Wellbrooke of Westfield
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Mainstreet Property Group (Mainstreet) is working with Meyer Najem Construction (MNC) to bring state-of-the-art senior living to Westfield, Ind., with the creation of Wellbrooke of Westfield. Located on 7.5 acres of land adjacent to Westfield’s Grand Park, the $13.5 million development broke ground in June 2012 with a 13-month timeline for completion.
In order to complete the project successfully, Mainstreet relied on MNC – a leading construction firm based in Fishers, Ind. – as the pair has worked successfully together on multiple projects. Mainstreet, which owns a number of senior-living facilities, incorporates hotel-style living and social amenities within a short-term rehab and health care assisted environment.
“The goal will be to create a living space where seniors can receive the quality care they need while living in a place they can enjoy,” shares Zeke Turner, chairman and CEO of Mainstreet. “The facility will have an emphasis on social features and will be a true asset to the city.”
The Wellbrooke of Westfield includes 65,000 square feet with 100 suites. The new facility incorporates Mainstreet’s Next Generation concepts into the property, such as multiple social destinations, including restaurant-style dining, private rooms and baths, as well as therapy and wellness resources.
In fall 2012 the company identified an additional 10 sites in which to create new facilities in addition to the one MNC recently completed. With a long history between Mainstreet and MNC, it is likely MNC will also contribute to other Midwest properties, as well.
Building with the Best
MNC was founded in 1987 by Karl Meyer and Anthony Najem, and is in high demand in the Midwest. Adam Filler, senior project manager for MNC, reports the company’s success is based on commitment to client satisfaction, employee satisfaction and giving back to its communities.
MNC regularly works on premier projects in a variety of sectors, including health care, senior living, commercial, religious, government and institutional markets. The company has an established process to work with clients from feasibility through construction; and it works.
MNC’s experience has helped keep the project on schedule, as MNC built the sports park across the street; ensuring crews were accustomed to the terrain. Filler explains that the terrain’s obstacles include a high water table, which requires an under drain all-around the structure.
As the project progressed MNC provided a large percentage of the labor internally rather than using subcontractors for all trades, which helped to maintain the tight schedule without having to juggle a number of different trades. MNC was also able to keep a close watch on sustainability goals by performing all the work in-house.
Providing Easy Living
Many baby boomers in need of skilled nursing care or assisted-living are not willing to move into a typical nursing home facility. Therefore, Mainstreet’s properties offer a more attractive alternative; the facilities are similar to hotel living and include spas, salons and on-site chefs to cater to the changing consumer demands of the senior population.
For this reason, Mainstreet works closely with MNC on design features. The companies work together to create an atmosphere that is safe, satisfying and beautiful. The Wellbrooke of Westfield facility includes an abundance of amenities and high-end finishes that provide for premier living. With the high-end sports complex just across the street, the location also offers an interesting juxtaposition of youthful activity and relaxing space for the senior population.
The project itself is expected to ultimately create between 140 and 150 jobs. The city of Westfield is excited to welcome the facility, because economists have estimated the project will have an impact of $22.6 million in Hamilton County. The impact includes direct construction costs, supplier purchases and purchases by construction employees; the economic impact to the area is only expected to increase in years to come.
Mainstreet, along with MNC are leaders in the respective industries. Mainstreet has been named the third-fastest growing private company by Indianapolis Business Journal, one of 41 Companies to Watch by Indiana’s Economic Development Corporation, a Best Places to Work winner by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and an Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company for the past three years. Meanwhile, MNC has been named Top Workplace for five consecutive years, as well.
For Filler, maintaining the schedule is the key component to judging how the project is going. With a tight turn around, schedule is key and Meyer Najem Construction has been able to stay on task with very few challenges along the way. Wellbrooke of Westfield should be welcoming new residents by mid-summer 2013.
For more information about Meyer Najem Construction, please visit: www.meyer-najem.com.
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