Join us in congratulating John! He recently earned a Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) accreditation from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). John joined our Team in 2020 with over 30 years of experience in retail and restaurant design and construction along with a B.S. in Architecture from The Ohio State University.

Because more of our clients are wanting to live in their homes longer, our Design Team, at The Cleary Company Remodel Design Build in Columbus Ohio, recognizes that all of our projects should include principles of Universal Design. This not only applies to our clients looking to “age in place” but also to their extended family, caregivers and guests living or visiting with them.

Q & A with John Hamlett, Universal Design Certified Professional – Project Consultant

Why did you decide to take the Universal Design test?

After working on a few projects where the clients were asking us to use Universal Design principles to help them age in place, I wanted to educate myself so that I could better serve these kinds of clients

How did you prepare for the UDCP test?

I took an online prep course thru and had help studying from my NARI-certified colleagues here at The Cleary Company.

What is your role and responsibilities @ TCC?

I am a Project Consultant with responsibilities to provide accurate as-built drawings, to assess constructability issues, produce construction/permit drawings and to see projects through the permitting process.

Why did you choose to pivot your career into remodeling?

After many years in retail architecture, I wanted to have a chance to work on projects that affect people at a more personal level.

How has TCC supported your growth, both personally and professionally?

The Cleary Company supports every employee to seek growth. They provide both time and finances for us to pursue continuing education, professional certifications and personal growth.

What do you believe is the hidden gem of working for TCC?

The office is very well designed and a great environment to work in.

What do you enjoy the most about working for TCC?

The quality of the people. George takes his time in the hiring process to assure that the people he brings on are the right fit.

What is NARI Certification?

Certified professionals represent an elite group of industry experts who possess extensive technical and management skills. These skills set them apart as capable remodeling professionals. Standards and exam questions are developed by leading remodeling experts who are well-versed in technical and management best practices for the remodeling industry.

Why our Team values industry certifications?

As a trusted Remodel-Design-Build firm in Columbus, Ohio, we believe continuing education is important and the development of Our Team is a responsibility we have to our clients. From formal CEU classes administered by our industry partners to informal Lunch-n-Learns hosted by our vendors, throughout each year, our Team regularly participates in webinars and live presentations to improve our knowledge of home remodeling.

Not to mention, data suggests 80% of consumers would choose a remodeling professional who is certified over one who is not.

Want to know more about what Universal Design is? Click here to read our blog post on the subject!

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