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The Building Opportunities Summit

Save the date! The 2023 Building Opportunities Summit will be November 9-11 in San Antonio, Texas.

The summit will take place at the Hilton Palacio del Rio (see details below).

Hilton Palacio del Rio
200 South Alamo
San Antonio, TX 78205

More information coming soon!

2022 Building Opportunities Summit

The 2022 Building Opportunities Summit was a great way for those in the home accessibility industry to gather after three years without any events solely dedicated to home access.

2022 Award Recipients

A major highlight of the summit was honoring some special individuals in the industry with several awards.

The 2022 Valued Partner of VGM Live at Home Award went to Robert Gurinowitsch from Bestbath. Robert has been instrumental in connecting Live at Home with new members who are passionately engaged in the home access market. He also connected us to Rob Leonard who is our partner in developing an apprenticeship program. He has been a key person for Bestbath as they have grown their dealer network in the last two years. Follow him on Facebook and you will see he has a great family life and enjoys some great food, whether he cooks it himself at home or out with his clients at some excellent restaurants. Cheers Robert, and thanks for your great work in growing the home access industry.



The 2022 Most Valuable Member Award went to Darren Corcoran from Cor Freedom/Vets Access in Flushing, MI. Darren, along with his brother Dan, were key contributors to our Master CEAC courses, and Darren has participated in helping with our apprenticeship program and whitepaper project. We are also working with the Cor Freedom team on improving our educational offerings by filming his team as they remodel a home for both wheelchair users and aging in place applications, which was purchased right beside their business.

Darren and the Cor Freedom team have stepped up time and again to bring education to the industry and share their expertise for the whole industry to grow. What an honor it is to work with them and call them friends. 


The 2022 Home Access Pay it Forward Award went to Vince Pelose with Access to Independence (ATI), who will be retiring in January from the industry. Under Vince’s leadership, we were able to host three to five consecutive days of hands-on factory training at their business. Their 9,000 square foot showroom, their products on display, and the attached classroom makes for a perfect setting for this type of training. Vince was also happy to help any member looking for advice or help through a phone call or visit to their showroom. He truly showed the spirit of helping the industry grow and helping our members get their technicians the training needed to do the job right. He may be leaving the industry, but his legacy will be remembered for years to come. We are pleased to announce that Lyn Weiss, the new CEO of ATI, will continue to welcome VGM members to training next year. We will miss Vince, but we believe that we will cross paths again.  



We also honored Bill Stelzer, who has been a consultant for Live at Home since its inception, with the Home Access Lifetime Achievement Award. Bill has authored many of our educational programs, spoke at several of our events, hosted many of our trainings at Access to Independence, and taken hundreds of calls from members who wanted his advice. Bill’s example of integrity, doing the job right, and showing empathy for the people we serve are the fundamentals that Live at Home lives by. His values are faith and family first, helping this industry, and being the #1 fan of the Green Bay Packers. The man has a twinkle in his eye and a genuineness that endears him to everyone he meets. He will no longer officially be a consultant for us, but we will keep his phone number handy when things come up.



Below are links to the 2022 agendas to give you insight into what you can expect from future summits.

Click Here for Executive Track Agenda

Click Here for Installer Track Agenda


Thank You To Our 2022 Sponsors!

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:


Thank you to our Lanyard Sponsor:



Participating Partners: