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  • May 26, 2021 | Education and Events, Industry News, Legislative Updates, Partnerships

    Home Access Legislation Starting to Move Forward The month of May has seen much activity on the home accessibility federal legislation front! The HomesRenewed Coalition has been working very hard to get a bill introduced that would provide tax incentives for homeowners on defined home modifications and safety upgrades. Rep. Tom Swuozzi from NY has agreed to draft a bill that would allow people to use retirement funds on home modifications. HomesRenewed will allow members...

  • April 28, 2021 | Education and Events, Industry News, Legislative Updates, Partnerships

    In the last month, we have seen many more businesses open at a greater capacity, and with it has come a feeling in the air that both our professional and personal lives are about get much better. This week, many of us here at VGM were able to return to the office and I got to escape my space in the bedroom office at home! Seeing co-workers in person and having personal interactions never felt so good. We will have several new opportunities to talk about in the next few months as we see increased...

  • October 22, 2020 | General, Partnerships

    Joseph Fawcett is the accessibility manager at Health Aid of Ohio and has held this position for the past five years. He is responsible for a team of five, and his daily duties include completing evaluations and supervising installations. The meaningful work that Joseph completes on a daily basis for his clients is a reflection of the true compassion he has for the home modifications industry. "I enjoy helping people," said Joseph. "I come from a big family and we are always doing things for each...

  • August 25, 2020 | General, Partnerships

    In the home modification industry, quality over quantity is important. For Steve Weaver, this concept is the driving force behind his company, EASE, and this is what led to their recent honor of being announced as the 2020 National Contractor of the Year for Universal Design Bathroom. “Quality matters more to us than pumping out the volume, so our clients get to know us, and our commitment to them is probably one of our most endearing characteristics,” states Steve. Steve Weaver...

  • July 15, 2020 | General, Partnerships

    VGM Live At Home strives to build a community of “Best in Class” companies to better serve the customer, and Williams Bros. Health Care Pharmacy does just that. “We’ve been in business since 1899, and it’s a great company to work for,” said Josh Elkins, department manager for the Safe Home Solutions division of Williams Bros. Health Care Pharmacy. “They care about their employees and their customers, and they provide the resources for us to do a great...

  • June 19, 2020 | General, Partnerships

    Greg Shepherd, owner of Ascent Mobility, entered the home modification industry six years ago after working in corporate accounting and finance for the first twenty years of his career. His experience included working with bigger companies, but he later felt that working for a smaller company would be a better fit.   “I began looking for my next move and seeing what was out there,” said Greg. “It seemed like moving to a smaller company would be a good choice.”  Greg...

  • May 20, 2020 | General, Industry News, Partnerships

    When it comes to helping customers find the solution that best suits their needs so they can continue living at home, Jesse Kirchhoff goes above and beyond. Jesse Kirchhoff CAPS, CEAC is the owner of Handyman Solutions/The Aging in Place Store. Jesse got his start in the home modification industry after his mother became sick with cancer 11 years ago. “I realized that there was very little easy-to-find information available if you didn't know the "correct" search terms to look for,”...

  • April 10, 2020 | General, Partnerships

    It is no secret that with the ever-changing climate of COVID-19, everyone is doing their best to stay healthy and safe. For home modification providers, they must follow these same guidelines while also continuing to provide quality services to their customers who rely on them to safely live in their own homes. Now, more than ever, this is especially important to the aging in place community, including Back Home Safely LLC. When Gregg Frank and his wife, Karen, decided to open their own practice...

  • March 19, 2020 | General, Partnerships

    Meet Daniel G. Corcoran, CEAC, CAPs, RRC, Contractor Relations/Design Specialist for Vets Access. Daniel and his brothers own and operate COR Freedom, but they also help their father run Vets Access, which specifically focuses on the VA market. Daniel answered our questions about how he got started in this industry and how their family-owned business went from starting in their parents’ home to expanding in nearly every state and serving veterans across the country. Please describe...

  • March 17, 2020 | Industry News, Partnerships

    VGM Live at Home strives to build a community of “Best in Class” companies to better serve the end-user and create meaningful experiences for their customers. This month, we chatted with Martin Simenc, PE, CAPS, with Home Safety Services about their many rewarding experiences with their customers. One case in particular included building a ramp system in one week for a customer who was recently in a devastating bicycle accident. A physician and avid cyclist was struck by a vehicle...