Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, has been involved in some aspect of housing for over four decades – as a professional sociologist, certified urban planner, licensed real estate broker, new construction consultant, and certified aging in place specialist. He has seen first-hand what has gone into home construction and acquisition in many markets around the country – in recent times and over past decades. He even has completed many small construction projects on his own so he has hands-on experience with several home modification and construction projects.
Many details of a home make them troublesome or problematic for the people who live in them and for those who visit for dinner or dessert, cocktails, a party, discussion groups, card games, TV or movie watching, or just for conversation. Depending on the age of the home and where it is located, there may several concrete steps required to enter, a small entry landing or stoop, narrow hallways and doorways, cabinets and closets that are hard to access and use, limited lighting, windows that are small or too high, and tricky flooring. Electric service may be outdated or inadequate.
Safety, comfort, convenience, and accessibility are the four main factors that contribute to how enjoyable a living space is for the full-time occupants and their guests and visitors. These attributes are easily evaluated as part of a home assessment review, analysis, or observation.
Steve is available to help you answer questions about how a space is being used or what it might take to provide a better solution. He may do this as a phone consultation, by asking you to email him photos of the rooms or areas of the home in question, conducting a virtual tour of the property online, or he may have a Zoom session with you.
He also is able to connect you with professionals in your local market or from elsewhere who have the special skills to help you be successful and effective in creating solutions or working with your clients.
While the human performance characteristics of the occupants of the living space are important in evaluating how that home environment provides for them, Steve also considers the physical aspects of the home and how they relate to its use.
Contact Steve for his expertise in working on your home or that of a client, for incorporating him into one of your projects, or for connecting with resources that help you create the solutions you require.
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