Creative Renovations is seen as the go-to source for expert housing and accessibility renovations statewide. Our construction management team has over 100 years of combined experience in both the private construction industry and not for profit market. Not to mention, as certified Aging-In-Place Specialists and Bonded General Contractors, we have successfully expanded our outreach in the community to include senior citizens and wounded veterans. Get to know the expert team that completes over 250 renovations annually.
Patrick Rafter is the founding President/CEO of Creative Housing Inc. He has over 25 years experience in programs for individuals with disabilities and has held several senior management positions in state government. Prior to Creative Housing Mr. Rafter served as Assistant Director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. Mr. Rafter holds Bachelor and Masters Degrees from the University of Notre Dame. He has also studied at the Kennedy School of Government and the Business School at Harvard University. Mr. Rafter has consulted with community agencies as well as state and local governments in housing development for people with disabilities in a number of states.
Cristy oversees Creative Housing’s construction projects, both new construction and residential renovations. Before joining Creative Housing, she earned ten years of design, construction documentation, project management and construction administration experience working for architectural firms. Her previous experience spans multi-state residential and commercial projects.
Cristy holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University. She is a Certified Graduate Builder (CGB), Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) and EPA Certified Lead Based Paint Remodeler (EPA Lead-Safe). She also maintains memberships in the American Institute of Architects, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), National Fire Protection Association, International Code Council and the Professional Women in Building Council.
Christine is a project manager of accessibility renovations for Creative Housing/Creative Renovations and serves as the company’s safety officer. She is also responsible for renovation drawings and permitting. In addition, she is involved with community outreach programs and speaking on accessibility home renovation options.
Christine completed her undergraduate at Mt. Vernon Nazarene College and graduate degree from Purdue University in Construction Management. She is a member of the NAHB, the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio (BIA) and serves on the Professional Women in Building Council. She is a CGB, CGR, CAPS, Certified Green Professional (CGP) and Certified EPA Lead-Safe.