People on the Move – Wood Awarded National Certification
Wood Awarded National Certification & Assists Seniors with Aging-In-Place Modifications
Baltimore, MD”” Bob Wood, president of Wood Builders Collaborative in Howard County, has been named a “Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) by the Remodelers Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
There are only a few CAPS certified contractors in the Baltimore area.
This certification, earned after hours of continuing education, designates Mr. Wood as “one of the building industry’s top professionals with skills and knowledge specific to home modifications for aging-in-place.”
The NAHB, in collaboration with AARP, designed the certification program (and continuing education programs to maintain the CAPS designation) to better prepare Remodelers to accommodate the 77 million baby boomers who may need to modify their homes to retain their independence even after a disability or age-related mobility issues set in. Common barriers, codes and standards, product ideas and resources were included in the training.
Mr. Wood is a resident of Woodstock, MD.
In addition to providing aging-in-place services that allow seniors to stay in their homes, Wood Builders Collaborative builds custom home additions, and renovations for clients throughout the Baltimore metro area. The company is a member of the Maryland Home Builders Association and Mr. Wood sits on the Remodelers Council Board of Directors.