SARASOTA, Fla. – Halfacre Construction Company, a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, broke ground on the newest group home at The Haven, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the lives of those with unique abilities in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
The 5,329-square-foot group home will feature eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Dubbed Mary Jane’s House, it will be the sixth single-family group home on the nonprofit’s campus. The $1.4 million project is slated for completion in July 2019.
“Mary Jane’s House is a much-needed project for our campus,” said Brad Jones, president and CEO of The Haven. “We currently have more than 75 people on a waiting list for residential services, and we only have openings when we build a new home. This particular home is unique as it has an expanded floor plan to accommodate individuals in wheelchairs. In addition, it will have all single bedrooms with individual full bathrooms. This is the third single-family home we have entrusted Halfacre Construction Company to build for us, and it is a testament to their professionalism. The Haven is proud to partner with Halfacre Construction Company for all of our growth and development.”
In addition to the new group home, the commercial construction company is upgrading the utilities on the site and adding a new road through the property.
Halfacre Construction Company has partnered with The Haven for more than a decade and has worked with the nonprofit on several projects, including its recently added therapeutic amenity, a 1,248-square-foot commercial pool.
Located at 4405 DeSoto Road in Sarasota, The Haven currently serves more than 800 children and adults with disabilities through educational, residential and employment programs and services.
About Halfacre Construction Company
As the area’s oldest, most established, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, Halfacre’s foundational strengths stand as evidence that its commercial and industrial construction projects will be delivered on time, within budget, with the utmost integrity and with the expertise and financial strength needed for success. Halfacre Construction also offers its expertise as a green building provider with the resources available to build viable, effective alternatives to reduce energy consumption and preserve natural resources. Staff includes U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certified professionals who have demonstrated proficiency in green building practices and who possess a thorough grasp of the LEED Green Building Rating System. For more information, please visit www.HalfacreConstruction.com.
About The Haven
The Haven exists to enhance quality of life by encouraging independence, championing inclusion and advocating for individual rights. Nestled on 32-acres in the heart of Sarasota, The Haven offers programs and services for individuals with disabilities, including the Selby Preschool, Haven Academy (grades 9-12), Adult Day Training and Haven Industries, Community Employment and Residential Services. Together, the nonprofit can create a world where people with disabilities are included and valued members of society. The Haven is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization as established in 1954 by the Community Haven for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inc. For more information, visit CommunityHaven.org.