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Building customers for life...
         one job at a time.

Schaffer Construction - Designs for Life is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) specializing in providing aging in place for our seniors and special needs remodeling services for people with disabilities.

We're a Registered builder with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the Specially Adaptive Housing (SAH) {2101 (a)} Grant program.

The Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) program offers grants to certain Service members and Veterans with severe service-connected disabilities to assist them in building, remodeling, or purchasing an adapted home. The SAH grant is designed to help disabled Veterans by providing a barrier-free living environment, such as a wheelchair accessible home, that affords Veterans a level of independent living they may not otherwise enjoy. Veterans and Service members with specific service-connected disabilities may be entitled to a grant for the purpose of constructing or modifying a home to meet their adaptive needs, up to the current maximum of $67,555. SAH Fact Sheet.

Medicaid Provider for non medical waivers.

Leading provider of complete home access modifications in Northern Virginia, providing people solutions to overcome obstacles in their home. We are experienced in providing home access solutions for:

  • Clients recovering from stroke, fractures, joint replacement, traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Clients with progressive diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Dementia, Cerebral Palsy(CP), Muscular Dystrophy(MD), Multiple Sclerosis(MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Modifications include: Roll in (curbless) showers, Ramps, Additions using aspects of universal design and Stair lifts. We are the leading Harmar stair lift dealer in Northern Virginia. See all of our services.

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Did You Know...?

Grants for Disabled Veterans

The US Department of Veterans Affairs offers grant programs to assist disabled veterans and service members with necessary home modifications.

Schaffer Construction is an approved contractor for these Grant Programs and we understand what the Veterans Administration requires. We work closely with the agent and veteran.

Read more on our Veterans page.

Livable Home Tax Credit

The Virginia Livable Home Tax Credit (LHTC) program is designed to improve accessibility and universal visitibility in Virginia’s residential units by providing state tax credits for the purchase of new units or the retrofitting of existing housing units. Tax credits are available for up to $5,000 for the purchase of a new accessible residence and up to 50 percent for the cost of retrofitting existing units, not to exceed $5,000. For more information about the Livable Home Tax Credit program, visit or call (804) 371-7124.

Preventing Falls

Almost 1/3 of the population age 65 and better will suffer a fall.

Almost half of all falls happens in the home.

There are 4 steps you can take to prevent a fall.  Read more...