We put out a request last month for AIP Pros to share the type of
work they do and the fees involved. As we get more in we'll compile
a report or chart to put up on our website. We're off to a good
start with people from both coasts of the U.S. telling us about
Certified master builder, certified master remodeler, certified
ageing in place specialist (CAPS), OSHA certified, CESCL
certified, Building scientist professional, BPI certified, Green
Years in Business
Cost plus 20% most of the time.
Hatfield, PA 19440 (outside of Philadelphia)
Certified Interior Designer with 19 years experience, CAPS since
2007,25 years as RN (in the field of Woman’s Health at all stages of
life) prior to design- still maintain license. My design focus is
1. 50 plus empty nesters doing remodels to help them see ahead and
inconspicuously meet future needs so that they may stay in their
home as long as possible. I am very active in our local chapter of
NARI (National Assoc. Of the Remodeling Industry) and collaborate
with many local contractors. Won a Contractor of the Year, North
East US award for Universal Design along with a local contractor.
2. Consult with 60-90 yr. ‘young’ folks who are moving from their
home of many years to resize their lives. I provide a plan by way of
listening to what they feel is important to take to the new
residence, photograph and measure the items and the obtain a floor
plan in the new residence. I then plan the space for the most safe
environment to make their new residence feel like their home. Often
I must educate them on replacing pieces of furniture, choose
contrasting colors in flooring and countertops and the paint choices
that will provide the with an upbeat but safe visual environment.
My fee is $300-500 to do the floor plan service and $100 per hour to
consult on a remodel or future planning. In the process we often
discuss my service of staging their home so that they can make the
sale period most efficient. My style, ala RN, is to be very
supportive of the emotional difficulty and family conflicts that can
arise during this transitional period.
I come at this from personal experience of having a husband 68, with
Parkinson's and taking care of a friend with MS, age 63. I am 63. As
an industry, we have to figure out the labels. AIP is not understood
by the consumer. We hate being called Seniors. I do not mind
Boomers- at least it is a bit feisty.
A growing cadre of Americans are
finding themselves caring for aging relatives with increasing
medical needs and dwindling financial resources. Indeed, more than
49 million Americans, or about 20 percent of the population, care
for someone over the age of 50 who is ill or aging -- a number that
has steadily increased over the past decade, according to the
National Alliance for Caregiving. Source:
The Rising Cost of Caring For
Mom and Dad
AIP Pros to tell us about your work! What you do, your certifications,
how you charge and where you live. We think this is good
information for consumers who are looking to hire people and for
professionals growing their businesses.
If you're willing to help with this report then send us an email
Full Name, Phone Number
Type of work you do:
Assessments, Design, Build, etc.
Your contact information will NOT be published unless you tell us
otherwise. What we will
report is city, state, work performed, how much you charge.
We appreciate your help! Please send your email to