• Interruptions or Opportunities?

    By Mike Dodd The subject of interruptions and the role they play in our lives was the topic of a sermon given at a mass I attended over the holidays.  The priest who delivered the sermon was very eloquent.  It got me to thinking about how I deal with interruptions in my personal and professional… Read more »

  • Reflections On A Passing Icon

    By Mike Dodd I just finished reading Walter Isaacson’s novel about Steve Jobs.  I was fortunate enough to be in the audience when Mr. Isaacson journeyed to Kansas City last fall just after the book was released and Jobs had passed away.  I received a signed copy of the book and was privileged to listen… Read more »

  • Our Refusal To Grow “Old”

    By Mike Dodd I am a Boomer.  I’m right smack dab in the middle of that generation.  At 58, I’m actually a lot closer to the leading edge of the generation than the trailing one, but I’m not going to split hairs.  The reason that we decided to launch LifeWise Renovations® in 2009, in the… Read more »

  • Double Vision: Seeing The Home Through 2 Sets Of Eyes

    By Debbie Hartzler As an Occupational Therapist in health care, I am used to working with team members. While commonly engaged with physicians, nurses, physical therapists, social workers, and speech pathologists, working with a remodeler was something new. (The only experience I had with remodelers was a man who helped refinish our basement that worked… Read more »

  • Home Is Where The Heart Is

    By Nick McIntyre Friends and family alike ask, “What exactly is it that you do?”  I typically reply, “We are professional remodelers who help people realize their dream of staying at home.”  We have unique skill sets that allow us to design beautiful and functional spaces for every age group.  From the younger family just… Read more »

  • The LifeWise Difference

    By Mike Dodd I am constantly asked what separates us from other remodelers and/or builders when it comes to residential remodeling projects specifically for the aging in place crowd.  Taken a step further, why are we a better choice when it comes to remodeling for people with disabilities?  After all, all remodelers and contractors are… Read more »

  • Serving The Greatest Generation

    By Mike Dodd My father-in-law passed away suddenly last summer, just a day removed from my wife’s/his daughter’s birthday.  We were at our home in Montana when he became ill and subsequently died, collectively holding our breath while hoping that he wouldn’t pass on Kathy’s birthday.  That would have been a horrible reminder for the… Read more »