Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, C.E.A.C., is a highly regarded, much in demand, and widely recognized aging-in-place specialist-instructor and universal design instructor-consultant throughout North America. He has had several students attend his classes from Canada, nearly every state, and China and the Caribbean. He also has taken his more than 30-years of experience and extensive knowledge of residential home layouts and design, new construction and remodeling, aging-in-place strategies, and universal design concepts gained from working with home builders and contractors and folded it into his training programs.
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, as Steve Hoffacker LLC, but offering his teaching and instructional services across North America (recently in Nevada, Missouri, Texas, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Tennessee, and Ohio), Steve uses his extensive sales and marketing 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 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 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) and the Certified Environmental Access Consultant (C.E.A.C.) designations, among others.