., MCSP, MIRM, is is a highly regarded, much in demand, and widely recognized aging-in-place specialist-instructor, universal design instructor-consultant, and new construction sales trainer throughout North America. He also has taken his more than 30-years of experience and successful sales techniques, for which he has been recognized with several local and national awards, and shared them in several sales training books and sales training videos. He also conveys his extensive knowledge of new home layouts and design, construction, aging-in-place strategies, and universal design concepts into his floor plan and design review and space planning analysis.
If you are a professional, a consumer, a caregiver, or someone else interested in helping people remain safely and comfortably in their homes as they age or face various physical conditions that limit or restrict their activity - whether in your own family, your neighbors, other people that you know, or your community in general, you should connect with Steve and take his classes on aging-in-place and universal design or consult with him to learn about his strategies. This includes such occupations and professions as remodelers, general contractors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, interior designers, kitchen and bath designers, engineers, architects, durable medical equipment companies, nurses, real estate sales professionals, attorneys, trade contractors, university faculty, non-profit and governmental agencies, consultants, and dozens more.
Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, but offering his teaching and instructional services across North America, Steve uses his extensive sales experience in new home sales and his background in remodeling and aging-in-place to impart effective, down-to-earth, real-world solutions and illustrations to his students. He has already encountered much of what any salesperson or aging-in-place professional might face. He's been there and done that.
Over the years, Steve has spoken and taught extensively at the National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) International Builders Show (IBS) and the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) — on new construction sales strategies and techniques, universal design, and aging-in-place. He has written many columns for building magazines, and regularly posts original content for aging-in-place professionals and consumers on the "Aging-In-Place Insider" blog. He appears as a guest presenter on aging-in-place topics for continuing education and professional development courses and workshops, such as through the Florida Contractor Industry Licensing Board (CILB) and the University of Florida County Extension Service (IFAS).
Steve has served on many NAHB national committees and was a National Director for many years. He also served as a State Director for the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and is a Life Trustee for the Florida Sales & Marketing Council (FSMC). He is a Charter Member and Life Director of the Gold Coast Builders Association (GCBA), where he also was a VP of Councils, VP of Communication, a Royal Spike, and Founder of the Remodelers and Custom Builders Council. He also is a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the National Aging-In-Place Council (NAIPC), Age Safe America (Business Advisory Group Member), and Accessible Home Improvement of America (AHIA).
Steve received the 2007 "IRM President’s Award" and the 2008 "Trina Ripley Award for Excellence in Education" from IRM. He was awarded the "William 'Bill' Molster Award" for 2012 for outstanding lifetime achievement in furthering the aims of the National Sales & Marketing Council (NSMC). He also has received the Million Dollar Circle Award, the NAHB Remodeler's "Sales Closer Achievement Award" and was named "Broker of The Year." In 2015, he was named "CAPS Educator of the Year" by the NAHB.
He holds the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS), the Certified Environmental Access Consultant (C.E.A.C.), the Master Certified New Home Sales Professional (MCSP), and the Master In Residential Marketing (MIRM) designations, among others.