We Remove the structural barriers to access and enable you to THRIVE in the home of your choice

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​Transitional Living Company

Tonya Jernberg is Co-Founder, Principal at Transitional Living Company, and Realty TLC. In addition to being a licensed real estate broker for Realty TLC of Keller Williams Chicago - Lincoln Park and a Real Estate instructor, Tonya is known for her work in inclusive design and working with corporations to bring to market products and services that eliminate the barriers to 

access ​​​for people with physical challenges. In the recently released white paper, “All Consumers Matter” Tonya’s work with Kantar (the second largest research company in the world) details findings from the Pathways for Greater Inclusion of People with Disabilities Study, the most comprehensive study ever conducted about the unmet consumer needs of people with diverse abilities.


Tonya's background spans the corporate world whee she work for several international firms, education and nonprofits. She is also a CTI certified transitional living coach. She has worked with dozens of individuals to help them transition from where they are currently to where they want to be in order to live a more meaningful life. 

Meet Tonya jernberg, GREEN, cpp 

Who We Are

Meet Ken jernberg, seniors real estate specialist®, Military Relocation Professional 

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​​With a corporate background in residential construction, land development, and real estate, Ken Jernberg is the Co-Founder and Principal of Transitional Living Company. He is also a managing broker and broker associate of Realty TLC (of Keller Williams Chicago - Lincoln Park). Transitional Living Company is a division of Realty TLC.


Ken has been a licensed REALTOR® for 15 years. Acknowledged in the 2016 Summer issue of Chicago REALTOR® Magazine, Ken earned the Senior Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) designation and the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification from the National Association of REALTORS®. Ken is trained and sensitive to the financial and lifestyle needs of sellers and buyers age 50 and better. As a Military Relocation Professional, Ken works with U.S. service members and their families and veterans to find housing solutions that best suit their needs. Acknowledging where people are in their life journey and where they want to be, Ken listens to what his clients say and services them accordingly. An Eagle Scout, former Scoutmaster and humanitarian, Ken helped families rebuild their homes and their lives when he served multiple times over a period of five years as a Hurricane Katrina Relief volunteer.​

We are aging-in-place, project managers and real estate experts. We remove the structural barriers to access and enable people to thrive in the home of their choice. Our services include:

Our services include Construction oversight (using universal and accessible design), Real Estate via Keller Williams Chicago - Lincoln Park (for when it’s time to move), SMART Move Management  ((for preparation of a construction project and/or selling a home - includes downsizing, de-cluttering, disposal and moving oversight) and Education and Training (for empowerment in understanding the options for thriving in place and building, buying and selling an accessible home). ​We are a diverse group with backgrounds that include service industries and technical and building trades. Our team has a profound commitment to connecting with older adults and a desire to perform meaningful work.