Frank Gucciardo M.S., P.T., C.A.P.S., C.G.P.
Residential Access Consultant
Phone: (631) 486-4859
Fax (866) 618-7685

  • 5 year M.S. in Physical Therapy, Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y. September 1996
  • Certified Age in Place Specialist via the National Association of Home Builders created under advisement of the AARP, June 2005
  • Certified Green Building Professional via the National Association of Home Builders, May 2008
  • NYS licensed Physical Therapist
  • Nassau & Suffolk County, New York licensed home improvement contractor
2013 – Present Frangeli Consulting and Design

Frank Gucciardo is the CEO of Frangeli Consulting and Design which offers architectural consulting services to medically-compromised clients and their caregivers.

Mr. Gucciardo provides guidance to the medically-compromised client and the caregiver who require accessibility solutions and environmental support in a private residence. He is responsible for all aspects of the creative design phase which serves as the platform to transform the private residence into an accessible property. Mr. Gucciardo’s professional background and experience as a physical therapist enables him to project both the short and long-term accessibility needs of the client and the necessary environmental support of the caregiver.

After assessing the needs of the client and the caregiver, Mr. Gucciardo, in collaboration with affiliated architectural companies, creates a set of conceptual design documents which outlines residential accessibility solutions. These conceptual design documents specify products and materials to be installed as well as define an overall scope of work in order to direct the client’s building professionals in completing the accessible construction project.

Mr. Gucciardo’s clinical experience allows him to assess the appropriateness of various accessibility products and other building materials to be used in the installation process.
2003 – 2012 Frangeli Consulting and Remodeling

Frangeli Consulting and Remodeling functioned as a full service remodeling company. The company specializes in installing accessible construction solutions in private residences exclusively for the medically-compromised client; taking a project from the conception and creative design phase straight through to its completion.

Mr. Gucciardo provided the initial consultation and creative design, then, in collaboration with affiliated architectural companies, he generated working construction documents. Mr. Gucciardo is responsible for calculating the cost of material take-offs and labor rates for all subcontractors in order to formulate estimates to bid projects. He then assumes the role of project manager directly supervising all subcontractors to bring the project to completion.

1997 – 2005 Physical Therapist

Mr. Gucciardo practiced in the acute care, in-patient rehabilitation, and home care settings. He was responsible for evaluating, treating and creating safe discharge plans, including recommendations for home modifications, for patients recovering from orthopedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary, vascular and oncological diagnoses. He served as the supervising therapist on the cardiopulmonary service from 1998 - 2003 at North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.
Gucciardo, Frank. “A Systems Based Approach to Home Modifications for the Catastrophically Injured”
- AANLCP Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning Volume XIII No. 4: 9-17
“The Keystone to the Aging In-Place Process: The Rehab Therapist”
- Stonybrook University Medical College, Stonybrook, N.Y. November 2013
“Utilization of Rehabilitation Specialists and Builders in the Home Modification Process”
- International Symposium on Life Care Planning. Atlanta, G.A. October 2013
“Aging in Place. What is it and how does it affect me?”
- The Town of North Hempstead, Westbury N.Y. August 2013
“A.S.S.I.S.T. to Home ®: Accessibility Solutions Seminar: Information on a Successful Transition to Home.”
- Pilot lecture series for United Spinal Association given at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Mt. Sinai Rehabilitation & Helen Hayes Rehabilitation May –Sept 2013
“Disabled Americans: Driving the Future of Universal Design and Accessible Features in the Typical Home”
- Universal Design Summit 5, St. Louis, Missouri May 2013
“The Home Environment Matters: What can I do for my Autistic Child at Home”
Lecture for Tully & Winkelman P.C., Special Needs Planning, June 2012
“Remodeling Using Universal Design in Post-War Housing Stock: Issues, Trends and Opportunities”
- Universal Design Summit 4, St. Louis, Missouri 2010
“The Accessible Bathroom: What to Look for in a Properly Designed and Completed Project”
- St. Charles Hospital 2010
“The Accessible Bathroom: Ensuring a Successful Project from Design to Completion”
United Spinal Association 2009 & 2010
“Safer Homes, More Livable Communities: Design Strategies for Aging in Place”
- Hofstra University 2007 Panel member on the topic of
Home Safety – Design Issues
“Home Safety: Making the Home Manageable”
- Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation 2005
“Identifying Risk Factors, Functional Assessment, and Fall-Prevention in the Elderly”
Lecture series for North Shore/LIJ Health System HRSA grant conference for Geriatric Nursing: Improving Family Centered Elder Care, ongoing 2004-2005