Award-winning (NAHB’s 2015 “CAPS Educator of the Year” and 2020 NAHB “Educator of the Year“) Aging In Place Master Instructor Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, CEAC, SHSS, is now in his fifteenth year of teaching the three required courses for the CAPS designation and the Universal Design class: CAPS I – “Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client” (formerly called “Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility” prior to May 2017), CAPS II – “Design Concepts For Livable Homes & Aging In Place” (called “Design/Build Solutions For Aging & Accessibility” prior to May 2017), and CAPS III – “Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place” (new class as of October 25, 2017 that replaces the requirement of “Business Management For Building Professionals” as the required third class). He also instructs classes and conducts webinars on sales and marketing (including lead generation techniques and strategies), universal design, and other aging in place and accessibility-related topics.

Hundreds of professionals from across the United States (every state in the lower 48) and Canada, and even China, Singapore, New Zealand, Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, Nigeria, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Chile have taken Steve’s courses – representing general contractors, remodelers, home builders, handymen, land developers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, nurses, home health agencies, case managers, nursing home administrators, architects, durable medical equipment companies, electricians, carpenters, flooring contractors, lighting specialists, plumbing supply companies, security systems, property managers, university faculty, interior designers, kitchen and bath designers, financial planners, building materials suppliers, product manufacturers, retailers, appliance distributors, local governments, housing agencies, senior service agencies, home inspectors, real estate sales professionals, insurance agents, lenders, and several others.

Here are a few brief video testimonials from attendees to give you an idea of their takeaways and experiences from the CAPS and universal design classes that they have taken with Steve so you will have a better idea of what to expect when you take a class with Steve.

For more insights on the benefits of CAPS training and aging in place strategies that Steve has recorded, visit the Aging In Place Videos page. Click for More Information On Universal Design Classes.

  • Builders, Contractors & Remodelers


    • Maryland Remodeler Carl Ramsey Discusses His Experiences In Taking The CAPS Classes


    • New York Builder John Colaruotolo Talks About Why He Took The CAPS Training


    • Contractor Wayne Waller On What He Learned From The CAPS Training With Steve Hoffacker


    • Florida Design/Build Contractor Ed Dougherty On How The CAPS Program Will Help Him


    • Missouri Accessible Remodeling Contractor Austin Miller On The Universal Design Class

  • Occupational Therapist (OTs and COTAs) and Physical Therapists (PTs and PTAs)


    • PTA Steve DiStafano On Using The CAPS Training For His Senior Services Business


    • New York OT Lisa Clark Talks About Taking The CAPS & Universal Design/Build Classes


    • New York OT and Remodeling Company Manager Jacqui Harris On The CAPS Training


    • Virginia Kitchen & Bath Designer Ricki Weber Reflects On Steve Hoffacker's CAPS Classes


    • Florida ASID Steve Hefner On CAPS Training & Serving The Needs Of His Senior Clients


    • ASID Paula Hesch Talks About Steve's Lead Generation Classes For Her Business

  • Aging In Place Consultants


    • Virginia Kitchen & Bath Designer Ricki Weber Reflects On Steve Hoffacker's CAPS Classes


    • Florida ASID Steve Hefner On CAPS Training & Serving The Needs Of His Senior Clients


    • ASID Paula Hesch Talks About Steve's Lead Generation Classes For Her Business

  • Interior Designers and Kitchen & Bath Designers


    • Florida CAPS Consultant George Holiday Talks About Taking Steve Hoffacker's Training


    • CAPS Educator/Consultant Sue Gruber, About Steve Hoffacker's Universal Design/Build Class

  • Senior Service Agencies and Non-Profits


    • Ohio Aging In Place Veteran Joe Gage, CAPS, Discusses CAPS & Universal Design Classes


    • Clay McQuerry, Missouri Rebuilding Together, Discusses The CAPS Training He Received


    • Don Hoerman, ATP, CT Assistive Technolgy Service On Takeaways From CAPS Classes

See What CAPS/Universal Design Class Attendees Say