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SEYMOUR TURNER

Seymour Turner has been improving home improvements for consumers, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers for over thirty years. He was a managing partner at one of the largest and most respected remodeling firms in the United States before it and its mortgage subsidiary were acquired by private equity investors. While there, he drove more than $500 million in remodeling revenue and over $1.5 billion in financing through creative marketing, sales, and production programs.

Seymour has shared his experience and vision with other contractors, business associations, trade and consumer media, conference organizers, academic research groups, and corporate advisory boards for more than two decades. He was asked to join Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies Remodeling Futures Program in 2005 and has served on the membership development committee, participated in numerous panel presentations, and contributed to several publications, including the 2014 working paper on "Achieving Scale in the Residential Remodeling Industry: Findings from Interviews with Industry Leaders."

In 2009, Seymour founded his own consultancy to provide innovative strategy, marketing, and performance solutions to the building materials and services industry. In 2011, Seymour began working with Hanley Wood to establish and improve building product manufacturers and distributors engagement with remodelers and builders. He has been a marketing strategist for leading domestic building product manufacturers including Andersen Windows, CertainTeed, DuPont, James Hardie, and Kohler.

Turning a physical setback into a personal growth opportunity, Seymour is a passionate volunteer for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease with the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, American Heart Association, Mended Hearts, and Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. He is a committed advocate for universal design and senior wellness through accessible housing, assistive technologies and community-centric solutions. Seymour is a member of the American Society on Aging's Network on Environment, Services and Technologies and an advisor and instructor on home modifications and fall prevention at the USC Davis School of Gerontology.

A project of the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification,
in affiliation with the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, funded by the Archstone Foundation.
Located at the University of Southern California Andrus Gerontology Center, Los Angeles, California 90089-0191 (213) 740-1364.