John Techel of JT Construction Now Certified as Aging in Place Specialist


John Techel Now Certified Aging in Place Specialist

Elkhart Lake, April, 2012

John Techel, owner of JT Construction, LLC., in Elkhart Lake WI, has been designated a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). Techel’s training covered specific guidelines set by the National Association of Home Builders, including the construction of barrier-free environments and accessibility-minded updates to the homes of active adults, seniors, and those with special needs, allowing them to remain living independently for a longer period of time.

The advantages to working with a CAP Specialist include the fact that Techel’s training allows him to serve a wide variety of individuals with physical limitations, and he possess a depth of knowledge in specific product and design features that serves this particular population.

Techel’s work includes updates to bathrooms, including installation of low-curb and no-curb bathing facilities; improved, user-friendly kitchen cabinetry and handles; updates to the overall floor plan that facilitate mobility, and installing low-maintenance exterior surfaces and zero-step entries. Each project is completed specifically with the homeowner’s needs in mind, with care and a high degree of respect for those involved.

“Many existing homes don’t address these needs, and the one-time expense of updating vs. a nursing home stay can improve an aging homeowner’s quality of life,” Techel said.

Techel’s training emphasized the resources available to individuals needing accessibility updates, along with an understanding of this growing population and their specific needs. He is also a member of the Senior Advisor’s Team, a network of healthcare and financial professionals based in Plymouth, WI, who provide resources and care to the elderly.

Another aspect of Techel’s professional CAPS training involved working closely with active adults who are either considering barrier-free new construction, or updates to an existing home, both with the goal of aging in place in an environment of their choosing.

“Forty-five percent of remodeling is done by people over 50 years of age,” Techel said. “CAPS design takes into account both current and future living circumstances.”

Techel said the CAPS certification is a natural extension of JT Construction, LLC, a business he’s owned for 18 years. He is also a member of the Sheboygan Falls, Plymouth and Elkhart Lake Chambers of Commerce.

For more information, contact:

John Techel

JT Construction, LLC.

304 Kettleview Court

Elkhart Lake WI 53020


One Response to John Techel of JT Construction Now Certified as Aging in Place Specialist

  1. Lynda says:

    Way to go John–now I know I will have a “quality” old folks home.

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