Elder Living Construction was founded to help meet the growing needs of an aging population who want to remain independent and safe in their existing homes. Our goal is to provide a wide spectrum of services to meet the needs of people caring for aging parents, children with special needs and adults who want to ensure they can remain indpendent as they age.
Our mission, after over 30 years of building and remodeling experience in the Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan region, is to work as a trusted partner with family members, physical and occupational therapists and designers to deliver a total solution. We provide accessibility modification services, consulting and needs assessments to provide a complete design/build service.
Safety, quality installations and creative design are the benchmarks of our business.
Meet the Elder Living Team
Roger Burghdoff, Partner and Certified Aging-in Place Specialist
Roger founded Elder Living Construction in 2011 with the intent to help people safely and comfortably remain in their homes as their needs change. He is dedicated to helping his clients manage life changes with solutions that make a difference. His motto for Elder Living, Homes for living, homes for life, speaks to the enthusiasm he brings to every project.
Roger brings over 20 years of experience in remodeling, custom home construction and residential repairs. He provides Elder Living Construction’s clients his expertise in all phases of the construction and installation process. This includes technical services, project planning, job estimating, creative design and construction solutions, as well as his invaluable field experience.
All of the Elder Living Team is deeply involved in bettering our communities. A special focus for Roger is an organization he founded in 2006, Music Mentors. Prior to his career in the construction business, Roger was a music promoter and toured with top-name bands. He founded Music Mentors to help teach kids about music. To date, they have provided over 100 guitars to children stricken with cancer in partnership with Gilda’s Club.
Tim Saling, Partner, Builder and Construction Manager
Tim has the experience and analytical focus that comes from 25 years of managing the building of single family homes and large scale residential and commercial renovations. His focus on quality, safety, budget and schedule provides Elder Living Construction’s clients the project management you expect from a high quality builder.
Tim brings experience in developing large communities that include a large resort property, large subdivisions, apartment complexes and restaurants. His organized yet imaginative approach to every project has earned him high regard in the metro Detroit construction community. Tim’s work in commercial renovations and building have established his understanding and approach to remodeling using Universal Design concepts and best practices.
He is well known in the southeast Michigan scouting community as a leader who volunteers countless hours and has served as numerous Committee Chairs. Most notability is the development of the Chief Pontiac FORT Program, a camp with historic elements to not only teach boys about our local history but allow them to live it during the camping experience. He has achieved the high honor of Silver Beaver with the Boy Scouts of America.
Barb Baker, Partner and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist
Barb offers the Elder Living Construction connection to the home care, nursing and therapy communities. She is an important link to the many dedicated professionals helping people feel safe in their homes, which is a cornerstone of Elder Living Construction’s mission. Barb works with families, hospitals, nursing homes and social workers on a daily basis to provide solutions to those who need to address specific mobility and disability needs. She gains her compassionate perspective from the real life experience of providing in-home care and a safe environment for her husband and mother.
Her weekly blog and e-newsletters provide information and updates on the topics of safe home care and “Aging-in-Place” modifications. Barb spent a 30+ year career in the telecommunications industry with a global leader. She often was involved in complex project management and is accustomed to working with multiple parties to provide a successful outcome.
She is a proud sponsor of Children’s International.
Louie Caponi, Kitchen & Bath Designer
Louie comes to Elder Living Construction with over 30 years of experience in the remodeling industry. Following in his father’s footsteps, Louie owned his own business for over 20 years. He also spent time working with Expo Design Center and Stock Building Supply. His entire career has been focused in the design and installation of kitchens and baths. He has extensive NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath) training and is certified in 20/20 Kitchen Design. He has a reputation in the industry as a creative problem solver.
Louie’s unique combination of design and construction experience bring a wonderful approach to working with clients. He understands that the kitchen is the “heart of the home” and he loves what he does. He provides a level of personal attention that has earned him high regard in the metro-Detroit design community. Come see examples of Louie’s design work at our new Universal Design Center!
In his spare time you will find Louie on the golf course, traveling up north with his wife, or “hanging” with his three grandsons.
Carol Green, Business Development Manager
An occupational therapist, Carol is the newest member of the Elder Living Construction Team. Carol has had a varied career, working in many different settings. For the past 5 years, she has specialized in the home modification niche, helping people of all ages stay safe and independent in their own homes.
Carol received her certificate of Occupational Therapy from Wayne State University, and also has a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation and youth leadership making her uniquely qualified to work with young people as well as seniors. Her experience and certifications (Certified Aging in Place Specialist, and Certified Brain Injury Specialist/Trainer) help Carol add value when providing solutions for people planning for or adjusting to life changes so they can remain at home.
Carol loves to volunteer and promote the great things happening in the Metro Detroit area. She has enjoyed the distinction of being on the field as a volunteer for both the Super Bowl and the Detroit Tigers championship playoffs. You can also find her marching down Woodward during the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Her personal philosophy on “giving back” has driven her participation as an active volunteer with many organizations. She is proud to represent the Brain Injury Association of Michigan at all of their events and serves on the board of Rebuilding Together Detroit. She is happy to make her new “home” with Elder Living Construction.