Now more than ever, homeowners and their loved ones are looking for reputable, experienced home contractors who can perform safety upgrades, such as installing a walk-in tub or a no-step entranceway, that allow residents to age-in-place comfortably or with less assistance from a caregiver or family member. Doppler Construction is proud to be a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, and as part of this, we work hard to find the best products and techniques available to serve our clients.
Recently, members of Doppler Construction made a trip to the headquarters of Rane Tubs in Sparta, Tennessee, to learn more about these popular walk-in tubs. Here we’ll share information on Rane Tubs and why they’re a good option for many homeowners and healthcare facilities, plus we’ll explain what it means to be a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist and how these companies are helping seniors.
Since 1990, Rane Bathing Systems has been manufacturing walk-in tubs in Sparta, Tennessee for both residential customers and commercial clients like hospitals and residential care facilities. They recently opened up their 50,000 square foot facility to several of their installation partners, including Doppler Construction, for a behind-the-scenes look at how Rane Tubs are made, and to offer one-on-one installation and care tips for their products.
Most Rane models feature movable sides, allowing users to enter and exit the tub easily. In lower grade tubs from other manufacturers, movable sides have been known to cause leaks, making the tub difficult to use and causing problems for owners. This is not an issue with Rane Tubs, which are each hand made in the USA to ensure the highest standards and result in easy, stress-free ownership for years to come. During the open house, staff from Rane Tubs shared insight into their detailed manufacturing and quality control process that has helped make them one of the most popular choices for walk-in bathing systems.
Rane offers a wide range of products to make homes more accessible to all, including baths and showers with many door styles and options, as well as ADA accessible washbasins and height-adjustable kitchen cabinets. The technicians at Rane answered questions and offered tips on the unique features and requirements of each product to help installers like Doppler Construction learn about the options available to homeowners seeking an aging-in-place remodel.
The relationship Doppler Construction has built with suppliers like Rane Tubs is just one of the many ways we are committed to helping homeowners make the most of their property. We are proud to be Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS), recognized for our ability to assist customers who need safety and mobility upgrades.
The CAPS program was created by the National Association of Home Builders and is designed to teach builders and remodelers the technical, business, and customer service skills needed to help clients live safely in their homes as they age. Applicants are required to complete a series of courses and sign a code of ethics before they can earn CAPS certification. Continuing education in the aging-in-place building industry is also required.
For customers, this means that a CAPS certified builder has additional training, experience, and resources available for helping homeowners create a safe and comfortable place to call their own. This is why the CAPS builders at Doppler Construction aren’t satisfied to just sell Rane Tubs – they’ve taken the time to meet the people who build them and understand exactly how to get the most from products like these.
Some remodels are about making a space look more pleasing. But for seniors and those with mobility issues, sometimes a remodel is the only way to stay in your home safely. Doppler Construction understands the complex and important needs of aging-in-place and ADA accessibility projects, and we love helping our customers find ways to make better use of their home. Contact our office today to schedule a free estimate for your home remodeling project.
If you have questions or would like a free estimate we’d love to hear from you. Call us today at 219-661-1011 to see what Doppler Construction can do for you and your family.