A Personalized Approach
Dave Karas has been a professional, licensed remodeling contractor for over 30 years. He has repaired, replaced, and rebuilt both new and existing properties throughout his successful career. Dave is a Certified Aging In Pace Specialist, also known as CAPS.
Dave has talked on N.P.R.'s morning and contributed to USA Today.
"We enjoy working together with Spaulding rehabilitation and the Cape Cod VNA to assure you have the proper safety measures in place at home to maintain mobility and to help prevent falls."
“We have always enjoyed the relationship with our customer that develops from working together. I highly value my customers.”
Dave and his wife, Patti, reside on Cape Cod.
Dave is also a member of the Community Care Resource Group
Community Care Resource Group is an organization of caring Professionals who serve seniors in the Cape Cod region. Our Mission is; To connect with one another, collaborate on ideas and provide information and referrals for seniors in our community.
Our key to obtaining and retaining the satisfaction of our valued customers, colleagues and our own organization are communication, teamwork, a display of craftsmanship and exceptional leadership. All of our projects are carefully planned, scheduled and managed in order to meet established goals of on time completion and our own set standards for quality.
We bring an approach of creativity, innovation and collaboration to our craft. It is in that spirit that we work around any unexpected obstacles or changes with each project. We seek the same from all professionals we work with.
We have practices in place to support our customers and the ultimate success of each project. While drawing on a wealth of construction knowledge and experience, our team has what it takes to succeed- one project at a time. We enlist the best teams of trades people and use quality, value-added materials and finishes in our work. We regard the ingenuity of design and quality of construction as highly as we value in the outcome of our clients’ remodel.
We promote safety in the home, energy and resource conservation on every job site and coach our crew on best practices for healthy, safe building. We take into consideration the specific environmental needs of our clients when designing and remodeling their new living space.
Finding an AIG or CAPS Specialist
Many homeowners are eager to age in place. An AARP survey found that almost 90 percent of people over 65 want to stay in their residences for as long as they could. If you’d like to renovate your home accordingly, you’ll want to find a lisenced, insured specialist to help you do so.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and AARP have developed the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) program for just this purpose. Although most CAPS pros are home remodelers, they can also be health professionals such as occupational therapists who are experts with physical mobility issues.
The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists fine tunes the concept of universal design — eliminating barriers for people of all ages — and focus on issues critical to the aging population. The cost for home modifications can range from hundreds for widening a doorway to several thousand dollars or more, for remodeling a bathroom.