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"I thought that Susan Mack's contributions to our design panel were of enormous value. Her keen awareness of the issues faced by people with physical challenges and her ability to cogently express them were vital to our product development process. We appreciated her helping us do our work better. Together, I think we can make home products that are safer, more hospitable and attractive".

Marc Bickler

VP Product Design
MASCO Corporation


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Point in Time, Inc. was introduced to Susan Mack, Homes for Easy Living, at the NAHB Seniors’ Housing Symposium in Chicago in 2004. At the time, we were in the preliminary stages of designing an aging in place community with an accessible floor plan.  We were impressed with Susan's Universal Design - The Art of Human Centered Design presentation. We contracted for Susan's consultation services and implemented several universal design elements. The universal design implementation guidelines and product specifications provided by Susan were very helpful in the actual construction of our buildings and community. There is so much more to building universal designed plans than one would first think. Susan visited our model home when she was last in Chicago and was overjoyed to see the finished product. It has been a good experience and pleasure working with Susan.


Michael Reschke

Reschke General Contractors
Point in Time, Inc.
Aging in Place Communities
1060 Lake Avenue
Woodstock, IL  60098

In 2008, Homes for Easy Living is consulting again with Point in Time to create two new Universal Design communities.



©Homes for Easy Living
The Jerry McClain Company was fortunate enough to have found the services of Susan Mack, owner of Homes for Easy Living.  We engaged her to provide Universal Design services for our new condominiums in Heath, Ohio.  She worked with me and our architect to incorporate the types of UD amenities in the units that would not only function well for those who may have a specific need, but would also add to the beauty of each home.  It was imperative to us that these features be assimilated in such a way that our clientele would not immediately notice the design or alternate placement of each.  Susan was able to do this expertly.  We found her to be very easy to work with and she was extremely cognizant of cost factors that could contribute to the marketability of our units.  We were also fortunate to win a Gold Medal from the National Association of Home Builders in the “Best in Seniors’ Housing Design” competition in the category of “Aging in Place”. For these reasons we would highly recommend her services as a Universal Design consultant.

Malcolm Kennedy

Vice President
McClain Development, Inc.
51 North 3rd St.  Suite 701
Newark, OH 43055
2000 Chairman
NAHB Seniors' Housing Council