Who We Are

A warm welcome from owner Lisa Cole, PMP

I was a busy general contractor, focused on new construction, structure remodels, and creating developments through my company Living Homes, Inc., which I had started in 2003. In 2008, my grandparents started having some vision and mobility issues. My family and I were really at a loss as to what they really needed or what was available in the marketplace to help them. I was determined to find out, though. From my struggle to find solutions to help my grandparents remain independent and safely in the home they loved, Restore Independence was born. It became my passion to help people live at home safer and to be able to stay there as long as possible.

Our services include looking at the main activities that happen every day like doing laundry, talking on the telephone, taking care of mail, preparing meals, bathing and taking care of your pets. We look at each of those options from a standpoint of visibility, mobility and hearing limitations. Then we create a plan that can be implemented now, if your needs are current, or in the future, if you find you need extra support later.

We have found that we are able to drastically reduce people’s stress by being able to offer this plan for them.

The biggest thing I have found that causes stress for people as they are getting older is the fear of what they don’t know, what is going to happen and how to handle it.

As a general contractor, I am a little different than other general contractors because I am internationally certified in project management—that’s the “PMP” certification you see next to my name—and I really see the importance of communication and planning and budgeting up front. My whole team implements these best practices in every project we do. We really listen to the limitations or the tasks people struggle with so we can solve the actual issues they are experiencing. We know that everybody lives a little differently and everybody has a little different functionality and mobility. We want to focus on each customers individual needs and desires.

Additionally, we plan out every detail of the project up front so everybody knows exactly what it’s going to look like when it is completed. In turn, that really helps us to be able to finish on time and on budget. In our years of being in business we have never come in over budget on a project. It also allows the customer to know exactly what he or she is getting so they are happy when we finish and it was exactly what he was expecting.

My team

I choose my teams as carefully for you as I would for my own family. Our staff is a collection of caring, customer service professionals and expert artisans including ramp-builders, tile experts, lighting professionals, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and customer service professionals. All our staff have experience working with customers with physical limitations which allows us to help solve the limitations you are experiencing. We’re all here to serve you!

I would love to arrange a time to discuss what you need in order to live safely and more independently at home. Please give me a call at 615-566-8182, or you can email me at MayWeHelpYou@RestoreIndependence.com. I look forward to serving you!