Contractor looks east for $2.3M job
A Grand Rapids contractor has just completed a $2.3 million construction-and-renovation job at a 238 unit affordable senior housing community.
Wolverine Building Group recently finished making a host of exterior and interior improvements to all the apartments at Bethany Villa Apartments in Troy.
Wolverine also built a community center, added outbuildings and installed energy-saving equipment to the facility owned by the Bethany Village Housing Association, a nonprofit organization.
“The residents are so appreciative of the improvements we’ve made to their apartments,” said Jenni Aiello, Wolverine Building Group project manager.
Renovation a day
What's notable about the project is each upgrade to every apartment was made in a single day.
Aiello said residents were relocated on the morning of their particular construction day and were returned to their apartments that evening.
Wolverine completed many improvements: new windows, floors, bathrooms fixtures, blinds, doors, awnings, cabinets, air conditioning units, Energy Star rated kitchen appliances and new coats of paint.
The community center work features a computer room that offers resident classes, a large meeting room, a beauty salon and quiet areas to meet with friends and family.
“The new community center is a welcome addition, giving the residents an opportunity to get out of their apartments for classes or socializing, particularly during the winter months,” Aiello said.
Construction totaled $2.3 million. The work was funded by a Housing and Urban Development mortgage loan obtained through Pillar Finance LLC.
Paragon Management manages Bethany Villa Apartments. All 238 units are occupied.
Bethany Villa offers one- and-two bedroom apartments on 18 acres in the heart of Troy, at 1680 Jackson Dr.