Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, MCSP, MIRM, (http://stevehoffacker.com) is an award-winning, internationally recognized aging-in-place specialist and instructor. He also teaches the complementary program universal design that stresses accessibility, visitability, and safety in the home. His new construction programs emphasize, sales, marketing, and design of effective living spaces that people can live in for as long as they like rather than the old model of replacing them every few years.
His books on new home sales and universal design have appeared several times on Amazon.com's best-seller lists.
He frequently is interviewed and consulted by national publications and appears at the International Builders' Show as a speaker and instructor on aging-in-place design, visitability, accessibility, marketing remodeling and related services, and new home sales techniques. He has produced and taught courses on universal design for the Florida Contractor's Industry Licensing Board (CILB) and the University of Florida's County Extension Service.
A past National Director of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and member of the National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC), he received the "IRM President's Award" in 2007, the "Trina Ripley Excellence in Education Award" in 2008, and the "William 'Bill' Molster Award" in 2013 - all for excellence in new home sales education at the national level. He has received other sales achievement awards as well, including the "Million Dollar Circle."
He teaches certification courses for aging-in-place and new home sales plus many others on universal design, sales techniques, and marketing. In 2015, he was named by NAHB as the "CAPS Educator of the Year."