We have a talented team of Professionals ready to help improve your home.
Our professionals include accessibility specialists with backgrounds in physical/occupational therapy*, designers, architects, builders, and construction professionals who will listen to you and help you achieve your goals.
Joe Caravella, CAPS – Project Manager/co-owner
Joe has over 17 years of experience in the remodeling industry. He is a graduate of Marquette University Joe and is owner of Caravella Paintworks, LLC – a company that has demonstrated some of the finest workmanship and finishing work in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas. Joe is committed to quality craftsmanship, integrity, and customer service which has contributed to his stellar reputation. Joe has also attended training conferences on aging in place and accessible remodeling. Joe is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), and has attended numerous conferences such as the Kitchen and Bath industry Show, and International Homebuilders Show for the latest products for your home remodeling needs.
Rob Horkheimer, MPT, CAPS, CEAC, ECHM – Accessibility Specialist/co-owner
Rob graduated from Marquette University with a Masters in physical therapy. Rob has over 10 years of experience as a physical therapist working with individuals with varied impairments. Rob has earned the Executive Certificate in Home Modifications credential from the University of Southern California and has attended various continuing education opportunities on accessible home modifications. Rob has performed extensive research into resources, services, and products out there to help promote wellness, independence and safety for individuals. Rob has attended national conferences on remodeling and accessible equipment for the home, and also recently completed his Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) certification. Rob has also completed his certified environmental access consultant (CEAC) certification.
Edward Still – Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ed was born in West Allis Wisconsin and current lives in Mukwonago WI. He is a graduate of Nathan Hale high school and received his bachelor of arts in business admin from Ottawa University. Edward has 9 years of management experience and 10 years of sales experience which underlies his commitment to seamless communication and quality customer service. Edward believes in providing superior customer experience by going above and beyond expectations. He has excelled in the field of accessibility and a passion particularly for serving individuals with disabilities and those striving to remain at home as long as possible. Edward prides himself in building long term relationships with his clients and their families, working closely with our therapists, designers, and tradesmen to meet the needs of our clients.
Brian Drew, ASID – Interior Designer/Project Manager
Brian has a bachelor degree in psychology and human development, with additional background in painting, finish work, landscape design and color theory. He trained in environmental psychology looking at how people are affected by their home and work environments. Brian has an associate’s degree in interior design and worked for 4 years for Peabody’s Interiors, one of the higher end design firms in the Midwest. Brian has provided interior design work throughout Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. He describes his main design philosophy as modern with a focus on simplicity and symmetry, however he has worked with clients in all types of design aesthetics. Brian is ASID affiliated and summarizes his approach saying, “I always tell people that while I will always have opinions and a view on what I think the end product should be, my job is to make their home work for them. I don’t live there, so in the end I will do what I can to put the very best things in their home to make it work for them, and look great at the same time.”
Katie Horkheimer, OTR -Accessibility Specialist
Katie graduated from Mount Mary college with a professional degree in occupational therapy*. Katie has worked since 2001 as a registered and licensed occupational therapist*. Katie’s primary experience has been with rehabilitation of children with disabilities though she has experience with persons of all ages. Katie has undergone numerous continuing education opportunities and training programs for accessible design as well as aging in place. She has done extensive research in accessible remodeling and home modifications and is passionate, meticulous, and dedicated to accessible design for persons of all ages and needs.
Our organization values continued education and learning and regularly attend industry educational seminars, trade shows and conferences. We hold memberships in NARI – the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, the BBB – Better Business Bureau, AHIA – Accessible Home Improvements of America, Answers for Elders, and have attended industry leading conference including: The International Homebuilder’s Show, National Kitchen and Bath Industry show, the Abilities Expo, Medtrade, and more. We do this to remain current and ensure that we are providing the most current and practical solutions that will help you to achieve and remain independent in your home.
*Though BILD members do have a medical background we do not provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, or medical services to our clients.