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2019 Spring Parade of Homes
April 27, 28 and May 4 , 5
Saturdays and Sundays
1 – 5pm
New homes, remodeled homes, developments.
Registration: $890 prior to March 1. $990 through March 29
Congrats to Preston Harris, who recently earned his Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist Educational Designation
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.
NCHBA DISASTER RELIEF ALERT
Hurricane Florence left a wide path of destruction throughout the entire state and especially in central and eastern North Carolina.
In light of this disaster, the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Home Builders Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc. (NCHBECF) announced the establishment of the “Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Fund” to aid members of the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA) in recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence.
Please donate now online with a credit card or send a check addressed to:
Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Fund
PO Box 99090
Raleigh, NC 27624
“Since rivers have yet to crest and flood waters recede, accurate damage estimates are not yet possible, however, we know our members in the affected areas have suffered greatly along with our fellow citizens,” said Gary Embler, NCHBECF Chairman. “We intend to help our members so they can in turn assist their neighbors.”
“The NCHBECF is a Sec. 501 (c)(3) entity conferring federal tax deductibility to donations,” said Mike Carpenter, NCHBA Executive Vice President. “I know our members will give generously in order to make the greatest impact possible.”
“As has always been the case in past natural disasters, home builders and tradespeople will be leading the way in rebuilding our state,” added current NCHBA President Alan Banks.