Ever wondered how you could modify your current home to fit as you are aging or creative ways to include modification in your new build? Did you know that these are things you could be, and should be, thinking about well before you are at the age to utilize a lot of the modifications? David Belman joins us this week to talk all about Aging in Place – what that means, what it looks like realistically and shares different aspects to consider when looking to make changes to your home. David also touches on the work he is doing with Operation Finally Home. You are guaranteed to walk away from this episode with helpful tips and great advice on the construction business and how to age in place. 

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Meet David:

David Belman, President of Belman Homes

David Belman is a second-generation homebuilder in Milwaukee; a Real Estate Broker, Realtor®, Certified Construction Professional CCP, and CAPS Certified Contractor. He graduated from Carroll University with a B.A. in Business Management & Marketing. David has over 24 years experience in single-family construction, land development, condominiums, and Real Estate. He is President of Belman Homes, and Belman Builders, which is one of the top 10 largest builders in the Metro Milwaukee market.

He served Past President of the Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) 2016, and Past President of the Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA) 2017 as well as a Director at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). David became the Wisconsin Trustee for the National Association PAC fundraiser in 2018.

David was recently appointed to the board of directors for the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA) in 2019.

David has won numerous industry and national awards including: 2017 Waukesha Freeman Citizen of the Year, Best Young Entrepreneur for North America from the Business Excellence Forum, Best Company Culture for North America, NAHB Young Professional of the Year Award, and Wisconsin Builders Association Rising Star, multiple Parade of Homes People’s Choice awards. In addition his firm as won the Top Choice Award for Best Builder in Milwaukee five years running, among many others accolades.

David hosts a podcast called the Home Building Hero which educates consumers on industry trends, news, how-to’s and much more. To date he has recorded over 100 episodes that have been downloaded over 55,000 times.

David’s vision for Belman Homes is to give back to the community and industry.

David builds homes for Operation Finally Home (OFH). Operation Finally Home provides a mortgage-free home to a wounded war hero so that they can transition back to a civilian life. His his team recently completed their 5th mortgage free home in 2019 for Army Sergeant First Class Tyson Cole and have begun the 6th home in Wisconsin for Army Sergeant Daniel Cappo and family.

In this episode:

  • Hear about Operation Finally Home – What they do, who they are and how to join. 
  • The definition of Aging in Place 
  • Questions to ask contractors when looking to integrate aging in place systems into your home


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