Hogan Design & Construction Certifications

The main goal of aging in place is exactly what you’d expect it to be — to continue living in your own home and established community as you age, ideally for the remainder of your years. Hogan Design & Construction’s Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, John Vendafreddo, understands the unique space requirements and functionality needed by the aging population. 

He is educated and well-versed in the different modifications one should consider when deciding to stay in a home during the latter years of life. He can serve as a knowledgeable advisor to keep you in your house with some common remodeling projects and functional solutions to common barriers. 

As A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, John Can:

  • Recommend updates that will help you live independently in your home 
  • Work with an OT to develop a home modification or build plan based on the safety and functional needs of an individual or household
  • Collaborate with our interior designers and architects about building and design strategies and techniques for creating attractive, barrier-free living spaces
  • Provide information about building codes and standards, useful products and resources, and the costs and time required for common remodeling projects

“It has been such a rewarding experience to work on projects to make a house more accessible and functional, creating barrier-free solutions, that improve individual or family quality of life within their home.” said John Vendafreddo of Hogan Design & Construction “ I am excited to take on this additional role within the company and serve as HDC’s Certified Aging in Place Specialist.”  

Want to read more about Aging in Place? Check out our blog "Aging in Place: Home Renovation Solutions That Keep Your House Safe and Accessible as You Get Older." Contact us to start planning your aging-in-place remodel today.



The transition from military service to civilian life can be challenging, especially for veterans who have sustained serious disabilities that limit their mobility and restrict their independence. As a Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) builder with 20 years of industry experience, Hogan Design & Construction (HDC) is poised and committed to helping disabled veterans realize the kind of barrier-free living that allows them to be as mobile, unimpeded, and independent as possible in their own homes. 

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers SAH grants for eligible disabled veterans who require financial assistance to make an existing home accessible or to buy or build a new one that suits their physical needs. By giving severely disabled vets a way to live more independently in their homes, SAH grants help wounded warriors improve their quality of life and restore normalcy to their daily routine. Most SAH grants are typically used in one of three ways: 

  • Remodel an existing home to make it fully accessible 
  • Build a fully accessible or specially adapted home
  • Acquire a fully accessible or specially adapted home

"Hogan Design & Construction has always supported our amazing servicemen and women. As a designated VA SAH remodeler and home builder, we look forward to giving back to the American Heroes in our region," said Brian Hogan, Owner of Hogan Design & Construction (HDC). "Our entire team stands ready to improve the quality of life for veterans and their families, making daily sacrifices for our freedom."

As a full-service builder/remodeler, HDC specializes in both types of SAH grant projects (new construction and existing home renovations). Most veterans use their grant money to renovate an existing home, as opposed to using it to offset the higher cost of building from scratch.



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Hogan Design & Construction (HDC) is proud to serve the following cities and counties in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin: Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Western Springs, Hinsdale, La Grange, Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook, Geneva, Batavia, Buffalo Grove, Hoffman Estates, St. Charles, Palatine, Barrington, Arlington Heights, Elmhurst, Lake Geneva, Lake Delavan, Fontana, Lauderdale Lakes, Twin Lakes, Powers Lake, Genoa City, DuPage County, Cook County, and Kane County.