Aging-in-Place Specialists Honored with National NAHB Remodelers Awards


The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers announced the winners of its annual Homes for Life awards, recognizing excellence in aging-in-place and universal design remodeling projects. The awards were presented at the NAHB Remodelers All-Stars Celebration in Las Vegas during the NAHB International Builders’ Show.

The 2019 Homes for Life awards include five winners and five categories. Reiko Lewis, CAPS, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD + C, of Honolulu, Hawaii, won the Two-Story Remodel category; Nea Poole, AIA, of Midlothian, Va., won the Whole House/Multi-Room Remodel category; Iris Chadab, CAPS, NKBA, of Windows to the Walls Interiors LLC of Alexandria, Va., won the Multi-Generational Remodel; Robert and Evelyn Lenton from the Lenton Company of Palmdale, Cali., won the Bath Remodel category; and Bonnie Lewis, CAPS, Allied ASID, Assoc. IIDA, of Scottsdale, Ariz., won for the Best Overall Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) design.

“These remodelers specializing in aging-in-place help home owners’ dreams come true by implementing custom solutions to last a lifetime,” said 2019 NAHB Remodelers Chair Tim Ellis, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMR, Master CGP, of Bel Air, Md. “The Homes for Life projects exemplify innovative home design that prioritizes safety and style for any age or ability.”

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists are remodelers, general contractors, designers, architects, health care professionals and others who have been taught the strategies and techniques for designing and building aesthetically pleasing, barrier-free living environments to help home owners live in their homes safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level.