About the Founders

Louie Delaware - President & Co-Founder

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin – Madison

  • MBA from University of Colorado – Denver

  • 22 years of research and development experience in technological, medical, & analytical products, including numerous patents

  • Project director for a spectroscopic analysis system that was recognized as a 2001 International R&D 100 Award Winner for Advanced Technologies

  • Founder of US Safety Pros – Professional childproofing, radon testing & mitigation, home accessibility and home safety services in over 3,800 homes

  • National-media home safety speaker and author

  • Awarded 6 industry credentials (CLIPP, LIPA, HATS, ACPC, CRM, CAPS)

  • National Education Speaker for the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)

  • Editorial Advisory Board member for Kitchen & Bath Business Magazine

As proud parents, Louie, and his wife Judy, live outside picturesque Boulder, Colorado. When he is not bicycling or skiing, he is probably walking or running their 3 lightning-fast whippet racing dogs.

Living In Place Institute, LLC
Living In Place Institute, LLC

Erik Listou - Vice President & Co-Founder

Erik is proud to be a senior and is passionate about providing safe and comfortable housing for everyone. Recognized by the housing industry with eight national credentials and project and leadership awards, Erik blends almost five decades as a building professional with a focus on bringing awareness of home safety issues to the industry and consumers. He has published countless articles and produced/hosted his own talk radio show. From design, to body language, to strategic planning, he is an energetic public speaker and knowledgeable housing and business consultant.

Now, with his colleague and former Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) student, Louie Delaware, they have pioneered education and standardized assessments for home accessibility and safety.

  • Over five decades and $100M building industry experience

  • Awarded nine housing industry credentials and instructor for CLIPP, LIPA, HATS, CAPS #43, CAASH, CGR, CGP, RRP, LDST

  • National, state, local - project and service awards

  • Former Habitat For Humanity Executive Director (Denver area)

  • SME for NAHB Carpentry Standards and Project Management

  • Produced and hosted a 125 episode talk radio show in Denver

  • NAHB Global Opportunities Board and 55+ Housing Council

  • NKBA approved national speaker

  • Kitchen & Bath Design News - 2019 Top 50 Innovators

  • Author, consultant, and speaker - over 2,000 live (pre-Zoom) appearances

  • Co-Founder of the Living In Place Institute

A proud grandfather and professional musician living in the mountains of Colorado, Erik and his artist wife, Frances, delight thousands of children of all ages during the December holidays.