David Sigur had a passion for working with the elderly and disabled early on as an inpatient Rehabilitation Technician for a local hospital. From there he moved into an outpatient setting for Rehability, which was a national rehabilitation company. Working daily with such patients was highly rewarding. Helping people get back to work or just adjusting to their activities of daily living was truly a blessing.

After graduating from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Rehabilitation Services program, David worked as the Care Manager for a local Physical and Occupational therapy company and became a partner in this business soon after. Wanting to find new ways to help the same patients live independently in their homes after injuries or just aging in general, the brainstorm began.

David grew up in a large family of home builders and contractors specializing in single family and multi- family residences across the Metropolitan New Orleans Area and was confronted by a former associate and current Case Manager about performing home modifications for the people he worked with in the rehabilitation setting.

The stage was now set for what has become the premier Home Modification Contractor in the Gulf South Region. Designers, Case Managers, Therapists have all come to trust David Sigur as their first contact when clients and patients need any type of home modifications done.

Covering a territory of Mississippi/Alabama state line to Lafayette, LA. From Jackson MS to Baton Rouge south to the Gulf of Mexico. Licensed in both Louisiana and Mississippi helps cover a broad spectrum of clients with all types of needs.

The progression of this passion has resulted in Independent by Design LLC. An innovative storefront facility with displays for people to see and touch the items they require to make life a little easier at home. No one wants to live in a nursing home or a living center. Our goal is to keep the individual in their home as long as possible and be comfortable doing so.

The new showroom has four different size and style walk in tubs. Barrier free shower displays, track lift systems, bath lifts etc. Many of the items people need are hard to put your hands on until you purchase it. Now, people can sit and stand in the tubs and showers getting a true feel for what they want in their home.