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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-04-25

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Open Door I Elder Living Construction

There's No Place




Elder Living Construction specializes
in remodeling that makes your home
1()111" I safe for years to come.

t the core of it all, Elder Living
Construction LLC in Farmington Hills is
a remodeling company — but not an
ordinary remodeling company.
With its focus on aging-in-place home
design, Elder Living Construction has created
a niche that's unique to Wayne, Oakland,
Macomb, Livingston and Washtenaw
counties, says partner Barb Baker.
Founded by builders Roger Burghdoff
and Tim Saling in 2011, the company looked
to specialize during a challenging time for
the building industry. Burghdoff embraced
the motto: "Homes for living, homes
for life," which led them to develop the
focus on Universal Design and safe home
modifications. Baker came in as a partner
a year ago. In addition to her business and
marketing background, she brings firsthand
experience from caring for a husband with
brain cancer at home.
Other team members are Louie Caponi,
a seasoned kitchen and bath designer,
with a reputation as a problem-solver, and

Carol Green, an
think about like multiple
occupational therapist
counter heights or
who specializes in
installing a pot filler over
home modification.
the stove."
Their Universal
Elder Living Construc-
Design Center in
- bon always has a focus on
Farmington Hills
function and safety.
displays kitchens and
The company also
baths designed for all,
collaborates with the
with special features
home care and medical
that truly can make
communities to meet their
Occupational therapist Carol Green with a
a difference for the
clients' safety needs.
dual drawer dishwasher.
elderly or physically
Elder Living
Construction offers a
Some examples include a curb-less
free in-home consultation to partner with
shower without a threshold for easy access;
potential clients about style, budget and any
wall-mounted vanities that are wheelchair
special needs. Elder Living is a full-service
accessible with convenient storage; dual-
construction company that employs its own
drawer dishwashers that allow small loads to
workers and operates with a lead carpenter
be washed as well as easy access; and a cook
at the helm of every project.
top on a motorized adjustable base.
"When faced with changes, we are
"People are often surprised at some of
a resource to help develop a plan for
the unique products on display," Baker says.
yourself or a loved one to remain safe and
"We suggest things people don't typically
independent at home," Baker says. ❑


Do you want to remain independent
and safe in your existing home?

See your dream unfold as we work with you one-on-one...

Let our designers share fresh ideas, a perspective on space, and the latest technologies to inspire you.

With over 30 years of building and remodeling experience, our team can work within your budget to
develop a plan for your current and future needs.

Visit us at


27260 Haggerty Rd., Suite Al
Farmington Hills, MI 48331


Whether it's minor updates or a total renovation, our experienced construction professionals take
care of the last detail for you!

We provide a wide spectrum of services to meet the needs of people caring for aging parents,
children with special needs and adults who want to ensure they can remain
independent as they age! Let our experience help you with your needs assessment.

Contact us to see how we can help preserve your independent lifestyle.

Call for a FREE
in-home evaluation!



OPEN DOOR Magazine •

May 2013

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Certified aging-in-place specialist I Member of National Association of Home Builders
Building Industry Association of Southeast Michigan I Builiding Industry Association Remodelers Council
Green Built Southeast Michigan Council

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