Our Story

Founded by Martin Simenc in 1997 with a mission to increase the quality of life for seniors and enhance their ability to live at home as independently as possible, Home Safety Services, Inc. has since helped over 30,000 clients throughout Northern California.

We pride ourselves in providing cost-effective, creative and attractive solutions to support the nearly universal desire to remain in our own homes for the rest of our lives (also known as “aging in place”).

The industry now known as “Home Modifications” did not exist twenty years ago. Home Safety Services, Inc. was one of the first companies in the nation to focus on senior safety and home accessibility. We built our reputation on a grass roots level, working with community associations, healthcare providers and ultimately the Veterans Administration to earn their trust and referrals, initially providing high-volume low-cost solutions such as grab bars and stair railings. Our scope of services has grown through the years to now encompass full-scale home modifications including shower conversions, wheelchair ramps and a wide spectrum of lift solutions.

From day one, we have striven to be the most credible provider possible. As such we are a licensed, bonded and insured general contractor in the State of California (Lic. No. 738881). We obtained the additional designations of Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) from the National Home Builders Association and Certified Environmental Access Consultant (CEAC) from VGM Live at Home. Most significantly, however, we are Accredited by the Joint Commission, meaning that we are held to the same patient safety standards and business controls as hospitals and healthcare providers. We are very unique as a pure-play home modifications provider to have been awarded this designation. Partially as a result, the Veterans Administration (VA) has awarded us a national GSA contract to perform home modifications for our aging and disabled veterans.

We have a passion for helping seniors, and we strive to infuse our core beliefs of Expertise, Efficiency and Care into everything we do. We are strong community partners and generously contribute our time, insights and resources to numerous initiatives including numerous pro-bono services every year.

Contact us if we sound like an organization with which you would like to partner.  Or, if you or someone you know is a potential fit for our team, learn more about our employment opportunities on our Careers page.