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About Us

About Us

Marc Mendelsohn of Universal Design Specialist Speaking about universal design.

We are a small family run business lead by Marc Mendelsohn, the president and founder of Universal Design Specialists. What began in 1992 with a 4,000 square ft. local showroom and around 20 employees is now a place online where we have expanded our products and services to all of the U.S and Canada. When Marc established Universal Design Specialists he offered a complete package consisting of design & plans, general construction, project management, and product supply as a solution for people with mobility challenges striving to stay in their homes.  In 2011 Marc, with the assistance of his wife Marci, began the transition from a retail showroom with a large overhead to an online shop offering some of Marc’s favorite and most popular products. Now as an online business we extend our products and design/consultation services to all of the United States. Without the expense of a large brick and mortar space and multiple employees we offer tremendous savings in reduced prices to our customers. .

At universaldesignspecialists.com we provide barrier free/ADA equipment supply with an emphasis on durable, U.S made products at prices way below MAP. The products you will find here are ones that Marc has personally put to test with his years of experience. To meet his approval each product must perform reliably over time, have a quality driven manufacturer to back it up and be made in the U.S.

In this era where many new companies are popping up claiming to be experts, it is invaluable to have someone you can trust. Marc’s years of experience combined with his extensive variety of skills gives him in-depth knowledge of all that goes into planning and creating an accessible living environment for his clients. He knows first-hand what goes into an installation and remodel at every level right down to the last detail.  Anyone can say they are experts, but we can assure that Marc is truly an expert in the specialized field of Universal Design.

While no longer offering construction services, Marc continues to provide his expertise in design and plans, accessibility consulting and construction project management. If you are seeking universal design solutions also known as “Barrier Free” design, wheel chair accessible design or are aging and want to stay in your home, you will benefit from our services. Learn more about Marc’s Design/ Consultation, Project Management and Expert Witness service here.

 Marc Mendelsohn, President and Founder of Universal Design Specialists

Marc Mendelsohn is an Architect with Advanced Certification as a Green Builder. He has been featured on "The House Doctor" and has been published in magazines and newspapers featuring his expertise. He lectures to students & teaches Universal Design principles to professional associations. His experience in barrier-free, universal design and construction brings credence to his work as an accessibility consultant & expert witness, assisting attorneys and litigants in providing expert testimony. While he no longer offers construction services, his years of experience in the construction business offer a depth of understanding that is unique in the industry of Universal Design and gives him an unparalleled perspective of what it takes to fully serve the needs of his clients.

Read Testimonials of past clients here  and here on YELP.