The Building Industry Association of Southern California, the first and largest chapter of the 50+ Housing Council, sought out innovative products that make a difference in the long-term health and well-being of people as they age and discovered the ProLine Drain by Quick Drain™ USA.
The 50+ Housing Council selected the subtle, linear slot-drain system manufactured by Quick Drain USA as one of the 10 Most Innovative Solutions in its 2010 Smart Choice Awards program. Quick Drain USA was recognized along with nine other "Smart Choices" in a ceremony hosted by the BIASC, 50+ Housing Council on May 20 at the Radisson Hotel in Newport Beach, California.
Chosen by a panel of judges comprised of industry leaders, the ProLine Drain fulfilled the criteria of a "Smart Choice," defined as products or services that are innovative, environmentallyfriendly and/or related to Universal Design. The ProLine Drain was recognized largely for its ability to provide high-design, curbless-entry showers for ADA-compliant, handicap accessible projects in 50+ housing markets, including active adult, age-targeted, senior condos, 55+ apartments, CCRCs and assisted living. The Quick Drain USA system can be installed at the threshold of any shower - where the curbing would be in a traditional shower - for easy, safe access in 50-plus settings. The ProLine Drain replaces the outdated round-center drain, offering unlimited design possibilities since the channel drain can be placed anywhere in the shower. This allows for uninterrupted designs even with large-format tiles, on top of fast, efficient installations for projects in 50-plus, healthcare and hospitality environments.
"We certainly want to thank the BIASC and the 50+ Housing Council for taking the time to check out the ProLine Drain and recognizing us with this award," said Josef Erlebach, who attended the ceremony on behalf of Quick Drain USA. "This is a very important distinction for us in a category we have a lot to offer. We've always felt the product or system we provide was perfect for this market. Designers love to work with it, and it's quick and easy to install to cut down on labor. When the ADA-compliant piece is factored in you can see how the ProLine Drain can add a lot of value across the board. It's nice to know the 50-plus housing industry agrees with us."
The BIASC was the first local chapter of the National Association of Home Builders/50+ Housing Council, providing networking, education and partnership opportunities for professionals involved with any aspect of building housing for the 50+ markets.
For more information on the ProLine Drain by Quick Drain USA contact Josef Erlebach, call toll-free 866998-6685 or 970-668-0805 (office), send a letter to Quick Drain USA, P.O. Box 1358, Frisco, Colorado 80443, or visit them online at