Rich Van Tassel, president of Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC (www.royaloaksbg.com), has announced that the company has implemented new building and design options to better accommodate special needs residents and families within their homes.
All of the offered features adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by Congress in 1990 to prohibit discrimination based on disability. The legislation also sets design standards for public and private facilities and housing, in an effort to better accommodate individuals with disabilities. For additional details on the ADA's design standards, visit www.ada.gov/stdspdf.htm
"We are committed to making every possible effort to accommodate any of our customers' special needs within our homes," said Van Tassel. "We encourage home buyers with special needs to sit down with our staff and learn more about this unique offering and what we can do to make their daily lives a little easier."
In July, Royal Oaks Building Group began building a new handicap accessible home for a disabled veteran and his family as part of Operation: Coming Home II (www.operationcominghome.com/) in its Southern Oaks community in Fuquay-Varina in conjunction with TREACV and the Raleigh/Wake County Home Builders Association. The home will be donated to the Marine and his family on Nov. 4.
Add-on features available for existing inventory homes include the addition of front, rear and garage door ramps, lower shelf heights for closets, and handicap shower bars.
Pre-sale handicap accessible opportunities include larger entry doors throughout the home and options for custom bathroom layouts, including added space around the toilet handicap shower bars, roll-under sinks and sunken showers allowing for facilitated wheelchair access.
Depending on their specific needs, homeowners also have the option to install lower vanities and shelves, easy-to-open handles and levers in place of doorknobs, and ADA-compliant ovens and cabinets.
Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC builds fine homes throughout Raleigh, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Wake Forest, Cary, Apex and Angier, N.C.
Locally owned and operated, the company focuses on quality of design, construction and customer service, offering a portfolio of plans and a wide selection of included features from which to choose in price ranges from starters to multi-million-dollar luxury homes.
Royal Oaks is a member of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh- Wake County and has received multiple gold and silver awards from the HBA Parade of Homes. In 2008 and 2010, the company received the highly coveted Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence (MAME) Building Company of the Year Award, and in 2008 its president, Rich Van Tassel, was named a recipient of the Builder of the Year Award presented by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA). Additional company awards include the Triangle Business Journal's Fast 50 Award for three consecutive years and the Small Business of the Year by the Apex Chamber of Commerce, as well as consistent listings in the Triangle Business Journal's premier list of residential builders, based annually by volume in the Raleigh-Durham market.
Royal Oaks is proud that a house it built in Fuquay-Varina as part of Operation Coming Home, a project whose mission is to provide injured war veterans with free houses with donated material and labor, won the HBA the Best Community Spirit in the Nation Award in 2010 from the Nationals, America's largest competition for new home sales and marketing professionals and communities.
For more information on special needs features and pricing to install, visit www.royaloaksbg.com or make an appointment by calling (919) 233-3886.