News and Updates

Critty Buenconsejo to Serve as New CEO

The Creative Housing|Creative Renovations Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Critty Buenconsejo was selected take over the organization’s CEO position upon the retirement of the current CEO Patrick Rafter as of the end of February.

Ms. Buenconsejo served as Creative Housing’s Director of Special Projects and Design where she oversees Creative Housing’s construction projects and residential renovations. Before joining Creative Housing, she had ten years of design, construction documentation, and project management experience working with architectural firms. Critty holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University. She also studied at Harvard Business School Executive Education Program. She is a Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Graduate Remodeler, and Certified Aging in Place Specialist. She holds memberships in the American Institute of Architects, National Association of Home Builders, National Fire Protection Association, International Code Council, and the Professional Women in Building Council.

Creative Housing Trustee Jerry Saunders noted the Board of Trustees had been planning for an executive leadership transition over the last 18 months. “Franklin County is extremely fortunate that over the past 25 years, we have benefited from the vision, commitment, and insight of our founder and CEO, Patrick Rafter”. Saunders continued, “we are pleased that Critty and Patrick will have time to work together to insure a smooth transition and we are excited to see Critty move into the CEO position.”

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Creative Housing/Creative Renovations in the news. Our team once again highlights that accessibility renovations in the home make safety possible. To read the entire article, full of insights and tips on home accessibility, click here:

 

Journey Through the Aging
Patrick Rafter, President & CEO of Creative Housing/ Creative Renovations was recently invited to be a guest on Journey Through the Aging radio program. During the interview, he outlined important aspects of accessibility home renovations and tips to ensure that everyone has the option to stay in their home as long as they choose. To listen to part 1 of the 2 part interview, click here Listen part 1 | Listen part 2.

To learn more about the Journey Through Aging radio program, or to listen to Pat Rafter’s interview via their website, simply visit http://www.journeythroughaging.com/ and type Patrick Rafter in the search box.

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Cleanup event yields 52,934 cigarette butts, 10.6 tons of litter
Volunteers picked up 10.6 tons of litter and 52,934 cigarette butts in Columbus on Saturday, the Department of Public Service reported yesterday.

More than 460 people worked on 158 freeway ramps at 40 locations during the sixth-annual KickButtColumbus! event.

The volunteers — from 46 businesses or community organizations — also collected 1.9 tons of recyclables.

The team made up of representatives of Creative Housing & Creative Renovations, Four Paws and the Green Shanny Foundation won the Golden Ashtray Award for picking up the most cigarette butts — 11,836. click here to read full story

 

Staff Earn Certification as Aging-In-Place Specialists
The Creative Renovations management staff have become one of a select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging- In-Place Specialists (CAPS) designation, identifying them as one of the building industries “top professionals” with skills and knowledge specific to home modifications for aging-in-place.

The CAPS designation identifies remodelers that have been trained to help retirees and older adults to live in their homes safely, independently and comfortably regardless of income or ability level, and continue to live in a familiar environment through their maturing years.

 

Renovation Program Expands
Creative Housing is now renovating over 300 homes annually for accessibility in a seven county area in Central Ohio. Our renovations which range from simple wheelchair ramps to full additions to a home, have helped people with disabilities and senior citizens stay in their own home with increased freedom and use of their home.

 

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