Congrats to Preston Harris, who recently earned his Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist Educational Designation
Preston Harris, General Contractor, Solid Foundation Construction
Winston-Salem – October 2018
Preston Harris, Solid Foundation Construction, is now one of the select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, identifying him as a General Contractor with the skills and knowledge necessary to remodel or modify a home to meet the unique needs of the older population, disabled owners or their visitors.
The National Association of Home Builders, in partnership with the AARP and NAHB Research Center, created the CAPS 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.
Preston began his business in the Spring of 2009. He established Solid Foundation Construction LLC in the Summer of 2011. Preston prides himself on his creative and pragmatic approach to his clients’ goals to improve and customize their homes.
Preston and his remodeling team believe in listening to and visioning with their clients. Turning houses into dream homes is the foundation of SFC’s work.
CAPS graduates include remodelers, builders, designers, architects, occupational therapists and others who help homeowners remain in their homes safely, independently and comfortably as they age.
In three days of coursework, the CAPS curriculum incorporates market demographics, communication techniques, marketing, common barriers and solutions, building codes and standards, product ideas and resources and business management. CAPS program graduates are required to maintain their designation by attending continuing education programs and/or participating in community service projects.
“I look forward to helping homeowners in the Triad make the changes they need to enable them to live in their homes for a long, long time,” said Preston.
For additional information about the CAPS program, visit www.nahb.org/caps.
$ave with the GM Fleet Private Offer for NAHB Members
NAHB Members are eligible for a Private Offer of up to $1,000 towards the purchase or lease of select new Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicles. General Motors Fleet is offering incentives on 2017-2018 Malibu midsize sedans, select Colorado and Canyon midsize pickups, and Express and Savana full-size vans. Fleet customers purchasing from dealer inventory can receive $500 in Fleet Cash1, which can be combined with the NAHB Private Offer, National Fleet Purchase Program for Stock Units (FQV) and Business Choice Offers on qualifying vehicles. Must take delivery by October 1, 2018.
Example offer for NAHB members who are business owners and purchasing a 2018 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Van:
$1,000 Private Offer + $4,750 National Fleet Purchase Program + $1,200 Upfit Cash Allowance + $500 Fleet Cash = $7,450 Potential Value.
For Private offer details, visit www.nahb.org/gm.
Find your local Chevrolet Business Elite dealer, visit www.gmfleet.com/locatedealer.
1Valid on 2017 and 2018 model year Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, Chevrolet Colorado (excludes 2SA), GMC Canyon (excludes 2SA) and Chevrolet Malibu.
Only available to qualified non-CAP fleet customers who are purchasing vehicles from their dealer’s retail inventory. Take delivery by 10/1/2018. See dealer for complete details.
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Recently, I received a property tax assessment for an inventory home we have under construction. The home will sell for $800k, so you can imagine the tax bill could be high on this one. Fortunately, we had done the proper paper work to request a lower assessment based on the builder inventory bill that the NCHBA got passed in the General Assembly.
Instead of an assessment of $588,0000, we received a correct assessment of $85,000 – Lot value. The saving in tax is $5505 on this one house! I have paid my HBA membership for 10 years on the savings from this one house.
Be sure to share your own stories of how the HBA has benefitted you and your business when talking with other members. There is so much that we benefit from that ultimately benefits the home owner. Without the NCHBA at work in Raleigh, I would have a very different tax bill today.
Be proud of the team you are on!
Alan C. Banks, Evans Coghill Homes
2018 President – NC Home Builders Association