Cohen Construction Inc. earns ‘aging-in-place’ designation
EDWARDS — Jeff Cohen, of Cohen Construction Inc., is now one of a group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging-in-Place designation, identifying him as a building professional with the skills and knowledge necessary to remodel or modify a home to meet the needs of the older population, disabled owners or their visitors.
The National Association of Homebuilders, in partnership with the AARP and the Home Innovation Research Labs, created the program, which includes training and education on the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to compete in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry — home modifications for aging-in-place.
Cohen Construction has been building and remodeling homes in the Vail Valley for more than 27 years. Cohen is a strong believer in continuing education in the building industry. Earning the aging-in-place designation was a natural progression for him to continue providing state of the art construction services as well as much-needed service for this active community.
Aging-in-place graduates include remodelers, builders, designers, architects, occupational therapists and others who help homeowners remain in their homes safely, independently and comfortable as they age. In three days of coursework, the curriculum incorporates market demographics, communication techniques, marketing, common barriers and solutions, building codes and standards, product ideas and resources and business management.
“I look forward to helping homeowners in the Vail Valley make the changes they need to enable them to live in their homes for a long, long time,” Cohen said.