Steve Hoffacker Is Your Home Modifications & Repairs CAPS Instructor
Steve Hoffacker CAPS CEAC SHSS has a long history with real estate sales and new construction and has been a city planner, helping to analyze land use and demographic patterns. As an amateur remodeler for his own homes and as a volunteer for many non-profit organizations, Steve has completed many remodeling and construction projects.
His efforts include installing a new roof from deck replacement to finished product (including valley steel, drip edge, paper, nailing, and finish shingles) on more than one building, bathroom remodels from the shell (including demolition and fixture and tile removal to get to that point) to completion, kitchen remodels, and many other handyman-type projects – installing lighting, completing electrical repairs, hanging pocket doors, reversing door swing and hanging new pre-hung doors, installing electronic locks, replacing windows and cabinets, and more.
Steve gets construction! He also appreciates that many repairs and improvements are going to be smaller budget, quicker to complete ones – something you can handle quite well.
He understands the complementary role than handymen play in the overall picture of creating effective aging in place remodeling scenarios. Some projects are going to require a quicker response and be simpler and less expensive to complete than others. Handymen are well suited for the smaller jobs and serve the client well when they need that quick response and results. General contractors usually tend toward the larger projects, although not in every case.
Steve stresses the roles that everyone can play in a home modification project and definitely sticks up for the contributions of the handyman in the process. You’ll enjoy his inclusion of your profession, and you’ll appreciate having the Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS) designation. Your clients are requesting professionals with this designation!
Testimonials from Handymen
“It was a real pleasure to have Steve as the instructor for the three CAPS classes I took recently. Steve makes every area of instruction fun and interesting. He has a way of making his classes much more like a conversation than an actual instructor. I wish I had had more instructors like Steve when in college – I would have paid much closer attention! If you have the opportunity to attend one of Steve’s classes, grab it.” – Don Malone, CAPS, Builder Assistance Corporation/HandyPro, Port Saint Lucie, Florida
“Steve is a very articulate and well-researched, read, and educated person in his profession. I am someone who is extremely attentive to detail and analytical. I study quite a lot of information and try to leave no stone unturned in my professional areas of expertise. Steve leaves nothing to be desired and makes it hard for any expert to contribute. At the same time, he appreciates the OT’s, brand owners, and contractors’ unique positions and creates an open dialogue for them to communicate effectively amongst each other and develop the understanding to create powerful networking connections that benefit everyone from manufacture all the way down to the user in this complex field. I am extremely fortunate to have had his tutelage. It will serve my business far in excess of what I can see at this point in our growth. I am absolutely certain of that. Thank you, Steve!” – Kevin Schlosser, CAPS, Owner, Home Tech Handyman Ltd., Littleton, Colorado
“I really enjoyed the CAPS class this past week. The teachings gave me a new understanding of visitability and universal design that I think I now understand and can utilize to everyone’s advantage.” – Elaine Deremer Cook PE, PMP, CEAC, CAPS, President of HandyPro of the SpaceCoast, Merritt Island, Florida
“I just wanted to say how much I appreciated and enjoyed your CAPS I, II, III classes that I participated in recently. The information you shared and the “real life” situations you presented helped me see Aging in Place in a whole new light. I hope to use this valuable information to assist others with the challenges they face and to make their lives easier. Thanks Steve!” – Mark Rowlett, CAPS, Jacksonville, Florida
“If you are looking to become CAPS certified, hurry to sign up for one of Steve’s classes! His breadth of knowledge and expertise in the aging-in-place space are unparalleled!” – Carmen Hendricks, CAPS, TruBlue House Care of Vienna, Oakton, Virginia