PILESGROVE — Jim Steward, owner of Mr. Handyman of Woodstown, Swedesboro, and Sewell is now one of the select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, identifying him as a technician with the skills and knowledge necessary to 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.
Mr. Handyman is your one-call solution for a wide range of home and commercial maintenance and repair needs. The company was founded in 1996 and has over 200 local franchises around the country. The local franchise was opened by local residents and brothers Jim and Jon Steward in 2020 and services most of Gloucester and Salem County.
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 continuing to help homeowners in South Jersey make the changes they need to enable them to live in their homes for a long, long time,” said Jim Steward.
For additional information about the CAPS program, visit www.nahb.org/caps. For more information about Mr. Handyman visit www.mrhandyman.com/woodstown-swedesboro-sewell or call (856)259-3186 and speak to one of their customer service representatives.