Aging In Place

According to the AARP's public policy institute close to 90% of people over the age of 65 would like to remain in their home and community for as long as possible.  Coupled with their findings that also state around 80% of those over 65 believe that they will remain in their home the rest of their lives, the study shows that generations which are facing aging issues are not willing to leave their homes and communities. 

Aging in place is becoming a hot button issue as 8,000 baby boomers turn 65 daily.  This is an issue that is being looked at from many different perspectives, from housing to home health care to muti-generational living. There are many different factors that get people to think of aging in place but mainly it comes down to two scenarios.  The first is of the couple, individual, or family that is planning ahead to how they will spend their golden years. The second scenario is that of the couple, individual, or family that is responding to a crisis moment where they are forced to make quick decisions on the long term care of their loved ones. 

PALS Built was developed to handle both these scenarios but more importantly to handle the crisis scenario.  Our PALS Built consultants are able to work quickly to give you outlines of all the options you have when it comes to aging in place at your home or that of a loved one.  Utilizing our PALS modular home additions we can have a customized addition added to your home in 6-8 weeks from the time we permit the project.

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Vets Helping Vets

Vets Helping Vets, and Practical Assisted Living Structures "PALS" would like to acknowledge the sponsors that made Phase One of this project possible. Our heart fell thanks to this great group of individuals and organizations.

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The Rockfall Company, LLC

Rockfall Company LLC.
The Rockfall Company LLC, is a full service construction company providing clients with a full range of building, construction and project management services. The Company specializes in the design and building of customized modular structures, tailored to the needs of the client. The Rockfall Company provides its clients with an experienced team of planning, design and construction professionals dedicated to obtaining the highest quality homes, home additions and commercial buildings at a cost-effective price, in the shortest period of time. The Rockfall Company LLC has designed, developed and built the Practical Assisted Living Structure (PALS™) that is the core component Phase One of the MacLeod handicap renovation project.

The Rockfall Company LLC has not only committed to completing Phase One of the project, the provision and installation of a "PALS" module at the MacLeod home for Carl's elderly parents, but also joined with No Vet Left Behind and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to raise the funds and furnish the labor to complete Phase Two, the renovation of existing living space to accomodate special needs of Carl MacLeod.

Pro Built Homes

Pro Built Homes
The craftspeople and staff at ProBuilt Homes, Inc. of Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania take pride in building quality modular homes throughout the Northeast. Their owner, Dick Schmidt who spent many years selling and finishing quality modular homes, knows what customers expect and what builders need. When Dick began manufacturing custom modular homes, he set a standard that still prevails today, i.e. a building standard that is tested, measured and retested each day. Dick Schmidt encourages and promotes the best from the team at ProBuilt Homes and our project is the beneficiary of that dedication and commitment. Dick’s generosity and commitment to helping veterans in need has played a major role in the success of Phase One of this project.

ProBuilt Homes, Inc. has contributed the largest single component to Phase One, the manufacture of the PALS™ module itself. The unit was custom built to the design specifications provided by The Rockfall Company LLC, a ProBuilt Distributor in the state of Connecticut.

Walker Crane

Walker Crane & Rigging Corp.
Since 1883, Walker Crane & Rigging Corp. has been a leader in their field of service to the construction industry, setting examples that others have tried to follow. Their vast experience, licensed personnel, and dedication to excellence guarantee that the projects they service are completed properly and on time.

Walker Crane & Rigging Corp. has contributed its crane services in setting the PALS module at the West Haven site, a critical component of the overall project.

Gonzalez Construction

Gonzalez Construction LLC.
Gonzalez Construction is a well-known home improvement roofing and siding company located in Meriden, CT and serving clients throughout the state. The "Gonzalez Way" means striving to exceed a client’s expectations. With a combined 25 years of experience and innovation, Gonzalez Construction is dedicated to providing the most worry-free home remodeling service a homeowner will find anywhere. The company continually offers a smarter and more thorough approach to their projects, beginning and ending with simple excellence in service, product, know-how, and installation expertise. High-quality products are always furnished with superior installation and service, so with Gonzalez Construction a client will get nothing short of the best.

Gonzalez Construction is contributing major services to the project including preliminary site preparation, the actual set-up and installation of the PALS module, and finish work on the module and on the host home.

Superior Products

Superior Products Distributors Inc.
Since 1967, SUPERIOR PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTORS, INC. has been a reliable, responsive supplier of construction materials. Over the years, product lines have grown and the company has expanded its service capability to adapt to the evolving needs of the construction industry. The company’s core contributions to the construction industry continue to be a complete line of concrete accessories, inclusive of road and bridge products, slab and wall specialties, and pipe products such as sewer, storm and site work specialties.

Superior Products Distributors, Inc. is contributing all concrete forms necessary to the installation of the PALS module on the MacLeod home.

Suzio-York-Hill

Suzio York Hill
For over 110 years, the L. Suzio Companies have been forerunners in highway and residential / commercial construction and in providing Crushed Trap Rock and Ready-Mix Concrete products to the construction industry in Connecticut.

L. Suzio/York Hill is contributing concrete and stone to the project at the MacLeod home.

Acorn Thompson

Acorn - Thompson
R.W. Thompson DBA Acorn-Thompson is a privately owned company operating for 58 years in Newington CT specializing in the rental, sales, service, and parts for select product lines used by the construction industry. The company specializes in the sale and rental of road and ground equipment.

Acorn-Thompson is contributing excavation equipment to the project.

B. Kane Electric

B. Kane Electric
B. Kane Electric, Inc., a Waterbury, CT-based company, has been in business over 27 years. They specialize in a complete line of electrical services to the construction industry.

B. Kane Electric, Inc. contributing all electric power connection services necessary to the completion of the project. The company may be reached at 203 753-6644.

Branford Building Supplies

Branford Building Supplies
Branford Building Supplies, a full-service lumberyard located on Connecticut's scenic shoreline, has been owned and operated by the Giordano family since the 1930's. Over these many decades the people who are our company have attempted to fulfill our mission to be recognized for a commitment to service, quality, and value.

No Vet Left Behind, the Disabled American Veterans and The Rockfall Company would like to thank Branford Building Supply and the Giordano family for their generous support of the MacLeod project.

No Vet Left Behind

No Vet Left Behind Inc.
No Vet Left Behind is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans make the often difficult transition between military and civilian life. Through its founders, Mary & George Porter, No Vet Left Behind provides emergency shelter services, transitional housing, education and job training resources, and assistance with obtaining medical and other benefits veterans may be entitled to. Its goal is for every veteran to achieve self-sufficiency, sobriety, and independence.

No Vet Left Behind is providing management and oversight of all funds donated to the project by means a special account:

Vets Helping Vets
C/O Naugatuck Savings Bank
100 Hanover Street
Meriden, Connecticut 06450

West Haven Police Department

West Haven Police Department

Thanks to West Haven Police Department and all of the officers who donated their time to traffic control during the setting of the PALS unit on 09/11/09.

Disabled American Veterans

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) charity dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.The DAV’s 1.2 million members provide grassroots advocacy and services in communities nationwide. From educating lawmakers and the public about important issues to supporting services and legislation to help disabled veterans — the DAV is there to promote its message of hope to all who have served and sacrificed.

Special thanks to the members of Connecticut chapter who are helping to raise money for this deserving veteran family.

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