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 Electric service may be outdated or inadequate.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.

• For a free 20-minute conversation about your concerns, needs, or issues, check here.
• To discuss your specific needs by phone and to find out how Steve can assist you as a consultant, check here.
• To have Steve conduct a virtual review of your living space call now.
• To locate and be connected with professionals in your local marketplace, call today.

What Steve’s Students Have to Say

Joseph Hernandez
Joseph Hernandez
2024-07-02
Highly recommend this class for anyone looking to improve their knowledge and skillset when it comes to home modifications for our aging populations. Whether you're a contractor, interior designer, occupational or physical therapist, Steve's course has plenty of information to help you advance your skills and capabilities. Steve was concise and informative in all his lectures. What really sets him apart is his willingness to help you both in his courses and even after you are finished.
Dena Carpenter
Dena Carpenter
2024-07-01
Steve does a great job incorporating the OT perspective into his CAPS courses and other classes. The material is relevant and applicable for occupational therapists. Great continuing education course and AOTA approved!
Suma Kaithathara
Suma Kaithathara
2024-06-16
Steve provided invaluable insights during the course. His guidance on legal matters, marketing strategies, various design aspects, and practical case studies was immensely helpful. Overall, it was very informative, and I highly recommend it.
Alysa McKenny
Alysa McKenny
2024-03-21
I have attended Steve's CAPS and Transition Feature course and have found both of them to be engaging, information, and interactive. Steve is both knowledgable and personal when teaching and is very open to questions and comments. The Transition Feature class offered ideas and details regarding how small changes in each room can assist in the overall accessibility and aging and place features of the home. I really appreciated that he emphasized details in the home that clients often times overlook. I look forward to attending more of his classes and webinars.
Tom kinnick
Tom kinnick
2024-03-15
Steve is full of great information and does a wonderful job personalizing the training and tying it back to the participants.
Steve K
Steve K
2024-03-01
I learned so much in Steve's CAPS class! It was interesting, easy to follow, and very professional. It opened my eyes to a lot of things I did not know about. Steve provided a friendly atmosphere, which made it a pleasure to spend three days learning with my other colleagues.
Lori Schipper
Lori Schipper
2024-02-16
I took the CAPS Class and it was very informative and interactive. Steve Hoffacker does an excellent job of explaining the information and helping us understand various scenarios that we may encounter in certain situations. Thank you Steve. I enjoyed the class and learned a lot of useful information to use going forward.
Dee Watkins
Dee Watkins
2024-02-16
Steve is awesome! I was really dreading a 3-day webinar class, But Steve really made it Enjoyable. I really recommend This course!! Very informative and very helpful!
Fuzzter 57
Fuzzter 57
2024-01-05
Steve was great and the courses delivered completely. I highly recommend jumping all in!
Design Accent Renovation
Design Accent Renovation
2023-11-28
“I continue to be amazed at how useful your CAPS I, II, III courses have been for me. It has completely changed how I do interior design. I am doing a lot of work with seniors who need everything you taught and more!” Michelle