We are proud to be one of the very few carpentry remodeling companies in Western Massachusetts that has one or more Certified Aging in Place Specialists working within our company. Jason was certified as in Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) in 2009.
The Remodelers Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in collaboration with the NAHB Research Center, NAHB Seniors Housing Council and AARP developed the CAPS program to address the needs of consumers who want to make their house a home for a lifetime-regardless of one's age, or functional abilities. Jason has been specially trained in the unique needs of older people and the home modifications that can help people continue living independently in their homes longer. He's also been taught the strategies and techniques for designing and building aesthetically pleasing, barrier-free living environments. He's also been trained to understand the codes and standards, common remodeling projects and their cost, product ideas and resources needed to provide comprehensive and practical aging-in-place solutions.
This certification involves several classes that go into great detail about the aging in place process and how we can accommodate our customers that would like to age in place. In order to stay certified, one must also attain C.E.U. or continuing education credits every two years.
The building code in Massachusetts requires that construction of all one and two family dwellings of any size and all other types of buildings containing less than 35,000 cubic feet of enclosed space, including the field erection of such manufactured buildings, must be done under the supervision of a person licensed as a Construction Supervisor (CSL) by the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS). CSL #75795.
For work on existing one-to-four family owner-occupied dwellings, a contractor must also be registered as a Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) with the Office of Consumer Affairs. HIC #158281.
Companies or other entities that for a fee perform, or offer to perform, Renovation Work (as defined in 454 CMR 22.02) must be licensed as Lead-Safe Renovation Contractors or Deleading Contractors pursuant to 454 CMR 22.04, or where eligible, be in possession of a Contractor Licensing Waiver, as outlined below. A Lead-Safe Renovation Contractor may also carry out Moderate Risk Deleading Work where an employee or Responsible Person of said Contractor who has been licensed as a Deleader-Supervisor or Certified as a Lead-Safe Renovator- Supervisor (Moderate Risk Deleading Option) is used to supervise the work. Lead-Safe Renovator Certificate # R-I-18867-10-00906. NAT-F110129-1.
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