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The Detroit Jewish News, 2014-05-15

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Transitions Remodeling



Remodeling helps families update their homes in times of transition.

By Shannon Mackie

hen Barb Baker's husband was
injured in 2010, she knew that her
home would need some renova-
tions to accommodate his needs. But, Barb
didn't anticipate how difficult it would be to
find a construction company with the right
expertise. So, she joined forces with Tim
Saling, Carol Green and Roger Burghdoff to
form Elder Living Construction, now known
as Transitions Remodeling.
The company originally focused on remod-
eling designed to help keep senior citizens in
their homes as they age. Transitions has since
expanded to serve everyone experiencing
a life transition — including young couples
planning to expand their families, multi-gen-
erational families, families with special needs
children and empty nesters.
"Our knowledgeable team can help you
design a kitchen, bathroom, basement or
addition that makes a house your home for a
lifetime" said Barb, who lives in Livonia with
her family. "Our goal is to help keep people
safe and independent in their own home. It's
very rewarding work."
With this expertise in life transitions, Barb,
Carol and Tim's certification as aging-in-


A shower in the new showroom

Occupational therapist Carol Green

place specialists, Carol's credentials as an
occupational therapist, Tim's 30 years in the
construction industry and with experienced
interior designers on staff, Transitions stands
apart from other construction companies.
In addition, the company's staff is highly
trained. Because it uses its own crews — not
sub-contractors — Transitions is able to train
its workers in the best methods using quality
Transitions Remodeling offers a five-year
warranty on workmanship, a testament to
the superiority of its work. The company also
actively partners with home care companies
to meet the needs of their clients.
Carol, who lives in Clawson, says, "We help
people understand the best choice and bud-
get for their remodeling plans. We believe
that accessible design should be functional
and beautiful."
The company opened its one-of-a-kind uni-
versal design showroom in Farmington Hills
in 2012. Universal design refers to designing
for people of all ages and abilities. Customers
can take a virtual tour of the unique show-
room at www.transitionsremodeling.com .
Transitions Remodeling offers free,
no-obligation assessments. To schedule an
appointment, call (888) 248-3510 or visit the

A universally designed kitchen


OPEN DOOR Magazine • May 2014

A unique vanity


"I wanted to thank you for the
wonderful experience of working with
your company while you renovated my
kitchen and basement. Your ideas while
planning my renovations were so helpful
and useful.
"Thanks to Louie and Tim for making
the renovations work within my budget
and for finding creative ways to get great
quality items. To say I am thrilled with
your renovation is an understatement! I
am going to recommend your company
to all my friends and family. If I ever
have another project, your company will
be the one I call."
— Maggie

"My wife and I are very pleased with
Transitions' complete remodeling of
our bathroom. From the initial planning
through final cleanup, they demonstrat-
ed a clear understanding of the needs
of the elderly and disabled. Their crews
worked closely with us to customize the
end results to exactly meet our needs,
yet minimized our inconvenience during
the process."
— Tim

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