We want to make your home serve YOU. Each of us have different mobility requirements, style preferences, and family members to consider. Every one of our builds is unique, but all of our customers should expect superb project management and guidance regarding residential accessibility solutions.
The Harvey Difference
Seniors and families navigating through mobility, cognitive, and health concerns require a greater level of attention. There are many excellent contractors in Massachusetts who are capable of constructing sound homes, but few that are equipped to work with families like Harvey Home Modifications can.
So how are we different?
We designate a project manager to every project. They are the single point of contact for design, permitting, labor management, and communication with the family. Our PM's are present at the project each and every day.
We are extraordinarily knowledgeable about residential accessibility building.
Our team is considerate of health conditions and anxiety surrounding invasive construction.
We work with a small group of well known subcontractors. Each person we put in your home can be trusted.
We leave the house cleaner than we found it. We've also invested significantly in dust extractors, negative air machines, and training workers on clean working techniques.
This business was founded on serving seniors and disabled homeowners, is family owned, and perpetually strives to improve our offering.
Company & Family History
The Harvey family has a long history of serving seniors in the greater Boston area. Kara Harvey, current owner of Elder-Well, started personal caregiving services in the early 1990's. By 2012, she had grown the business to nearly 50 full time caregivers. In 2012 she sold that business, Home Helpers of Metrowest, and created an innovative adult-day program in Wayland called The Constance Rose House. The social-supportive service provided much needed socialization to aging individuals and respite to their families, and is now being offered nationally through a franchise known as Elder-Well.
While caregiving for hundreds of local families, Kara and her handy husband Ken Harvey noticed a need for reliable home maintenance and safety modifications for their customers. Ken, who had been in construction his entire professional career, quickly began providing home improvement services full-time.
In 2015, their son Brian Harvey joined Ken in the family business. As their capabilities grew, so did the demand for larger scale projects that would allow seniors to remain at home. In 2017, both Ken and Brian obtained their builders licenses and began extensive interior remodeling projects.
Since 2018, Brian has owned and operated Harvey Home Modifications. The scale of projects now ranges from small safety improvements to new home construction, including development of a 4 bedroom 2 bath wheelchair accessible group home in 2020.
Meet The Team
Brian is a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist from the National Association of Home Builders. He is an EPA Lead-Safe Renovator, and has numerous years experience in residential construction. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine where he double majored in Marketing and Management. He assures that HHM stays up to date with the latest and greatest home accessibility building strategies. Brian holds a MA Unrestricted Construction Supervisor License.
Ken is a licensed Home Improvement Contractor and Unrestricted Construction Supervisor from Wayland. He started the business in conjunction with he and his wife's former home care and hospice company ten years ago. His mission was, and still is, to provide safe and fair residential construction services to our elderly or disabled clients. He has more than 30 years of construction experience, and 10 years of home safety modification services. He is a certified installer of numerous home accessibility products, including EZ-Access Ramps and Handicare Stairlifts. Ken holds a MA Unrestricted Construction Supervisor License.
Kara is the founder and operator of The Constance Rose House, a supportive adult day program in Wayland. Prior to starting the program, she owned and operated Home Helpers Metro West for more than five years, and sold the business in order to start her new venture. Before Home Helpers, Kara owned an independent home care and hospice business for greater than 15 years. During that time she gained a thorough understanding of the modifications needed for one to age in place, and she brings her expertise to each of HHM's clients.
Heather graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technologies Interior design program in 2004. Since that time, she has worked for various Architecture firms, and has over 15 years of architectural drafting and design experience. From there she went on to get her construction supervisors license and manage residential projects all over the greater Boston area and the Cape.